I ate with my family in Annie’s recently after hearing some positive things about it and what a great discovery it turned out to be! It’s a little out of the city centre, so you may not come across it unless you know about it. From the outside it looks like an unassuming pub, but once inside, this is a real foodie place. Even though it is a pub, it has a lovely atmosphere and the night we were there, every table was filled with diners, so there were no tables of rowdy drinkers. The menu is written on a blackboard as you enter, so you know that it is changed regularly and whatever is fresh and good that day is served.
For starters, I had the chilli crab cake. It had lovely chunks of meaty crab with enough chilli to give a kick without overwhelm. For mains, I had seabream on a bed of squid ink linguini with calamari – an absolute favourite of mine – on top. The seabream was delicious, melt in the mouth without a single bone. The calamari and linguini was also lovely, but there was slightly too much going on with the dressing, it included orange as well as a couple of other strong flavours and really there was no need when the fish was of such high quality. I also tasted the rib eye steak which was incredible, melt in the mouth with such a fantastic flavour. We shared a variety of desserts, they were all good, but special mention to the lemon tart which was just delicious.
The price was very good considering the quality of the food, the average per head was €40 including drinks which although isn’t cheap, it’s on a par with a lot of restaurants in the city where the food would not be nearly as good. The service was very pleasant, friendly without being too in your face. I would definitely return to Annie’s and recommend it to anyone looking for good food in a homely, relaxed environment.
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