Search Results for: Conor Stevens

Gastro: Note Worthy

“The collection of starters, small plates (whatever we’re calling them right now) that hit the table are all winners and perfectly represent the mode and ambition of the kitchen.” – Conor Stevens

Double Take: Hakkahan | Lee’s Charming Noodles

“Hakkahan has been a firm favourite since arriving on Stoneybatter’s main drag almost a year ago… I’ve moved Lee’s Charming Noodles into the emotional berth that used to be occupied by This Charming Man.” – Conor Stevens

Gastro: Scene, Herd – Bovinity

“The general vibe is one of fair fucks, Dublin ya ride, spicebag memefied basicness… The price point is achievable for most and the welcome is warm – only right and proper on this most democratic of dining streets.” – Conor Stevens

Gastro: Pale Moonlight – Luna

“Right now this is Luna in name only, a cover version that only serves to remind you of how great the original was.” – Conor Stevens

Gastro: Big Fun at Big Fan

“Bring a group and shout words across the table, pound a few cocktails and enjoy yourself. You’ll be a long time dead.” – Conor Stevens

Restaurant Review: Up The Yard – Lennan’s Yard

“This place right now feels like an investment opportunity with food upstairs, rather than a restaurant that takes pleasure in feeding people well. Dawson Street is the perfect place for it.” – Conor Stevens 

Gastro: (Medium) Rare Aul Times – Hen’s Teeth

“Kudos to chef Killian Walsh and his crew. Hen’s Teeth really is that rarest of things, an interesting, ambitious and affordable restaurant in the world’s seventh best city’s fifteenth coolest neighbourhood. What an age we live in.” – Conor Stevens 

Gastro: Siamese Dream – Full Moon

“The food makes few concessions to infantilsed western palates and that’s a good thing.” – Conor Stevens checks out Full Moon, in the space occupied for many years by The Larder on a stretch of what is known mid-week as Parliament Street.

Gastro: Three Way – Los Chicanos | Cluck Chicken | Hanger Steak 

“I’ll forego the foreplay and just get stuck in. We are here to talk about food trucks.” Conor Stevens with some takes about three (relative) newcomers on the outdoor scene that are referred to as ‘food trucks’, although one is a trailer and another a shipping container…

Easy Confidence – Canteen at The Marlin Hotel

“This is a serious restaurant with a talented brigade, it deserves to develop its own clientele and not merely cater to the dirty weekenders and mini-breakers. Canteen is very much a destination in its own right.” – Conor Stevens

Blow-Out Lunch – Mamó

“This quite simply is why we go to restaurants, to have the front and back of house delight us with what they can do, whether we sit inside or out.” – Conor Stevens

Virtually There – Back To Dine

“Although I must admit to a little meal-kit fatigue (not quite Strumpet City hardship), I very much hope that this one carries on and finds a place of its own, it’s a neat concept.” – Conor Stevens


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