With outdoor dining finally set to resume from June 7th, we spoke recently to Marc Bereen, co-owner of Dublin’s Coppinger Row and Charlotte Quay restaurants, who is really looking forward to welcoming diners back.
“We can’t wait to open up again,” Bereen says, adding that the approach will be “casual and convivial, with a buzzy atmosphere to match.”
Both restaurants are well equipped for the social summer of al fresco dining ahead. With two fully covered, heated outdoor terraces, Charlotte Quay is renowned as one of the best places to grab some last rays of sunshine in Dublin on summer evenings, while Coppinger Row’s outdoor covered seating area caters for about thirty people year-round. On colder days complimentary blankets and hot water bottles are also provided.
“We are delighted that the kind people at Dublin City Council have given us permission to extend Coppinger’s outdoor street terrace”, says Bereen, noting that the area will now run as far as South William Street. “If we get the weather,” he observes, “we could have ourselves a lovely Mediterranean style street vibe in Dublin’s city centre this summer.”
With “a great selection of shared plates to suit on-terrace dining,” Bereen confirms that Coppinger Row’s much-loved à la carte menu will continue to feature all the classics that have proved so popular with regulars over the years. “Delicious Mezze Boards, Spiced Lamb Flatbread, fragrant Gambas al Pil Pil and generous Anti-Pasto Boards are all ideal for sharing with friends, while house favourites such as Steak Frites, Meatball Linguine and Crab and Crayfish will also be available.”
At Charlotte Quay head chef Gareth Naughton has created a very special menu for those long-awaited reunions with family and friends. “Delicious family style à la carte offerings will focus on shared bites, with a variety of fresh seasonal specials on the board throughout the summer.” Tasty Dressed Lobster Brioche Rolls and Homemade Soft Serve Ice Creams will also be available to take away and enjoy during a leisurely stroll along the dock.
As Bereen prepares to welcome customers back, the accommodating restauranteur is keen to see the return of indoor dining. The welcome mat is also out for the animals who kept so many of us company during lockdown. “We love pets!” says Bereen, adding enthusiastically, “We have plenty of bowls for water and we keep a nice supply of treats available.”
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