TerenureJim wrote:Been hearing great things about Dublin 7 in/around Stoneybatter and Smithfield seems like a new foodie district perhaps on a par with Ranelagh is beginning to emerge....
Can recommend Mulligans in Stoneybatter. It's a gastro pub, has a wide variety of craft beers if that's your thing. If it's not the food is great and reasonably priced for what you get IMO. The Scotch Egg, Moules Frites and the beef and black pudding burger are good. Have only been to Slice for tea and cake but the menu looked interesting. Bit put off by it's hipsterishness, will give it a go though. GFs brother says theirs a good Italian around their somewhere. Third Space in Smithfield square(Liffey end) is nice for lunch or a snack not so much breakfast though. It sometimes does a dinner.
Ashtons in Clonskeagh, also a gastro pub, IIRC does a midweek special of 2 courses for €24 with recommended craft beers for an additional €3 each. The Scotch egg alone as snack is worth a visit. It's got crackling and black pudding. It's genius!. Wings are a little unconventional in shape but I liked them.
The Goat in Clonskeagh is okay. Been there a couple of times and the service and food has been good and bad. The pate is always a feast though.
Smyths in Ranelagh is good enough. I'll go again.
The Butcher Grill in Ranelagh was very good but expensive. Pretty sure there's no vegetarian option. I've only been there once mind. Been planning to go again for a while.
Super Miss Sue on the corner of Drury Street is great for seafood. Again it's not cheap but service was good and menu was different. Kind of a seafood / tapas menu. Only a "cafe" and chipper at the moment with the main restaurant to open soon. Don't think they do bookings. Midweek(possibly only 2 days) special on the seafood platter is great value I'm told but can't remember the price.
Ruddock's tackle stats consistently too low for me to be taken seriously as a Six Nations blindside..... Ruddock's defensive stats don't stack up. - All Blacks Nil, Jan 15th, 2014
England A 8 - 14 Ireland A, 25th Jan 2014
Ruddock(c) 19/2 Tackles