This smart city centre restaurant, has been showered with awards, and must rank among the finest on the island.
Chef/proprietor Niall McKenna has spent time in the kitchens of Gary Rhodes and Nico Ladenis and set his standards accordingly.
A Spring menu brought 'Broccoli Soup with Pine Nuts'; 'Lobster Salad with Radish & Confit Lemon Dressing'; 'Tomato Terrine with Wild Rocket Vinaigrette' and 'Sautéed Foie Gras with Macerated Apple & Rhubarb' among the starters.
'Roast Poussin with Confit Potato, Aubergine & Braised Baby Gem'; 'Wild Donegal Salmon with Fennel, Tomato & Chick Pea Nage'; 'Wood Pigeon with Pear, Ricotta & Pistachio Baklava & Sherry Jus' and 'Loin of Irish Veal with Asparagus, Sweetbread Fritter & Bordelaise Jus' listed among the mains.
If you have a sweet tooth, you might find 'Crème Caramel with Fig & Orange Compote' and 'Carpaccio of Pineapple with a Blueberry Jelly & Yoghurt Sorbet' there to tempt you.
Service is both professional & friendly.
- Lunch: Mon-Sat 12.00-14.45; set L £14.90 (2 courses), £16.50 (3 courses)
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 17.45-22.45, Sun 17.30-21.00; pre-theatre (between 17.45-18.45) set D £16.90 (2 courses), £18.90 (3 courses); mains £15 to £23
- Wine: a well-chosen list, travels the world, kicking off at around the £20 mark
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Air conditioned