Dublin Dining Scene Continues Hot Streak With More Openings
Dublin's food scene has continued its fine form with more new restaurant openings, as well as a series of seasonal pop-ups and food events held throughout the month of July and beyond.
Burger lovers in Dublin will get the chance to try the famous American franchise Five Guys as it will be opening a location here this Autumn. The company already has over 1,000 locations in America and has grown a cult-like following over there.
According to LovinDublin, it will be opening in Dundrum Town Centre. Its menu is relatively small, basically offering three types of burgers in two different sizes, but is known for having a secret menu where one can order all sorts of burger hybrids.
Suesey Street on Fitzwilliam Place is hosting its own lobster festival and masterclass in celebration of lobster season. The restaurant will be serving it in a variety of different ways, from lobster burgers to lobster tagliatelle to classic lobster thermidor. There will also be cocktails of lobster bloody mary's for those attending. The event will run to 23 July .
Meanwhile, Staple Foods restaurant on Grattan Street, known for its paleo and vegan-friendly menu, is collaborating with dairy and gluten-free ice cream company nobó, for a healthy plant-based pop-up dinner. The four-course dinner will have two sittings and will run for six nights until 29 July.
The House of Peroni, which previously ran an Italian themed food, drink and fashion event last May, will be launching its 'Italian Brunch' at House Dublin on Lower Leeson Street. It will serve a brunch created using renowned Italian ingredients as well as Peroni Nastro Azzurro infused cocktails. The event will run for only one day, on 23 July.
Lebanese restaurant Umi Falafel and vegetarian restaurant Cornucopia will be popping up on Francis Street on 21 July and 23 respectively, to help support community organisation 'Unknown to Known'. There will be food demos, craft beer, wine, as much food as you can eat, as well as live music. Umi Falfael also has plans to open a new branch in Rathmines soon.
Platform 61 on South William Street will celebrate its first birthday by throwing a five-course tasting menu inspired by New York City in 1961. Dishes will include gin cured salmon with cucumber and gin and tonic jelly, duck confit with sweet potato fondant and foie gras brulee, as well as espresso martinis. It will run on 28 and 29 July for one sitting only and will cost €30.
Bang Restaurant will be hosting a 'Food & Wine Night' on 23 July. Those attending will be able to choose from four or five courses, which will all come in starter size. Dishes include pig's head and black pudding croquette, hanger steak with cured scallops, and raw milk sorbet with miso caramel and chocolate. Wine will be served by the glass with the Coravin wine system as well as by the bottle, and both at up to a 25 per cent discount.
The London Cocktail Club will be taking over The Exchequer in Dublin 2 on July 25 from 6pm. FFT.ie reports that guests will have a six-course drinks menu which will be supported by Teeling Whiskey and Bacardi. The group currently has 8 locations around London, and serves cocktails such as bacon and egg martini as well as a rhubarb and custard flip.
Finally, Grand Canal Dock welcomes a new cafe called Annie's to its streets. The cafe will be serving its own house made sweet treats such as meringue roulade, carrot cake, coconut macarons, as well as classic sandwiches like Reuben's.