Where to Eat in Ireland

Eating out in Ireland has undergone a bit of a foodie revolution. There’s a developing pride in excellent local produce, from organic root vegetables and cheeses to sustainable meat and fish sources. Plus an infusion of exciting flavours from around the world has led not only to specialist restaurants, but also a burgeoning fusion scene that builds on Irish ingredients with nuanced and punchy flavours.

WHERE TO EAT IN IRELAND – LATEST

A delicious starter at 100 Degrees in Gorey

Where to Eat in Ireland – One Hundred Degrees, Gorey

Gorey is a vibrant market town in North Wexford that has thrived and grown in the past decade. There’s been a concurrent increase in interesting places to eat, and 100° (or One Hundred Degrees) might …

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Food Review – Amethyst Bar Keel, Achill Island

The Amethyst Bar in Keel on Achill Island has developed a stellar reputation in recent years and was nominated for Best Gastro Pub in the Irish Restaurant Awards 2024. The reputation is built on well-sourced …

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Ard Bia Galway: an effortless welcome

Ard Bia has been a staple part of Galway’s food scene for over 20 years. In its current home, right beside the iconic Spanish Arch, you’ll find a quirky building staffed by friendly staff members …

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Where to Eat in Ireland – Scarpello & Co, Derry

Scarpello & Co has developed a positive reputation for delicious sourdough pizza in Derry. Expect charred, chewy crusts with interesting combinations of toppings that make pizza feel exciting again! Some innovative appetisers and antipasti will …

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WHERE TO EAT GLOBAL – LATEST

Vegani Cafe in Seville: sensational vegan pakora

No shock that Vegani is, given the name, a vegan cafe in downtown Seville serving some pretty extraordinary food out of a small kitchen. Think tapas (light bites) as well as thoughtfully measured main courses …

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Bite into Byron: Where to Eat in Byron Bay

Byron Bay has a plethora of great food options, but if you’re watching your budget, be cautious – it’s expensive!

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Quotidiano Restaurant, Buenos Aires: A Must-Visit for Italian Cravings

Towards the end of my stay in Buenos Aires, I kept walking past Quotidiano, a charming mid-range Italian restaurant chain set up for quick lunches and longer dinners. One Tuesday lunchtime, I needed to satisfy …

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Review: Burger 54 in Buenos Aires: Disappointing Quality and Poor Service

Burger 54 in Buenos Aires is a popular premium burger joint open until 12am every day. But something isn’t quite right: disappointing quality and poor service. DetailsRestaurant: Burger 54Location: Av. Santa Fe 1946, C1123 CABA, …

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Gustatio, Groningen, Netherlands

There were some warning signals when I walked into Gustatio, just off the main market square in central Groningen, Netherlands.  An empty restaurant At 1pm, I was the first customer (and remained the only one).  In …

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Red Steak in Seville: a flavour flop

Not only do I write about food, I read voraciously and Red Steak in Seville had some pretty impressive reviews. From the picture, it looks like a hole in the wall joint, but like Dr …

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Casa Paco in Seville: a fresh take on traditional tapas

Casa Paco, Seville: A few years after my last trip to Seville, I was back for more. The opportunity to revisit this fascinating and historical Andalusian city arose because I’d been staying a couple of …

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Deraliye Restaurant, Istanbul, Türkiye

Restaurant Review of Deraliye Restaurant in Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Türkiye

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Roast Lamb & Dancing at Rumeli Restaurant, Istanbul, Türkiye

Rumeli Restaurant Review On an autumn trip to Istanbul, Türkiye, my friend Michael and I happened upon Rumeli Restaurant on the street outside our hotel. Our morning Sultanahmet Square was very hot and we discovered …

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Note: Updates coming March 2024 for places to eat out in Ireland