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A Guide to Pembrook Street Restaurants

FX Buckley

A Guide to Penbrook St Restaurants

The renowned steakhouse and flagship restaurant of the Buckley emprie is famous for dry ageing their beef, which means it is hung or stored on a rack to dry at about 4°C for a minimum of 28 days for the most sumptious sample of mouthwatering steak imaginable.

Dax Restaurant

A Guide to Penbrook St Restaurants

Awarded Best Restaurant in Dublin in the 2014 Irish Restaurant Awards and nominated as Best Restaurant in Dublin and Ireland for the past three years in Food & Wine Magazine Restaurant of the Year Awards, the National Hospitality Awards and Irish Restaurant Awards, Dax is lauded by food writers and critics as well as its many fans. also do a top notch and affordable for €24.50 for 2 courses and €29.50 for 3 courses between Tuesday to Friday from 5.30pm to 6pm.

Penbrook St is where some of the best restaurants in Dublin can be found so here is a guide to what’s on offer in or near the old Georgian area.

Matt the Tresher

A Guide to Penbrook St Restaurants

A bright, stylish bar and seafood restaurant whose highlights include Hake to die for and a magnificent serving of Monk fish, it’s no wonder Michelle Obama herself recommends Matt The Trasher as patrons can see from her framed thank you note hanging in the foyer.

Diep Le Shaker

A Guide to Penbrook St Restaurants

Celebrating it’s 15th annivarsary this year, Diep Le Shaker Thai Restaurant in Dublin has become synonymous with top class Thai cuisine, exquisite cocktails, friendly and efficient service and its party atmosphere.

Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud

A Guide to Penbrook St Restaurants

Ireland’s only 2 star Michelin restaurant, this five star fine dining experience just off Penbrook St. It’s has received international acclaim while retaining a simple philosophy: it is about delivering impeccable dining experiences, and there are few better at doing it.

Do not forget to Check out other nearby restaurants in Dublin

5 best beaches near Dublin

When you think about beaches near Dublin your not exactly reminded of tropical paradise with crystal clear turquoise surf and fine white sand. But there are in fact some beautiful strands and little enclaves a short drive from the capital that might have you second guessing weather or not your in the south pacific!

Check out these five fabulous sandy shores!
Silver Strands

Located in Wicklow close to the Dublin border and just off the M50, this is a semi-private beach meaining you have to pay a small charge of 8 euro to get on, but one look at this amazing cove and you’ll see what a small price to pay it is.

Brittas Bay

Just a few minutes further down the road from Silver Strand is Brittas Bay, a gorgeous 5km stretch of powdery sand and sand dunes.

Velvet Strand

Located in Portmarnock, this beach is particularly good for those seeking more activity based beaching than simply relaxing in the sun with its long smooth surface perfect for myriad types of play.

Curracloe Beach

The famous Wexford beach consists of a long wide fine stretch of sand with 3 main entrances known locally as Ballinsker/White Gap/Culletons Gap,

Loughshinney

Located between Rush and Skerries, this hidden gem offers solitude and rich history in the lovely and quint setting of a rural fishing town, all within Dublin’s borders!

7 great restaurants in Dublin

Roly’s

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Roly’s Restaurant & Café, Ballsbridge has been one of the most popular Dublin restaurants since it opened in 1992. Roly’s is located close to the American Embassy and serves top class food at affordable prices. Be sure to ask for the wine and dine menu, which includes a three course meal and UNLIMITED wine for only €50! If you find a better deal in Dublin we will eat our respective hats.

Acopulco Mexican Restaurant

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Situated right in the heart of the city centre, Acapulco on South Great Georges Street, a colourful and lively Mexican Restaurant, offers the very best traditional Mexican cuisine in Dublin. The menu has all the classic favourites but the real must try are their awesome nahcos supreme costing only €9.50 and don’t miss their famous margaritas, only €6.50 Wednesdays!

La Reserve

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La Réserve Brasserie, Ranelagh is an intimate and lively French brasserie. While they specialise in serving a modern take on French classics, the menu also includes divine international cuisine. The focus in La Reserve is on simple, yet high quality dishes, prepared and presented with precision and faithful to true flavours.
Don’t forget to take advantage of their Market Menu deal of 2 courses for €19.95 or 3 for €22.95.

Dax Restaurant

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Awarded Best Restaurant in Dublin in the 2014 Irish Restaurant Awards and nominated as Best Restaurant in Dublin and Ireland for the past three years in Food & Wine Magazine Restaurant of the Year Awards, the National Hospitality Awards and Irish Restaurant Awards, Dax is lauded by food writers and critics as well as its many fans. Dax also do a top notch and affordable pre-theatre menu for €24.50 for 2 courses and €29.50 for 3 courses between Tuesday to Friday from 5.30pm to 6pm.

The Wild Goose Restaurant

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The Wild Goose serves delicious, classic bistro style food in ambient and comfortable surroundings. The menu is magnificent and they do have an ‘early goose’ menu consisting of €27.95 for three courses. There’s a killer wine list as well to suit everyone’s taste with nearly three hundred bottles to choose from. They also feature 30 different wines served by the glass.

The Rustic Stone

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Looking to devour divine food and still keep it healthy? The Rustic Stone may be what you’re looking for. The dishes are made with olive oil, and nowhere will you find butter or cream in any of they’re dishes. They use lots of fresh herbs and salads grown by local farmers that the chef personally knows and trusts. Added to this, Rustic Stone also use organic produce where possible, always insisting on freshness. The focus here is on the positive virtues of different ingredients and draw out the flavour as well as the goodness from within.

Be sure to avail of the spectacular €25 sharing menu not to be missed, take note that this is not available
6.30PM ON WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY OR ALL DAY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.

Gallagher’s Boxty House

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Pádraic Óg Gallagher’s passion for using natural ingredients and the use of carefully chosen artisan food producers from Ireland underpin the Boxty House experience. The proud home of ‘the humble spud made beautiful,’ i.e. Boxty, Gallagher’s is practically an Irish institution and does arguably the best Irish breakfast in town. They also have a great menu all round the arguable highlight of which is the Trio of Lamb. This consisits of a wonderful array of Lamb – Braised Lamb foreshank, Miniature Shepherds Pie, Slow-Roasted Lamb Boxty, and Pan-fried Vegetablesat excellent prices and it’s located just off temple bar.

5 Unmissable Movies Coming Out Soon!

Southpaw – July


Southpaw stars Jake Gyllenhaal continuing an impressive run of form that includes ‘Nightcrawler’ and ‘Prisoners’ as a disgraced former hcampion boxer who has lost everything and must climb back into the ring to regain custody of his daughter and his dignity.

Cliché? Yes. Still great? Yes. Extra koodos to Jake for getting seriously shredded and making a wholly convincing brawler.

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation – July


Tom Cruise and his crew which includes Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames return to make the impossible seem easy. This entry continues the style of the last and most successful film in the series by essentially throwing Cruise’s Ethan Hunt into 4 different impossible missions that somehow relate to a bad guy. But don’t get bogged down with the ludicrous plot, this format allows a bunch of crazy stunts in a bunch of exotic locations. Cruise has really out done himself in the stunts category too, no easy feet considering he was dangling off the tallest building in the world last time. Not context to rest on that particular laurel, Rogue Nation finds him hanging onto the edge of a cargo plane during lift off and hholding his breathe for almost seven minutes in an incredible extended underwater sequence. Seriously just take my money already!

The Man From U.N.C.L.E – August


Taking it’s cue from the classic 60′s caper tv show, UNCLE see American agent Napoleon Solo forced to team up with Russian Illiya Kuryakan at the height of the cold war to stop a threat bigger than either country poses.

Don’t expect any serious spy stuff here though as the cross-hairs are set on fun suave and exciting and judging by the trailer it looks like director Guy Ritchie has really delivered it what looks like it could be the blockbuster season’s most unexpected treat.

Black Mass – September


Black Mass sees Johnny Depp returning to actual acting after realising audiences were very bored with him donning bizarre make-up and wigs and effecting an eccentric accent and the result looks quite amazing. Yes, the trailer for this gangster film inspired by real-life Boston mob boss Whitey Bulger caused the internet to break earlier this year and seems destined to be a crime classic with rumours already circulating about a potential Oscar for Depp’s chilling portrayal.

Everest – September


Another true story and another sure fire awards contender, Everest as the name suggest is about the famous 1996 Mount Everest disaster. The plot pretty much expalins itself and the cast in impressive to say the least with Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Jason Clarke, Sam Worthington, Robin Wright, Kiera Knightly and Emma Watson all in the mix in what looks like a gripping white knuckle experience.

5 best pubs for cheap cocktails

It’s a delightful 15 degrees out. There’s barely a cloud in the sky. This surely calls for a lunchtime cocktail, no?!

Well if the answer is yes, here are 5 top choices for city centre cocktails that won’t cost you and arm and a leg!

Capitol, Lower Stephen’s Street


A fiver is good enough to get you a cocktail in The Capitol, now come on that’s peanuts! What are you waiting for!?

The Grafton Lounge, Dawson Street

Usually packed around the after work hours, lunch time could be your chance to get in and sit comfortably and enjoy some of the best cocktails in Dublin.

Odeon, Harcourt Street


Cheap cocktails + lovely terrace = :)

Bull and Castle


Not the cheapest on the list but the quality is pretty great, sure go on, treat yourself!

Captain Americas, Grafton St


€3 for selected cocktails in Captain America’s mon-wed, €9 for a pitcher. Try not to go to crazy!