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Where to go for anniversary dinner, recomendations please???

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Where to go for anniversary dinner, recomendations please???

Hi

As title suggests my husband and I are spending a few days in Dublin to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary and we would like to book a nice restaurant.

We pretty much like most cuisines except we not seafood lovers.

I would probably rank in the following order:

traditional fayre

Italian

Chinese

Indian

We were debating about trying a mechelin star restaurant as its something we have always wanted to try.

We would be very interested in a chef taster menu - I think thats what they are called, where you sample various dishes

We are also HUGE dessert fans so that would be a top priority also :-) YUM!

My husband doesnt drink alcohol & Im more of a cocktail lover, so we prob wouldnt order from the wine menu

I would say that we would be looking to spend up to £50 per person max nothing too extravagant.

If anyone knows any good cocktail bars that would also be great!

Thanks for reading :-)

wifesoon + 2 yrs lol

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1. Re: Where to go for anniversary dinner, recomendations please???

Hi,

Dublin is an expensive city, so a tasting menu at a Michelin star restaurant isn't realistic for £50 per person I'm afraid. For example, the tasing menu in l'Ecrivain (1 star Michelin) is €85/£74 without wine.

I'd recommend the bar & restaurant at The Dillon Hotel. The bar decor is funky & modern and it's very lively, especially at the weekend; the cocktails are superb. The restaurant is modern and has recently undergone a refurbishment. It's probably listed under restaurants on this site.

Regards,

Nick

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2. Re: Where to go for anniversary dinner, recomendations please???

Nick, I think even that would bust the 50 budget for food.

If you want Michelin Stars, why not do it at lunch time. Currently Thorntons and L'ecrivan both have fantastic lunches for 25 euro. That way you get to sample fantastic food for a fraction of the price.

Then we could suggest a cheaper option for evening? Tapas/cocktails maybe.

There are lots of good cocktail places in Dublin, it might help us steer you to the right spot, if you give us an idea of the age group/ambiance you might want.

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3. Re: Where to go for anniversary dinner, recomendations please???

Bon Appetit is a Michelin-starred restaurant whic is currently offering a €50 taster menu from Tuesday to Friday. Bon Appetit is in Malahide, a pretty, upmarket coastal suburb north of the city centre, so it's a really nice setting. You can get to Malahide from Dublin city centre in about 20 minutes by DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit). The last DART leaves Malahide for the city at 23.38.

www.bonappetit.ie/Bon_Appetit/index.html

http://www.visitmalahide.com/

For excellent modern Irish cuisine using the best of local ingredients, try The Winding Stair at the Ha'penny Bridge in the city centre. It's a Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant (excellent food at affordable prices). Lots of meat and fish options and great homemade desserts (try the cinnamon ice cream).

http://www.winding-stair.com/

Jaipur in South Great Georges St. in the city centre (and also in Malahide) is a stylish Indian restaurant offering modern Indian food (it's a world away from the usual High St. Indian restaurants).

There are quite a few good Italian options in the city centre, including:

- Dunne and Crescenzi's, Sth. Frederick Street

ireland-guide.com/establishment/dunne_and_cr…

- The Unicorn, off Merrion Row

http://www.unicornrestaurant.com/

- Il Posto, St. Stephen's Green

http://www.ilpostorestaurant.com/

- Il Primo, Montague Street

http://www.ilprimo.ie/

- Nonna Valentina, Portobello

http://www.ilpostorestaurant.com/

I find this website useful and reliable when checking out restaurants,and you can search by cuisine type as well as location.

www.ireland-guide.com

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4. Re: Where to go for anniversary dinner, recomendations please???

For a special lunch or dinner, L'Ecrivain gets my vote. It's obviously not cheap but it's a good mix of great food and unstuffy service. I'd try to keep my spend low on your other days here and splash out a little on L'Ecrivain.

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5. Re: Where to go for anniversary dinner, recomendations please???

Hi there.

And happy soon anniversary!

you dont say when you are coming ,but if yet a while away you might be okay for my recommendation as its really popular and has been voted dublins no 1 restaurant for years in succesion.

Good food,great environment,friendly staff but without any of the pretentiousness that many "good" restaurants seem to believe is neccesary.

restaurant in question is called chapter one,if you do manage to get a reservation ,let martin the mc know its your wedding anniversary-you wont get anything free but you will get even more special attention !

Okay where else....??let me think

ll,ecrivan is good -yes

2..stay away from temple bar!

3...Peploes

4...Winding stair is great-but not sure for a wedding anniversay -very loud (but great for a night out)

5..trocadero -great buzz,great food,nice athmosphere

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