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Sumptuous Saba

Table For One took in Saba on a sunny summer’s evening and found it to the perfect spot for an early dinner. Now that eating out is supposed to have become more of a treat than a normality, I love going to places that are actually acknowledging the recession. And that’s exactly what Saba on […]

Fine dining on the Green

Feck the recession, thought Table For One this month as it headed to Richard Corrigan’s swanky Bentley’s on Stephen’s Green. ‘Bentley’s Oyster Bar and Grill is one of Dublin’s most talked about and stylish restaurants, offering outstanding food served in a spectacular environment’ – so says the website in any case. And when we went […]

Falling in love in FXB

When Table For One had to organise a family dinner recently, ending up in FXBs was a happy accident. You’d be amazed how many Dublin restaurants are closed on Sunday evenings. Or just closed, which is precisely what Kitty’s Bistro on Merrion Row is. Remember Kitty’s? Used to be Kitty’s Kaboodle ’til it went upmarket […]

Fitzers: high on staff, low on sausages

Considering it was the week before Christmas, Table For One found Fitzers in Temple Bar to be unusually quiet for a Saturday lunch. It was the Saturday before Christmas and three quarters of us had sore heads when we went to Fitzers at Temple Bar Square for a late brunch/lunch. Assuming it was going to […]

Coffee light to go at Eason’s Muse

Table For One skipped the eating out this month – there is a credit crunch don’t you know – in favour of reviewing a take out coffee. There was a time when an Irish coffee (not the alcoholic kind) meant powdery Maxwell House. You put a spoon of it in a cup and added the […]

Yummy mummy-ing at Harvey Nicks

This month a childless Table For One got to blend in with Dundrum’s best over lunch at Harvey Nicks. The first thought that hit me when I recently entered Harvey Nichols Cafe in South Co Dublin’s Dundrum Town Centre was ooops, I am not a yummy mummy. I scanned the room and it seemed that […]

Railway dining

Table For One doesn’t always eat out in restaurants. In fact it prefers to vary its reviews to include a diversity of dining venues, which is why this month it’s about to tell you all about what it’s like to try and have a meal, courtesy of Irish Rail. Irish Rail has never, of course, […]

Brunch at the Brasserie

Table For One cheated this month, ie dined with some friends instead of eating alone. The idea was Sunday brunch and the venue chosen was Brasserie Sixty6 on Dublin’s George’s Street – a new-ish restaurant that markets itself as ‘stylish, busy and noisy’, which boasts ‘great food and drink, fantastic surroundings, exciting atmosphere and reasonable […]

Funny business on The Farm?

This month’s Table For One is Grainne Burns who dined out in The Farm – an organic eatery on Dublin’s Dawson Street I am over the whole organic fad. I can no longer justify forking out €5 for a bag of carrots simply because the organic tag dominates the packaging. And the joy of scouring […]