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Solo Goes Out

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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 […]

All aboard the MV Cill Airne!

As novelties go, the MV Cill Airne is in a league of its own, Situated on the North Wall Quay, just opposite The Convention Centre at Spencer Dock this boat has more to offer than your typical tavern. Having moved to the Docklands area recently, I was starting to panic at the apparent lack of […]

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 […]

An afternoon in Kehoe’s

You can’t beat an afternoon pint. Ever. It is simply one of life’s greatest pleasures, especially if you have it in Kehoe’s on South Anne Street in Dublin 2. And I’m sure the punters who frequent this great spot would agree, because the place is never empty of an afternoon. Or evening for that matter. […]

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 […]

Getting locked in the Crown

No, I didn’t get drunk in one of Belfast’s, and indeed Northern Ireland’s, most famous pubs. I literally got locked into their snug section. Had I been inebriated, I would have used the opportunity to grope my girlfriend, but having reservations in the nearby trendy Apartment I had to relinquish that thought and try to […]

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 […]

Four Seasons in one afternoon

Pub Crawler raised its standards this month with cocktails (and a pint of Guinness) in a five star hotel. Between Christmas and New Year there lies a lull, which was when we decided to spend a lazy afternoon in the Four Seasons in Ballsbridge. The Lobby Lounge is the kind of place I could spend […]

Kicking off the weekend in O’Donoghue’s

Pub Crawler took in an ordinary Friday evening in the legendary O’Donoghue’s in Dublin 2, which made for an interesting experience. Another Friday night in Dublin, another non appearance from the recession. In fact, the beer garden of O’Donoghue’s on Merrion Row was totally thronged with after-work revellers who, perhaps, fearing the worst in the […]

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 […]