About food around or near the upcoming World Science Fiction Convention in Dublin, Ireland

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Chez Max

Chez Max

This place is one of those hidden treasures you can find here and there around the city. (For certain values of “hidden”, as the branch we’re reviewing here is sitting right in front of the gates of Dublin Castle. Nonetheless people tend to walk right […]

Umi Falafel

Umi Falafel

13 Dame St, Dublin 2 Nearest Luas stop: Trinity Fabulously filling vegetarian food for not a whole lot of money. Seriously: don’t over-order. Servings are a good size. Website: umifalafel.ie Neighborhood: Dame Street is a busy main road near Trinity. Lots of restaurants and pubs […]

San Lorenzo’s

San Lorenzo’s

This is New York-style Italian food of a very high order. The ambiance is Greenwich Village loft chic. The food is rich and seriously flavorful. The desserts, oh dear Ghu the desserts. …Their brunches are the stuff of legend; if you want to make it into a sitting, you must book well in advance.

Description from their website:

Fine, modern Italian A la Carte dining in a city centre venue with a great New York vibe; San Lorenzo’s pride’s itself on delivering seasonal, locally sourced Irish produce where possible. Our pork is single farm Co.Wicklow, our beef is Leinster Hereford or Angus cross breed, our lamb is Co. Kildare Curragh grass-fed, our chickens are barnyard humanly reared and our fish and seafood is from only sustainable species and sources mostly from our Irish Coastal waters. We make all our own pastas, breads and all our desserts and ice creams. Virtually everything is made in house. We delight in preparing the best Ireland has to offer.

This is not a cheap place — on the dinner menu, entrees start in the Euro 20.00 range — but seriously worth it if your budget runs to it. The staff are lovely and the space has a comfortable feel. Good wine list and nice cocktails as well.

Nearest Luas: Trinity / O’Connell Bridge

Accessibility: Needs a second look. The restaurant is all on one floor, which helps a bit. If I remember, there’s just one step up into the restaurant from the street. Space between tables is pretty good, but I need to go back and reassess wheelchair access to the loos.

The neighborhood: one of the main drags of central Dublin, home to many other restaurants in all price ranges and busy all the time.

Website: http://www.sanlorenzos.ie/

Kokoro Sushi + Bento

Kokoro Sushi + Bento

51 South William Street, D2: 5 minutes’ walk from Grafton Street Nearest Luas stop: St. Stephen’s Green Bento is sold in the front of the shop: the Ramen Bar is in the back. Big ramen bowls average 16 Euro. Very, very yummy. Amiable service. Sounds […]

Beresford Hotel fry up (from the breakfast buffet)

Beresford Hotel fry up (from the breakfast buffet)

Excellent value at 10 euro, if you’re staying there. Apparently unlimited buffet access. (Always a dangerous option to offer Peter, especially when there’s bacon involved…)

Another test post

Another test post

…No idea why the image of the glass on the phone gets so blown out on this…

 

Mars is so lovely this time of year

Mars is so lovely this time of year

But the restaurants aren’t up to much. No atmosphere. (HOW OLD IS THAT JOKE NOW)