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About the AA Rosette award
Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Creative modern cooking in an old coach house

AA Inspector

At a glance

Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Children welcome
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

The Rosette award for this establishment is unconfirmed at the time of going to print. Down a narrow lane, a revamped 18th-century coach house is the setting for some of the most diverting contemporary cooking in Dublin. In a soothingly refined dining room with a mellow colour scheme, velour seats, modern art and closely-packed tables dressed up to the nines, Ciaran McGill and his team turn out classically inspired dishes with an up-to-date edge. Lincolnshire eel keeps fashionable company with crispy chicken skin and charred leeks in a first course, while another might see confit quail packed into ravioli and served with Alsace bacon and potato consommé. Among main courses, tender rump of lamb is matched with a croquette of slow-cooked belly and a burnt aubergine purée, and a fishy option might be John Dory with Wye Valley asparagus, morels and a flavourful bisque. There's further evidence of appreciation of French classical ways in a dessert of Poire Williams soufflé, served with milk and honey ice cream, with a more exotic option being passionfruit posset with pineapple sorbet and frozen yogurt. A slate of Irish and French cheeses arrives with spiced pear chutney and crackers. There's also a two-course pre-theatre menu available for anyone heading for a show or looking to save a few Euros.

Opening hours

  • Closed:: Bank holidays, 25 December, 1 January
  • Lunch served from:: 12
  • until : 2.45
  • Dinner served from:: 5.30
  • until: 10

Chef

  • Chef: Ciaran McGill

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style:: Modern
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30:: 10
  • Wines over £30:: 137
  • Wines by the glass:: 25

Price guide

  • Starter from £: 12.50
  • Main course from £: 29
  • Dessert from £: 8.50
  • 2-course lunch from £: 25
  • 3-course dinner from £: 49
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Children

  • Children welcome

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats:: 70
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats:: 43
  • Off-site parking available:: Dawson car park

Additional information

  • Seats:: 70
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats:: 43

Getting here

Down from the Shelbourne hotel on Kildare Street, 1st lane on left

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