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Restaurant reviews: Three to Try

Published 24/07/2011 | 11:17

Casual Chic,DAX CAFE BAR,23 Pembroke Street Upper,Dublin 2

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Tel: (01) 662-9381

Style

Olivier Meisonnave has added this Cafe Bar to his emporium, which does breakfast through to casual lunches, hot and cold tapas in the evening, as well as charcuterie and cheese platters. Watch out for wine-tasting evenings

Price

€3.50-€15

Try

Tapas -- clams and chorizo; artichoke hearts and goat's cheese cream

Wine

From €26

THE VANILLA POD EATERY

The Iveagh Mall,

Carrickmines,

Dublin 18.

Tel: (01) 294-5126

Style

New urban-cool eatery opened by Kate, Derek and Veronica, ex-Brown Thomas's restaurant, is proving a draw for more than just shoppers at Carrickmines Retail Park. Great eggs Benedict through to posh sandwiches and daily specials. Brunch at weekends

Price

€5.50-€12.90

Try

Balsamic-glazed chicken with roast vegetable couscous, tomato pesto and olive tapenade

Wine

From €19

TASTE OF EMILIA

1 Lower Liffey Street,

Dublin 1.

Tel: (01) 878-8188

Style

This little Italian deli/salumeria and wine bar has attracted the Italophiles. Charcuterie and cheeses from Emilia-Romagna are the speciality here

Price

€4.50-€18

Try

Large tagliere Bologna -- Parma ham DOP, cooked ham, mortadella Veroni, salame felino, and pecorino cheese

Wine

From €16. Lots by the glass

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