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Restaurant reviews: Three to Try: City Chic

Published 14/08/2011 | 10:30

LOCKS BRASSERIE, 1 Windsor Terrace, Portobello, Dublin 8. Tel: (01) 420-0555

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Style

On the banks of the Grand Canal, Sebastien Masi and Kirsten Batt of Pearl Brasserie, with chef Rory Carville, have restored this smashing venue to become one of the chicest and hottest spots in town

Price

Dinner mains, ¿16-¿28; two-course value menu, ¿19.50, Mon--Wed

Try

Dublin Bay prawns, rare-breed pork, carrot puree and cider-soaked raisins

Wine

From ¿24

O'CONNELLS IN DONNYBROOK

135 Morehampton Rd,

Donnybrook,

Dublin 4.

Tel: (01) 269-6116

Style

Tom O'Connell's new restaurant in Donnybrook, in the former Madigan's pub, has settled in very well, coming up with innovative prices and food to draw the D4 set

Price

Dinner mains, ¿14.95-¿32.50; early bird two-course: from ¿20.95, the price is determined by the main course

Try

Pan-fried Castletownbere fillet of plaice with tartare sauce and chips ¿24.75

Wine

From ¿23.50

BRASSERIE LE PONT

25 Fitzwilliam Place,

Dublin 2.

Tel: (01) 669-4600

Style

Large, cool brasserie in the basement of a Georgian House. All-day food at good prices

Price

Dinner mains, ¿15.95- ¿28.95; early bird 2/3-course, ¿21.95/¿25

Try

Le Pont bouillabaisse of market fish and shellfish with saffron potatoes, and served with crusty bread

Wine

From ¿21

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