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Three to try

All-round value

Published 21/11/2010 | 11:42

NONNA VALENTINA

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1-2 Portobello Road,

Dublin 8

Tel: (01) 454-9866

Style

A cool, creamy white room overlooking the Grand Canal. Part of the Dunne & Crescenzi portfolio, this Italian restaurant is dedicated to Stefano Crescenzi’s grandmother. Well-sourced organic beef, lamb and chicken

Price

Mains €14.50-€27. Value menu: three courses plus coffee, €30

Try

Escalopes of Irish organic pork, with sweet Sicilian wine, honey and prosciutto

Wine

€18

OVER THE MOON

46 Bridge Street,

Skibbereen,

West Cork

Tel: (028) 22100

Style

Casual by day and white-linen formal by night, Francois and Jennifer Conradie’s restaurant serves very accomplished food, using lots of local produce, in a great atmosphere. From Skeaghanore duck to Roaring Water Bay mussels to West Cork crab mayonnaise

Price

Mains €16-€26. Two-course early-bird menu, €25

Try

John Dory with braised oxtail, baby onions, leeks and wild mushrooms

Wine

Great 500ml carafes from €13; bottles from €19

CHART HOUSE

The Mall,

Dingle,

Co Kerry

Tel: (066) 915-2255

Style

Jim McCarthy’s stone-built cottage is a popular spot with its warm, pine bar and interior, plus reliable food. Kerry lamb, beef, seafood

Price

Mains €18.95-€29.50

Try

Fillet of Kerry beef, with parsnip puree, caramelised onions and a Port wine jus

Wine

From €22

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