Saturday 10 December 2016

Three to try

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Published 28/11/2010 | 12:31

THORNTON’S RESTAURANT

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128 St Stephen’s Green

Dublin 2

Tel: (01) 478-7008

Style

Michelin-starred Kevin Thornton’s modern dining room overlooking St Stephen’s Green is hung with artistic foodie photos taken by the man himself. The €25 lunch and €49 pre-theatre menus offer particular value

Price

Dinner and tasting menus €79-€125

Try

Fillet of black sole with Parmesan crust, scallop tortellini, and parsley puree

Wine

From €35

BALLYMALOE HOUSE

Shanagarry,

Co Cork

Tel: (021) 465-2531

Style

Ballymaloe is aun utterly picture-perfect country house, where you might encounter both Darina and Rachel Allen. There’s a five-course table d’hote, which starts with an hors d’oeuvre buffet on Friday nights.

Price

Dinner €75

Try

Escalope of Ballycotton John Dory with mussels, wild watercress relish, and asparagus

Wine

From €24

DUNBRODY COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL

Arthurstown,

Co Wexford

Tel: (051) 389-600

Style

Kevin Dundon’s country house is a big draw for the Dublin set who enjoy the away-from-it-all relaxed atmosphere and the food

Price

Table d’hote €55; Seasonal menu, 2/3 courses €52/€65

Try

Roast loin of venison on braised cabbage with roasted chestnut and apple, and a mulled wine jus

Wine

From €22

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