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Three to Try Davy Byrne's Toddies

Gastropub Grub

Published 07/03/2010 | 05:00

jj Gannon's hotel, Bar & Restaurant

  • Go To

Main Street,

Ballinrobe,

Co Mayo.

Tel: (094) 954-1008

Style

A modernised bar in an old building. It retains a cosy atmosphere, with very decent grub sourced from their kitchen garden and local producers, using free-range and organic meat

Price

€8.50-€24.50

Early-bird menu €20/€25, Monday to Saturday, 4.30-7pm. Kids' menu

Try

Martin Jennings local beef -- a 40oz rib steak for two

Wine

From €20

Davy Byrne's

21 Duke St,

Dublin 2.

Tel: (01) 677-5217

Style

Davy Byrne's is Dublin at its best: a literary legend. A great atmosphere and great Irish grub, from Irish stew to oysters to seafood plates, and daily specials. Note the fabulous painted ceiling, and the priceless Forties murals by Cecil Salkeld, Brendan Behan's father-in-law.

Price

€5.95-€23.95

Try

Gourmet sausage and mash

Wine

From €19.35. Champagne available by the glass

Toddies

The Bulman,

Summercove,

Kinsale,

Co Cork.

Tel: (021) 477-7769

Style

A waterside gastropub with bar food, and a restaurant upstairs. Great views. Pearse O'Sullivan's food is sure-handed and elegant, from beer-battered fish 'n' chips to Dromoland Estate wood pigeon and cassoulet

Price

€8.50-€29.50

Try

Grilled local lobster with hollandaise sauce

Wine

From €21. Weekly wine specials by the glass from €4.80

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