Friday 24 March 2017

Three to try: Indian Stars

Chakra by Jaipur

Meridian Point Centre,

Greystones,

Co Wicklow

Tel: (01) 201-7222

Style

A large, contemporary Indian restaurant doing excellent food with panache. Very popular with the Wicklow set

Price

A la carte mains, €13-€25; early-bird menu, 2/3 course, €18.95/€21.95;

value menu, €29

Try

Free-range fillet of guinea fowl in kaffir-lime marinade, with duck-fat chips and a pomegranate yoghurt

Wine

From €20

Ananda Restaurant

Sandyford Rd,

Dundrum Town Centre,

Dublin 14

Tel: (01) 296-0099

Style

Waterlily lamps and vibrant cerise and lime highlights set the tone here. Ananda does top-notch, artistic food with a wow factor

Price

A la carte mains, €16-€33; early-bird menu, 2/3 course, €20/€24

Try

Wild rabbit tikka steeped in cardamom and cream-cheese marinade, with green-pea risotto, plum chutney, and korma sauce

Wine

From €22

Indian Summer

2 Rear Lower Kilmacud Rd,

Stillorgan,

Co Dublin

Tel: (01) 210-8440

Style

The name reflects the airy and bright atmosphere of this contemporary restaurant, which serves lovely aromatic food

Price

Mains, €10.95-€19.95; early-bird menu, 2/3 course, €18.95/€21.95

Try

Dakshini duck curry -- a Mumbai dish with strips of duck breast, almonds, cashews and baby spinach

Wine

From €18

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