Friday 22 September 2017

Three to Try: the only way is up

101 Talbot, 100-102 Talbot St,Dublin 1Tel: (01) 874-5011



Style

Ahead of its time 18 years ago, Neal and Jenny Magee's groundbreaking first-floor 101 Talbot has proved one of the city's most popular restaurants -- with a wide selection of interesting, eclectic dishes, modern, casual ambiance and friendly service

Price

Mains, €14.50-€23.95; three-course early bird, €21.95

Try

Fillets of sea bream with crushed potatoes, tomato and sweet-pepper salsa

Wine

From €20.95

Il Divo

2 Terenure Rd East,

Dublin 6

Tel: (01) 490-0206

Style

A baronial-style room with beams over Coman's pub. Delicious, authentic Italian food and great, friendly service. Regional Italian dishes, grills, stone-baked pizzas and pastas

Price

Mains, €12.50-€28-95; two-course early bird, €16.95, with glass of wine

Try

Linguine Sophia Loren -- with clams, mussels, prawns, calamari and garlic

Wine

From €19.95

The Pig's Ear

4 Nassau St,

Dublin 2

Tel: (01) 670-3865

Style

Tucked away behind a Schiaparelli-pink hall door lies the staircase leading to a fine room, which overlooks Trinity College's playing fields. Lovely Irish food from TV chef Stephen McAllister

Price

Mains €17.95-€26.95. Early bird, two/three-course, €19.95/€24.95

Try

Maurice Kettyle's rib-eye beef with garlic potato, Portobello mushrooms and mushroom ketchup

Wine

From €19.95

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