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Blackrock Shopping Centre,

Blackrock,

Co Dublin

Tel: (01) 212-2981

clodaghmckenna.com

Style

Delicious decor of the faux faded French chateau variety make this a cool place with good casual food. Dinner Thurs-Sat. Evening specials. All-day Sunday brunch

Price

Mains,€9.50-€26.50

Try

Crab cakes - fresh crab from Ted Brown in Dingle, guacamole, tomato salsa, dill mayonnaise, rosemary roasties, €15.95

Wine

From €26

Stonehouse

9 The Square,

Tralee,

Co Kerry

Tel: (066) 718-5583

stonehousetralee.com

Style

Mediterranean food served in an Italian trattoria-style atmosphere. Bag a cosy candlelit alcove and think of golden Sicilian rice balls, Moroccan chicken tagine and Killorglin Angus beef steaks

Price

Mains, €13.95-€26.

Try

Barbary duck breast, orange brandy sauce, fresh veg, rustic potato, €21.95

Wine

From €18.95

Bait

@The Corner Note,

1 Coliemore Road,

Dalkey,

Co Dublin

Tel: (01) 202-3922

bait.ie

Style

The Corner Note cafe morphs into Bait from Thursday to Saturday evenings, serving small bites, big bites, nibbles and weekly specials. Live bassoon music

Price

Big Bites, €10-€24.90

Try

Smokies with sweet-potato fries or crusty bread, €15.90

Wine

From €22

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