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Friday 24 January 2020

TAKE YOUR PICK

Abbey Street,

Ennis,

Co. Clare.

Tel: (065) 686-8198

cloister.ie

Style

Set within the old Ennis Friary buildings, the Cloister offers good food in a dramatic setting. Bar food is downstairs, and the restaurant is upstairs

Price

Mains, €11.50 - €26

Try

Duo of salmon and scallops, with mixed vegetables, saffron beurre blanc, and dried seaweed, €24.50

Wine

From €21

De Bruns Bar & Restaurant

Ashleigh Centre,

Castleknock,

Dublin 15.

Tel: (01) 821-8580

eatindublin15.com

Style

The former Brasserie 15 has morphed into a gastropub, doing small plates, sharing boards, 'pub grub plates' and steaks on the stone. Choices range from salmon teriyaki to baby back pork ribs

Price

Mains, €12 - €32

Try

Duck Shepherd's pie with traditional French duck casserole and herb butter topping, €16

Wine

From €19.50, craft beers and 'Gin Station'

The Olde Post Inn,

Cloverhill,

Co. Cavan.

Tel: (047) 55555

theoldepostinn.com

Style

Gearoid and Tara Lynch's Olde Post Inn is an absolute gem, pioneering good food in Cavan since 2002. The menu includes Dublin Bay prawns; Doherty's black pudding; rabbit with foie gras; and Pekin duck

Price

4-course dinner menu plus coffee and petit fours, €58

Try

8-course Tasting Menu, €75

Wine

From €24

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