Sunday 25 February 2018

Three to try

Nicely spicy

Royal spice indian Restaurant

11 Patrick Street,

Kilkenny City,

Co Kilkenny

Tel: (056) 771-2646

Style

A colourful, contemporary restaurant with a wide range of excellent Indian and Bangladeshi dishes

Price

Mains, €9.25-€16.50

Try

Royal Galda Nillah — king prawns cooked in a tandoor oven and marinated with garlic and mint

Wine

From €17

FUCHSIA HOUSE RESTAURANT AND THE GABLES BAR

Dundalk Road,

Ardee,

Co Louth

Tel: (041) 685-8432

Style

Sarajit Chanda and his Donegal-born wife Sarah Nic Lochlainn scooped a gold medal at the Blas na hEireann Awards 2010 with their hot and spicy Aruna Madras sauce. Excellent food from the subcontinent with nods to Malaysia, Indonesia, Italy and the Lebanon. A kids’ menu also.

Price

Mains, €12.90-€22.90; Early-bird three-course, €16.90

Try

Bengali fish curry — chunks of red snapper, cauliflower and potato, in a turmeric and chilli sauce

Wine

From €19.40

JAIPUR

5 St James’s Terrace,

Malahide,

Co Dublin

Tel: (01) 845-5455

Style

Jaipur has just had a makeover and is looking very smart. Always excellent and interesting food

Price

Mains, €11.95-€22.95

Try

Free-range Barbary duck with spiced coconut and tamarind marinade, and an onion and potato fritter

Wine

From €20

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