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Hospitality boom: What’s happening with Dublin’s bars and restaurants?
Good article with an insider look at what's going on with venues, bars and restaurants in Dublin:
They call it “meanwhile use” in property developer shorthand. It’s the market or cafe that slots itself temporarily into a building earmarked for redevelopment. Rent is low and terms are flexible. Cheap space is hewn out of a lull. Cool creative things happen. You don’t need the backing of a private equity fund or a multinational developer to set up a cafe or restaurant. No one is asking for a six-figure sum just to hand you the keys. [...]

That era has gone. Landlords are back in the driving seat. Between the canals the key money, a once-off upfront payment just to get the keys, is mind-boggling. The pace of new openings seems relentless and “not particularly sustainable”, as one industry insider puts it: how many burritos do you have to sell when you’ve paid €500,000 upfront, before the costs of fitting it out, staffing it and paying the rent?
dublin  hospitality  bars  restaurants  pubs  nightlife  landlords  property  boom  key-money 
july 2018 by jm
48 Hours In Dublin
good set of tourist tips for a foodie Dublin weekender
dublin  tourism  food  eating  dining  restaurants  tips  weekend 
august 2017 by jm
The 38 Essential Dublin Restaurants
Irish Times resto reviewer @catherineeats with her 38 top recommendations for Dublin. a solid list
dublin  restaurants  eating  food  lists  tourism 
july 2017 by jm
Let Them Make Noise: A ‘Dining Club’ Invites Toddlers - NYTimes.com
This is a great idea. I miss eating out, and this is why:
Throughout our three-hour meal, babies cried, mothers nursed, toddlers shrieked and farro grains flew, but the atmosphere was surprisingly leisurely. There was no reason to be self-conscious about a crying-nursing-dancing child because everyone knew every other parent was in the same boat. Or would be in a few seconds. So we relaxed and ate. This is not fine dining as I once knew it, and that’s O.K. That’s what date night is for. But my daughter got her first lesson in how to behave at a fancy restaurant. And I got to finish a delicious meal while it was still warm, toddler in tow.
kids  food  restaurants  eating  children  toddlers 
may 2016 by jm
Han Sung: Probably the Best Korean Food in Dublin
Han Sung is bizarrely located in the back of an Asian supermarket just off the Millennium Walk on Great Strand Street. [...]

You’d see this a lot in Korea, I ask, a restaurant in the back of a supermarket?

Not really, no, he says.
restaurants  food  eating  dublin  supermarkets  korean  nom 
october 2015 by jm
Food Blogger Mehreen And Anges De Sucre's Patisserie Owner Reshmi Bennett In Online War Over #BloggerBlackmail
I can't believe this is the state of food blogging in the UK and Ireland. full-on payola for reviews. See also @damienmulley's excellent rant on the subject in this country: https://twitter.com/damienmulley/status/633353368757497858 -- there's even rate cards for positive review tweets/posts/facebook updates etc.
food  blogging  restaurants  uk  bakeries  reviews  payola  blogger-blackmail  pr 
august 2015 by jm
17 Things Everyone Must Eat In Dublin
actually a fairly sane list of lunchy options -- the SMS fish finger butty is a lunch staple for us Swrvers
dublin  lunch  food  sms  eating  restaurants  buzzfeed 
march 2015 by jm
Okayu
relatively-new Japanese place in the North Strand -- delivers, too. Comes recommended by JK. Must try it out soon!
takeaways  delivery  food  restaurants  japanese  north-strand  dublin 
september 2014 by jm
Possible ban on 'factory food' in French restaurants
I am very much in favour of this in Ireland, too. The pre-prepared food thing makes for crappy food:
In an attempt to crack down on the proliferation of restaurants serving boil-in-a-bag or microwave-ready meals, which could harm France’s reputation for good food, MP Daniel Fasquelle is putting a new law to parliament this month. [...] The proposed law would limit the right to use the word “restaurant” to eateries where food is prepared on site using raw ingredients, either fresh or frozen. Exceptions would be made for some prepared products, such as bread, charcuterie and ice cream.
restaurants  food  france  cuisine  boil-in-the-bag  microwave  cooking  daniel-fasquelle 
june 2013 by jm
South Lake Union Eats
holy moly, that's a lot of food trucks (SLU is the district hosting Amazon's Seattle campus)
food  food-trucks  seattle  restaurants  slu  amazon 
june 2012 by jm
Ca'n Quiros, Soller, Spain
many atrocious TripAdvisor reviews of this kip which ripped us off heavily last week. looking forward to adding my $.02. roll on data roaming limits so I can check TA via 3G before we sit down ;)
restaurants  food  soller  spain  rip-offs  scams  dodgy  tripadvisor  from delicious
may 2010 by jm
Yelp.ie now open
hooray, a decent review site for Dublin at last
yelp  ireland  i18n  dublin  reviews  restaurants  food  pubs 
july 2009 by jm

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