Bastible is not another neighbourhood restaurant. It’s the best restaurant I’ve been to in Dublin this year.

My husband hates me. Well, not me exactly. But here in a room painted bottle green, he hates what I (and others) am about to do to his dream restau(...)

After six months searching for the right premises, the couple found “ a great site on Leonard’s Corner” and after a summer spent doing the place up, Bastible is now open at 111 South Circular Road. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

READY FOR FIRST STEPS Does Portobello in Dublin 8 now rival Ranelagh as restaurant central in the capital? The latest opening in the area is a (...)

Word of mouth has brought us here. A friend of a friend ate “the best food she’s ever eaten in Ireland” in an old stone building in the armpit of a(...)

What does a dragon eat for lunch? I’m on the prowl before heading to University College Cork (UCC) to cast a cold reptilian eye over the final-year pr(...)

The Ocean Spray cranberry garden at last year’s Bloom in the Park festival. This year’s fetival will have a large Food Village with restaurants, cafes, markets and cookery demonstrations. Photograph: Lorna Gannon/Jardin

Food festival season continues apace – with more and more blending culinary elements into other areas of interest. The Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literar(...)

Is it food or is it art, or is food art? New exhibition on design in food opens at the National Craft Gallery in Kilkenny on Friday. Photograph: Chloe Rutzerveld

Appetite for Design, an exhibition exploring the design elements involved in how food is processed, distributed and consumed, opens at the National Cr(...)

Stephen Rea  accepting his special tribute award during The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards in February. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Stephen Rea was the recipient of this year’s Special Tribute Award at The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards. The award is giving each year to someone w(...)

If you were under the impression that Ireland has had little association with the Oscars outside My Left Foot, Once and the quotes of Mr Wilde you’d b(...)

Glen Hansard who won the Best Song  Oscar in 2007 with Marketa Irglova for ‘Falling Slowly’ from the film ‘Once’. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

If you were under the impression that Ireland had little association with the Oscars beyond My Left Foot, Once and the quotes of one Mr Wilde, you’d b(...)

Michelin’s announcement that none of its 14 new stars are going to Ireland has gone down like a rates bill in the gossip-loving Irish restaurant world. Photograph: Chef Mikael Viljanen (left), Lady Helen in Mount Juliet (top) and Galway restaurant Aniar.

Chefs Mikael Viljanen and Stephen Toman can take some comfort from the fact that they don’t have to congratulate any other newly starred Irish chefs t(...)