Few restaurants are as joyous as this north-Dublin gem

This stunning outdoor space is where you want to go with friends, family, anyone

Various dishes from the Shouk menu. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Various dishes from the Shouk menu. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Only a few minutes in, perched on a comfortable upcycled chair at a kitchen table that has been painted ivory white on top and Solero orange underneath, I find myself mulling over the maximum number of people permitted at a table. Six, I know, but wasn’t there something about children? I check, and while you can have up to nine children under the age of 12, for everyone else it’s a maximum of six adults and teenagers.

Shouk, let me tell you, is the place you want to go with friends, family, neighbours, well-behaved dogs, just about anyone. The new outdoor area in a former car park is so cool, that regardless of a return to indoor dining, it’s a table out here you’ll want.

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