Fishbone review: Almost the fish restaurant of my dreams

Once the restaurant settles down, Clontarf should have itself another good neighbourhood eatery

Is this  the fish restaurant of my dreams? Nearly. They’re putting fresh fish on plates at a good price

Is this the fish restaurant of my dreams? Nearly. They’re putting fresh fish on plates at a good price

It’s the kind of September evening when the line between sea and sky looks like it’s been blended with a painter’s thumb. That seascape probably fades to wallpaper on the daily commute. But then the gods of the Clontarf Road gift you their epic roadworks. You are brought to a halt. And there it is, an extravagance of water, cloud and blue-tinged air.

Fishbone sits beside the roadworks almost directly opposite the wooden bridge to Bull Island. Tonight it is sardine tight with people. But they have no sardines, more of which later. I wonder has the contraflow netted them diners. Did these people have enough time to read the menu and book a table while waiting for the lights to change? An earlier phonecall produces the scrapings of the barrel sittings of 6pm or 9.30pm.

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