Lamb is on the menu at the Merrion hotel as part of the collaboration with Ballyfin

Food File: Big House cooking, new food and drink tours in Belfast, and zero-waste shopping

Lunchtime ‘mince’ burritos

‘There is a huge drive for plant-based eating,’ says the the model turned food writer

Conor Dempsey  in his restaurant Amuse on Dawson Street, Dublin which recently closed. Photograph: Laura Hutton

In the early days of January, restaurants have been shutting at the rate of one a day

Mews restaurant head chef Ahmet Dede and owner Robert Collender. Photographs: Rohan Reilly

VAT and other costs, plus staff shortages, contribute to unprecedented shutdown rate

The Restaurants Association of Ireland is concerned about the cost of showing calorie counts. Photograph: iStock

A row over calories on restaurant menus has erupted as legislation looms

Diners can vote for their favourites when  the Irish Restaurant Awards 2020 judging process begins today at noon.

The public vote opens today. Take part and you could win a weekend at a Blue Book hotel

Healthy, simple, quick dishes proved popular with readers in 2019. Photograph: iStock.

Curry remains a favourite with readers, but a citrus dessert was most read on irishtimes.com

Donal Skehan’s harissa baked eggs

Cast off the cosy Christmas cocoon and invite a gang over for these tasty meals

Chilli and lemongrass turkey curry with jasmine rice

Give your turkey and ham a cheesy lid, or spike the bird with Asian spices

’Tis the season . . . to eat Brussels sprouts

Salad, soup, mash, Mornay, and as a love token. Here’s how to make the most of the little green globes

Our list includes a hatbox of champagne and a coffee subscription. Photograph: Getty

Don't panic - we've got you covered with this list of thoughtful gift ideas for every budget

Donal Skehan, Neven Magure, Lilly Higgins and more plan the festive feast

Eunice Power’s choux snowmen, filled with cream

Christmas Dinner part IV: Trifles, roulades, meringues, iced soufflé – and a tart to die for

Nearly there . . . just the vegetables and sauces to consider now. Photograph: iStock.

Christmas Dinner Part III: All you need to know to put a great meal on the table

Herb butter stuffed turkey crown, with legs cooked separately with pork, apricot and bacon stuffing. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Christmas Dinner Part II: All you need to know to put a great meal on the table

Christmas turkey, carved at the table. Photograph: iStock

Christmas Dinner Part I: Neven Maguire and Darina Allen's top tips for putting a great dinner on the table

Hen’s Teeth Diner in Dublin 8: the diner’s lunchtime offering of soup, salads and sandwiches is more exciting than it sounds. Photograph: Starick

Food File: Hen’s Teeth Diner brings its lunchtime offering to foodie-friendly Dublin 8

The Cooking Experiences competition is being organised by Airbnb and there are more than 3,000 cooking experiences to choose from

Food File: A competition for food lovers and a visual feast for children in the form of a book

The Glass Curtain restaurant which opens today on MacCurtain Street in Cork

A mile of Swiss roll a day was baked and packed in former bakery that now houses a 36-seat restaurant

Port House Cava, Camden St, Dublin

Food File: Cava on Dublin’s Camden Street has a weekly changing selection of Iberian cheeses and meats, five types of cava by the (...)

Taste of Dublin: Festive Edition, is at the RDS in Dublin 4 from Thursday to Sunday

Taste of Dublin Festive Edition: what is it, where is it on, how to get tickets, how much does it cost

Gary Rhodes outside Rhodes D7 in Capel Street, Dublin, days prior to the official opening in 2006. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The TV chef’s massive Dublin restaurant opened to great fanfare, but things did not go to plan

Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud in Dublin.

Ireland features in new global online restaurant and bar guide from World’s 50 Best group

Luttrellstown Castle: This year the tea has a Victorian theme, in honour of Queen Victoria who made two visits to the estate.

At this time of year, hotels and restaurants up their game in the afternoon tea ritual

Nicolas Fagundes Galindo (second from left), from Chapter One in Dublin, accepting his San Pellegrino award alongside Pippa Lovell and Timothée Martin-Nadaud and overall winner Jerome Calayag (third from left).

Food File: Ireland has an enviable record in the San Pellegrino Young Chef competition for the industry’s high-fliers

Paris Texas in Kilkenny has been named  Irish pub of the year 2019.

Kilkenny bar named best pub and best food title claimed by gastro bar in Co Cavan

Ethically-sourced Dutch brand Tony’s Chocolonely is now available in Ireland

Food File: Irish restaurants offering Thanksgiving turkey with all the trimmings

Liath chef and owner Damien Grey on his way into the Michelin star awards for 2020, held in October in London. Photograph: Another Avenue

Chef Damien Grey put his and his wife’s life savings – and a €160,000 loan – on the line to run his own Michelin-starred restauran(...)

The 48-seat wine bar features a central Irish elm table for communal dining. Photographs: Ed Schofield

Allta aims high with “super serious food”, and a diverse and well priced wine list

Winning chef Gráinne Mullins, centre, with (l. to r.) judges Margot Janse, Gareth Mullins, Michel Roux junior and Paul Flynn

Irish gastronomy is in safe hands says guest judge Michel Roux junior at Euro-Toques young chef 2019 final

Work in progress: Chefs Niall Davidson, Christine Walsh and Hugh Higgins will open Allta on November 19th

Food File: A bone broth too good to be left unattended and Cork strikes gold with new fish restaurant

Nigel Slater: ‘Little can compare with making someone something nice to eat.’ Photograph: Jenny Zarins/4th Estate

Shy but chatty and warm, the food writer talks gardening, cooking and Marian Keyes

The Irish Times Food & Drink Club  Meet the Chef dinner with Garry Hughes in the Constitution Suite at the Shelbourne hotel. Photographs: Tom Honan

Join up to Meet the Chefs making the headlines at Irish Times Food & Drink Club events

Fruit jellies and crystallised ginger join Hadji Bey’s Turkish Delight

Food File: Samhain food fest in Kells; Burren seafood; game menu at Knockranny House

Gerry Godley, at home with his cookbooks, in Rialto, Dublin. ‘In a world full of fads, blow-ins and opportunists, my fondness for Rick Stein remains undimmed.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

These cookbook lovers just keep adding to their culinary collections

Martijn Kajuiter, executive chef at House restaurant at the Cliff House hotel

Restaurant will keep its one-star status as chef moves to business development role

Beo Wine Bar and Kitchen in Dublin 7.

You won’t miss meat today at these restaurants, cafes and market stalls that specialise in plant-based food

The top 100 places in Ireland to eat lunch will feature in our Winter Food & Drink Guide to be published on Friday

Dairíne and Deirdre McCafferty of Cornucopia are among the contributors to Cornucopia: The Green Cookbook, a meticulous, thoughtful and generous book, much like the business itself. Photograph: Leo Byrne

Food File: Brunch ideas in style, L’Ecrivain goes west, two new Blackrock restaurants

We are looking for your quick, easy recipes for meals that can be pulled together in minutes using fridge and larder staples

Aimsir: Jordan Bailey and Majken Bech-Bailey.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Irish restaurant won its stars months after opening. But the project was a long time coming

Executive chef Karl Whelan with Hang Dai’s  speciality Skeaghanore Irish duck cooked Peking-style in an applewood-fired oven. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

London, Berlin and Paris each have three restaurants included in the list

Homemade tart with blackberries and caster cugar

In season: You’ve filled bucket after bucket with plump blackberries, now what to do with them?

Michelin-starred Liath, in Blackrock, will open for dinner on Sunday, November 3rd, for an Irish Times Food & Drink Club event. Photograph: Alan Betson

Chef patron Damien Grey and three other top chefs are cooking for members of the Irish Times Food & Drink Club

Aimsir: head chef Jordan Bailey and wife and general manager Majken Bech Bailey in the Co Kildare restaurant, which won two Michelin stars. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Aimsir, which opened this year, joined by Dublin's the Greenhouse, which got a second star

Bastible, on South Circular Road, Dublin, lost out on a Bib Gourmand – a Michelin star may be on its way

There are several factors in play in awarding a Bib Gourmand: price, standards – and the possibility of a Michelin star

Uno Mas, Dublin 2, has been awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand, but sister restaurant Etto, also in Dublin 2, does not appear on the 2020 line-up of Bibs

There are five new additions, in Dublin, Dingle, Athlone and Killinchy, in the 2020 Bib Gourmand listings

Chameleon, an Asian food restaurant in Temple Bar in Dublin 2, will close this weekend

VAT increase and staff shortages behind decision, and owner warns of more to come

Jonny Boyle and his Sticks omakase pop-up menu

Food File: Two chances for sake tasting and one of Dublin’s most original pop-up menus

Chorizo, goat’s cheese and tomato frittata from Darina Allen’s latest book, One Pot Feeds All

One Pot Feeds All, her 19th book, is all about getting good food on the table with little fuss

Adam Fleetwood and Eve Whitaker in their new cafe, Greenville, on Tara Street in Dublin 2

Food File: Dukkah in Galway, whiskey breaks in the Shelbourne and vegan events in Sligo

The observation car and bar on the Belmond Grand Hibernian.

The Belmond Grand Hibernian is Ireland’s answer to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, with a price tag to match

 Eatyard at the Bernard Shaw pub. Photograph: Dave Meehan

“We are pretty much transplanting everything we do at the Bernard Shaw to there”

Aimsir, at Cliff at Lyons in Co Kildare, run by head chef Jordan Bailey and general manager Majken Bech-Bailey, has been named restaurant of the year in the Georgina Campbell awards. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Lack of training, disappointing hotel standards and rising prices criticised at awards

Gavin Carroll, general manager of the Merchant Hotel, Belfast, and bartender Mario De Santis toast the return of the third annual Festival of Prosecco to Belfast’s Merchant Hotel

Food File: Restaurant Week returns to Belfast, and an oyster and seafood festival hits Cork

Irish apples can hold their own with the best in the world, so buy them in preference to imported varieties. Photograph: iStock

In season: from the savoury to the humble tart, make homegrown apples the star of the show

Avozillas go on sale in Ireland on Saturday

Super-sized versions of the brunch favourite, the size of a human head, go on sale on Saturday

The Irish Times Food and Drink Club Meet the Chef event in chef Brian McDermott’s Foyle Hotel, Moville, Co Donegal. Photographs: Crispin Rodwell

Meet The Chef event: an evening with Sunil Ghai at his Pickle Eating House

Fáilte Ireland food champions Gearoid Lynch, Niall Sabongi, Tom Flavin, Seaneen Sullivan, Anthony O’Toole and Brid Torrades launching Boxty Without Borders. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Food File: Féile festival’s tasty food offerings from Kevin Thornton, and the Happy Pear’s new online skin food course

Long table dinner at Sage in Midleton during the East Cork festival

Food File: Oktoberfeast on the northside, recycle in Foxrock and handy new dressing

Mark Moriarty, Majken Bech Bailey and Jordan Bailey

In his debut TV series, chef Mark Moriarty meets some of our brightest culinary talent and finds out what inspires them and how th(...)

Sean Smith, head chef at the Cliff Townhouse, with Donal O’Sullivan of Shellfish De La Mer, who delivered the bluefin to Dublin.

Rare Bluefin tuna is destined for restaurant menus today

Food On The Edge founder and director JP McMahon

Chef’s Table participants Alex Atala and Ben Shewry to take part in Food On The Edge

Starbucks splatters: John McGahon posted this shot of coffee stains on his trousers. Photograph: @John_McGahon/Twitter

Passengers get more of a wake-up shot than they bargained for as staff throw coffee

Dalkey Lobster Festival takes place over Saturday and Sunday, August 24th and 25th. Photograph: iStock

Food File: Seafood festivities, a showcase of Irish cuisine and a food and travel book by Cerys Matthews

Chef and restaurant consultant Alfred Prasad has been brought in, along with five chefs hired in India, to devise an all-day menu with Indian and Irish influences

The Press Up group has drafted in a London-chef to create the menu for Doolally, its new 220-seat Indian restaurant in Dublin

French-inspired dining on Upper Leeson Street

“Everyone should be entitled to eat good food on a budget. I may be mad doing this in Dublin”

Floris Wagemakers

Food File: Kildare rhubarb with gin; A fizzy nettle drink; and go-to falafel in Galway

Karan Mittal, head chef at Ananda, explaining his dish to the judges at the Euro-Toques Young Chef semi-finals.

Euro-Toques judges increase number of finalists from six to eight due to high standard of contestants

Chef Danni Barry with Ronan Sweeney of Balloo Inns in the gastro-pub group’s new restaurant, Overwood, in Killinchy

Food File: bicycle made from Nespresso pods, gourmet trip to Cork, plant-based in Sligo

The Irish Times Food & Drink Club’s Meet The Chef event in Frank’s on Camden Street.  Photographs: Fran Veale

Meet The Chef series heads north west for its next dinner, discussion and demo

Jenny Holland and Brian Donnelly in their ramen shop in Belfast – Bia Rebel. File photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

Food File: Dunnes’ Ibérico pork brings home the bacon while rum rivals gin in the drinks popularity stakes

Chef, food writer and cookery tutor Gill Meller participating in the judging of the Great Taste Awards in the UK

Three-star awards for 18 Irish producers, from almost 13,000 entries, at Great Taste Awards 2019

Grainne Mullins, formerly of Ox in Belfast and now part of the launch team for Lignum, opening in Bullaun, near Loughrea, Co Galway, at the end of next month, is one of 14 chefs to reach the Euro-Toques Young Chef 2019 semi-final.

Mystery ingredients cooking challenge now stands between this group and a place in the Euro-Toques young chef 2019 final

Courgette carpaccio with bog mint, from Killian Crowley’s House of Peroni six-course tasting menu.

Food File: Chilli tuna, seafood soirée, cookery course and chef competitions

Louis Walsh  with Cadbury Inventor finalists Callum  Clogher  from Roscommon. Photograph: Brian Farrell/PA

But it won't be available here until September. Meanwhile Irish teenager reaches final three with a new variation on the classic c(...)

Sea views and an all-day brunch at Babushka Kitchen Café on Portrush’s South Pier

The Co Antrim seaside town has everything from brunch to late-night bites for golf-goers

After a run of almost perfect scores for Irish restaurants from restaurant critic Catherine Cleary, here are her top 10. Photograph: Stephen Davison

The 10 places that got a top score of 9.5/10 include a pub, a wine bar and an island retreat

Bar 1661, a poitin cocktail bar just off Capel Street in Dublin 7

Food File: Bar 1661 will specialise in Irish spirits; Italian food in Galway, midweek farmers’ market in Glasnevin, and posh picni(...)

Lettuce doesn’t have to be eaten in a salad, it can be braised, grilled, stir-fried, used as a wrap, and juiced. Photograph: iStock

In Season: Green salads don’t have to be boring, here are three ways to make them epic

 Irish Times Food and Drink Club members at a Meet the Chef dinner in Little Mike’s wine bar in  Mount Merrion.  Photographs: Crispin Rodwell

Next Meet the Chef event will feature two chefs, a communal table for 18, and a once-off menu

Prado in Clontarf which opens to the public on  July 6th

Food File: Healthy snacks delivered, discounted tickets for Food On The Edge, Sole piles it high and a taste of Burgundy

Brian McDermott and his wife  Brenda at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in Macau, China

Donegal Table, a collection of recipes for ‘delicious everyday cooking’ won the award for the best cookbook written by a restauran(...)

Wilde at the Westbury is offering rosé wine-tasting flights.

Food File: Coming up rosé, celebrating Bastille Day, a yoga and dinner retreat and a pop-up cafe

Róisín Gillen and Ailish O’Neill of Forás

The achievements of women in the restaurant and wine industries is the theme for a one-night-only event staged by female chefs and(...)

Mirazur, in Menton in the South of France, has been named the world’s best restaurant 2019. Photograph: World’s 50 Best

Three Michelin star restaurant in the South of France is named world’s best

Anthony Bourdain  in Dublin in 2004. Photograph: David Sleator

The chef and writer died a year ago. He is celebrated on #BourdainDay, June 25th

Adam Purcell returns to the kitchen at Pichet in Dublin for its 10th birthday celebrations

Food File: The nation’s favourite sausages revealed; and Naturally Cordial adds flavours

Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Plus recipes for Asian-style barbecued pork loin and chargrilled rib-eye of beef

The Donnybrook: Oliver Dunne at the Dublin 4 gastropub, his latest opening

Restaurateur Oliver Dunne thinks so, as he opens a gastrobar in the Dublin 4 village

The Morrison Grill’s €40 La-Di-Da burger, made with luxury ingredients including wagyu beef, foie gras, gold leaf and fresh truffle shavings, is available on Thursday only

More than 500 food businesses across Ireland have two for one offers on burgers

 Cathal O’Connor and  Rory McCormack of Handsome Burger. Photograph: Andrew Downes

Get a taste of the winner, with its five-hour onions and cucumber pickle, in Galway and Dublin

The Terrace outdoor drinking and dining space at The Shelbourne Hotel is now open to the public.

Food File: Shelbourne hotel's secret garden; mindful kitchens; Good Food Ireland experiences and a yoga and food retreat

Summer’s bounty ... it’s time to embrace courgettes. Photograph: iStock

In season: You say zucchini, we say you won’t believe how good these taste

Chef Sunil Ghai’s laal maas, a traditional goat curry, won the Best In Taste award for his Pickle restaurant in Dublin. Photograph: Gastrogays

Menu at four-day food festival in Iveagh Gardens takes on a global flavour

The forecast is for mixed weather, but there are plenty of spaces under cover at Taste of Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens venue

The restaurants, chefs and exhibitors to look out for, and where to shelter from the showers

Chef and restaurateur Niall Sabongi with members of the Irish Times Food & Drink Club  at the Meet The Chef event at The Seafood Cafe in Temple Bar.  Photographs: Nick Bradshaw

Meet The Chef series continues with an Irish beef and lamb evening with chef Gaz Smith and butcher Rick Higgins. Here's how to get(...)

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