Derry and Sally Anne Clarke at their Baggot Street restaurant, L’Ecrivain. ‘We are lucky in the sense that we have a lot of space, we’re a big restaurant and we have big tables,’ he says.  File photograph: Tom Honan

Michelin-starred Dublin city centre restaurant L’Ecrivain will now remain open until December 23rd rather than July, which had previously been slated (...)

Derry and Sallyanne Clarke: their new business venture will see them partner in a facility which can seat 80 in the restaurant area and 120 in the bar. Photograph: Tom Honan

If there’s one thing l’Ecrivain restaurateurs Derry and Sallyanne Clarke don’t like, it’s Tripadvisor. As an outsider, one would think criticism rarel(...)

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

Follow-up compilation goes vegan Just over a decade since the much-loved Dublin vegetarian restaurant Cornucopia shared its recipes with readers in C(...)

Jonny Boyle and his Sticks omakase pop-up menu

A chef friend tipped me off about Sticks, which is one of the most original pop-ups on the Dublin dining scene. Jonny Boyle and Kate O’Donohoe serve a(...)

Kelly’s Resort Hotel, Rosslare, Wexford: the new cafe at the hotel would not have opened if the VAT rate had remained at 13.5 per cent, according to manager Bill Kelly

The new cafe at Kelly’s Resort in Rosslare would not have opened if the VAT rate had remained at 13.5 per cent, according to its manager Bill Kelly(...)