Beach House’s meal kit is an à la carte menu that can be delivered nationwide. Photograph: Corinna Hardgrave

Sometimes it’s nice to get soda bread with no treacle. Just old school Irish soda bread. And when the bread comes from Tramore – accompanied by a post(...)

Jumoke Akintola and Peter Hogan in their restaurant, Beach House, in Tramore, Co Waterford (photographed in February, before the imposition of Covid-19 restrictions), where they will run a Christmas market. Photograph: Patrick Browne

“We were going to do a five-day week. It was worth a lot of money to us. We had a very long discussion about it and we took it to a vote.” Damien Gre(...)

A party in a box is quite a promise, but 777 really delivers.

Getting a table at 777, John Farrell’s Mexican restaurant on George’s Street, was never easy. Long, narrow, and always buzzing; dishes cost €7.77 on S(...)

The Allta box. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

One of the first things I did when we went into the Great Lockdown, which of course we all now know was in fact Lockdown 1, was order an Allta box. Th(...)

A bowl of ramen, at Bia Rebel, 409 Ormeau Road, Belfast. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

We’ve marked this year’s newcomers and used a € to flag everywhere that serves a main course for less than €15 Bia Rebel NEW 409 Ormeau Road, Be(...)

Jeni Glasgow and Reuven Diaz, whose Eastern Seaboard restaurant and Brown Hound Bakery in Drogheda closed on Wednesday. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Three doors closed and one promised to open in Ireland’s restaurant scene this week. Drogheda lost its Eastern Seaboard Restaurant and Brown Hound Bak(...)

Fish Shop sits at the bottom of a townhouse near the Luas line in Queen Street, Dublin

It’s difficult to imagine a street less regal than Dublin’s Queen Street. Especially this evening, with a cold sky starting to spit rain. Three lanes(...)

Jumoke Akintola and Peter Hogan have opened a restaurant and takeaway at 6 Queen Street in Smithfield, alongside the Luas tracks

Baking academy courseThere’s a real hunger these days for good bread, as growing interest in the Campaign for Real Bread bears out. The Baking Academy(...)

  Jumoke Akintola and Peter Hogan at their Fish Shop in Blackrock Market. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fancy fish frys Peter Hogan, originally from Tramore, and Jumoke Akintola, from Hackney in London, have opened a fish and chip shop in a converte(...)