NOT SO LONG ago, you couldn’t get a good cup of coffee in Ireland. Tea was king and coffee was often an afterthought. But over the last decade or so, independent coffee shops and roasters sprang up in great numbers. Walk around the major cities and towns, and you’ll be hard pressed not to stumble upon a bustling coffee shop packed with people working on their laptops.
“THE QUALITY OF Chinese food in Dublin varies hugely. There is some really good quality stuff and then there are some really low quality takeaways.”That’s how Alice Chau-Ginguene responds when I ask her to appraise the Chinese food scene in Dublin. And if anybody knows, it’s her. The Hong Kong native has been living in Dublin for the last ten years. By day, she works as a cat behaviourist and runs her own cat sitting and behavioural therapy company.
HIGH-END RESTAURANTS frequently get all the love, but where do you go when you want tasty food without breaking the bank? We asked some of Ireland’s leading chefs for their recommendations on the best cafés, casual eateries, gastropubs, takeaways and more. Domini Kemp is a chef and food writer. She runs Hatch & Sons, Alchemy Juice Co, Feast Catering, Joe’s and ITSA. Our local and one of my favourites is Juniors.
Now that we've beaten England at their own game on their own turf on Paddy's Day, I think we should start channeling all our time and resources into, like, cricket, curling and cycling so we can set about humiliating the Brits at all their sports.
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