This post is a continuation of my review of Ireland’s Fine Eats. I previously reviewed three restaurants from Galway, Dingle, and Waterford.
Ireland Trip Report
- Ireland Overview
- Driving in Ireland
- Castles, Castles, and more Castles
- Kylemore and Connemara
- The Cliffs of Insanity!
- The Loop Around the Dingle Peninsula
- Searching for the Best Guinness in Dublin
- 6 Hotels in 7 Nights! Part 1
- 6 Hotels in 7 Nights! Part 2
- Ireland’s Fine Eats – Part 1
- Ireland’s Fine Eats – Part 2
Now, we will focus on three restaurants from Dublin. I must say that the restaurants in Dublin are far superior to the other restaurants we visited in Ireland.
4. Pearl Brasserie in Dublin – Our friend recommended this restaurant to us, and so when we happened upon it during our first night in Dublin, we decided to give it a go.
The Summer Madness menu, which included 2 courses for 22 euros, was a great deal, so I ordered the Crispy Egg (with Asparagus, Truffle Mayonnaise, Black Pudding Fritter) and the Pork Belly (cooked with Teriyaki, Pak-Choi, Carrot Pickle, Onion Rings). Both courses were delicious. I particularly enjoyed the Crispy Egg, which was still a little runny once you broke through the deep-fried deliciousness. Nom nom.
Mr. Selfish ordered the Squab Pigeon Rossini – Cooked Two Ways, which included Black Truffle Mousseline and Pan Fried Duck Foie Gras for 30 euros. Having only eaten pigeon once before and being disappointed, Mr. Selfish found this pigeon to be well-cooked and quite delicious.
5. Leo Burdock in Dublin – This restaurant is the oldest chipper in Dublin. Mr. Selfish also recalled that Anthony Bourdain highly recommended it, so we ventured here for the famous fish and chips. We had one order of traditional fish and chips, as well as an order of the smoked fish and chips. Both were amazingly delicious! I knew that Anthony Bourdain wouldn’t lie to me.
There is no seating in Leo Burdocks, but just across the way is lovely Christ Church Cathedral. We sat in the courtyard and enjoyed our fish and chips.
6. Montys of Kathmandu in Dublin – Mr. Selfish and I were once again craving non-Irish food, so we came to Montys for Nepalese food. Even though it was in the touristy Temple Bar area, Montys was highly recommended and renowned – and for good reason, it was yummy!
As an appetizer, we ordered the Kachela, which is “Raw minced lamb, with garlic, ginger, herbs and spices, served with a shot of whiskey – a delicacy among the Newars of Kathmandu.”
For our entrees, we ordered the Chicken Chilli Nanglo, which is spicy deep fried chicken in a light batter with chillies, onions, capsicum, and fresh herbs, and the traditional Nepali Lamb Curry. Both were spiced just right and delightfully flavorful!
I would recommend these three restaurants to anyone visiting in Dublin. They were all very different but equally delicious in their own way.