One of the best proponents of gastropub cuisine—the reinvention of traditional Irish cooking into something chic and fashionable—is this refined pub (above another popular bar) 10 minutes’ walk south of St. Stephen's Green. The menu takes classic pub fare and prepares it beautifully, in dishes like beer-battered fish and chips with pea and mint puree; linguine served with tiger prawns, clams, garlic, and chile; and a delicious house burger topped with cheddar cheese from County Cork. For dessert try the posset (a syllabub-like concoction containing cream and lemon) served with spiced shortbread. As you’d expect, all the ingredients are sourced as locally as possible, with plenty of attention to what’s in season. The wine and ale lists are well curated, with lots of reasonably priced options. Tip: The lunch menu is an edited version of what’s for dinner—but cheaper.
9 Sussex Terrace, Dublin 4
Our Rating Neighborhood Fitzwilliam Square Area Hours Lunch Mon–Fri from noon; dinner Mon–Sun from 5pm Transportation Bus: 7B, 7D, 11, 11A, 11B, 27C, 39B, 39X, 46B, 46C, 46D, 46E, 58C, 58X, 70B, 70X, 116 Phone 01/676-2851 Prices Entrees €15–€32 Cuisine Type Irish Web site The Sussex
Map9 Sussex Terrace, Dublin 4 Dublin
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