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Out To Lunch: Rain Drives Review To O’Donnell’s

June 7, 2014 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for great offers O’Donnell’s Restaurant And Bar Mounthawk IRISH summers, eh? I had great intentions of going somewhere else on Friday to do my weekly review but the weather had other plans for me. So with my wipers working frantically to prevent me from ploughing into the car in […]

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Out To Lunch: Family Spot Is Just Yummy

Out To Lunch: Family Spot Is Just Yummy

May 31, 2014 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

Yummy Cafe, Dominick Street WHY didn’t anyone think of it before? For years, eating out with small children in tow was an arduous battle of wills between child and parent. Trying to keep them in their seats, thus stymieing their natural urge to run amok between diners, deftly avoiding the edges of […]

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Out To Lunch: Classical Dining On Ashe Street

Out To Lunch: Classical Dining On Ashe Street

May 23, 2014 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

Mozarts, Ashe Street WHAT is it about Ashe Street and naming cafes after classic artists? For years, Reuben’s culinary artists served up decent food at the top of the street until it closed a few years ago, while Chopin has been conducting its mellifluous melodies of  lunches and dinners to hungry […]

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Out To Lunch: Gally’s Bar And Restaurant

Out To Lunch: Gally’s Bar And Restaurant

May 17, 2014 at 8:58 am 1 comment

Gally’s Bar And Restaurant, Castlemaine Road IT’S funny how you forget about some places. Not too long ago I was travelling to Killorglin and on leaving town, looking to my left, I realised I hadn’t set foot in Gally’s for over six years. I righted that wrong this week when I had […]

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Out To Lunch: The Roast House

Out To Lunch: The Roast House

May 10, 2014 at 12:13 pm Comments are Disabled

The Roast House Denny Street LET’S, for a moment, talk about quality. The recession, for all its misery and hardship, did us favour by weeding out stylish-looking cafes, serving up over-priced, mediocre meals, so mangy they wouldn’t choke a duck. But hey, once Zero 7 was playing in the background we were cool. Starving, but […]

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Tadhg McGillicuddy, Assistant Hotel Manager, and Rimantas Romaska, Bar Manager, accepting the award for Best Customer Service at the Restaurant Association of Ireland awards held in Limerick on Tuesday night.

Great Service Books Brooks Another Award

April 30, 2014 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

BROOKS restaurant at Ballygarry House Hotel have added another accolade to their list having scooped the Best Customer Service award at the Restaurant Association of Ireland awards for the second year in a row. Tadhg McGillicuddy, Hotel Assistant Manager, praised his team for their customer focused attitude and love of the service […]

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Out To Lunch: A taste of old times

Out To Lunch: A taste of old times

April 30, 2014 at 7:35 am Comments are Disabled

Mary Anne’s Tea Rooms Denny Street SO there I am in downtown Tralee, a sunny April afternoon, an hour to go before giving a big work presentation, and the tummy starts to rumble. Some say you should never eat before a big event. But personally, I’m a bag of cats […]

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Review: Mark’s Debut Book Is ‘Just’ Right

Review: Mark’s Debut Book Is ‘Just’ Right

April 29, 2014 at 2:26 pm 1 comment

IT’S easy to be cynical when another cookbook comes on the market. After all, the bookshops are flooded with them – all promising to turn you into a domestic God or Goddess overnight. But ‘Just Cooking’ is not just another cookbook. It’s written by Mark Doe,  who runs the ‘Just […]

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Out To Lunch: Aine’s Cafe & Wine Bar

Out To Lunch: Aine’s Cafe & Wine Bar

April 21, 2014 at 8:22 pm Comments are Disabled

Aine’s Cafe The Square Easter Saturdays don’t get any better than this. Walking around Tralee in the warm sunshine was a pleasure at the weekend. The Tir na nOg Children’s Festival brought a great family feelgood factor to the town centre, none more so than in The Square where a […]

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