Words: Shamim de Brún
The last few weeks have been chock full of new spots opening. It’s hard to keep track. So we’ve consolidated them into a big ol listicle. Convenient.
In no particular order, here are the nine new spots you should check out this month:
Everyone’s favourite sustainable eatery has expanded and opened its newest location in Cumberland Place. The OG Tang and its second location have both been quietly doing all the right things on the sustainability front for quite a few years. This new location promises to deliver this high-end homemade grub with all the vivre we know and adore.
Catch them at Cumberland Place Dublin 2
What is highly likely to go down as the most underrated beer garden in the city has reopened after a revamp. With an on the spot chef slinging serious brisket and corn on the cob that would make you abandon your family, this spot is the definition of a hidden gem. A touch too far away for a casual ‘where will we go next’ drink, this spot is a destination location that catches serious rays on warm days. As new spots go, it’s looking pretty tasty.
Catch them at Raddison Blu Dublin 8
Fans of Sova Vegan Butchers will be happy to note Bart is back in action at the new Coco Sova. Still, in Dublin 8, all be it the other end of it now, the new location promises to deliver old favourites and fresh snacks. Now open from nine in the morning till nine at night Wednesday to Saturday, you’ve got a whole twelve hours a day to get your vegan fix. Rumours have it there’s a new fully vegan and organic wine list coming too. Keep an eye out.
Catch them at: Carman’s Hall, The Liberties, Dublin, D08 V22H
The chicken burger has reached its final, and ultimate form in Rathmines’ newest joint; Spatched. We’ve been excited about the latest venture from The Golden Cherry Club, the team behind everyone’s favourite pasta bar Sprezzatura for a long time. And the anticipation has only added to it. All the sustainably sourced chicken tastes as if it was made by Jesus himself. Pop up and check it out.
Catch them in Rathmines Dublin 6
John and co finally have a venue as big as their all-in menu. This new location in Temple bar but off the beaten is bright, spacious and already a be-sure-to-make-a-reservation affair. Fans of the dim sum-ers will be elated to know the menu has grown along with the kitchen and now has the most heavenly pork buns you could imagine. For a new spot, it’s well worth a trip.
Catch them in Temple Bar Dublin 2
We are a nation of sandwich lovers. Caved has come out with a “sandwiches by chefs” menu that begs to be tasted. Actually, it doesn’t have to beg that hard. With Sandwiches that look as good as this, people will be queuing around the block here. The cat is well and truly out of the bag on this one. If you’re looking to sandwich like a professional you know this is the noob for you.
Catch them in Grand Canal Dock, Dublin is 4
While they’ve been open for a spritz since January Dublin’s new spot multi-level venue is now fully gassed and speeding along. With a beautiful building that features a spritz bar, a cafe, a cocktail bar and this new high-end restaurant this spot’s budding menu is sure to be something work checking out.
Catch them at Stephens Green Dublin 2
Fans of the sacred Friday night Chinese will be delighted with this one. This next-level takeaway will take any Asian food fan on a mythical flavour journey where they’ll become the hero. Double Happy’s menu has a clear focus on high quality, locally sourced ingredients with meat from McLoughlins Craft Butchers and seafood from Sustainable Seafood Ireland. From the lads behind Stoneybatter’s Hakkahan this takeaway venture is sure to be something your mates won’t shut up about.
Catch them on Dodder Park Drive, at the spot where Kong’s used to be in Rathfarnham Dublin 6
Okay, so this technically isn’t a restaurant. But it is a noob. Well, kind of. The fourth Neighbourhood Wine instalment opened on Friday in Churchtown, and I thought it merited inclusion. As wine shops go, this new series is the least stuffy and most chill of the lot. The lads are pretty sound if you’re in the area and looking for a bottle stroll.
Catch them in Churchtown Dublin, 14
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