Dublin dining near Abbey Theatre
We've got Saturday night tix to the Abbey and had hoped to have a pre-theatre dinner at Chapter One. Sadly, they're fully booked (Dec. 12!) Any suggests about where to go to get good food near the theatre? Alternatively, I'm considering trying to get into Patrick Guilbaud for lunch that Saturday and then we'll skip dinner. Thoughts?
One more idea which has popped into my head is L'Gueleuton ( www.lgueuleton.com). They open at 6pm and do not take reservations. There is usually a queue outside before it opens. A good plan would be a nice cocktail in the uber cool No Name bar upstairs and then hit the queue for about 5.45pm. The food is casual French Bistro but the cooking is good and there is a great buzz in room.
Ahh yes coming close to christmas there! For convenience to the Abbey try out the Winding Stair for modern irish on the quays or for casual italian the 'italian quarter' on blooms lane off ormond quay, there's an enoteca there cant remember its name. Both are a short stroll to the theatre.