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New restaurants in Dublin?

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I haven't been to Dublin since last summer -- any new, prominent, food-related (restos, shops, etc.) openings in the Dublin vicinity worth noting?

Only thing on my radar has been Mulligan's -- http://www.lmulligangrocer.com/ -- anyone been there? I haven't seen any reports.

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  1. Dylan Mc Grath, who won a Michelin star in Mint a few months before going bust has opened a a casual hot stone joint called Rustic Stone. Reports are mixed but he tends to divide opinion as an individual.
    Also worth checking out are Camden Kitchen ( off Camden Street) and The Butcher Grill
    ( Ranelagh). Both are small restaurants that focus on quality ingredients. Mulligan's is decent without being spectacular.

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    1. re: Patricko

      I forgot to mention Locks Brasserie which opened late 2010 under the stewardship of the people behind the much lauded Pearl Brasserie. Excellent food in relaxed environment.

      Also, I'm not sure if Pichet was open the last time you were here but it's well worth a visit

      1. re: Patricko

        Thanks! Camden Kitchen and The Butcher Grill aren't too far from my office. Sad to hear about Mulligan's -- their focus on smaller breweries and even cask beers strikes me as bit of a rarity in Ireland.

        Pichet was open last time I was in town but I did not make it there -- I'll bump it up on my current list.

        1. re: lambretta76

          You've probably been there before, but I really loved the Winding Stair.

          1. re: helen b

            Went to Winding Stair on a recent trip and LOVED it!!!!!

            If you like vegetarian, we also had a lovely breakfast at Cornucopia. They sometimes have music at night. Although I don't think they're new either.

            1. re: gtrekker2003

              Yup -- big fan of the Winding Stair. They do wonderful things with blood sausage and have a quite interesting wine list. And, for when you've had a meat/fried overload, Cornucopia is the perfect antidote -- sweet staff, decent - yet healthy - food, and reasonably priced for Temple Bar. (About 11E to 13E.)