This is quite a small cozy restaurant, it’s packed up even during weekday evenings. This establishment is located upstairs where you could reach by a flight of stair. In the middle of the room, there is a big squarish sink filled up with seats indeed. Along all sides of the square are laid out with tables and chairs too. I notice that seats are quite close to each other in the Dublin restaurants visited so far.
There were 10 of us on a Thurs evening. We were seated in the square sink at a long table. Table and chairs were small sized, closely packed to neighbours. The diners at upper floor could have a literal plane view of what we were eating, doing … Felt being watched really and uncomfortable. However, with the wacky company around, after chatting and cracking jokes. For me, I felt easier as the evening went by.
The menu is reasonably priced. The ingredients and dishes were fresh and unpretentious. All in all, we had a fun and hearty birthday meal.
A no-frills place like this warrants a visit for an honest fresh Irish fare. I would go back again.
Address: 101, Talbot street, Dublin
Date of visit: Nov 2008