Food & Drink

Breakfast, Sunday Brunch, Family Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Dinner, Late Supper and Snacks in between – On the Rocks, Freshly Squeezed, Pulled, Poured, Shaken but not Stirred.  Some of the highlights of your trip will be the food and drink enjoyed - all the more so because it is sourced and produced in a responsible way.

All of our listed Cafes, Restaurants, Farmers Markets, Bars and Pubs actively implement environmental policies that include good practice to minimise food waste and very importantly source local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients. Some go a step further and work with local groups and schools to encourage healthy eating and teach cooking skills.

Choosing green tastes so good! Wherever you go ask whoever is serving you food - where does it come from? In Ireland this is known as the "Just Ask" practice promoted by Bord Bia (Irish Food Board) to encourage customers to find out the provenance of the foods they eat and to encourage restaurants, etc, to use Irish provenance food and beverages.

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When Eileen Dunne And her husband, Stefano Crescenzi opened their unassuming wine shop on Dublin's Frederick Street, in 1999, they weren't to know how quickly it was to become a well-loved institution. 

Initially, it was primarily a wine shop, stocking over 150 wines from every region of Stefano's native Italy and serving some cold Antipasti and Cheeses. Soon, however, it was clear that it was morphing into a favourite destination for lunch and gradually they realised expansion, both in shape and form, was necessary. Having secured the adjacent premises, they have now created a bigger, but still intimate dining space. Simple Italian wooden tables and chairs furnish the dining area, in a room where wine, pasta, oils and vinegars are piled to the roof on shelves all around. this is a shrine to the great food and wine of Italy - and you'll be pushed not to leave without buying something. We love the constant buzz here. Waiters and waitresses come with good looks as standard and an enthusiasm for the food they serve. If you are dining alone, you're bound to strike up a conversation with a next door table, on the joys of the wonderful cooking or which Italian wine is your favourite.
 
The authentic Italian menu combines best Irish fresh meats  and local organic vegetables with the precious ingredients of Italy. We loved the traditional Lasagne al Forno - made with fellow Good Food Ireland Approved Provider Castlemines Farm beef. What a combo - layers of fresh pasta, a rich meat and tomato filling and creamy topping, bubbling and golden. On the menu also,  find some of the Italian classics, and a few unusual choices too. Enjoy the salamis and charcuteries.  Revel in the cheeses. Be amazed at the daily specials listed on the blackboard - you'll end up bemused by the choice. When you have chosen, prepare to be overjoyed at the wine selection  here - obviously a huge attraction given the original history of how this place began. The restaurant at Dunne & Crescenzi buzzes with politicians and students, lunching ladies and the literati. What better place to enjoy simple food, late into the evening with a bottle or two of Amarone. A real Dublin gem!
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