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Where chefs eat - Conor Dempsey, Amuse Restaurant, Dawson Street, D2.

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Conor Dempsey, Amuse Restaurant, Dawson Street D2.

Conor opened Amuse over a year ago now, and has won many fans and awards since. Voted best newcomer at the RAI awards, they also featured in our best meals of the year for 2014. Conor’s food is innovative and features an Eastern twist, while the tasting menu is one of the high points on the Dublin culinary scene.

You can read our review here, or visit their website at, and here are Conor’s top five picks for different occasions, from the fine dining to a meal out with the children.

L’Astrance, 4 Rue Beethoven, 75016 Paris, France

3 Michelin Star restaurant in Paris. Best most underrated 3 star possibly in France. Been there a few times and each time new innovative dishes on, full of surprises! Cant speak highly enough of the chef Pascal Barbot. Love the Asian influence in his cooking too! Find out more here.

Milano’s Pizza Dawson Street

Great to bring the kids, the staff are always so accommodating, trust me they need to be, when you have a 3 and 2 year old in tow! Oh yeah great Pizza too!! Visit their website here of read our review of Milano's Cork 

Kinara Restaurant Clontarf

It’s really hard to find good Indian\Pakistani Curries in Dublin most are just the same old run of the mill. Kinara is different! Plus they have a lovely bar for a drink before sitting down. Visit the website here.


I love Sushi and it’s nearly impossible to find good Sushi in Ireland, this is defo the best of the bunch! Visit the website

Dax Restaurant

I worked there for 7 years so I know it’s good!! Fine French food and a serious wine list. Read Paolo's last review here or visit the website


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