Trust me. You don’t need that for your baby
Trust me. You don’t need that for your baby

Amanda Cassidy

Why we love a good celebrity feud
Why we love a good celebrity feud

Amanda Cassidy

Prepare for a Paul Mescal supremacy — 5 upcoming or new releases from the incredible Irish actor
Prepare for a Paul Mescal supremacy — 5 upcoming or new releases from the incredible...

Sarah Gill

Three newly opened Irish restaurants to try out this weekend
Three newly opened Irish restaurants to try out this weekend

Sarah Gill

Author’s Bookshelf: Clodagh Finn on paying homage to the women who have made Ireland what it is alongside Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland
Author’s Bookshelf: Clodagh Finn on paying homage to the women who have made Ireland what...

Sarah Gill

What to make this weekend: Saturday night dinner for less than €6
What to make this weekend: Saturday night dinner for less than €6

Sarah Finnan

Take a tour of Made.com founder’s chic London pad
Take a tour of Made.com founder’s chic London pad

IMAGE Interiors & Living

The benefits of batch cooking, from more time to more money
The benefits of batch cooking, from more time to more money

IMAGE

It’s time to learn your attachment style…and how it’s impacting your relationship
It’s time to learn your attachment style…and how it’s impacting your relationship

Mairead Heffron

Maisie Williams, Jennette McCurdy, Drew Barrymore and the plight of abusive parents
Maisie Williams, Jennette McCurdy, Drew Barrymore and the plight of abusive parents

Sarah Gill

By IMAGE
22nd May 2014

Darren D'Arcy, Ali Barker, Derry Clarke

Saison

blank
blank
blank
blank
blankSee More Photos
blank
blank
blank
blank
blank
blank
blank
blank
blank
blank
blank
Mitchell’s Wines then Town Bar and Grill and now…?Saison.

No place in the capital was as emblematic of the Celtic Tiger era as the Town Bar and Grill on Kildare Street. A haunt of Irish politicans and celebrities, it enjoyed a more regular presence in gossip columns than any Miss Ireland or comeback crooner. And now it’s back, only this time with a certain je ne sais quoi and a new talented and experience restaurateur at the helm. Ali Barker, owner of the much-loved La Bodega tapas restaurant in Ranelagh, talked about the takeover at Tuesday’s launch. “We have transformed the interior, redecorating it in a teal and charcoal grey. The atmosphere is relaxed, much like Town Bar & Grill had been, with a similar price range, and although it will have a formal white tablecloth feel, the service will be relaxed and friendly. There has been a good buzz about it, so I think all the regular customers will come back in.”

Also seen milling about the launch: chefs Dylan McGrath and Derry Clarke, stylist Cathy O’Connor and Joe Macken of Jo’burger, Bear, and every other place hipsters sit and gather.

The new-look menu is also to our liking. Head Chef, Graeme Dodrill, formerly of La Mere Zou and One Pico, plans add a French influence to the menu using fresh, locally-sourced seasonal ingredients. Shall we make our Bastille day bookings now?

saison.ie