Grieving at Christmas: ‘Lung cancer may have taken Martin but the memories of our Christmasses past will remain intact’
Grieving at Christmas: ‘Lung cancer may have taken Martin but the memories of our Christmasses...

Venetia Quick

What I Spend on Christmas: The 42-year-old yoga teacher earning €40k spending €250 on her partner
What I Spend on Christmas: The 42-year-old yoga teacher earning €40k spending €250 on her...

IMAGE

The Katie Jane Hughes guide to festive grown-up glitter
The Katie Jane Hughes guide to festive grown-up glitter

Holly O'Neill

3 period homes on sale around the country for €395,000 and under
3 period homes on sale around the country for €395,000 and under

Megan Burns

‘It was the job that almost broke me. Anxiety, nervous stomach, disturbed sleep… weekends full of dread’
‘It was the job that almost broke me. Anxiety, nervous stomach, disturbed sleep… weekends full...

Amy Lynch

Bella Hadid says working with Victoria’s Secret is a power move, but how can it be?
Bella Hadid says working with Victoria’s Secret is a power move, but how can it...

Sarah Finnan

THE CAREER COACH: Seminar 4 Your Work/Life Balance
THE CAREER COACH: Seminar 4 Your Work/Life Balance

IMAGE

WIN a luxury VOYA skincare hamper
WIN a luxury VOYA skincare hamper

IMAGE

COACHING: One-to-one coaching with our career coach
COACHING: One-to-one coaching with our career coach

IMAGE

The IMAGE PwC Businesswoman of the Year Awards 2022 is back!
The IMAGE PwC Businesswoman of the Year Awards 2022 is back!

IMAGE

Image / Editorial

Two To Try For The Bank Holiday Weekend


By Eoin Higgins
28th Oct 2016
Two To Try For The Bank Holiday Weekend

I had two nice chip experiences in two different settings this week. For the sake of brevity, I will call them The Chippenings?. Apparently chips are all gourmet and s**t now (as is swearing in restaurant reviews).

Screen Shot 2016-10-28 at 12.08.11

The first Chippening? was at Fish Shop (the fish ?n? chip/wine bar location on Benburb Street) where chips, and a rotating battered fish of the day, are pretty much all the food options available. And that’s no bad thing. Practice makes perfect an’ all. I had a beautiful piece of haddock, exalted – as opposed to soggily vanquished – by a primo beer batter (don’t bother asking what the secret to their batter is, they aren’t telling). And then the chips – also lovely: not too hard, not too soft, good temperature, took to the vinegar like a pair of Ugg boots to the floor of the Dundrum Town Centre. Lovely as well: staff, decor and a wine list filled with interesting things you should get to know, including a very interesting sherry section, yes, sherry, it’s time you made friends with it. All decent value: €12.50 for the dish, a wrinkly fiver for a glass of the steely house white.

Screen Shot 2016-10-28 at 12.13.11

The second Chippening? occurred at?Charlotte Quay, which I am belatedly discovering. Believe it or not, typically it’s better to let a restaurant bed in for a few weeks before visiting (it doesn’t actually matter that someone you’ve a vague, inexplicable food rivalry with on social media got there first, those are silly games, for silly billys). So let a place rest for a while, like a nice fore rib of beef, it will only enhance the experience. I dropped into Charlotte Quay for their Sunday brunch and had the hanger steak and chips special. After a bit of a wait (must have been the resting) which I didn’t mind because it’s a handsome room with airy views, it came out and was a fortifying dish. A different style of chip, skinnier, but no less satisfying, nicely crisped exterior and a cloud-fluffy interior … little smashers. The hangar steak rocked too, beautifully flipped, gorgeously charred on the outside, pink velvet soft within. Reasonable at the €20 (-ish) price tag too. So there you have it, The Chippenings? … enjoy yizzer bank holiday.

Ps, a soundtrack to this review may be found?here.