Delahunt’s Restaurant – Camden Street

We’ve been meaning to visit Delahunt’s for some time now. From the outside it looks like an unassuming traditional bistro, with quaint net curtains and a long, narrow dining room. It occupies the building that used to be home to Jack Carvill’s off-licence, which featured in James Joyce’s Ulysses. But the food was far from unassuming. The menu was relatively short and the wine list predominantly European. We picked a Portuguese Duoro which unfortunately was corked. The waiter agreed and it was speedily replaced. J Mac was intrigued by the Pigs Ears pre-starter. Thankfully they were far removed from the treats we feed our dogs. Crispy little strips with an amazing raisin and mustard dip. These were followed by Ox Tongue and Smoked salmon to start, both dishes were delicious and beautifully presented. Then Guinea Fowl and Nettle & Spelt risotto for mains. Finished off with another bottle of red and a cheese board. The food in Delahunt’s is top class, the staff are highly professional and attentive and the dining room is elegant and comfortable. They have retained many of the features of the old bar/off-licence, including an old mahogany and glass office which is now a private dining space. Much to our delight we discovered their lovely outside patio garden space which would be an ideal spot to while away a warm summer evening. Overall this is one of the best meals we’ve had in Dublin in ages.

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