Blog By Keva Doyle

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Food for Thought

So last week I tried two new restaurants and I have to say I wasn't overly impressed,don't get me wrong I would go back but there was nothing about them that I would be raving to friends about and telling them that we absolutely have to go and try it out. The first was the Exchequer Wine Bar in Ranelagh, I went with my good friend Ailbhe and we both said we wouldn't be racing back. We got a selection of tapas between the two of us and a glass of wine each, it was a Tuesday after all! The cocktail menu I just loved, it had such character and so many choices. Some of the dishes we had were better than others but it does have a nice atmosphere and I like the interior decor. The staff were very attentive so I cant fault them on that. I think when I go back it will be for the cocktails as they looked pretty good!

Glass of Rose

Chorizo Lollipops with garlic aioli & Jamon Iberico and Manchego croquettes
Drinks menu

Potted smoked mackerel pate

 I also tried Beeftro in Dundrum for the first time last week. Thursday evening was unbelievable and we were lucky enough to be able to sit outside and enjoy the unusually warm evening. Beeftro has a few lovely touches and you can see whoever is behind it has a bit of style. The napkins, the place mats etc were all fab and really added to the experience. The menu is mostly meat as the name suggests but they had a few fish options for both starters and mains which sounded good and were fresh. The food was tasty and for 4 of us with wine and a mix of starters and mains it came in under €100 which was good.

Wood fire grilled fresh Trout with side salad and charred lemon

Spanish Squid

Spicy Chicken wings with blue cheese dip

Links above for both restaurants. In brief, the Exchequer is good for a girly catch up and a few cocktails and Beeftro is good for a date or a group of friends both male and female.

Love BB xx

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