Cirillo’s: Dublin’s Cucina Italiana (+ WIN Dinner For 4!)

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Dublin’s never really put itself on the map as a perfect pizza destination. Though several international brands have set up shop, we’ve never really enjoyed their standardised, flavourless versions of the beautifully simple Italian classic. Like Goldilocks with her porridge, we’re pretty discerning about what we do and don’t like when it comes to pizza – too fluffy, overly cheesy, too yeasty, poor quality toppings… Now, at long last, enter Cirillo’s, a modern Italian restaurant in Dublin city serving impeccable wood-fired pizza and a wider, classic Italian menu with all the right elements.

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Sitting on 140 Baggot Street, this cucina Italiana opened in mid-2016 and it’s a joy to see Dublin embracing this authentic slice of Napoli. We want to celebrate the arrival of Cirillo’s by offering you the chance to win a pizza and Prosecco party for FOUR at Cirillo’s! Read on to enter…

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Recipe: Easy Onion & Garlic Orzotto (V)

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One of our biggest learning curves when we began cooking and experimenting in the kitchen was finding a way of making a meal out of nothing. Being ultra busy and in a fast-paced city, we often feel like we spend all our time living to work rather than working to live, so there’s usually a night (or two) a week when coming home and finding nothing in the fridge or cupboard suddenly welcomes the temptation to order a takeaway.

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Brasserie Zédel – London’s Parisian Brasserie

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Deep beneath Piccadilly circus there lies a restaurant. Sitting somewhere above the tunnels of the London Underground and below the busy Circus at the foot of Regent Street is a subterranean restaurant of epic proportions. If you’ve never heard of Brasserie Zédel, let us acquaint you with the place that Pierre Koffmann states is “the only real brasserie in London” and we would have to agree – there’s nothing else like this in the city.

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48 Hours in… Paris

Normally, when we write our ’48 Hours in…’ posts they tend to be curated, condensed, ‘best of’ highlights from several trips. We try to cram as much into several research trips so that we can produce the ideal travel feature. For Paris, it’s a little different. You see, it’s taken us six years before actually visiting Paris together (yet we’re two hours away on the train from London!)

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Recipe: Irish Brioche Barmbrack

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Picture this: It’s a chilly evening in October. Golden, curled, crisped leaves are falling weakly from the trees, barer now, only to be picked up and carried to the afterlife in the next gust of Autumnal wind. The evenings are losing light at a faster pace each day. Little pairs of eyes wait anxiously, peering out of the front windows of homes where one of the first fires of the year has just been lit.

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48 Hours In Dublin: Our Guide to Ireland’s Capital

Dublin often tops peoples’ lists for a quick weekend abroad. Boasting buckets of culture and a conveniently compact, walkable city centre, Dublin also offers incredible food, buzzing bars, stunning architecture and an unrivalled atmosphere. You’ll be hard pressed to find a friendlier, warmer welcome in any other European capital. To sample everything that the capital of Ireland has to offer in 48 hours or so, here’s our speedy guide to Dubin taking in the best food, drink, sights and sounds.


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The Perfect London All-Rounder: Drake & Morgan

We get asked on Twitter pretty much daily for food-led travel tips and advice and we want to talk about one of our favourite finds in London – a restaurant group we go back to time and time again.


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