Sunday Times Ireland: Restaurant Review Column

Seeing ‘Patrick Hanlon & Russell Alford’ as ‘restaurant critics’ in a national newspaper is still surreal. Since late 2022 we’ve been the restaurant critics for the Sunday Times Ireland (a once-weekly Irish edition of the UK-based paper, not a Sunday version of The Irish Times –– a totally different publication where our critic counterpart is Corinna Hardgrave) and the dust has still not settled and we’re constantly pinching ourselves we get to call this our job.

Photo: Barry Cronin |

We share each piece on social media as it comes out in each Sunday edition but we thought it appropriate to list every single restaurant review in one neat place so here it is on –– every review so far, in order, in a big ol’ hyperlink listicle.

Photo: Barry Cronin |

01. Frae, Holywood (not currently online)

02. Paradiso, Cork (city)

03. Square, Dundalk, Co. Louth

04. Dela, Galway (city)

05. D’Olier Street 🌟, Dublin 2

06. The Glass Curtain, Cork (city)

07. Neighbourhood, Naas, Co. Kildare

08. Flout! Pizza, East Belfast

09. Juniors, Dublin 4

10. Nóinín, Kilkenny (city)

11. Little Acorn, Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow

12. Chubbys, Clontarf, Dublin 3

13. Moran’s Oyster Cottage, Kilcolgan, Co. Galway

14. F.X. Buckley, Temple Bar, Dublin 2


16. Liath 🌟🌟, Blackrock, South County Dublin

17. La Gordita, Dublin 2

18. Wine & Brine, Moira, Co. Down

19. Locks Brasserie, Dublin 8

20. Babushka, Portrush, Co. Antrim

Photo: Barry Cronin |

21. The Old Couch, Waterford (city)

22. Reyna, Dublin 2

23. Bar Fisk, Downings, Co. Donegal

24. Flâneur, Rathmines, Dublin 6 [CLOSED]

25. Hen’s Teeth, Dublin 8

26. Artis, Derry (city)

27. Row Wines, Dublin 2

28. King Sitric, Howth, North Co. Dublin

29. Myrtle, Ardee, Co. Louth

30. Misunderstood Heron, Leenane/Leenaun, Connemara

31. The Sea Rooms @ Kelly’s Resort, Rosslare, Co. Wexford

32. A Fianco, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7

33. La Cocina Cuevas, The Naul, North Co. Dublin

34. AndChips, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

35. Lotties, Rathmines, Dublin 6

36. Saint Francis Provisions, Kinsale, Co. Cork

37. Neighbourhood, Belfast (city)

38. Variety Jones 🌟, The Liberties, Dublin 8

39. Hawksmoor, Dame Street, Dublin 2

40. Polka Polish Cuisine, Galway (city)

41. Grá Pizza, Co. Kildare

42. Volpe Nera, Blackrock, South Co. Dublin

43. Bramley, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois

44. The Fish Box, Dingle, Co. Kerry

45. Korean Table, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7

Photo: Bryan Meade |

46. POTA, Connemara, Co. Galway

47. The Legal Eagle, Chancery Place, Dublin 7

48. Arán, Kilkenny (city)

49. Yves (Brother Hubbard), Ranelagh, Dublin 6

50. Bastible, Leonard’s Corner, Dublin 8

51. The Lifeboat Inn, Courtmacsherry, West Cork

52. Brabzon @ Tankardstown House, Co. Meath

53. Kicky’s, South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2

54. The Bookshelf, Tralee, Co. Kerry

55. Dosa Dosa, Grand Canal, Dublin 2 & Lucan

56. The Coach House, Roundwood, Co. Wicklow

57. OTTO Pizza + wine, Sligo (town)

58. allta, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2

59. Nightmarket, Ranelagh, Dublin 6

60. Marcel, East Belfast

61. 777, Dublin 2


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