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All the best places to eat, shop and stay in Ireland. A local guide to local places.

It's not all doom and gloom out there, as these brave restaurateurs in Dublin and Cork show...

Rodney and Audrey have just opened a new Sushi King on Dawson St. in Dublin 2. The new shop and restaurant is an evolution of the wonderful Sushi King take-away on Baggot St., and has the luxury of seats for SK customers so Rodney and Audrey can offer both take out and sit in facilities.

The SK menu has expanded patiently and organically since they first opened, so there is now a range of Japanese and Asian hot food, soups and salads. Take a look at the menu at, on their lovely site designed by Alison Doran.

Baggot St is open Monday to Friday 11am to 6pm, whilst Dawson St is open 7 days 11am to 7pm, and there are plans to extend this in the near future. Best wishes for the new venture from us all!

Down in Kinsale, Pearse and Mary have moved the superb Toddies slightly out of town to the lovely Bulman bar at Summercove, a most gorgeous setting. Take a look at Pearse's new menus, and this is a don't miss! for anyone heading down to Cork for the summer.

Bulman Bar

Tel 021 4777769

Home smoked mackerel
Cucumber pickle, sweet potato blinis 6.50

Fresh soft spring rolls of chicken
Rice noodles, mint, coriander and grilled peanuts 7.50

Grilled St Tolla goats cheese
Lemon oil, locally grown organic salad, tomato vinaigrette 7.50

Oysterhaven mussels
Gubbeen ham, thyme and onion 8.00

Soup of the evening 5.00

Locally caught lobster risotto 12.50

Bulman Bar

Parmesan Polenta with Sage
Roasted vegetables and hazelnut butter 21.50

Grilled Organic sea trout
Wild garlic, chervil mayonnaise 22.50

Yellow Thai Monkfish Curry
Basmati Rice 24.50

Char grilled Fillet Steak
Root vegetable chips, watercress puree
Black pepper or garlic butter 28.50

Locally caught Lobster risotto 24.50

Guinea Fowl, pot au feu
Spring vegetables, tarragon dumplings 24.50

Specials each evening

Hot Oysterhaven oysters, spinach and Desmond Cheese 11.50

Roulade of Ummera Smoked Salmon and honey infused
Blue Bell goats cheese, locally grown organic salad 9.50

Grilled Fillet of Hake, tomato and yellow sage risotto
Pesto dressing 25.50

Fillet of John Dory, organic rocket salad and parmesan 25.50
Bulman Bar

Sample of Bar Menu

Bulman burger and chips 11.50

Half grilled local lobster, hollandaise sauce 15.00

Soup of the Day 4.50 Chowder 7.50

Pot of Local Mussels, Gubbeen Ham, thyme and onions 10.50

Cajun chicken bap, cucumber salsa,
greek yogurt, mint and coriander 8.50

Parma Ham Platter, rocket and parmesan salad 11.50

Fish and chips 10.50

Goats cheese spring rolls, organic salad 7.50

Home-made shepherds pie and garden peas 8.50

Sticky toffee pudding 6.95
Passion fruit crème brulee 6.95

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