The Hungry Monk
When a restaurant offers you a quartet of pink champagnes to choose from – Cattier; Pol Roger; Laurent Perrier; Bollinger – then you know you have found a restaurant with the right priorities.
You have found The Hungry Monk, a restaurant with the right priorities. Life is too short to drink bad wine, so let's drink pink champagne!
The Keown family opened their doors back in 1988, so they are both pioneers, and great survivors. Greystones back then wasn't the food lovers' mecca that it has become, so Pat and Sylvia can be proud of the fact that they instigated and fashioned the changes in people's behaviour and priorities which made it normal to go to good restaurants, and made it normal to drink good wines. The Hungry Monk has offered both for more than twenty five years, yet the business feels as fit and spry as a kid, thanks to the energy of Julian Keown and his wife, Samantha.
The restaurant menu – written in gothic script – offers the classic – lamb's kidneys Dijonaise; Dover sole on the bone; Gressingham duck breast – with the new – sweet potato and coriander broth; tempura of Dublin bay prawns with lime and chilli aioli. In the Bistro, the style is simpler – spicy chicken wings; Moroccan falafels; organic Wicklow lamb burger; venison bangers and chive mash; Belgian chocolate tart. In both destinations, the judgement and delivery of the dishes is precise, whilst the ambience is festive and friendly, and the priority is always to delight the customer.
So, which pink champagne are you going to choose?
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