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Legal Eagle

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Elaine Murphy is one of the most significant restaurateurs in Dublin, managing a small fleet of cutting-edge restaurants that offer delicious and distinctive food. The Legal Eagle, just across the street from the Four Courts, gets our vote simply because its exploration and delivery of age-old Irish foods – pickled eggs; steak and ale pie; bacon and cabbage; pork scratchings; treacle tart – is so superlatively delivered. Ms Murphy’s genius is to ensure that eating in the ’Eagle doesn’t feel like an exercise in nostalgia. Instead, she supercharges her dishes into the status of contemporary classics, from the Dublin Bay prawn cocktail to the Wibbly Wobbly Wonder pannacotta. Great staff bring the whole show together, and the weekend lunches are just ace.

Elaine Murphy
1-2 Chancery Place, Dublin 7
+353 1 555 2971

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