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Rotana Cafe

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Opening Times: 
Monday: 4:00pm – 11:30pm Tuesday to Sunday: 11:30am – 12:00 midnight

If the cookery books of Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi have given you a taste for a falafel sandwich with tahini sauce, or for dolmades, or for chicken shawarma with Lebanese bread and garlic sauce, or for lamb tagine cooked the Lebanese way, then you have to make your way to Mohammed Abuissa’s lovely bright room in the hipster district of Portobello.

Mr Abuissa has been carving out a reputation as the creator of some of the very best Middle Eastern food that can be found in Dublin since he opened in 2008. You can just pop in and grab a fatoush salad to keep the hunger pangs at bay, or arrive with a brace of bottles, determined to make the night a long one as you eat your way through the delights of the menu. The room is simple and bright and atmospheric, just perfect for trying the homemade stuffed vine leaves, the crispy kibbé, their signature dolmades, the light tabbouleh and there is a fine moussaka. Great value for money, excellent service, and a great experience.

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Mohammed Abuissa
31 South Richmond Street, Portobello, Dublin 2.
+353 1 475 9969

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