2018 was the year when Irish restaurants began to get the small plate concept right, and nowhere does small plates better than Solas. Owners Ann and Nicky aren’t afraid to swerve away from the Spanish roots of the dishes, so whilst you can order monkfish with romesco, or jamon with mustard fruits, it’s their own creations that really fly, especially the brilliant seafood chowder croquette, the pork belly with toffee apple parsnip purée, and the Dingle gin marinated fennel with ricotta. The dishes all arrive at much the same time, so sharing is the order of the day, which means the room quickly gets loud and raucous, especially on festival weekends, but Ann and her team have that hard-working Dingle ethos, so service is svelte and correct.
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