Bon Appetit

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The latest out-of-towner to be awarded a Michelin star, Bon Appetit is luring Dublin's gourmets away from the city centre with the promise of culinary fireworks from young Irish chef Oliver Dunne. And dishes such as boudin of duck and foie gras with celeriac purée and fresh peas or fillet of John Dory with new season asparagus, pine nuts and salted grapes have been ensuring that they do not leave disappointed. Café Bon, the high-quality bistro operation in the basement of the beautiful Georgian building (the restaurant is on the first floor) is a good bet for those who want to see what all the fuss is about without having to shell out haute cuisine prices. Here, you can expect more low-key offerings, such as grilled fillet of Irish beef with cherry tomatoes, 'Café Bon chips' and béarnaise sauce (fancy steak and chips, in other words). But whether you're upstairs or down, the service is uniformly excellent and the wine list worthy of the bill of fare.

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Bon Appetit details

9 James Terrace,

Area East of Centre

Transport DART Malahide

Telephone 845 0314

Bon Appetit website

Open Restaurant 6.30-9.30pm Tue-Thur, Sat; 12.30-2.30pm, 6.30-9.30pm Fri. Café 6-10.30pm Mon-Sat.

Main courses Restaurant Set price €75. Café €21-€32.