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Chapter One

Restaurants, French
Chapter One
Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/Jonathan W. Chapter One

Time Out says

A fine-dining force with phenomenal set and tasting menus in the basement of the Dublin Writers Museum on Dublin’s genteelly refurbished Northside

With 26 years at his trailblazing Chapter One, Cork-born owner and chef Ross Lewis has earned both notoriety and a well-deserved Michelin star. His passion for provenance and seasonality shine without feeling pretentious or inaccessible. Sure, the €110 tasting menu and €50-€75 wine pairing may be a stretch, but lunch starts at just €35 for two courses. Plus, this is more of a dining experience than a night out. The smart, understated dining room and formal, friendly staff perfectly match the luxurious yet down-to-earth cuisine. In an added and not uncharacteristic touch, most furniture and artwork are Irish-made.

Time Out tip: A spot at the Chef's Table may break the bank, but it’s an incredible experience to see the Chapter One team in action.

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Address: 18-19 Parnell Square N, Rotunda, Dublin 1

Opening hours: Tues-Fri 12:30-2pm; Tues-Sat 6-10pm
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