Review on InterContinental Dublin, Seasons Restaurant
The Dublin branch of the InterContinental chain is cosmopolitan style personified. It is a luxury hotel on a grand scale, and stands within the Royal Dublin Society's splendid show grounds a short drive from the city centre.
Fine dining takes place in the grand surroundings of the classical Seasons restaurant overlooking a verdant courtyard. As you might expect, the kitchen doesn't stint on luxury ingredients for a refined menu of modern French dishes peppered with exotica from elsewhere.
The eclectic style shows in specialities such as roast double breast of quail with Moroccan spices, toasted almond purée and a sauce of preserved lemons or loin of spiced Irish lamb with grilled courgettes and piperade. Other ideas are closer to classic haute cuisine (roast fillet of turbot with caramelised endive and roast garlic jus for example), while desserts provide eye-catching flamboyance in the shape of – say – an 'abstract creation' of Mirabelle plums involving warm clafoutis, lavender pannacotta and Mirabelle gelato. The aristocratic wine list includes a very decent selection by the glass.
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 7.00 - 11.00am
Lunch: 12.30 - 2.30 (1.00 - 2.30pm Sat, 1.00 - 3.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.30pm
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express