Review on Bon Appétit
Situated in a Georgian building not far from Malahide marina, this restaurant has been a fixture of the local restaurant scene for many years. It now has a bright new chef, Oliver Dunne, who has worked with some of the hottest names in London and caused quite a stir when he was cooking at the Mint restaurant in Ranelagh.
Recent refurbishment has resulted in the creation of a casual new venue, Café Bon, on the ground floor of the premises. This promises modern brasserie food in the shape of smoked chicken and pumpkin risotto, roast skate with cockles and potato gratin, and grilled ribeye of beef with hand-cut chips, braised endive and green peppercorn sauce.
Oliver Dunne's main gastronomic energies are focused on Bon Appétit itself, the fine dining restaurant above the Café. Here he explores the intricacies of modern French and European cuisine with a repertoire of finely wrought contemporary specialities. Fish, meat and game all figure prominently and his menus read well: a warm salad of rabbit, globe artichokes and broad beans is drizzled with cep vinaigrette, pan-fried brill comes with roast cauliflower and lime purée, celery gnocchi and red wine sauce while loin of milk-fed veal is given more classic treatment with truffled pomme purée, wild mushrooms and pea velouté. Desserts are in similar vein – perhaps honey-roasted pears with semolina soufflé.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm Sat (12.00 - 8.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.30pm Tue-Thu (5.00 - 9.30pm Fri & Sat)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express