Review on Glovers Alley
Glovers Alley is the showpiece restaurant within the five-star luxurious Fitzwilliam Hotel in the heart of Dublin, overlooking St Stephen's Green. Located in the space previously occupied by Thornton's Restaurant, it has undergone a lavish refurbishment, led by Christopher Ash of the award winning architecture and interior design studio, Project Orange. A beautifully sculptured room with art deco influences, it reimagines Pullman Class dining through a contemporary lens, within a palette of pale pink and rich dark green.
It's a suitable swanky setting for former Pied á Terre Head Chef, Andy McFadden, who at one time during his culinary career was the youngest chef to hold a Michelin star. He delivers a modern French repertoire of stylish dishes based around impeccable local produce, with an industrious kitchen where everything is made in-house. Open your account with smoked eel, piglet belly, apple, cucumber and bacon dashi before a main course of Brittany rabbit, spring vegetables and wild garlic. Skilfully wrought desserts are in the mould of Itakuja chocolate, passion fruit and banana or a citrus souffle and Manjari chocolate.
A comprehensive wine list champions small artisanal, organic and biodynamic producers.
Andy McFadden and Philip Roe
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.30 - 2.15pm Thu-Sat
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.30pm Tue-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express