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Saturday 10 June 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# restaurants

All time
'When you or I sit down in a restaurant, we need to know our tips are going directly to staff'
When a customer provides a tip after satisfactory service, they should know exactly where that money goes, writes Minister Regina Doherty.
# Pay Up
Restaurants and bars that don't display their tips policy will face fines of up to €2,500
An amendment to the law is to be introduced to ensure tips go to the employee.
# Fare City
From cheese to chimichurri: 22 innovative Dublin restaurants changing the way we eat in 2019
The capital’s food culture is changing. Here are the places pushing it forward.
# Your Say
Poll: Will the hospitality VAT hike make you go to restaurants less?
The 9% VAT rate for hotels, restaurants and hairdressing was increased to 13.5% in last year’s budget.
# Michelin Guide
These three Cork restaurants have just received Michelin stars for the first time
Ireland records 14 Michelin Star recipients this year, including three new names.
# Water Charges
'Nonsensical': Restaurants are fighting an EU bid to mandate free tap water for all
Trade groups believe a European proposal will unfairly burden businesses.
# Dublin
Burger chain Five Guys is opening a joint in Swords Pavilions' new 'restaurant quarter'
The €3.3 million development is due to be completed by the end of the year.
# mount merrion
A plan by restaurant mogul Paddy McKillen Jnr to revamp two south Dublin joints hits a roadblock
The Press Up Group wants to demolish and rebuild the Union Café and Kennedy’s in Mount Merrion.
# restaurants
Poll shows support for ban on smoking outdoors near food
Would you agree with a ban?
# hall of shame
A new county has topped the table of Ireland's dirtiest restaurants and takeaways for 2017
Take a bow Donegal.
# working 9 to 5
Failure to pay holiday pay and the minimum wage: 83 businesses brought to court this year over employment breaches
The majority of the prosecutions above relate to businesses in the food and drink sector.
# feast your eyes
Here's how a top chef plates their food
“Just keep it simple.”
# lunch crunch
Poll: How much should you tip on a meal?
Your daily bite-sized ballot break.
# food closures
Tapas restaurant and grocery among six food outlets served with closure orders in March
A prohibition order and successful prosecution was also handed out by the HSE last month.
# deep clean needed
Cockroaches, raw sewage, and a live rodent - here's why Irish food businesses were shut down in 2016
62 Irish restaurants and takeaways were shut last year for an awful lot of different reasons.
# revealed
Ireland's dirtiest restaurants and takeaways: Here's where they are
Some counties have a far worse record than others.
# super mr farrell
Meet the man behind some of Dublin's trendiest restaurants who doesn't want a Michelin star
Dillinger’s owner John Farrell plans to open two new restaurants before the year is out.
# Food Safety
Pizza and Mexican restaurants among food outlets served with closure orders last month
The FSAI said some businesses are “potentially putting consumers’ health at serious risk”.
# eat up
This is what the food looks like in the 'world's best restaurant'
It’s not cheap, though.
# dublin and dingle
These are the 10 best restaurants in Ireland*
*According to TripAdvisor.
# stars in their eyes
What does it take to win a Michelin star?
Good food, for a start.
# On the Move
Japan's solution to queues? Self-driving chairs
They’re being tested at certain restaurants.
# Poll
Poll: Will calorie counts on menus make you think twice about what you order?
The government’s action to tackle obesity was launched this week by the Health Minister Simon Harris.
# brexit wounds
"Thousands of jobs threatened" in Irish pubs and restaurants following Brexit
Two reports published today have highlighted the stretched nature of the hospitality sector following June’s Brexit vote.
# we want plates
10 times restaurants took the absolute piss serving their food
Oh, for the love of God.
# Two-star
Michelin-starred chef apologises after his restaurant is savaged in a review
“It is imperative that we improve and evolve every day. We constantly examine ourselves, our menu, our service and our standards.”
# Weight-er
A heavy waiter could make you order extra food
A new study suggests that diners take social cues from their servers.
# Eating Out
11 exciting new places to eat in Dublin in 2016
They all opened last year, and they all want you to eat in them.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you be happy to pay €1 for a glass of tap water in restaurants?
Restaurants are expected to pass some of the cost on to consumers when Irish Water increases commercial rates for businesses.
# Cheers
These are the best pubs, restaurants and hotels in Ireland, apparently
Do you agree?
# very special requests
10 people who know exactly what they want, and aren't afraid to ask
You really have to admire them.
# so much food
9 times restaurants had absolutely no chill
Surely nobody could eat this much. SURELY.
# What recession?
12 signs Dublin is really and truly losing the run of itself
Fizzy crisps anyone? Killer fades?
# Too Rich
Nine outrageously expensive menu items you can buy around the world
You can get a €732 scoop of ice cream featuring edible 23-carat gold flakes in Dubai.
Should restaurants ban kids? Maybe not, but it's time for a line to be drawn
Let’s face it: the current politically correct, free-for-all approach isn’t working.
# kitchen crisis
There's a massive shortage of chefs in Ireland
Restaurant owners say 5,000 additional trainee chefs are needed each year.
# turned away
A new Irish app will help you find a table for dinner in Dublin, right when you need it
Sounds useful enough.
# hot tip
So, who exactly should you be tipping in Ireland?
Your bartender? Your hairdresser? WHO?
# meat-eaters
7 vegetarian spots to take your carnivore friends in Dublin
No, it doesn’t need a bit of meat to be a meal…
# snap it up
12 of Dublin's most Instagrammable restaurants and pubs
Take a picture. It’ll last longer.