It’s still hard to get value for money at trendy restaurants in Dublin city centre, but Coppinger Row have thrown down their gourmet gauntlet with aplomb.
It’s just a cool restaurant – they’ve got it right, and already it seems to be full most nights, but with a swift turnover that allows you to get a table pretty quickly. The average price for a main course is €15, and for a starter around €6. So it’s not shockingly cheap, but the food is rather sensational. Really.
Their Merguez Crostini with Apple and Horseradish Yoghurt is all sweetly, sinfully tasty; their Garlic & Chilli Prawns suitably fresh and messy. Their sirloin is barbecuey divine, simply served with rocket and parmesan and their Roast Seabream is perfect, served in a little pot with potato, capers, tomatoes and black olives. It’s a warming, filling, wonderful menu, executed with a bit of imagination.
I ruined the whole cheap aspect by ordering a big stinky (ok, delicious) bottle of Gavi di Gavi and two champagne cocktails, but I just got over-excited because I felt like I was in Paris or London, such was the great vibe. You’ll get a decent wine in there for around €22, or you might want to just fabulously sip their organic ginger beer, sold by the bottle. Go and treat yourself to dinner here, it’s worth it.
- Coppinger Row, off South William St, Dublin 2 (Tel:+353 1 672 9884)