Arbutus at Encore
It’s not just culture vultures who love this place in the lobby of the Maiden City’s flagship theatre. Yes, you can do the pre-theatre dinner thing, but its location smack bang in the middle of town means it’s great for a pit-stop while shopping or for meeting friends too.
The kitchen team has notched up a fair few awards for their modern Irish fare, but they’re not afraid to inject some spice either. They do a stonking Steak & Guinness Pie. It’s just the ticket to perk you up after a morning of shopping and exploring. If you’re planning to eat before a play, or having dinner a la carte, you may start with St Tola’s Goats Cheese Bruschetta. We guarantee you’ll clean your plate of Herb Crusted Salmon, asparagus, smoked salmon mash, lemon and dill. Then again, you might not be able to resist the Himalayan Salt Aged Sirloin steak, simply perfection.
This is modern food cooked with the freshest local ingredients. After a starter and main course, you may not feel able for the final act, but how could you say no to the Vanilla Pannacotta, with raspberry sorbet and white chocolate and one of their specialty coffees