Hi, I’m Catherine. This is my take on eating out around Dublin and occasionally further afield.

There are few things I love more than starting off a night out with friends by trying out a new spot to eat, or visiting an old favourite. I love fancy restaurants, but I also believe you shouldn’t have to spend a fortune to eat great, creative food in fun surroundings.

I’ve lived in Dublin for 13 years, with a stint in London in 2010/2011. On coming back to Dublin, I loved that so many new, innovative places to eat and drink had sprung up despite the tough climate for business owners in the last few years.

I’m not much of a home cook, so you probably won’t find any recipes, mouth-watering baking shots, or cookbook reviews here, but you will find honest reviews and recommendations of Dublin’s dining spots as I continue to enthusiastically eat my way around our fair city.

I hope you enjoy – feedback is always welcome, and please share your own views and favourite places so I can find even more new ones to try.