Forest Avenue, opened in late 2013, has become a Dublin culinary hotspot. Ostensibly a neighbourhood restaurant, it offers fantastic set menus for lunch, dinner and brunch, at very reasonable prices. It’s run by a husband and wife team from Ireland and New York respectively. The food offers elegant interpretations of Irish classics, like braised beef, potato soup and rhubarb and custard.
I love the chic Williamsburg style interior, that looks heavily influenced by the kinfolk aesthetic. The staff are friendly and the open kitchen means you can watch your meal being painstakingly cooked and assembled. The Wednesday and Thursday neighbourhood menus are pretty good value at € 28 for two courses. The cooking here is Michelin quality, with a nicely casual feel and a simplicity that allows the great ingredients to really shine through.