Mr Fox

38 Parnell Square West
Dublin 1
Phone: 01 874 7778

This was, until its sad demise, The Hot Stove and while its style is rather different, Mr Fox continues the standard set by Joy Beattie. Now under Stephen McAllister of The Pig’s Ear and chef Andrew Smith, it cooks serious food but with a sense of fun (witness the “walnut whips”). Any place that does lardo on sourdough toast is well on the way to being loved by me; Mr Fox goes further; it’s excellent cooking with no tablecloths or bullshit.