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One Pico Restaurant



4 euro Restaurants Offering Consistent Excellence Overall Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
One Pico Restaurant
5-6 Molesworth Place, Schoolhouse Lane , Dublin 2 Dublin City
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18 votes
Tel: +353 1 676 0300

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Consistently good food, informed service and well-priced menus keep foodies returning to the stylish and comfortable One Pico
  • Cookery Classes
  • Wine Courses
  • Location - Town Centre
  • Contemporary Irish
  • French (Modern)
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)
  • Vegetarian Menu

One Pico Restaurant

Quietly located in a laneway near St. Stephen's Green, just a couple of minutes walk from Grafton Street, Eamonn O'Reilly's recently refurbished One Pico is one of Dublin's most popular fine dining restaurants.

The surroundings are elegant, with crisp white linen and fine china and glassware, and the cooking is exceptionally good: sophisticated, technically demanding dishes are invariably executed with confidence and flair.

This Dublin restaurants range of menus includes lunch and pre-theatre menus which, as usual in restaurants of this calibre, represent great value, an 8-course Tasting Menu, a vegetarian menu (on request), and an à la carte, with about ten quite luxurious dishes offered on each course, plus optional side dishes which should not be necessary as each main course is individually garnished.

There is an occasional small nod to Irish traditions, but this is classical French cooking with a modern twist, albeit based for the most part on the very best local produce (suppliers are noted on the menu).

Eamonn O'Reilly cooks with first class ingredients, turning them into classic dishes with lovely clean flavours, and his own unique style on each dish. Examples include creative seafood dishes - perfectly cooked pan roasted sea bream with wild garlic, gnocchi, white turnip purée roasted salsify and jambon iberico, perhaps - and also upbeat versions of traditional meat dishes such as medallions of beef with asparagus and parma ham, fondant potatoes and béarnaise sauce.

To finish, it may be difficult to decide between an innovative and delicious cheese menu, or beautifully presented desserts that taste as good as they look - such as a gorgeous poached meringue with toasted nuts, lemon curd and vanilla cream, perhaps.

Service is professional and friendly.

A well chosen wine list offers some 80 bottles, with a dozen or so available by the glass. This is a fine restaurant and has earned its place among the city's best.

*A sister restaurant is The Greenhouse - see entry.

Seats 65 (private room, 46); air conditioning. open daily noon-11.30pm. Set L €25, early bird D €25, set D €39, also á la carte. House wine €28. SC discretionary. Closed bank hols, 24 Dec-5 Jan. Amex, Diners, MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 06-07-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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2 mins walk off St Stephens Green/Grafton Street near government buildings.

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