2018 Award Winners RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR 2018

Dax Restaurant, Dublin 2

Dax Restaurant, Dublin 2

In a town where new restaurants are stealing the limelight every month it’s reassuring to know that some of the long-established gems - like this one, almost hidden from view and beloved by savvy diners for 14 years - are as delightful, and as relevant, as the day they first opened.

Despite its popularity since it first opened in an intimate Georgian basement in Pembroke Street in 2004, Dax manages to feel delightfully exclusive, like a well-kept secret amongst foodie friends.

In 2017 the dream team of chef Graham Neville and restaurateur Olivier Meisonnave reunited 12 years after first working together in the late great Thornton’s (much-missed since its closure last autumn), giving Dax a whole new energy.

Outstanding modern Irish cooking, using the finest seasonal Irish produce, is matched by charming service and a top wine selection, ensuring Dax’s future as one of the finest and most exciting restaurants in Ireland - and a very well deserved choice for our Restaurant of the Year 2018.


23 votes

Dax Restaurant

Dublin 2, Dublin City
For Cooking & Service Well Above Average 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. Serious About Seafood 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
Named for the Gallic hometown of proprietor Olivier Meisonnave, Dax has been a success since it first opened in an intimate Georgian basement in Pembroke Street in 2004. Olivier honed his front-of-house skills as the charming maitre’D at Kevin Th ...

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