Like meets like, and likes it
Posted June 2011 by Mal
I still consider myself to be a novice at this blogging lark, but it seems that I’m on the right track as I was recently invited to my first food writers and bloggers dinner. The invitation told me the event was taking place at The Exchequer – a place I’m quite fond of for eating and drinking, and winner of the 2010 Irish Restaurant Awards gong for Best Gastropub in Ireland – so the decision to attend took mere milliseconds...
Read the rest of the review here http://aneruditesybarite.com/index.php/2011/06/10/like-meets-like-and-likes-it/
Gastro Treats and High Tea
Posted June 2011 by STasty
The idea of the gastro pub always interested me and I really enjoy going to them. However gastro pubs in Ireland are a rare breed. Some are called gastro pubs but are essentially pubs serving reasonably edible food. The Exchequer on the other hand, is for me, a genuine gastro pub that serves delectable drinks and above all, knows its food...
There's more... http://stasty.com/?p=1457
The Exchequers incredible Sunday Roast Deal
Posted September 2011
The entire afternoon felt like an ad for the joy of Sunday with friends. We pushed two tables together and took over a large part of the restaurant, while the kids had their own table just beside us. Jenny got the cocktails rolling with a deliciously spicy Bloody Mary. The beer and wine then started to flow, and it wasn’t long before two big hunky ribs of beef arrived at the table, which we carved ourselves. As there was nine of us, we decided to bulk it out with a few extra sides...
Bridgestone Restaurant Guide
So, here are Ian and Peter, and Ian and Peter are the guys in Dublin who everyone seems to be talking about.
They have opened up The Exchequer and Leslie Williams likes what they are doing: "Had a very fine Venison pie with beetroot salad last night in the Exchequer on Exchequer Sreet. (on the corner of Dame Lane). Pie was whole with pastry all round with well cooked meat - clearly stewed first before being put in the pie. Mushrooms were a mix of regular and wild (from dried) but tasted good and mushroomy. Beetroot was young fresh sweet baby beetroots with a mix of leaves including of course beet leaves. We also had very good crispy chips with mayonnaise. Beers on tap include Urquell and College Green Belfast Blonde and lots of funky bottled beers. Staff very friendly and good other stuff on the menu sounded good such as calf liver and deep fried ling and chips".
Caroline Byrne, meantime, writes: "Very excited about this place - this is what the pub should be: creative, great food and drink, Irish, sustainable, great value... Let's hope the location doesn't kill them! The bar's doing great at weekends, they're just what we need - and it's two young guys too. Another gem for Dublin during the recession!!"
So, meet a Belfast Blonde with a deep fried ling at The Exchequer.