Dining Out

Restaurant review: Memorable dinner at Bray’s Nine leaves us in seventh heaven

Great service and atmosphere match the wonderful food at Matthew Forde Connolly’s restaurant

Nine: Owner Matthew Forde Connolly runs the front of house alongside a small kitchen team. Picture: Maura Hickey.

Seaside towns can be hit or miss for food – think overpriced fish and chips, sticky ice cream and screaming children. Bray in Co Wicklow bucks that assumption.

In the past number of years, its food offering has become quietly brilliant thanks to places like Platform Pizza, Daata, Pink Salt, Catalyst and The Grain Store at Killruddery.

Full disclosure - I was born and bred in Bray, so the town holds a special place in ...