Dining Out

Restaurant review: Variety, value and a very warm welcome at Daata in Blackrock

The family-owned Pakistani restaurant business continues its run of form with its fourth outlet

Daata in Blackrock: “There’s a level of flexibility on this menu that’s great to see, both in terms of pricing and sizing.” Picture: Fergal Phillips

There’s undoubtedly an element of alchemy involved in opening new restaurants. I’ve been in some that, on paper, should have been roaring successes, but for whatever reason just didn’t work.

But I’ve also seen places open and not so much hit the ground running as hit it like Usain Bolt, and it’s in this category that Daata in Blackrock belongs. It’s the fourth restaurant from the Saeed family, who also have restaurants in Bray and ...