Gillian Nelis

Gillian Nelis

Gillian Nelis has been managing editor of The Sunday Business Post since 2012, having previously been assistant editor and property editor. She specialises in long form interviews and news features, and has a particular interest in the food industry, writing the paper’s restaurant reviews as well as a weekly food news page in the magazine.

A dinner to put stars in your eyes

A dinner to put stars in your eyes

I think I made a little bit of Irish culinary history last week by becoming the first person to pay for a two-Michelin-starred meal at The Greenhouse on Dawson Street in Dublin

Kennedy lands deal to sell men’s grooming products in Middle East

Kennedy lands deal to sell men’s grooming products in Middle East

His Kennedy & Co line, which comprises five products, will be stocked by the Carrefour supermarket chain across the United Arab Emirates and Qatar

Accolades roll in for Irish restaurants, but closures still on the menu for some

Accolades roll in for Irish restaurants, but closures still on the menu for some

With a cluster of new Michelin stars on their way to Irish restaurants this week, the sector should be booming. But many businesses say they are under more pressure than ever after last year’s Vat hike

Bite size

Bite size

Food and drink news from the desk of Gillian Nelis

Irresistible Italian brightens up a familiar old spot in Bray

Irresistible Italian brightens up a familiar old spot in Bray

At Ripasso the service was great, the room had several Italians eating in it (always a good sign), and there were several things on the menu I was sorry I hadn’t ordered.

Restaurant review: Tasty fare that comes at a price in the Coombe

Restaurant review: Tasty fare that comes at a price in the Coombe

There's some great cooking going on at Spitalfields in the Coombe, but it's not the cheapest

Blue Book: Be our guest, taste our best

Blue Book: Be our guest, taste our best

By now, you’ll probably have read or heard about Taste the Island, the Fáilte Ireland campaign that aims to raise the profile of all the wonderful ingredients, events and places in Ireland for food lovers. Taste the Island will comprise a series of events over the autumn months which focus on local Irish food and drink. We’ve picked out some of the best

Blue Book: Keeping it casual

Blue Book: Keeping it casual

While we all love fine dining, silver service and occasionally going all out with a Michelin-starred tasting menu, sometimes we just want good food with no fuss. That could be somewhere to sip a pint of Guinness or a craft beer alongside a pizza, or somewhere to share a charcuterie board with friends

Blue Book: Going private

Blue Book: Going private

For those of you seeking a memorable dining experience, here are the most beautiful private dining rooms in Dublin. Whether it’s for a celebration, a quiet business meeting or simply a chance to indulge in great food, these luxurious venues provide the perfect setting

Blue Book: Perfect pumpkins

Blue Book: Perfect pumpkins

While we mainly associate pumpkins with Halloween – carving faces into them, and turning them into ghoulish lanterns – they are also a delicious and versatile ingredient. Here are three recipes to try

Blue Book: Season’s eatings

Blue Book: Season’s eatings

It’s hard to beat autumn when it comes to great ingredients. We asked some of Ireland’s best chefs to tell us about their favourites

Blue Book: Afternoon delights

Blue Book: Afternoon delights

Afternoon tea has to be one of the ultimate indulgences. Whiling away an afternoon nibbling on finger sandwiches, miniature cakes and desserts, and sipping loose-leaf tea from delicate china – what could be more luxurious? To step up the indulgence one bit further, you might add a glass of bubbly to the mix. Here are six hotels around Ireland that are adding a touch of sparkle to afternoon tea

Blue Book: Local treasures

Blue Book: Local treasures

If you’re looking for a break in a place that puts real effort into sourcing local produce, look no further than these bountiful properties.

Blue Book: Shell assets

Blue Book: Shell assets

Ireland has some of the best oysters in the world. Here are some ways to enjoy them to the fullest

Blue Book: Food for thought

Blue Book: Food for thought

They’re the beating heart of the kitchen, but what makes chefs tick? We catch up with three of the best in the country to find out