Dining Out

Gillian Nelis: New venue Eleven is a trip down culinary memory lane

Restaurateur John Farrell’s latest restaurant looks set to be a hit, with its Luna-type vibe, chilled music and menu focused on a wood-fired grill

Eleven: John Farrell’s new restaurant in Loughlinstown has a relaxed ambience, with moody lighting and chilled music from Niall Lawlor. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Eleven, Bray Road,

Loughlinstown, Dublin 18


Executive Chef: Atish Bhuruth

Head Chef: Richard Murray

In the packed dining room of Eleven, the new restaurant from John Farrell above Whelehans Wines in Loughlinstown in south Dublin, I’m wrapping myself in a blanket of nostalgia.

Farrell, as many of you will know, was behind the original iteration of Luna, the basement restaurant on Drury Street that was, in my view at least, as close to restaurant ...