Dining Out

Restaurant review: Allta’s starters and desserts sing, but the mains hit a wrong note

Niall Davidson’s newly-opened Dublin docklands outpost is doing lots of things right, but some dishes need a rethink

Allta on Three Locks Square in the Dublin docklands. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Himself messages me as he’s about to leave for Allta, wondering what the menu is like. “Haven’t a clue,” I reply.

I’ve been checking the restaurant’s website on and off for days, but at the time of visiting – and at the time of writing – there isn’t a whiff of a menu, or a wine list, on it.

It’s more than a little odd, considering the effort that’s gone into getting this restaurant open, ...