Dining Out

Restaurant review: Main course issues don’t mar Kicky’s fantastic style and service

There are some wrinkles to iron out at this Dublin restaurant, but the menu’s creativity, and the great staff and atmosphere offer plenty to excite

Kicky’s on South Great George’s Street occupies the space formerly home to San Lorenzo, which closed in early 2022. Picture: Fergal Phillips

The red wine prunes at Etto. The foie gras at Chapter One. The pasta alfredo at Variety Jones. To this list of iconic Dublin restaurant dishes we can now add the potato focaccia with carbonara butter at Kicky’s.

In fairness, it would be difficult for anything with the words potato, focaccia, carbonara and butter in its name not to be delicious, and delicious this certainly is. It’s €6, or a fiver if you opt for ...