Restaurant Review

Restaurant review: Sandymount gastropub needs to give its roast pork special the chop

The new sister restaurant to the Shelbourne Road eatery needs to chew over what it needs to change – starting with its pork chop

The Chophouse in Sandymount has a more casual menu than Shelbourne Road

I think everyone has an aversion to something they ate in their childhood. It might be because it was poorly cooked, too frequently served or because you simply didn’t like it. For me, that was pork chops.

My father can verify this; he used to stick them under the grill and leave them to cook for what felt like hours, resulting in a tough, boot-like strip of meat that I could never get through. Luckily, ...