Restaurant review: A tempting taste of Italy in deepest Dún Laoghaire

The menu at Oliveto at Haddington House is a happy mix of delicious and succulent small plates

Oliveto, Haddington House, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin: purveyors of Ireland’s finest roast potatoes, as well as many other lovely dishes. Picture: Fergal Phillips


Haddington House, 9-12 Haddington Terrace, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin


Chef: Barry O’Neill

It takes an awful lot to distract my 11-year-old from his dessert. I am therefore declaring Oliveto as the purveyors of Ireland’s finest roast potatoes, given the almost hypnotic effect these particular tubers had on him.

They were pretty incredible, in fairness – beautifully crispy, perfectly seasoned and plentiful – but they were just one of many lovely things we ...