Consistency proves elusive for Bastible

Gillian Nelis finally gets to see what all the fuss is about

Bastible in Dublin 8: some good dishes, but the standard sometimes wavers Picture: Bryan Meade


111 South Circular Road, Dublin 8


Chef: Barry Fitzgerald

Not long after it opened last autumn, Bastible was the subject of a review in a national newspaper that was, to put it mildly, glowing. It was, the reviewer wrote, the best restaurant she’d been to in 2015; it was “life-affirming”, “gorgeous” and “fabulous”.

A couple of weeks later, I got chatting to a friend in the restaurant business about it. ...