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The Ivy on Dawson Street, Dublin 2: the cadet branch of the famous London institution rates as the capital’s most anticipated restaurant opening in years

The Ivy

13-17 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

01-6950744,theivydublin.com

Chef: Nick Lentini

Those of you who don’t reside under very large rocks will know by now that the Dublin branch of The Ivy has just opened on Dawson Street.

Given that it is undoubtedly the most talked-about opening in the city in years, I reckoned it would be remiss of me not to get in there quick, so I booked as soon as online reservations opened.