Manifesto destiny

It’s no surprise that this place is still going strong two decades on, writes Gillian Nelis

Manifesto in Rathmines in Dublin 6: celebrating 20 years in business and still going strong Pic: Fergal Phillips


208 Lower Rathmines Road,

Rathmines, Dublin 6


Chef: Lucio Paduano

I’m walking down the Rathmines Road, or Memory Lane as I prefer to call it. I spent some formative years in this place, studying journalism at the old College of Commerce, and paying the rent on a succession of gloomy bedsits by working at McDonald’s in the Swan Centre.

As part-time jobs go, it had a lot to recommend it: ...