What’s the catch?

Meet two of Ireland’s most exciting restaurateurs, Niall Sabongi and Gaz Smith. The pair are reeling in plenty of hearts, minds and stomachs with their simple but satisfying approach to fish and seafood, writes Gillian Nelis

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor @gnelis
20th May, 2018
Gaz Smith and Niall Sabongi at the Seafood Cafe in Temple Bar, Dublin Pic: Fergal Phillips

Niall Sabongi and Gaz Smith have lots of things in common – a love of uncomplicated food and an inability to take themselves seriously are just two of them. But the paths they took to becoming two of the biggest champions of Irish fish and seafood in the country were very different.

“I’d love to tell you that my mum used to pick herbs from the garden and my dad used to go out and...

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