Winning friends with a passionate commitment to artisan producers

You might presume, given the salubrious neighbourhood, that The Gables is very expensive. In fact, starters are from €5.50 to €8.95, and mains from €13.65 to €27.50, with daily specials also more than fairly priced

The Gables in Foxrock, Dublin 18: great food, suppliers and prices Pic; Fergal Phillips

The Gables,

1 Torquay Road, Foxrock, Dublin 18

01-2892174, the

Chef: Simon Williams

Members of a well-known American family once claimed that you don’t win friends with salad, but I’m not so sure about that. You may not win many of them with bad salad, but I suspect you’d win quite a few with the ones from Gold River Farm.

The Wicklow company is just one of the great Irish producers listed ...