Style / Ambiance: On a quiet harbor in the village of Malahide, you’ll find one of the finest gourmet restaurants in the country.
Opened in 2006, Bon Appétit won a Michelin star less than two years later, the fastest star ever awarded to a restaurant in Ireland. Chef Oliver Dunne worked under Gordon Ramsay and Gary Rhodes in London, before returning to his homeland to become the youngest Michelin-starred chef on Irish shores. He concocts extraordinary dishes from locally sourced seasonal produce, and sommelier, Jean Baptiste, helps find the perfect wine pairing from the restaurant’s copious wine cellar. The interior design melds traditional opulence and subtle modern chic, with plush grey carpets, coffee-colored silk wall covers and cream Victorian chairs. Bon Appétit is the top choice for Dublin’s suburban elite and a great excuse for visitors to discover this picturesque village just north of the city.