Words: Shamim de Brún
What could be Dublin 2’s smallest restaurant just got international recognition from the only tire guide we care about.
The Michelin Guide for Great Britain and Ireland sprinkled its prestige on 18 shiny new restaurants including Amy Austin. Cosily nestled on Drury Street in Dublin, this little wine-bar-small-plates spot has earned its coveted spot on the list.
Amy Austin is a delightful nook with a chic car park edge. It’s a small plates paradise, where the menu may be minimal, but it certainly knows how to keep you entertained. Moroccan-style lamb rump, black bean tamale, and beef tataki grace the stage, and the ambience screams glam-casual.
Serial restaurateur extraordinaire John Farrell is the man behind Amy Austin. He is also the mastermind who curates 777, Dillingers, Eleven, and Butcher Grill.
So, what did the Michelin Guide have to say about this unconventional dining experience at Amy Austin? Brace yourself for this gem: “Car parks aren’t exactly known for gourmet dining, but who cares? Amy Austin, perched unapologetically at the entrance of the Drury Street multi-storey car park, is a vivacious haven where eclectic small plates mingle with house cocktails and wine on tap. With high tables adding to the laid-back, bar-like vibe, the talented chefs in their open kitchen whip up dishes that are deeper than your love for langoustine tail – seriously, don’t miss that. Friendly service keeps the good vibes flowing, much like the wine on tap.”
Amy Austin is the place to be, open from Monday to Friday starting at 17:00 and Saturdays from 13:00; they take a breather on Sundays.
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