Words: Shamim de Brún
Kicky’s, the highly-anticipated new restaurant in Dublin, officially opened its doors on November 6.
Kicky’s is the brainchild of Eric Matthews and his business partner, Richie Barrett, who share a decade-long professional partnership. The duo has now realized their dream of owning a restaurant that reflects their love for art, food, and music.
Nestled on George’s Street, this stylish eatery is poised to offer a refreshing dining experience with a Mediterranean-inspired menu and an artistic touch. Artist Leah Hewson has adorned the pass area with a colourful mural, creating a captivating atmosphere for diners.
The kitchen, at Kicky’s, is designed with a focus on reducing waste, featuring a paperless system that employs iPads to transmit orders to staff in different workstations. The menu includes hand-rolled pasta made in a dedicated pasta room and signature cocktails. Prices range from €4.50 to €82 for the Peter Hannan strip loin, which serves two and includes sides.
Despite Eric Matthews’ background in Michelin-starred cuisine, Kicky’s aims to be an approachable and enjoyable place for diners. The restaurant’s commitment to sustainability is evident not only in its kitchen but also in its affordable wine selection, priced between €35 and €100 per bottle, and cocktails priced at €12-€16. Coffee enthusiasts will find a unique offering with pour-over coffee, featuring Ethiopian and Costa Rican blends.
Kicky’s is open for walk-ins, and bookings can be made on their website. As they gear up for the holiday season, Kicky’s will offer a three-course Christmas party menu for €72 in December, providing another reason for food lovers to explore this exciting addition to Dublin’s culinary scene.
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