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Alongside its regular takeout menu, award-winning Middle Eastern restaurant group Kinara has launched an early bird at-home menu during these uncertain times. Kinara Kitchen in Ranelagh Village, Kinara in Clontarf and Kajjal in Malahide are each offering this new menu every Wednesday and Thursday from 5-9pm. To avail of the early bird, place your order via WhatsApp (Ranelagh 089 9619650, Clontarf 089 9610533, Malahide 089 9523204) using the hashtag #EB - each customer will be entitled to a starter, main and side dish with rice and naan for €23.50, which includes a 15 per cent discount. Orders can only be made via WhatsApp, visit kinara.ie for more info or follow the group on social media @kinara_group.
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Reuzi grow your own cocktail kit
Now that virtual cocktail hours are the only way we can can 'go' for drinks with our friends, we've become more creative with what we're drinking. We love the creative grow your own cocktail kit that reuzi, a minimal waste store in Foxroxk, Dublin, has recently launched. Featuring seeds to grow garnishes like basil, cucumber and dill, soil and growing tips, the only thing you need to add is alcohol. Click here to order or for more info.
The Port House at home
The Port House is now offering tapas at-home kits for delivery and collection. All the prep is taken care of and 90 per cent of the cooking - you only need to follow minimal instructions to finish the dishes and enjoy. Each tapas box costs €60 and includes snacks of marinated olives and spicy almonds, one starter, three main dishes, one side, one dessert and a bottle of wine. For an extra €10, swap the bottle of wine for Cava to make a real occasion of your meal or order extra dishes for an additional cost. Delivery is free within the M50, click here for more info.
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