Liath Restaurant in Blackrock opens its doors this evening and is quite honestly one of the most highly anticipated restaurant openings this spring. Ok, let's be honest, it's the most anticipated opening!
Ever since Heron & Grey closed at the end of January, we've just had a flutter of posts on social media from Liath owner and chef Damien Grey, with renovation photos, a new brand and logo and some other teasers. Plus if you weren't quick off the mark when reservations opened for March and April, then, unfortunately, you have missed out, until then at least.
We caught up with Damien earlier this week to see how things were shaping up and any insights he could give us into what Liath Restaurant is going to be like...
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Hello Friends, @liathrestaurant has taken over what was formerly known as the Heron & Grey instagram account and is now the official account for Liath (Le-ah) Restaurant. We look forward to continuing on the path #heronandgrey created and bringing you new ideas and a unique dining experience. Our website: www.liathrestaurant.com will be live on the 1st of January 2019. Reservations: Our first release of bookings will be on the 1st of February 2019 at 10am for the month of March via the link on our website. The team are very excited and can’t wait to show you what we have planned. Merry Christmas and we hope the new year is a prosperous one for everyone. #liathrestaurant #newbeginings #2019
What is the vibe you're going for in Liath?
Are the team excited to open?
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Detail. #heronandgrey taught me that everything counts, the finer details and big issues. This includes the lights, music, table height, seating, greeting, phone manners, appropriate timing to post on social media and the plate design. The list is endless! However, one thing I already knew is that you can never be too cautious. Think, check details over, ask for a second opinion or even a third, and then check details again. We cannot wait to show you what is planned @liathrestaurant in March. #liathrestaurant #march #2019 #newirishcuisine
Will you be out in the restaurant as much as you were in H&G?
What can we expect to see on your first menu?
Any new suppliers or producers that you are excited about working with?
Is the goal for Liath to get two Michelin stars?
What is your vision for Liath for the future?
We are so excited to announce that we are giving away dinner for two in Liath Restaurant in April! Massive thanks to Damien Grey who has kindly offered us this prize for one lucky FOOD&WINE reader. Not only that, but he will be donating the value of the meal to Women's Aid, a charity that he believes in and would like to support – and whom Imbibe Coffee also support by donating a percentage of their earnings to – who help women suffering from abuse and whose aim is to create a society which does not tolerate violence against women.
For details on the competition and to enter, click here.