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Bite-Size: the latest food and drinks news

Home dining ideas - and a sell-out sweet treat too!


This week in our regular round-up of newness in the world of food and drink, we have excellent news for Nutella fans and lots of at-home dining options.

Plus, if you're looking to update your kitchen, or dining table, there's a lovely new collection on the way from one well-known store - check out all the info below.

Mid-week special

The much-loved Roly’s Bistro in Ballsbridge, Dublin has launched a new home menu offer. Available Monday to Thursday, the set dinner take out offer is €20.95 for two courses and €25.95 for three courses. Starters include carrot and coriander soup, an Ardsallagh goats cheese and Iona Farm beetroot salad and Thai spiced fish cake with a sweet and sour chilli dressing. Mains include a traditional Kerry lamb and vegetable pie, grilled fillet of wild Atlantic hake, and a Moroccan spiced vegetable tagine, while the desserts offering features a chocolate Malteser cheesecake and Roly’s raspberry hazelnut meringue roulade.

Delivery is available up to 6KM from Ballsbridge or you can collect from the restaurant. Order online at rolysbistro.ie or by phoning 01-6682611.

Sweet things

Nutella fans will no doubt be very happy to hear that new Nutella biscuits have landed in Ireland. They were a huge hit when they launched on mainland Europe, selling out in both Italy and France and with a reported one in three Italians eating them! The Nutella-filled biccies are available in a sharing (eh, sharing?) pouch and next month will see the launch of a tube format too (RRP€2.50). The Nutella Biscuit sharing packs are currently available in Dunnes (RRP €3.50) and will be landing in Musgraves and Aldi later in the spring. nutella.com/al/en/ireland

Home comforts

We’re all focused much more on our homes these days (since there’s nowhere else to go at the moment!) and Penneys has just announced a beautiful new homewares collection in natural tones and textures. It features lots of bits for the kitchen including baskets, a chopping board, bowls and jugs. There’s also tableware with everything from napkins and tablecloths to plates and placemats (see main pic). While stores are closed at the moment, under current guidelines they’re due to open on 1 February and the collection will be on sale then. primark.com/en-ie

Pictured: Small wooden plate, €4; medium wooden plate, €6; small wooden bowl, €4; and large wooden bowl, €16.  

Dinner to your door

If you happen to live in the vicinity of Dundrum Town Centre in south Dublin, there are plenty of takeaway and delivery food and beverages options on offer during this latest lockdown. You’ll find a full list of available outlets here but they include Indian fare from Ananda, Italian from Zizzi and Asian dishes from Wagamama and Siam Thai. There’s also more casual options from the likes of Five Guys, Eddie Rockets, and KFC, not to mention sweet treats from Crepes in the City and Gino’s Gelato. dundrum.ie