Amy Austin is finally opening its doors this week, giving Dubliners a new spot in which to enjoy a glass of wine and tasty bites.
There's been quite a buzz around this venue already as it's the latest venture from John Farrell, owner of 777 and the much-lamented Luna. John previously told us that the restaurant is “all about our love of enjoying great wine and food in a convivial setting.” Tucked into a corner on Dublin’s Drury Street, it’s a small, bright space with seating for less than 30 diners. Walk-ins are welcomed, if not downright encouraged, and bookings are only for four or more people. (It's dog friendly too.)
Rose O’Toole, formerly of Aimsir is helming the bar, which has an extensive drinks offering, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. There are 12 wines available on tap, with prices starting at €6, and there are 15 whites, 15 reds, two sparkling, two orange and five non-alcoholic wines available by the bottle.
Essa Fakhry of 777 is in charge of the kitchen and collaborated with Matt Raynor on the contemporary menu which offers a charcuterie and cheese selection, cold and hot dishes and a single dessert, along with daily and vegan specials.
Dishes include three Carlingford Oysters served with kimchi bloody Mary (€9), Toonsbridge Burrata, crown prince pumpkin, basil pesto and toasted seeds (€11), fried Dublin Bay prawns with garlic toum, bisque and dill (€14), and Beef Cheek Ragu fried polenta, parmesan cream (€12).
Amy Austin will be open Monday to Saturday, midday until late. There’s 25% off wine every Monday and Tuesday and two-plate deals are available every day until 6pm.
Amy Austin, Unit 1, Drury Street Car Park, Dublin 2, tel: 01 5486255.