PICS: There's A Brand New Restaurant In The Guinness Storehouse And It's UNREAL

This isn't excellent "for a tourist venue" – it's just plain excellent

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If you haven't already been to the Guinness Storehouse, there's a good chance that "it's on the to-do list".

And rightly so – jam-packed with tourists though it may be, it's a genuinely interesting look at one of Ireland's most iconic brands, and one of our most famous exports.

But now, there's a good reason to bump it up top and make it a priority: the 1837 Restaurant, which recently opened up just below the famed Gravity Bar. This isn't just a seriously excellent feed by the standards of tourist venues; it's top-notch, full stop.

The focus is squarely on small plates, shared dishes and a few well constructed mains designed to match up with Guinness's beers.

Like this flatbread with brie and parmesan...

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Or these UNREAL mushrooms on sourdough toast

Simplicity turned to magic thanks to a beautiful beef jus.

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And of course, the oysters that taste like... the sea

So, so perfect and so insanely fresh – all the better alongside a pint.

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While the Guinness Burger needs to be tasted to be believed

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As does the creamy, cheesy decadence of this cauliflour

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And once again, our native drink comes to the fore in the Guinness chocolate mousse

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Among some other sweet bites... 

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Here's the menu in full

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The only shame is that you can only access it by doing the tour (or as part of a private function if you're very lucky). But if they do choose to open this place up to the general public, they'll be on to a serious winner.

So if the Storehouse has been on your to-do list for a while, you've never had a better reason to tick it off.

Written By

Aidan Coughlan

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