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14th Dec 2023

New fine dining restaurant to open within historic D18 pub

Katy Thornton

fine dining restaurant panacea at historic pub sandyford house

The south Dublin ‘burbs have a new food offering.

Sandyford House, a D18 pub that has been hosting drinkers and diners since the 1680s, has just welcomed a new fine dining restaurant onto the premises.

Panacea is an art deco style eatery, striking the perfect balance between a sophisticated space and a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Opening for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this new restaurant is ideal whether you’re after a quick coffee and croissant in the morning, or a four course dinner with friends or family. The vaulted, light-filled glass room juxtaposes entirely from the wooden interiors and bar vibes that anyone who has gone for a drink at Sandyford House will be so used to.

There is also a new Library Snug which will be ready in time for Christmas, a perfect quiet space for a digestif, sitting by the crackling log fire surrounded by a collection of some of the finest Irish first editions.

The Menu

The A La Carte All Day menu is served from 12.30pm, with starters such as house beetroot and grey goose vodka cured salmon with pickled cucumber & beetroot puree, horseradish crème fraiche with watercress salad or foie gras and chicken liver parfait, with a mulled wine jelly, apple, candied walnuts and toasted brioche.

Main course options include the Andarl farm pork chop accompanied by york cabbage, black pudding, herb pomme puree, roasted cauliflower, and a wholegrain mustard jus, as well as the 60 hour slow cooked short rib served with roasted celeriac, celeriac puree, grilled broccolini, gratin potato, and a red wine veal jus.

Alternatively, for a shared dining experience, you can opt for the charcuterie board or the seafood platter.

If you’re someone who says “wine not” to just about anything, you’ll also be pleased to hear that the vino selection at Panacea is impressive, with affordable wine on tap options from Wine Lab, to more premium stuff coming from the Cellar List, encompassing red, rosé, sparkling, white, magnums and specials.

Future plans

And to top it all off, in spring 2024 Sandyford House will unveil Pascal’s, an extensive covered terrace located at the rear of the building. Tailored for sunny days and evenings, Pascal’s will feature a menu full of comfort food and casual dining choices, including topped flatbreads, chilli bowls, and duck confit poutine (sign us up). There will also be music and special events to enjoy well into the evening.

You can book a table at Panacea here.


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