The decor is all about the wooden interiors, and the feel of the space is 70% restaurant and 30% bar (no photo will ever do it justice). They have a great craft beer selection and you can eat at the bar- just don’t stop in here for a quick pint in your GAA jersey. What I loved most was the lack of branding.
My fish main course was light, tasty and left me licking the plate and wanting more. I ordered champ to go with it and if I hadn’t ordered that as a side I’d probably still have been hungry. With the champ, it was the perfect portion size but without it you might be left looking for more bread or something to fill you up. I didn’t bother with a dessert (it being January and all), but I left feeling perfectly satisfied and vowing to return on a regular basis. I’ve not seen Irish cooking executed this well in years and I love that the guys behind it have stuck to their principles and created an incredible restaurant with outstanding food and service. Restaurants come and go as often as Irish rain in this city, but Delahunt is different.
This isn’t a chain or somewhere that has had a few ripped couches and some granny wallpaper thrown in to attract the hip crowd for six months- this place will be packed for years and years to come and will become known as one of the best Irish eateries. A new standard for contemporary Irish cooking has just been set. Delahunt is simply outstanding.