They have a couple of super successful places up in the North and it is great to see a non-tech company taking a big plunge in Dublin. Just like the old Ocean Bar which they took over this is a mixture between a pub and a restaurant.
Their food is really good and has a focus on Seafood as you would expect. Our capital is finally starting to get the sort of fish restaurants we deserve. Lots of nice simple uncomplicated cooking. My risotto with peas and bacon was delightful although the scallops could have been a little bigger and felt like small cut-offs. Tasty though.
If you want to test a fish restaurant you have to go with the turbot (undisputed king of the Ocean)which I did. It was served on the bone and perfectly cooked and tasty but the sides let it down. The chips and potatoes were both limp but nearly everything else was top notch. Super cocktails as well and the staff were attentive even though the place was packed.