57a Glasthule Rd
Ph : +353 (0)1 236 5971
Lunch 12.30 - 3.00pm (4.00pm Sun)
Dinner 5.30 - 11.00pm Mon-Sat (6.00 - 10.00pm Sun)
Just next door to Cavistons is the very laid back Tribes Bar and Restaurant - it serves what is, to date, the best lamb shank I've ever eaten. Yes I know that this is a big call but trust me, so was the taste and delivery of this dish.
Braised lamb shank "off the bone" with vegetables, crushed potato and rosemary jus
The lamb is removed from the bone before cooking and placed in a tubed tin (I know that sounds odd) for the cooking process. You can't tell from looking at it, but the meat just falls apart at touch. Served with a very traditional rosemary combination, it was also good value for money, a similar dish in London would cost considerably more.
I literally grabbed this meal on the hop, but it was one of the best dinners I had in Ireland, and I will definitely return.
The atmosphere was very informal and friendly - one of the more pleasant surprises.