Following a lavish €1.6m refurbishment, the landmark Old Post Office on Blackrock Main Street now houses a new restaurant of the same name, serving the finest Chinese Sichuan cuisine in a European fine dining setting. The authentic Sichuan menu will be executed by a team of four main chefs led by Head Chef Yu Shuchen. Old Post Office will strive to balance authenticity of flavour with thoughtful sourcing of Irish and organic ingredients.
A la carte menus will be available at lunch and dinner, but the true focus at Old Post Office is on tasting menus. These start from €45 at lunch, to a choice of €70, €90 or the premium €120 for dinner, which starts with a glass of Bollinger before offering two starters, hot and sour soup, four main courses with vegetables and rice or noodles, and a chef’s selection plate for dessert.
Signature dishes will include hot and sour soup with minced cornfed chicken, soya bean, Chinese mushroom and crispy rice noodles; Sichuan spiced steamed whole Black Sole with ginger and scallion, marinated seatrout in black bean sauce; and Ashbourne French trim lamb chops with cumin, coriander and chilli. The extensive drinks menu includes over 50 wines with cocktails, craft beers and Chinese liqueurs.
The traditional stone façade now fronts a series of light airy spaces from the bar to informal dining, leading through to the formal dining room at the rear featuring a floor to ceiling glass wall and terraces, making the most of the views out over Dublin Bay. The table settings are formal, yet echo the light, airy feel with heavy white linen, premium glassware and delicate crockery edged with gold.
We look forward to checking it out!