With vaccines on the way and restrictions finally beginning to ease off a little, many of us are starting to look forward to some simple culinary joys – especially those that come from outside our own kitchens.
With the promise of al fresco meals glimmering on a hopeful horizon, food writer Katia Valadeau has put together an incredibly useful map of restaurants and cafés with outdoor dining across the island of Ireland.
“I’ve a list as long as my arms and your arms of all the places I want to eat outside of,” Katia explains on her website, ProperFood.ie. “I want to eat fancy foods, and spicy foods, I want burgers, noodles, salads and ramen soups. I want buns and baos and pasta and dumplings. I want cheese fondues and sashimi, I want cake and and I want grazing boxes, I want it all and I want it now.”
The results of Katia’s efforts are a real-time map (or near enough) and list showing locations that offer both food and outdoor seating. Every name on this list is clickable and will take you somewhere you can find more information.
This is a work in progress and will be updated whenever she receives new information. If you have any suggestions for locations to add to the list, or amendments to the ones already there, you can email Katia at email@example.com.
You can find this excellent resource here at ProperFood.ie.