I have been eagerly waiting for this new addition to St. Andrew Street to open. Its run by two brothers Paddy who is front of house and Stephen who is the head chef. They also have a restaurant in Churchtown called “Arch Bistro” 

Stephen is known  for his attention to detail and with his innovative dishes featuring a continental influence, Stephen’s culinary skills have helped to build the Arch Bistro’s reputation for quality food at affordable prices and he hopes to bring this to St.Andrews Street.

My husband arrived before me and was seated down stairs by the window. A lovey cosy romantic table. I was starving and was curious to see the menu, they have only opened and are waiting on their website to go live. The menu read well. With a great selection of dishes to choose from. Wine was ordered and bread and butter dropped.

I decided to have the “Smoked Trout” this dish was slightly changed to suit my food allergies. I loved every element of this dish. The pickled cucumber and carrot was amazing, the dish was seasoned perfectly, I would come back for this again.

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As we sipped on our wine and chatted to Paddy, it was very clear that these guys were very passionate about their new venture. The decor is great and my husband strolled upstairs to take a look around there with Stephen.  Up next was ‘Hake” I love this fish. It was served with some mussles, Fantastic dish, only one thing I would say, and this is not a critisim but a “Carmel Thing” I love when my mussels are served in their shell. Saying that the dish was cooked to perfection and presented lovely.

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I am not a dessert person, but the sorbets looked fab. I would highly recommend Stanleys. I’m already looking forward to my return. Wishing the guys every success.

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