Well, he may have left our shores, but the buzz of his visit continues with photos popping up on Instagram of him hanging out in local bookshops and restaurants.
American actor, writer, and film producer Stanely Tucci recently spent time in Ireland while taking part in the International Literature Festival. His show titled Stanley Tucci: Tastemaker which took the audience on a tour of his lusciously stocked kitchen and his equally spectacular career in Hollywood, sold out instantly, but he stuck around to enjoy some of the best spots around Dublin.
During a whirlwind few days, he dined in Pichet for lunch, where he enjoyed a signature cocktail made in his honour called ‘Tucci Tini’, before heading to Lennan’s Yard on Dawson Street followed by House.
Surprisingly to some, but certainly not to people familiar with the area, he spent time in Stoneybatter while enjoying a meal in Grano.
At one point, Dublin’s best kept secret, Grano has gone from having a cult-following to being a restaurant with name recognition on both sides of the Liffey.
The tiny sized establishment packs a punch with by combing fresh natural ingredients, farmed using organic techniques, to create a contemporary Italian cuisine.
Selected for the Michelin Guide in 2022, it now has an eye-wateringly long waiting list. The owners cleverly took over the space next door to open a little wine bar (vineria) stocked with exciting Italian wine and small dishes to accompany them.
We’re not sure if Stanley managed to experience any other parts of the Dublin 7 neighbourhood, often referred to as ‘hipster quarter’ and named as one of the coolest cities in the world in Time Out Magazine in 2019, but here we list four more places around Manor Street, Prussia Street and Oxmanstown not to be missed:
Hynes Bar on Prussia Street combines the classic interiors of a Dublin pub with an enchanting beer garden surrounded by captivating art.
Inside, you’ll find the timeless charm of a traditional pub, with polished wooden furnishings and a warm atmosphere. The walls are adorned with intriguing artworks creating a unique vibe. The LGBTQ, dog-friendly establishment hosts open-mic sessions, trad evenings and pop-up markets which bring local craftspeople from the area together.
For anyone with a cupla focal, you’ll get €1 off your pint if you order As Gaeilge.
Social Fabric Café. Located in the heart of Stoneybatter, Social Fabric Cafe took over the old post office and transformed the space into the go to spot for delicious, healthy food and great tasting coffee.
Serving breakfast and lunch with creative vegan and vegetarian options, this pet-friendly café serves the insanely good Cloud Picker coffee and is open 7 days a week.
The Elbowroom is the ultimate destination to explore Stoneybatter’s bohemian side. With a focus on yoga, meditation, Pilates, and overall wellness, this spot offers a wide range of activities from yoga to meditation. The Elbowroom has earned a solid local reputation. What makes it even more appealing is the option to attend classes on a drop-in basis, allowing both visitors and locals to easily connect with like-minded individuals who share a passion for wellness.
Oxmanstown Skincare is a range of natural skincare and perfumes created by Amy Cahill.
Amy’s extensive background in health and wellness inspired the creation of Oxmantown. With years of travel experiences and training in holistic therapies, she has gained valuable insights that have influenced her approach to creating skincare products.
Oxmanstown products are delicious and are produced in glass bottles with aluminium lids where possible.
Among a large range of products, it’s hard to pick a favourite but the Rosehip and Neroli face oil is exceptional.
L.Mulligan’s restaurant/pub holds something for everyone, making it a great place to host a work event or a family hooley or anything else in between.
The food menu is seasonal and features as many local ingredients as possible. Everything else they make in house, from the breads and desserts to relishes and sauces, pickles, preserves and lovely gravy.
They have a huge craft beer selection and offer whiskey and gin from Irish distilleries. If you enjoy a cocktail you can expect to find surprising and delicious concoctions whipped up, seasonally.