A new (neon) gem on Camden Street

15 May

In recent weeks, I have been on a quest to try Dublin’s newest eateries. I had grown tired of the usual suspects in town, and I took to twitter to seek tips from you nice people. It was very promptly suggested by a friend that I give one such newcomer a try.

I was meeting another friend for lunch in town and so we headed to Neon (He wanted to get a mention if I wrote about this- Hi Mark.) Upon entering Neon, you are greeted with a very sleek restaurant, with bench seating and counters at one end, behind which is an open kitchen (something I always enjoy seeing.)

We took a table while perusing the menus, on the advise of the very friendly staff.  I opted for a Red Curry with prawns and Mark opted for Chicken, chilli and cashew nuts.  The lunch deal is great value: a main and soft-drink for €9.95, and comes with a free DIY ice-cream cone (They have a mini 99-stlye machine in the corner!)

The dishes were served in takeaway containers, and for those of you who like eating from more refined receptacles there are dishes on every table. Sitting on top of my very generous portion of curry were a number of prawns. I wondered for a moment whether there would be any more lurking in the sauce beneath. I am delighted to say that my scepticism was misplaced, it was truly crustacean-filled, delivering a nice amount of heat. Mark was similarly pleased with his dish.

After just about finishing our lunches, we toddled over to the ice-cream machine to round off what was an excellent meal. Neon’s food, staff and surrounds are all likely to impress you- oh and the ice-cream probably will too.


Is there anywhere else in Dublin you think I should try?



3 Responses to “A new (neon) gem on Camden Street”

  1. Lorraine July 2, 2012 at 2:42 pm #

    Try the Dog House in Howth think it opened there in spring..wonderful Alice in Wonderland type Cafe!…but what ever you do don’t go to East Cafe it’s just opened at the east pier in Howth. The food is rubbish, wine list isn’t too bad though..such a same 😦

    • thesilverchicken July 2, 2012 at 2:44 pm #

      Thanks for the suggestion Lorraine! I’ve already tried East and the food was decent- friends have too and so far feedback is good. They are only new though so maybe teething problems:)

      • Lorraine July 2, 2012 at 2:50 pm #

        Yep I agree it might be just teething problems but we’ve been 3 times since it opened and each time the food has been a let down. The atmosphere is good so if they work on the quality of the menu they’ll be sorted.

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