If you're a regular reader of restaurant reviews, you will have heard about the great happenings at Bijou Bistro. This neighbourhood restaurant has been serving the residents of Rathgar and beyond for over 15 years, with an accompanying deli selling fresh cakes and savoury dishes. Linda Smith, the owner of Bijou Bistro and Deli says "We have a wonderful team, both on the floor and in the kitchen, that combine years of experience in customer service with young, creative talent producing some beautiful food." Bijou also has strong established relationships with local suppliers, which are being leveraged by their exciting new Head Chef Ian Ussher.
Ian joined the Bijou team in October 2012, having previously worked at The Greenhouse and Bang, even spending some time in the kitchens of Arzak Restaurant in San Sebastian (currently ranked No 8 in the World's Best Restaurants). This heritage is evident in his cooking which combines modern and innovative techniques alongside traditional and classic dishes. The critics have been taking reviews and the reviews are starting to flood in, including Stitch and Bear's own visit to Bijou earlier this year.
|Indulge this Christmas with a new creation from Chef Ussher - |
mini lobster burgers, brown shrimp cocktail and foie Scotch egg
The beautiful Art Deco interior of Bijou features wooden-paneled walls and delicate glass lighting, making it feel luxurious and intimate, but also comfortable. Chef Ussher's food adds a modern touch to this restaurant gem. To celebrate their recent success, Bijou has generously donated a wonderful prize to be won by a lucky Stitch and Bear reader. The voucher will cover a meal for two, including a bottle of wine, up to €100 value.
To be in with a chance of winning this wonderful prize, simply leave a comment below or email firstname.lastname@example.org with the answer to this simple question. Please make sure to provide contact details, as anonymous comments can't win.
In which Dublin suburb is Bijou Bistro and Deli located?
The competition will close at 8pm on Saturday, December 7th and the winner will be randomly drawn from all correct entries. Good luck!!
Congratulations to the lucky winner, Gemma Moore of Dublin 18. Your voucher will be in the post shortly. Thanks to all those who entered!