TV chef Adrian Martin will open a new luxury fine dining restaurant in Dublin


TV chef Adrian Martin is opening a new restaurant in Dublin with interesting dishes and specialty cocktails.

Wildflower Restaurant by Adrian Martin will be located on South Richmond Street in a listed Georgian house.

With a mission to provide food the way nature intended, Adrian says opening a restaurant in Ireland has “always been a dream of mine”.

He describes the menus as a celebration of his roots with all dishes paying homage to his upbringing in County Cavan.

“It reminds me of growing up and the taste and smell of my grandmother’s cooking,” he said.

“I had my eyes opened just waiting for the right place and as soon as I walked through the door I knew this was it.

“While I have created new dishes inspired by the producers we work with, I have also kept a few dishes close to my heart such as our bread recipe, Sourdough Fermented Stout Bread, which we serve with Irish Cultured Butter , with Guinness jelly to spread on it.”

Wildflower will be Adrian’s first restaurant in Dublin

Diners enter the restaurant at street level and will be greeted at the Champagne Bar, which features original sash windows, wooden floors, high ceilings and original architraves.

Guests can expect champagne from Piper-Heidsieck as well as cocktails using in-house fermented spirits, including Gooseberry Collins, Nettle Gimlet, and Dandelion-Root Martini.

You then enter The Good Room, a 20-seat dining room with luxurious antique French armchairs. This is where you’ll find the menu Adrian has created with dishes such as hand-dipped scallop ceviche with meadow candy and Oscietra caviar, and Thornhill glazed duck with foie gras, onion miso, vetch and Grand Veneur sauce.

For dessert, there is the Valrhona Creamy White Chocolate Tart with Wild Strawberries, Fig Leaf and Marigold.

Plus, there’s the stone staircase that leads to Cellar at Wildflower, which seats 12 diners, an outdoor terrace, and a €100 tasting menu.

The tasting menu includes signature dishes like Jerusalem artichokes with leek, ash and yarrow, and wild halibut with zucchini flower brandade, sea aster and truffle.

Adrian trained in some of Ireland’s most renowned restaurants, including MacNean House and the Michelin-starred restaurant Bon Appetit in Malahide.

He has since become a regular on Irish TV screens appearing on shows such as Virgin Media’s Six O’Clock Show, RTE’s Chef Adrian Eats Ireland and Cook on Amazon Prime Video.

The Wildflower restaurant opens on Wednesday February 2 and reservations are now available online.

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