Out with the Old, In with the New - Healthy Eating, Dining Out

23 January 2017

Healthy Eating Dining Out Rustic Stone Dublin
Out with the Old, In with the New - Healthy Eating, Dining Out Out with the old, in with the new! It's such an easy ideal to have in your head as the end of the year approaches and the New Year comes into play. It's even easier to muster up the motivation to apply this theory to your diet, especially after the over indulgence of the festive season and the New Years celebrations. Why? Because for most by the time the New Year is upon them, they are literally fed up with indulgent foods, drinks and sweet treats, and in some cases so too are their clothes! I lost count on how many ...

Corporate event spaces by Dylan McGrath

22 June 2016

CORPORATE EVENT SPACES BY DYLAN MCGRATH Planning your next night out? Whether it's a large office party or an intimate gathering, we can accommodate your needs with our group menu options. We offer buyouts of the bar & restaurants in various configurations big or small.   Taste at Rustic is our Japanese & South American influenced restaurant. You don’t have to be a Japanese food lover to enjoy this restaurant, there are several selections of meats available including lamb, duck, pork belly & chicken all cooked over a Robata grill (poached ...

Wine Training

15 April 2016

Wine Training Wine is a major part of the customer’s experience, so wine training for staff is extremely important for us! Meet Thibaud, our group sommelier. He is working along with the culinary team, they pair and suggest wines that will best compliment each particular dish on the menu. Thibaud is also responsible for training all of our staff on delivering the best wine service possible. Take a look at some behind the scenes photos from the wine training for our NEW Wine list. Rustic Stone’s menu is very broad, and we wanted the wine list to match that aspect ...

Customer Spotlight in one of Dublin's Top restaurants - Rustic Stone

11 March 2016

Customer Spotlight in one of Dublin's Top restaurants - Rustic Stone   Take a look at what some of our customers said about Rustic Stone and read few of our favourite  tweets and instagrams from athletes like Conor McGregor or Gary O'Sullivan.   Don’t just take our word for it...our customers tell the best story!      

Patricks Day Parade Dublin 2016

11 March 2016

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Patricks Day Parade Dublin 2016 This time of year has always been a celebrated time, not only in Ireland but also around the world. Landmarks from all over the world are lit up in green, rivers are dyed green through some of the major cities in the world and parades celebrating everything Irish march through towns around the globe. What started off as a festival to honour a saint, has now evolved into a worldwide celebration of everything Irish. What a time it is to be in the Dublin streets enjoying the live music and entertainment throughout the city. There is amazing food and ...

Wagyu beef in Taste At Rustic

10 March 2016

Suppliers – Taste at Rustic Our suppliers are an integral part of what we ultimately create on the plate. The ingredients use in Taste at Rustic are like no other restaurant in Ireland. Our hand selected Wagyu Beef is sourced from  a small producer in Japan through our Irish meat supplier, Maurice Kettyle. This wagyu beef comes from a verified cattle, treated with high welfare.     Japanese Wagyu Beef  (Article by Xanthe Clay, The Telegraph). Japanese Wagyu Beef Raw, this looks completely different from the other steaks: pale, and ...

Diageo World Class Cocktail Experience

25 February 2016

World Class Cocktail Experience at Rustic Stone, Dublin
Diageo World Class Cocktail Experience

Dylan's development kitchen

15 April 2015

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It’s early in the afternoon as I climb the stairs to Dylan McGrath’s development kitchen atop his ever busy restaurant Rustic Stone. I knock tentatively at the door before entering and am greeted by Dylan and three colleagues. They’re all dressed the same- in stark chef’s whites and all wielding a knife or spoon. The first thing I notice is the light and brightness of the room. Exposed brick, solid wooden support beams and what I can only imagine to be the most modern kitchen appliances make up this new playroom for the chefs. Careful not to interrupt their creative ...

The rise and fall of Gin: Part II

11 March 2015

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Part II Unprecedented consumption Within 50 years of its introduction to England, London was home to over 7,000 gin shops, in a city with less than half the population of modern Dublin, where there are less than 1,000 pubs today. It’s estimated that in the 1730s, 10million gallons of gin were being distilled annually in London alone. Less than a century since its introduction into English society gin, consumption had reached epidemic proportions. Some estimates conclude that the average Londoner drank more than 14 gallons of gin a year! Parliament was slow to act to calm the beast that ...

The rise and fall of Gin: Part I

03 March 2015

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Gin is arguably the most divisive tipple. For some it’s the drink they associate with older ladies who lunch, for others it’s drank with caution, assumed to bring out the melancholy that they’re normally able to conceal, and yet for others it’s their favourite spirit to sip. Unlike popular spirits such as vodka or whiskey, gin cannot trace its history to antiquity; indeed its origins are quite hazy. Created by a Chemist There are moments of clarity in the fog of gin history which help us pinpoint the Genesis of gin to the modern Netherlands in the early 17th century. It is first referenced ...

Dine in Dublin, a new tradition

24 February 2015

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A walk down most streets in Dublin city centre is all it takes to see that this is a town full of food lovers. From family-run, neighbourhood cafes to Michelin starred restaurants, variety is the beating heart of the Dublin food scene. While restaurants necessarily compete for business, in Dublin, they also come together as a community to promote their passion for food- something everyone agrees with. In an effort to introduce visitors and locals alike to new dining experiences, the good folks at Dublin City BID brought us Dine in Dublin, a week-long celebration of Dublin restaurants. ...

The spirit of BarRustic

23 February 2015

BarRustic is Dublin’s newest cocktail lounge. Situated above the ever popular Rustic Stone restaurant, it’s a unique cocktail bar that combines a passion for hand crafted drinks with a curiosity and experimental nature on flavour. They’ve got a team of dedicated bartenders, a core group of barmen who have been working together for years (as well as a couple of newcomers that are real assets) to shake up the signature drinks Rustic Stone fans have grown to love. And while customers see the final product sitting back in a relaxed lounge with a fresh drink in hand, the ...

The new Rustic Cellar

13 February 2015

Rustic Stone is one of Dublin’s most well-loved restaurants. It’s distinctively different, designing a menu that takes more than flavour into account, but paying heed to nutrition as well. After four years, Rustic Stone is making some subtle changes, which can only make us wonder what’s in store for the George’s Street eatery. Dylan McGrath talks of recent updates to Rustic Stone’s wine list, the personal touch he added and gracefully deflects curiosities about his new projects. After four years, Rustic Stone’s wine list has suddenly seen some big ...

Rustic Resolutions

09 January 2015

The first week in January is like a breath of fresh air. Sure, we’ve all enjoyed the parties and nights out with friends and colleagues, the flowing drinks and savoury meals. But it’s hard to deny that when January rolls around, we’re ready for a bit of a break. Many ascribe to a tough list of resolutions, but whether you’re getting strict with yourself or not, there’s no doubt that in January, we all start to look after ourselves a little bit better. Seemingly the most common goal centres on health and fitness. We tighten up on our diets and painstakingly hit the gym before work, ...

A harsh reality

17 December 2014

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be invisible? Currently in Dublin and throughout the country there are hundreds of homeless struggling to survive. As the nights grow longer and colder, it’s becoming more difficult for them to carry on despite the ongoing efforts of charities like Focus Ireland and the Simon Community. It’s easy to overlook these people. It’s easy to make snap judgements and assumptions, something unfortunately we’re all guilty of. It’s easy to walk by without even sparing a glance. It’s easy for us to make other human ...