I used to love the Kitchen – “Country Cooking in the heart of the City”. Paddies Pizza, huge Ulster Fries all washed down with a selection of real ales.
| Add to this a huge mix of customers (from the shopper to the office worker through to the racing follower attracted by the beer and the proximity to the bookies). |
Only the name is the same. Botanic Inns bought it and turned it into a 15th rate facsimile of the old place. Ulster Fries? No chance. Bearable when paralytic and only passable for food The Kitchen is a now an avoidable shadow of the old place.
not the Kitchen but a renovated area beside where the old kitchen used to be, again suffering from that new bar feel, and lack the charm and the edge of its original incarnation. Not a bad bar and worth a visit even if they don’t do paddies pizza anymore.