Indian food lovers will welcome the opening of Dakshin Restaurant in Donnybrook, Dublin 4, as it offers a fresh take on traditional Indian dishes with an emphasis on the cuisine of the southern states of Kerala, Tamilnadu, Andra Pradesh and Karnataka. Dakshin, above Kiely’s of Donnybrook, is a new venture by Saji Mathew, a well-known personality on the Dublin restaurant scene.
The cuisine of Southern India is characterised by its extensive and imaginative use of rice, lentils and spices. Dried and fresh chillies are balanced with the sweet and sour of flavours such as coconut and tamarind. From a home-style Kerala stew cooked in coconut milk to a red hot Andhra mutton curry, the heat and spiciness of the dishes is diverse but, served with rice, crisp dosa or string hoppers, they are pure southern Indian in their style.
Dakshin’s décor is an appealing mix of vibrant and tactile fabrics and prints set against neutral walls and dark wood floors and furniture. Large scale sari fabric light shades and stylised floral floor decals catch the eye, while the large windows pull in natural light to play against the iridescent seat cushions, glassware and cutlery. A separate dining area is ideal for private dining, while the long main dining room is spaciously laid out, yet warmly welcoming with a focal mantelpiece and flickering fire.
Please Note: There is an early bird menu served from Sunday to Wednesday all night, Thursday Friday and Saturday between 5:00 pm to 7:00pm therefore tastecard discount will not be available on this menu.
Please Note: All Bank Holiday’s are excluded from the discount.