Looking for the latest culinary hotspot? Carol Murphy samples the food and delights of the trendy Green 19

Whether you’re going for lunch with friends or having dinner with family, choosing where to eat can sometimes be a difficult decision. Well I may have found the answer in a little haven located right in the heart of town on Camden Street.

Green 19 is a slick, chic and cool little eatery that makes you feel you’re in the middle of the meatpacking district in New York City. It’s difficult to find fault with the place and trust me, I tried. Everything is effortless, timeless and cool.

Green 19 opened not too long ago, and won the Santa Rita People’s choice award for best restaurant in 2009. Whether you want to stop by for a quick bite, or just chill out and enjoy the funky art and interior while sipping on a cocktail, this is the place for you. They offer specials on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, which is all the encouragement we penny-pinching students need for a night on the tiles.

Greeted on arrival by friendly and attentive staff, we were escorted to our table. Reservations are only accepted after 6pm although walk-ins are permitted. The warm atmosphere is only enhanced by the old school tunes playing in the background.

The menu came on a clipboard, which impressed me before I even looked at what they had on offer. All main courses are around €10 and which is about standard in this day and age. I’m a fan of good wholesome food, so for a starter I had vegetable soup; honestly I had no complaint as every single drop was delicious.

The main course was duck accompanied by mash and choux croute. It was so tasty and juicy that I actually scraped my plate clean. The portions are quite big which is of course important and food is piping hot on arrival.

After two courses, if you’re feeling daring you might then indulge on their famous warm chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream. It only cost €5 and was so good that I refused to share any of it. After my meal, I lazed back and enjoyed one or two minty mojitos and enjoyed the company of my friends. Good food, good cocktails and an inviting atmosphere. What’s not to like?

19 Camden Street Lower,

Dublin 2 Ireland,

Tel: 353 (1) 478 9626


Mon- Sat, 10am – 11pm.

Sunday, Midday- 10pm.