My great-grandfather, Pádraig Ó Coileáin, was known by his nickname ‘Idá’. He was born and reared in the village of An Mhuiríoch in Corca Dhuibhne, where I spent many summers of my childhood and have now made my home.
In coming up with a name for our restaurant, I wanted to reflect my association with the area, so, ‘idás’ it was! Little did I know the inherent meaning the name would come to have in the development of both our style of cooking and relationship with the locality. It gave the restaurant a sense of place.
Our food endeavours to celebrate the Dingle Peninsula on a plate. We forage many wild ingredients locally and work constantly with local suppliers and food producers, all the while progressing with the seasons.
In marrying both classic and modern cooking techniques, we offer well-balanced, clean and interesting flavour profiles with a keen, artistic eye on presentation.
Head Chef & Proprietor.