Last evening Roma and I were out to dinner at the Diep Le Shaker restaurant courtesy of Ciarán and Catherine O'Connell - we had never been there before. As we were a little early we had a quick pint in The Pembroke Inn across the road first - a very quiet spot where Roma and I tried to remember if we had once heard that The Pembroke had lesbian nights. Last night was my first time ever in this pub (and I didn't see any lesbians!).
Diep Le Shaker was a very noisy and crowded restaurant - Recession how are ye! It took a long time to get inside the door as there was quite a large hen party taking their time coming out. We had a really nice meal - mine was a tasty prawn curry served in a pineapple with its core removed. I don't normally go a for a curry when eating out, but the prawns were cooked just right in a mild coconut sauce. The restaurant has a busy atmosphere with fantastic looking Thai food - it was really hard to select one meal from an excellent menu. Roma had crispy sea bass so I tried some of that - delicious. For dessert I had a Toblerone cocktail (recipe), which was delicious but hard to consume with a straw - I gave up and used a spoon. We had an excellent chat and gossip over dinner in a super restaurant with great service. Diep Le Shaker is certainly recommended - especially if you don't mind some noise.
Afterwards there was time for a last drink in The Pembroke Inn - still no lesbians, but I has a nice pint of Guinness to round off a very enjoyable evening.