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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Ember Firehouse

After renovating their well-located and extremely-compact building, Ember Firehouse, located at 7 Quay Street, opened gently in the 3rd week of January 2022.  This is traditionally a quiet time of the year, but good for fine-tuning a new restaurant / takeaway without facing mad crowds.

They're in the Riordan's building, next door to X'ian Chinese Streetfood, and where Galway Oyster House was last summer.   The building and signage are low-key, but the bright-red features are cheerful and energetic - and hint at a firey blast for the taste-buds. There's one bench outside to start with, and quite possibly seating upstairs too.

The opening menu is a carefully considered mix of flame-grilled free-range chicken, two substantial vegetarian / vegan options, and a range of side dishes and sauces. 

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Ember Firehouse chicken restaurant: brown/grey restaurant walls, with firehouse-red door and windowframes.   Set up by the team from Handsome Burgers in Dominick Street - but with a classier menu.

Chicken:  half, quarter, thigh-and-drum or pita.  Veg:  Grilled aubergine, Infamous Cabbage.  Sides:   fries, crispy spuds, rice, pitta, green salad, braised lentils, charred greens.  Sauces:  house piri-piri, rosast garlic aoili, chimchurri, lamon and chilli stinger.   Kids menu - chicken and chips.



February 2022 - a bgger, better sign, and some wind-breakers for the outdoor table:



February 2022 - a colour-coordinated canopy and windbreakers, and yes, there is more seating upstairs


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