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Monday, March 20, 2023

Prátaí, Shop Street

After a busy start in High Street, Prátaí, Ireland's own take on the gourmet-chipper, moved up the road to Shop Street - opening auspiciously on St Patrick's Day, 17 March  2023.

The building they're now is is called Thimble Castle - small, but probably 4 times the space they had in High Street.  This building was home to butcher's shop for a long time, and since has been a fish-and-chip shop, and a variety of cafes - most-recently Churrio Nation.    It's next-door to Roots Cafe, and beside St Nicholas church.  The outside of has had a paint job, except for the balloons mural, which has so far survived the eagle-eyes of city officials as well as the weather.

The menu is the same:  proper Irish chips, locally sauced (if not sourced!).  You choose size (big, bigger, biggest), a sauces (Harry's nut butter, Drummond House garlic aoili, market curry mayo, bad-boy burger sauce or white truffle kewpie mayo), seasoning (Irish sea salt or chicken salt), and an optional garnish (diced white onion, diced jalapeno or parmesan) - and they do the rest.

Named after the Irish-language word for potato, it's pronounced pray-tee, and written with a couple of fada's, ie Prátaí not Pratai.

Opening days / hours are to be confirmed - but it's likely to be a seven-days-a-week operation. 

Later in March, with the signs working 

Opening week

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