ON A COLD AND FOGGY DAY
To the best of my knowledge this well known and popular take-away Chinese restaurant is known as the New Empire (rather than the Empire). It features some excellent street art which changes on a regular basis.
THE NEW EMPIRE IN RATHMINES – CHINESE RESTAURANT
They really do use their imagination when decorating the exterior of this restaurant. Every time I pass by it is different.
Rathmines is an inner suburb on the southside of Dublin, about 3 kilometres south of the city centre. It effectively begins at the south side of the Grand Canal and stretches along the Rathmines Road as far as Rathgar to the south, Ranelagh to the east and Harold’s Cross to the west. It is situated in the city’s Dublin 6 postal district.
Rathmines has thriving commercial and civil activity and is well known across Ireland as part of a traditional “flatland” – providing rented accommodation to newly arrived junior civil servants and third level students coming from outside the city since the 1930s. In more recent times, Rathmines has diversified its housing stock and many houses have been gentrified by the wealthier beneficiaries of Ireland’s economic boom of the 1990s. Rathmines, nonetheless, is often said to have a cosmopolitan air, and has a diverse international population and has always been home to groups of new immigrant communities and indigenous ethnic minorities.
MIEKO KING RESTAURANT – THE RUMOURS ARE TRUE – THEY ARE OFFERING A COLLECTION SERVICE AND A SPECIAL HOME DELIVERY SERVICE
It has always been my policy to support local businesses and I am aware that many local restaurants need all the support that they can get. I hope that you will support Mieko King.
Because of my age I am confined to my apartment until Easter Sunday … of course this is going to be extended. I was preparing for this lockdown but I was caught be surprise as it happened about a week earlier than I had expected.
I had been advised that I needed to shop online for groceries or arrange home deliveries from local restaurants.
Before I continue I should mention that many restaurants have terrible sites that get in the way of placing an order. At least five would not accept or confirm my address and could not deal with my Eircode address. Two restaurants decided that my mobile location was my actual physical address [Apt 43 instead of 29, etc]
I contacted Tesco mid last week and was informed that the first delivery slot was 2nd April. The next slots I was able to book was April 6 and April 14. As I have a very small fridge this was not practical on an ongoing basis as I need a delivery every three days.
Today the queue for slots was two weeks and some of my friends told me that they had to wait three weeks. Eventually I managed to find two suitable suppliers “The Fruit People” and “Station To Station”. I received my first delivery of six bottles of wine from Station To Station. I will discuss these and a few other suppliers at a later date.
I have organised deliveries from a number of restaurants and have encountered a number of problems with some and a few have been exceptional and I will discuss them at a later date.
Today I was in contact with Jenny at Mieko King at 101 Capel Street because I heard a rumour that they were planning a home delivery service that would for people such as myself and she confirmed that the rumour was true and she sent me a copy of the menu.
Based on past experience I can guarantee that their food is excellent.
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