2022 Award Winners GLOBAL CUISINES AWARD 2022

3 Leaves, Blackrock Co Dublin

3 Leaves

There has been an ‘Ethnic Restaurant’ category in our awards since their inception in the early ‘90s. Originally interpreted as ‘oriental’, it now reflects the diversity of dining experience in contemporary Ireland to include all restaurants that truly represent any specific culture or cultures. In recent years there has been a sea change in terms of the range and quality of Ireland’s international cuisine - and, in 2018, the arrival of this small restaurant set a new benchmark that will further challenge the popular perception of ethnic cuisines.  

From street food stall to the hottest little Indian restaurant around, Santosh Thomas serves up the freshest, most delicious dishes from his homeland at 3 Leaves. A wizard with spices, his carefully considered dahls, snacks, curries and breads are served up by Milie Mathew, his charming wife. While the couple
hail from southern India, Santosh’s food draws from the sub-continent’s many cooking styles, to keep menus fresh and exciting. Changing the perception of Indian food in Ireland, dish by dish, 3 Leaves is a joy - and a meal in this tiny
Blackrock Market gem is a delicious and affordable delight.

7 votes

3 Leaves

Blackrock, Co. Dublin
Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner
3 Leaves started life in 2016 as a simple street food stall in Blackrock Market, yet chef Santosh Thomas’s cooking was too good to stay a casual secret. The 12 seats were constantly full, with lunchtime queues snaking through the market daily. Wo ...

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