Reviews « Ananda Indian Restaurant Dublin

ANANDA RESTAURANT
CINEMA BUILDING
DUNDRUM TOWN CENTRE
SANDYFORD ROAD
DUBLIN D16 VK54

T: +353 1296 0099

Reviews

LUCINDA O’SULLIVAN
http://www.lucindaosullivan.com/index.cfm/page/currentnews/id/1298

KATY McGUINNESS
https://www.independent.ie/life/food-drink/restaurant-review-ananda-the-spice-is-right-37429817.html

LESLIE WILLIAMS – IRISH EXAMINER
https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/lifestyle/foodanddrink/restaurant-review-ananda-838372.html

GILLIAN NELIS
http://https://www.businesspost.ie/magazine/confidence-youth-display-ananda-423178

SARAH CLAYTON-LEA LOVIN DUBLIN
https://lovindublin.com/reviews/ananda-indian-restaurant-review-dundrum?mc_cid=906f0c18b0&mc_eid=9604075319

JOHN AND SALLY MCKENNA’S’ GUIDES
https://www.guides.ie/recommendations/ananda

MICHELIN GUIDE – IRELAND
https://www.viamichelin.ie/web/Restaurant/Dublin-D14-Ananda-35y239t

GEORGINA CAMPBELL
http://www.ireland-guide.com/establishment/ananda.6710.html

ERNIE WHALLEY -THE SUNDAY TIMES
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/tandoor-loving-care-still-thriving-south-of-the-city-zsrckn8zz?t=ie

JOHN MARIANI – HUFFINGTON POST
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/58ee266fe4b0145a227cba0b

A PERFECT 10 – IT’S BEEN A DECADE OF ACCOLADES AND AWARDS FOR THE FABULOUS ANANDA INDIAN RESTAURANT IN DUBLIN, SAYS LUCINDA O’SULLIVAN, AND WITH TALENTED YOUNG GUN KARAN MITTAL NOW IN THE KITCHEN, IT WILL BE HITTING THE BULLSEYE FOR YEARS TO COME
LUCINDA O’SULLIVAN TABLE TALK SUNDAY INDEPENDENT

IT IS OF COURSE IMPOSSIBLE TO SUM UP THE CUISINES OF A SUBCONTINENT WITH A BILLION PEOPLE IN ONE RESTAURANT, BUT ANANDA TRIES HARD, OFFERING GLIMPSES INTO THE HUGE DIVERSITY THAT IS INDIA. THIS IS AMBITIOUS AND HUGELY ACCOMPLISHED COOKING, BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED DISHES AND GORGEOUS FLAVOURS — TREAT YOURSELF
LESLIE WILLIAMS IRISH EXAMINER

CONFIDENCE OF YOUTH ON DISPLAY AT ANANDA– THIS WAS A SOPHISTICATED, CONTEMPORARY TAKE ON A CLASSIC FLAVOUR COMBINATION THAT I REALLY COULDN’T FAULT. MY MAIN COURSE, ROBATA-GRILLED GUINEA FOWL (€27.50), WAS JUST AS GOOD. COOKED BEAUTIFULLY AND TOPPED WITH GOLD LEAF FOR A BIT OF THEATRE, WE HAD QUITE THE FAULTLESS DINNER EXPERIENCE WE WERE EXPECTING, AND THERE’S NO DOUBT THAT MITTAL IS COOKING SOME GREAT FOOD IN ANANDA AND IS CERTAINLY A YOUNG CHEF TO WATCH. WITH A PRE-THEATRE OPTION PRICED AT €28 FOR THREE COURSES, HE’S ALSO CONTINUING THIS RESTAURANT’S TRADITION OF CATERING FOR A RANGE OF BUDGETS
GILLIAN NELIS SUNDAY BUSINESS POST

ANANDA ACCOMPLISHES THE FEAT OF SHOWCASING A RANGE OF DISHES FROM INDIA’S VARIOUS SUBCONTINENTS WITHOUT IT FEELING LIKE A STRETCH.AS FAR AS FOOD THIS AMAZING GOES, IT’S PRETTY GENTLE ON THE OL’ WALLET.
SARAH CLAYTON-LEA LOVIN DUBLIN

A COMPLEX AND FASCINATING INDIAN MEAL WITH SEVERAL DOZEN FLAVOURS TO SAVOUR, ALL WONDERFUL.
LESLIE WILLIAMS IRISH EXAMINER – APRIL 2018

THE EXCELLENCE OF THE ANANDA COOKING WHEN HE DESCRIBED IT AS ‘AMBITIOUS AND HUGELY ACCOMPLISHED.’ THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT IT IS.
JOHN AND SALLY MCKENNA

FOR THIS HUGE PRAISE MUST GO TO HEAD CHEF SANDEEP BHAGAT, ASHEESH DEWAN’S FRIEND SINCE COLLEGE DAYS IN INDIA. LESS FLAMBOYANT THAN THAT OF THE PREVIOUS REGIME, THE CUISINE IS IMAGINATIVE WHILE REMAINING FAITHFUL TO THE REGIONAL TRADITIONS IT SHOWCASES. SERVICE WAS CIVIL, HELPFUL YET NON-INVASIVE, AS I REMEMBERED. OVERALL A FINE RESTAURANT THAT IS ON THE CUSP OF “FINE DINING” WITHOUT THE FORMAL OVERTONES THE PHRASE IMPLIES
ERNIE WHALLEY SUNDAY TIMES

IF ANANDA’S HAS NOT THE FINEST WINE LIST IN ANY INDIAN RESTAURANT IN EUROPE, I’VE NOT SEEN BETTER, WITH MANY WINES BY THE GLASS AT REASONABLE PRICES AND A VERY INTERNATIONAL SELECTION THAT GOES ON FOR PAGES
JOHN MARIANI – HUFFINGTON POST

CLEARLY, ANANDA HAS LEFT THE CONVENTIONAL CONCEPT OF INDIAN FOOD WAY BEHIND. WHAT WAS A WORKADAY CULINARY CLICHÉ, ALBEIT A TASTY ONE, IS HERE DEVELOPED AND ELEVATED TO A PLANE THAT IS AT LEAST THE EQUIVALENT OF THE FOOD THAT TOP CHEFS STEEPED IN EUROPEAN CULINARY CULTURE ARE CREATING. BY MY RECKONING ANANDA HAS TO BE ONE OF THE TOP HALF DOZEN RESTAURANTS IN THE WHOLE OF IRELAND
ERNIE WHALLEY SUNDAY TIMES

ANANDA REMAINS AN INDIAN RESTAURANT APART, ONE THAT DEALS IN SUBTLETY, CREATIVITY, AUTHENTICITY MIXED WITH CREATIVITY, AND AN ECLECTIC MIRRORING OF THE CULINARY DIVERSITY OF THAT VAST LAND
TOM DOORLEY

SO, I DON’T REVIEW RESTAURANTS IN DECEMBER. BUT, ON THE OTHER HAND, I LIKE TO CATCH UP WITH SOME OLD FRIENDS OVER, SO TO SPEAK, A NOSEBAG, AND WE GO SOMEWHERE THAT’S AN OLD FAVOURITE AND UTTERLY DEPENDABLE. THIS YEAR, IT INCLUDED GENUINELY MEMORABLE ONE AT ANANDA
TOM DOORLEY

THE GLAMOROUS WOW FACTOR DINING ROOM SETS THE SCENE FOR CUTTING-EDGE INDIAN CUISINE BURSTING WITH FLAVOUR – OPEN SINCE 2008, BUT ‘A BREATH OF FRESH AIR’ STILL DESCRIBES IT WELL
GEORGINA CAMPBELL

IF YOU ENJOY INDIAN FOOD, ANANDA TAKES INDIAN CUISINE TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL FOR DUBLIN
DEARLY MISSED – LATE PAOLO TULIO

AT LAST, DUBLIN HAS A RESTAURANT THAT REALLY DOES MANAGE TO REDEFINE INDIAN FOOD
TOM DOORLEY

TRADITIONAL INDIAN WITH A TWIST IS THE SECRET OF THIS SUPERB RESTAURANT WHICH SHOULD BE REWARDED WITH MICHELIN RECOGNITION
ERNIE WHALLEY

THIS WAS FOOD I COULD BE PASSIONATE ABOUT… THERE¹S NO DOUBT THAT HE IS ONE OF OUR LEADING CHEFS … A TWINKLING STAR WOULD BE NICE FOR HIM
ROSS GOLDEN BANNON

THIS IS ONE FABULOUS RESTAURANT. SMART CHEFS, DOING THEIR CREATIVE THING, PUSHING THE ENVELOPE, EXCITING STUFF. AT THE SAME TIME, NO HEAD-WRECKING FLIGHTS OF FANCY. ANANDA REPRESENTS A LINEAR PROGRESSION FROM A CENTURIES OLD TRADITION NOT SOME COKE-FIRED BOZO CHEF’S HALLUCINATION. IT CAN SURELY ONLY BE A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE THE PO-FACES FROM MICHELIN DROP IN AND BESTOW A STAR. ANYTHING LESS MAKES NO SENSE
ERNIE WHALLEY

A QUICK GOOGLE AFTER DINNER TELLS ME THAT ‘ANANDA’ MEANS BLISS. IT MAKES PERFECT SENSE. WALKING DOWN THE STAIRS AFTER DINNER I FELT LIKE I’D TRAVELLED MUCH FURTHER THAN JUST OUTSIDE MY FRONT DOOR, AND THAT’S WHAT THE BEST RESTAURANTS ACHIEVE EFFORTLESSLY.ARRIVE HERE HUNGRY, LEAVE IN A STATE OF PURE HAPPINESS. NAMASTE TO THAT.
SARAH CLAYTON-LEA LOVIN DUBLIN

ANANDA IS A CLASS ACT. TO STEP INTO THIS SANCTUARY IN THE DUNDRUM TOWN CENTRE IS TO ENTER A WORLD THAT FEELS INDULGENT WITHOUT BEING INTIMIDATING, AN OPULENT SPACE BROUGHT ALIVE BY WARM AND WELL-VERSED SERVICE. INDIAN RESTAURANTS IN IRELAND CAN BE HEAVY ON DRAPES AND LOW ON DAYLIGHT, BUT ANANDA IS A WHOLE OTHER PROSPECT. IT FEELS LIKE THE LOVECHILD OF A LUXE COCKTAIL LOUNGE
PÓL Ó CONGHAILE – IRISH EXAMINER

Oasis of bliss
https://www.independent.ie/life/food-drink/oasis-of-bliss-26482044.html

On the spice trail – Ananda Dundrum Shopping Centre
https://www.independent.ie/life/food-drink/on-the-spice-trail-ananda-dundrum-shopping-centre-26496212.html