Archive for September, 2010

Win another Barry’s Tea Gift Pack

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010
Barry's Tea

Barry’s Tea are back and have another Gift Pack to give away. The last one went all the way to Brendan in Italy who posted a photograph of it for the Facebook page if you want to see what it looks. A lovely box containing a selection of the Barry’s Tea Specialty range, including their newest Pu-erh and Rooibos blends.

The folks at Barry’s are interesting in what you think of their new teas, and your thoughts on specialty tea in general, so if you would like to win this prize then click here to email (competition@messy-chef.com) or leave a comment on Facebook fan page Just let us know your thoughts and comments and we’ll pick one on Wed Sept 29th.

The more original the comment the better 🙂

Bentley’s relaunch as Cliff Town House Hotel

Saturday, September 4th, 2010
Cliff Town House Hotel

The Cliff House Hotel in Ardmore, who appear to have been doing pretty good trade all summer and most of last winter too, are set to open a sister property in Dublin on St Stephen’s Green called The Cliff Town House Hotel.

After a quick browse through the web site it didn’t take long to figure that the property is Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill who have relaunched under the new name and under the management of Drew Flood. I have no idea what that means for Richard Corrigan who has been linked with leaving the place for some time now so maybe this is his exit? I assume Martijn Kajuiter of the Cliff House Hotel will continue to concentrate on the work he and his team have been building on in Ardmore since 2008. I certainly hope that is the case anyway, I’m looking forward to next season already.

Good luck to all involved, if its anything like their sister hotel in Ardmore it will be a winner.

http://www.theclifftownhouse.com/