Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Writer Out and About

This week I visited Milano's Italian Restaurant in the Dundrum Town Centre.

The Dundrum Town Centre is really a massive shopping centre with lots of shops, restaurants, a cinema, theatre and lovely courtyard with a cool fountain, music and flashing lights. Milano's is a nice place to eat. It has good food, nice waiting staff and they don't try to rush you out. On mild/warmish days you can sit outside and watch the fountain and flashing lights. I didn't get too much writing done because I was tired and I forgot to bring my earphones and couldn't shut out the background chatter of the other diners, but I think on another day it could have been a good place to write.

I took with me
1. Black biro
2. 79 c foolscap writing pad
3. Iphone (minus earphones, unfortunately)
4 The Chocolate Monster aka Pinky


Anonymous said...

Hmm, don't you think having Pinky talking to you was as big a distraction from writing as the other diners???

Anonymous said...

I love the view of the pool!

Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness)

Shadowthorne said...


Pasta and pizza. I love to cook pasta and sample various pizzas.

Do your reports about the food they serve in your next outing spots. I love to talk about food.

Gaelgeoir said...

Ooh Milano's!!! Fancy!!
I generally HATE Dundrum for several reasons(stuffiness, D4s, crowds, nowhere to sit down etc. etc.) but I LOVE the restaurants there.
You should try 'The Counter'(down the laneway beside Harvey Nichols. It's an incredibly good burger bar- though quite small so maybe not the best place to write..

Inkpot said...

Good point Anon, but Pinky was actually helping me with my writing and then she nipped off for a facial, an that's when the other diners started to annoy me.

It is a lovely spot. I was worried the photo wouldn't come out but I'm pleased with it. Thanks for dropping by, Kim.

Will do, Shadowthorne. You only have to ask and it will be done. I know SSQuo likes my food reviews as well. :)

Thanks for the tip Gaelgeoir, I'll be sure to check it out. I don't really fit in at Dundrum either. It took me ages to find the interesting shops - book shop and game shop hidden on the top floor. :)

Gaelgeoir said...

Yeah I'd definitely reccomend it!
Have to say I'm not a huge fan of the Bookshop either. Eason's always feels so... shoplike to me.
I love a bookshop with a home-like feel to it!:D