After conquering the UK in style, the vastly popular restaurant Six By Nico opened its first store in Dublin back in November 2021. It followed on from their vastly successful ventures in London, Glasgow, Manchester, Belfast, Edinburgh, and Liverpool.
Born in Finnieston, Glasgow, the Six By Nico concept is simple but unique: an affordable six-course taster menu that refreshes every six weeks. Each menu is created by head chef Nico Simone to fit a theme that many will be familiar with.
Currently, Six By Nico is serving up ‘Circus’ menu and it sounds like an absolute dream! You can enjoy delicious ‘waffles and ice cream’, which consists of chicken liver parfait, compressed peach and a potato crisp (not at all what it sounds like).
Then there’s the ‘A-crab-atics’ course, with delicious sole, smoked tomato compote, bergamot gel, crab tortellini and a tasty bisque. You can expect to taste flavours from peach to parmesan, brown shrimp and smoked duck breast. Plus, there’s a whole vegetarian menu too so you can appreciate the theme even if you’re not into the meat and fish.
Menus in the past have also included the beloved chippy tea theme, which won the hearts of many a diner. It boasted fancy plates such as chips & cheese; Scrabster monkfish, steak pie, fish supper and even a deep-fried Mars bar. Although many themes are derived from classic dishes, they will all come with their own unique touches to give you that distinctive dining experience we all crave.
And, for a bougie six-course fine dining, the €45 set menu is by no means unreasonable given what’s on offer. Plus, you can add on a hearty selection of wines that are selected especially to pair the theme of the night for six weeks. Six By Nico’s Circus menu runs until August 28 but if you miss it then don’t worry because you’ll have the opportunity to try something entirely different in a couple of months!