17 Jul: John McKenna, The Irish Times

“Each dish represents a torrent of ideas and a welter of work. Each course is an exhilarating excursion through flavours, an intense reworking of our expectations of what cooking is about. Most chefs gravitate towards a fundamental simplicity in food but, in comparison, Conrad Gallagher is simply on another planet.”

17 Jul: Tom Doorley

“Conrad Gallagher’s food is very much about assaulting your taste buds from every angle, full of wacky combinations, constant inventiveness and utter confidence. If you don’t like it, you don’t have to eat there. As for me, I think he’s a national treasure.”

17 Jul: Andrew Lloyd Webber

“I don’t remember such an impressive meal in a brand new restaurant since the early days of Gordon Ramsey…in New York you wouldn’t get near or buy the place!”