Literally a stone’s throw from The Spire on O’Connell Street is M&L Chinese Restaurant – as authentic a Chinese as you will find. A huge menu is on offer but it’s best to ask the staff to recommend something for you!
Across the road is it’s sister venue, The Vintage Teapot – this place is a gem – a little oasis from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, boasting many Chinese teas. They also have a private dining room upstairs – step back in time with beautiful Oriental paintings and furnishings.
“A big, bustling largely Sichuanese restaurant just off O’Connell Street with a huge Chinese following. Excellent cooking, fairly spartan premises but fabulous gems on the Chinese menu (ask the staff to order for you). Friendly, fun, lip-tingling and very decent value for money. M&L commands remarkable loyalty amongst its devotees.” – Tom Doorley