Red Bank oysters

The "Red Bank" was a restaurant at 19-20 D'Olier Street, just south of the O'Connell Bridge over the Liffey. It was also a name for some famous oysters harvested in County Clare and sold at the restaurant when they were in season.

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1926 ad for the restaurant, and 1934 photograph of the outside, from Mairtin Mac Con Iomaire's The Emergence, Development and Influence of French Haute Cuisine on Public Dining in Dublin Restaurants. Source:

The building that housed the Red Bank restaurant in 1904 now houses the Ashfield House, a youth hostel. Source: Gareth Collins.