Par Excellence

Recipes from some of Dublin’s favourite restaurants and steakhouses.

FX Buckley opened their first butcher shop on Moore Street in 1930 and went on to run some of the most popular restaurants in Dublin.

This stunning cookbook contains a wealth of recipes which allow you to reproduce FX Buckley’s signature dishes from the comfort of your home. Covering all courses from starters to desserts, and including a section on cocktails, this book is perfect for lovers of great Irish food. It also contains information on the heritage of FX Buckley; a history of beef production in Ireland, including cattle breeds; notes on types of meat and what they’re best used for; notes on the importance of a good butcher, and an explanation of why Irish beef is the best in the world.



Publication Date

April 2020




Hardback, 320 pages

Country of Origin



Gill Books


By Stephen Buckley With Katy McGuinness

Availability Status

Not yet published

Francis Xavier Buckley opened his first butcher shop on Moore Street in 1930 and since then the Buckley family has achieved legendary status in Dublin over the last six generations. They now run some of some of the nation’s favourite steakhouses, gastropubs and bars.

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