Welcome to French Foodie in Dublin (FFID)!

I’m Ketty Quigley, a French-born lady who moved to Dublin in 2004. I fell in love with an Irish man (referred to as Mr. FFID on this blog) and never left this wonderful little island!

I started this blog in 2012 as a journal of my food experiences and to spread my love about Dublin’s food scene. I always pay for my meals (unless stated otherwise, I sometimes attend press events) and only write about places I’m happy to recommend, be it a fancy restaurant or a hidden gem of a café. Since I started, the blog has won various awards and has been widely featured in many Irish publications.

I have worked in the travel industry for many years and travelled to 40 countries before starting my own food tour business in 2013. I run Delicious Dublin Tours and I was honoured to be one of Fáilte Ireland's 21 Irish food champions from 2016 to 2019. I'm a Ballymaloe Cookery School graduate and I did the intensive 12 Week certificate course in 2015.  I have an insatiable appetite for all things food-related and I completed a Masters in Gastronomy and Food Studies in 2019.

Food is my passion, I love cooking in my little kitchen in Dublin, discovering great places to eat in this fabulous city and sharing these experiences with others.

I hope you enjoy reading my blog!


Header design: Mel Gardner / Portrait photo: Al Higgins

  • Food Influencer of the Year 2017 - SHEmazing! Awards
  • Best Food Blog 2014 - IMAGE.ie Blog Awards
  • Best Food Read 2014 - Blog and Online Publishing Awards
  • Best Newcomer Blog 2013 - Blog Awards Ireland
  • Best Personal Blog 2013 - Blog Awards Ireland
  • Best Expat Blog Ireland 2012 - Expats Blog

  • Featured and mentioned in many national and international newspapers and magazines: The Irish Times Magazine, The Irish Independent, The Sunday Independent, The Sunday Times, Irish Country Magazine, Irish Tatler, Easy Food, Food & Wine, Image Magazine, Totally Dublin, U Magazine, The Gloss Magazine, The Irish Examiner, The Daily Edge and The Irish Mirror, National Geographic Traveller, Time Out Dublin, Newsweek, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald.

I've worked with the following brands:

  • National Dairy Council (content creation)
  • Grey Goose Vodka (content creation / Advertorial in Irish Tatler)
  • Bord Bia (content creation, public speaking)
  • Visit Dublin (content creation)
  • Irish Writers Centre (blogging workshop)
  • My Little Paris (content creation)
  • Guinness Storehouse (food tour partnership)
  • Jump Innovation (public speaking)
  • SuperValu Ireland (content creation)
  • Belvita (content creation)

Disclosure policy

I want to keep FFID as honest and authentic as possible. All my meals in restaurants/cafes are paid for by yours truly and I never tell staff I’m a food blogger. I never announce my visit to restaurants/cafes on social media.

I do sometimes accept and keep free products, services, travel and event tickets from companies and individuals. In this case I always put a disclaimer at the end of the post if I decide to write about it.

Any sponsored posts are clearly marked as such and I only work with brands that are a good fit.

The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own and I only endorse products or services that I like or that I feel my readers would be interested in. 

If you want to send me a product that’s very kind of you but it doesn’t mean I’m going to write a blog post, tweet, post on FB or Instagram it. I won’t accept products I’m unlikely to use or buy.

You can also read my blog post on Blogging with integrity


All pictures and words are my own unless stated otherwise, please don’t use any content without permission.

Comment policy

All comments are moderated before being published. 

Your comment won’t be published if:

All the reviews are based on my personal experience and of course readers don’t have to agree with everything I write. However, I try to keep this personal space positive, therefore if you had a bad experience with a place I’d recommend you give your feedback directly to them.