Unit 30, 19A Main Street, Blackrock Market, Blackrock, South Co. Dublin, Ireland, Eir code: A94 V0D8.


Chef Santosh

Gold winner of Best Chef in Indian Cuisine, Dublin – Irish Curry Awards 2017 & 2018
For Chef Santosh, becoming a chef was a dream of his from a very young age.
Setting up 3 Leaves in Blackrock came from Santosh’s desire to work as a chef and prepare dishes which highlighted India’s vast and diverse cuisine: It’s no surprise at all that Chef Santosh can’t live without spices: “My vision is to offer my customers a pure taste of India, a symphony of taste for them to experience the depth and flavour of the spices. I believe the soul of any Indian dish is the freshly ground spices, therefore every morning I prepare these spices. Each dishes I make in 3 Leaves has its own blend of spices, which in turn, gives them a unique character.”
The “freedom to be creative with my menu” is Chef Santosh’s favourite part of his job. When he started 3 Leaves, he wanted to “change the perception of Indian cuisine as a hot and sweating meal” and make it an enjoyable experience for everyone.


The front of office is run by Milie Mathew, who is also work as a cancer nurse. Milie loves to greet you with a smile and help you navigate through the menu to find your choices. She won the Best Front of House award at the Irish Curry Awards 2019
From the Press
Michelin Guide:
This sweet little eatery sits within a bohemian market and is always packed. Simple lunches follow a ‘when it’s gone, it’s gone’ approach – go for the great value ‘Taster’ menu.
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