I’ve always been a bit of an Art History buff, regularly visiting the National Gallery when I have time and I was really excited when they completed the work on the Dargan Wing and forecourt at the gallery. The re-opening … Continue reading
You’ve got to love Fallon & Byrne, Ireland’s oasis for the seasoned epicurean, they have fruit and veg you will never have heard of before…like Mouli…had no idea what that was- now I know it’s a vegetable used a lot in Asian cooking.. it also seems to be the only place you can get a Dragonfruit in Dublin..
Moving swiftly on, F&B have been copied by other businesses around the country but never equalled, upstairs in the Exchequer St location, is a function room and an elegant continental style restaurant with crisp white linens. The People’s park restaurant opened in the old Victorian tea room building which used to be a dingy old greasy spoon with PVC tablecloths, painted white walls, strip lighting and bad coffee, the overhaul was a breath of fresh air when it arrived, circa 2014, a large space with wooden floors, the painted walls were banished and extended out with glass walls, wood and red brick with cozy wool chairs and the upmarket gastropub menu is to die for! On the menu is fluffy panko coated cod (actual cod not substitute) with delicious home made tartare sauce, and the burgers are to die for Ballyhenry beef with basil aioli and pickled cucumber with deliciously crisp french fries. If you just want a bowl of soup to warm your heart, the portions are huge and do try the seafood chowder, chock full of fish, big hearty chunks, you won’t need to eat for a week!!
I do love how the staff are all bubbly, have a passion for food and engage in banter with punters, it’s so refreshing, the atmosphere is as light and airy as the decor- a breath of fresh air! If you find yourselves overwhelmingly full with a feeling of “Bolg na Nollaig” (Christmas belly in Irish), take a walk on the pier and get some fresh air while you walk off that overindulgence..
Honestly, it’s not very expensive, we went for our 6th wedding anniversary lunch and expected to pay more, we had the full starter and main, drinks, pellegrino and a glass of Prosecco all for €65! Outstanding! Considering the quality of the food, completely top drawer! I hope you go & enjoy- ’cause you will!
There are some pretty awesome pizza places around Ireland, for example, recently while visiting Galway, Joyce’s Supermarket opened up this pretty amazing freestanding Pizzeria, called ‘M Pizza’, owned by a really friendly Sicilian man. This man makes….. the most amazing … Continue reading
I’m sitting watching a documentary about American heiresses and “Million Dollar Princesses” of the 1920’s & 1930’s, Wallis Simpson, Lady Emerald Cunard, I LOVE this sort of thing… hearing 1920’s jazz and seeing them sip Martini’s has me thinking about … Continue reading
I’ve mentioned Laduree several times on the blog, it’s my guilty pleasure. When they first opened in Brown Thomas’ ‘luxury hall’, right inside the front door, I thought all my Christmases had come at once. Back then I worked as … Continue reading
I don’t know about you guys, but I am a doughnut freak! I simply cannot-get-enough!! I always remember going grocery shopping with mum and if I was really good, I’d get a Superquin Jam Doughnut to eat in the car … Continue reading
I booked Marcel’s as a Valentine’s treat for himself, it’s no secret that I’m a Frencophile, I simply adore anything with a French theme.. Marcel’s a French inspired restaurant, on Merrion Row in Dublin and is part of the Merchantile … Continue reading
It’s officially December and we can officially embrace….CHRISTMAS!!! I’m fighting the urge to put up my Christmas tree but that doesn’t stop me getting involved in all the fun that’s happening! With so much going on this month, I’ve narrowed … Continue reading
Fresh Clean Eating at Eathos So we made an unexpected visit to Eathos today, a clean eating eatery and patisserie on Baggot St that I had no idea existed, that’s the exciting thing about Dublin, we’ve become a city of … Continue reading
Super Miss Sue Brunch Menu Launch: Review (Photo Credit:Super Miss Sue) Where to begin…? If you were to close your eyes and think of an incredibly sexy restaurant, I’m pretty sure it would embody Super Miss Sue, an incredibly sultry … Continue reading
Great Irish Houses: Powerscourt House & Gardens “It was a mistake to think of houses, old houses, as being empty. They were filled with memories, with the faded echoes of voices. Drops of tears, drops of blood, the ring of … Continue reading
One of my true favourite places to eat in Dublin, is the Vanilla Pod Eatery in Carrickmines, every day it’s hopping, from brunch until evening and caters for a wide range of appetites. Divided into two, there’s the Vanilla Pod … Continue reading
I had never heard of Hatch and Sons until it appeared in my Twitter feed last week, it was in the Huffington Post’s Dublin’s 10 Best Breakfasts. I’m a real foodie and seeing as how we were heading into town … Continue reading
Sometimes it’s nice to experience your city from the eyes of a tourist and step outside your everyday life for a change. At some point in your life, be it school or whatever, you will have visited local museums and … Continue reading