The Historic St. Mary’s Church, which lay derelict for many a year, has been reborn as an equally famous and historic restaurant and bar.
The Church now hosts a Restaurant, a Bar and a Galley Bar in the eaves. The patio is an excellent place to take meals or sit and visit in good weather. Family friendly during the day and supper hours, The Church transitions smoothly to a Pub/Club atmosphere at night. It is an excellent setting for music and performance as it has incredible acoustics.
Traditional Pub fares dressed up a bit most meals are reasonable at about 9Ï.
Sabor Brazil is located on Camden Street in the heart of downtown Dublin. A Brazilian restaurant, it caters to romantic evenings and specialises in providing insights and tastes of Brazilian cuisine from the Minas Gerais State, which is known for its use of cheeses in their cuisine.
The Baroque setting is also indicative of the more luxurious neighbourhoods in Minas Gerais. It is a lovely setting to spend an evening in. The wait staffis multilingual and pleasant, always ready to give information on the menu and culture.
Vegetarians in your party can also be easily accommodated, even more so if you mention it with your reservation. Reservations are highly recommended. It can be a bit pricy, depending on whether one orders a full course or tasting menu.
The Vintage Kitchen is situated in the old part of Dublin close to Mulligan’s Pub and Trinity College. It is a unique Pop-in style Shoppe that specialises in fresh local ingredients. It is also a small craft and vintage store, selling unique items created and gleaned from craftspeople and artists from the area.
Diners will be greeted by the nostalgic tunes of vinyl playing on the 1970’s era turntable and quickly get the feel for the quirky difference of this little café. Regulars are even encouraged to bring in their own vinyl to share.
Menu items are on constant rotation due to ingredients being handpicked at farmer’s market in Leinster. However, one can expect items like Market Soup, Fresh salads, Duck or chickpea on toast. Vegetarian items are well represented. Menu prices are 25Ï for two course servings. Bringing along your own bottle is encouraged and there is no corkage fee.
The Rustic Stone’s mission is to provide healthy food choices served simply so as to let the natural flavours shine and at a reasonable price.
The Rustic Stone takes its name from its cooking technique, which is to provide diners with a heated volcanic stone, which they cook their own items on. The emphasis seems to be on the health and fit crowd. No butters or creams are ever used at the restaurant, they prefer to use olive oil. There are a lot of raw food options for those diners who enjoy that diet. Or if you are simply in the mood for something fresh.
Ingredients are locally sources with special care paid to make sure it is all organic. The Rustic Stone easily accommodates Gluten Free diners, Vegetarians, and Vegans. Breads are rustic and fresh baked. Meats too are locally sourced. The Rustic Stone really goes a long way to make diners want to eat healthy without sacrificing flavour.
An especial favourite is a shared taster menu, which can accommodate a group of people and give you a fun feeling of cooking and dining together. Menu items start at 6Ï.
Queen of Tarts has two locations in Dublin; one on Cork Hill and another on Crows Lane. Both offer up excellent pastries made daily by the sisters who own the Shoppes. Specialising in breakfast and brunch it also serves pastries and breads until they are sold out.
Everything is baked daily by the proprietors on the premises. You will find traditional baked goods like Brown Bread and Apple Crumbles, made with Bramley’s Irish Apples. Additionally there are seasonal selections and you may be lucky enough to be there on a baker’s special day. Recently a wine selection has been added to pair with your chocolate or just to sip as you sit and watch the world go by.
Lunch too can be had if you are one who doesn’t greet the dawn. Soup and Sandwiches with thick sliced goods just like at home or potpies and pasties to warm you are on the menu. Take away is available as well as call and collect service.
La merZou offers a taste of French/ Belgian rustic goodness in the heart of Old Town Dublin. It’s a good stop off for dinner on your way to a show or for a special occasion. You won’t find fusion here, it’s strictly Bistro fare with good ingredients. Both Carnivores and Vegetarians will be happy with the selections offered and the Belgian wine list is a treat.
The comfortable and warm atmosphere is accentuated by the owner/Chef Eric Tydgadt. Happy to greet and explain any questions you may have although there won’t be many as most of the fare from Venison to smoked Duck is very familiar. 3 course plates start at 25Ï
HX46 is a Pan Asian café catering to the casual dining crowd. Serving breakfast lunch and dinner, diners have choices that range from Chinese to Thai. Their carefully prepared sauces complement the selection of noodles and salads that are their main menu. Interestingly enough their breakfast menu offers mostly a traditional Irish/European fare.
This is a walk-in establishment and take away is available. Extremely cheap with most meals coming to no more than 7Ï.
Sometimes you just need a pie. Nothing fancy, just a good old-fashioned pocket of meat and goodness. The Pieman Café is the place to stop in Temple Bar if this particular craving hits you. All pies only 6Ï.You can also get a side of the best mushy peas in Dublin or you can skip the peas and have mash if that is to your liking. This is a favourite stop for late-nights on your way home, or maybe when you are just rushing about.
Friendly staff ready to make you feel warm and comfortable. There are many pies to chose from although to be authentic, the favourite is the really excellent Beef and Guinness.
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