Brunch at Chez Max, Baggot Street

Ah summer, it’s finally arrived, and probably gone just as quickly… however the garden terrace of Chez Max on Baggot Street is where you can feel like it Summer at any time! If you can nab yourself a table, it’s a great brunch spot in the city. Chez Max is very much a traditional French brasserie in…

Brunch at Craft, Harold’s Cross

Since Craft opened in Harold’s Cross earlier this year, it’s been on the go to list for many, reviewed by the cities finest critics and receiving praise aplenty. Craft is the epitome of neighbourhood dining, casual and reasonably priced yet with great food. Chef Phil Yeung (formerly Town Bar & Grill, Bang) and team are serving modern Irish…

Breakfast at Balfes, Dublin

I had a day off work and a few things to do in town so I jumped on the luas into town early, and started my day with breakfast at Balfes. I had been here for drinks but never food so was keen to try it. Located next to and part of The Westbury Hotel,…

Wanderlust, Dalkey

Once upon a time we lived in Dalkey and Nosh was one of our favourite spots. Shortly after we moved away from Dalkey, it closed. Since then it’s been empty a while, there was a brief interlude when it was The Mermaid and now it’s reopened as Wanderlust. We were keen to visit to try…

The Butcher Grill, Ranelagh

I love Sundays, I know it’s the end of the weekend but there’s just something about Sundays… recently we took the bus into town for a wander around, a coffee and a look in the shops. We decided to go for a late brunch / lunch. Thinking through a few different spots we decided we…

Brunch at America Restaurant, Toronto

  Brunch at America Restaurant in Toronto was quite simply, epic, and one of my favourite dining experiences of 2015. I loved everything about it, from the place itself to the food and the style of dining. If I find myself in Toronto again, I am certainly making sure I’m there on a Sunday to…

The Best of 2015 – Breakfast & Brunch

Brunch – a wonderful invention! This was a hard one to narrow down but here are our favourites from the year…and just in time for the weekend too. Enjoy! 1. We started the new year in London, and enjoyed a fabulous breakfast at the Electric Diner in Notting Hill. Avocado & eggs, a perfect combo!

Brunch at The Pigeon House, Delgany

Having visited Firehouse Bakery before, I always meant to return to try the restaurant above it. We finally did it on a recent weekend, a celebratory one at that and enjoyed a delicious brunch and bubbles at The Pigeon House in Delgany.

Brunch at The Cookbook Cafe, Sandycove

A stroll along the seafront and through Glasthule and Sandycove on a bright, sunny and crisp Autumn day, perfect! Especially when it was followed by brunch. The Cookbook Cafe is bright and cheerful, the layout is quite similar to what it has been in the past, it feels cosy and homely inside. There’s cookbooks throughout the restaurant…

MIMA Coffee Company, Beechwood Luas, Dunville Avenue, Ranelagh

At the Beechwood Luas stop you will find MIMA Coffee Company, a great little coffee shop that does fantastic coffees and food. There’s lovely outdoor seating too, perfect for these sunny days! It’s a recent discovery for us but a place we have returned to now a few times and really enjoy. We enjoyed a late…

Avoca Salt Cafe, Monkstown

There seems to be an abundance of breakfast and brunch posts here on Gin & Griddle lately. Here’s another one and a lovely one it is too. We popped out to the coast for an early morning walk and decided to get breakfast in Salt at Avoca. Handy too that after breakfast you can pick…

Breakfast at The Restaurant, Brown Thomas, Grafton Street, Dublin2

  Early one Saturday morning, we were on Grafton Street, and popped into Brown Thomas to have a browse. We had planned to get breakfast at some point, but decided on a whim to head into The Restaurant at Brown Thomas. Located on the 3rd floor, it’s a beautiful space, full of light and with…