Blue Bar, Skerries

I spent all my summers as a child in Rush, Co. Dublin, in a house by the beach, at a time when Rush was not the town it is now. A sleepy, small, local town. Skerries was the next big town, and visits to Skerries for shopping, and food at times, when Stoops was one of…

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…

October & November Favourites on Gin & Griddle

2 months for the price of 1 in this blog post! November has passed in a blur of speediness and general busy-ness, as is evident on Gin & Griddle with a paltry 3 posts only this month. Sometimes life and work have to take precedence over blogging and I’m ok with that… but to the…

Whitefriar Grill, Aungier Street, Dublin 2

There were a few false starts in getting to dinner at Whitefriar Grill, illness and work kept getting in the way. We eventually made it on the 4th attempt and on a slightly drizzly Wednesday evening we trooped into Aungier street to enjoy some steaks, it is a ‘grill’ afterall. A bright red awning and red…

SoMa Burger Co. Liffey Valley, Dublin

Completely by accident we seem to be on a burger mission these days… most recently it took us to Liffey Valley and SoMa Burger Co. and I’m so very glad it did. Their burgers, just delicious…

Seafood Gastropub ~ Matt the Thresher, Dublin 2

  Having been to Matt the Thresher a few times, we returned again a couple of weeks ago, with my parents, for a mid week dinner & catch up before they headed away on holidays. Luckily we had a table booked as the place was busy enough, we had a nice circular booth in the…

Fish & Chips on the Pier – Ouzos Fish Shack, Dun Laoghaire

While we froze through August, September’s been ok, warm (ish) and the return of some of the missing August sunshine has lightened the mood! Launched back in March, the East Pier in Dun Laoghaire is where you will find the Fish Shack, a fantastic idea from Ouzos (Dalkey & Blackrock). I’m not sure how long…

Real Gourmet Burger, Dun Laoghaire

  A sunny Sunday afternoon and the perfect place to spend a couple of hours is in Dun Laoghaire – a walk along the seafront and the pier, Teddys ice cream, a drink outside enjoying that sunshine and then dinner… this time we fancied burgers and as luck will have it, the best burgers in…

Fish Shop Dublin @ Blackrock Market

I had seen a few tweets and musings about this new fish & chips place in Blackrock Market and it had me intrigued! Then I saw French Foodie in Dublin’s blog with amazing pictures from her visit and knew for sure I had to go…As luck goes my hairdresser is in Blackrock, so I made…

Recipe ~ Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

These are reasonably healthy, tasty, and easy to make, whats not to love about Sweet Potato Fries… Sweet Potato Coarse Sea Salt Cayenne Pepper Olive Oil Chop the sweet potato(es) into fries and lay them on a baking sheet – the trick in making these fries nice and crispy is to make sure they are not…