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,…

Afternoon Tea at House Dublin

In a grand old Georgian house on Leeson Street Lower, you will find House Dublin. Greeting you at the door are statues of dogs each side of the door, welcoming you in and leading into the most beautifully restored and refurbished building. Having been before for drinks and nibbles I was excited to try something different at House,…

Afternoon Tea at The Heritage, Killenard

With two of my favourite food blogging friends, Kate from Kate’s Kabin and Nollaig from Fascination Food, we met for afternoon tea in The Heritage, Killenard recently. A very enjoyable afternoon ensued, with delicious treats (including that gorgeous lemon tart), tea, coffee and lots of chat!

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…

Kitchen 62, Dun Laoghaire

Always keen to try out new places, when I saw a new restaurant had opened in Dun Laoghaire (one of our favourite places to go for walks and the market) I knew it wouldn’t be long before we found ourselves visiting Kitchen 62 so we booked in for brunch one Sunday recently.

Bear Market Coffee, Blackrock

On the main street in Blackrock, next to the entrance to the Blackrock Market you will find Bear Market Coffee. The owners of Bear are Stephen Deasy and Ruth Hussey. They met while studying architecture, after which they decided to change direction, a detour looking into setting up a high end hostel company and they…

A Snapshot of June on Gin & Griddle – Top 5!

It’s been a lovely June, lots of sun, warm weather – makes all the difference! Here on Gin & Griddle there’s been lots going on… 1. June started in London (for work) although I did get to visit the fantastic Burger & Lobster on a free evening – for some amazingly delicious grilled lobster…  …

Mini Review ~ Coffee & Cake at Cinnamon, Ranelagh

At the end of our day, an afternoon at Taste of Dublin, some food and drinks at TriBeCa, we took ourselves a little further down the road in Ranelagh to Cinnamon for some sweet treats! There was a table in the window which was perfect! Although on such a sunny warm day would have been nice…

Coffee at Benugo, Curzon Street, Mayfair, London

In London for work for a few days, I left the hotel early one morning,  in search of a coffee and something to eat and a few minutes to read on my Kindle before the madness commenced. I walked from the hotel, down Curzon Street as I knew there was a couple of coffee places…