Gin Review ~ Bertha’s Revenge Small Batch Irish Milk Gin

Bertha’s Revenge Small Batch Irish Milk Gin has been on my gin wish list for a long time now. I was very pleased to see it included in the recent gin sale in Dunnes Stores recently so I happily picked up a bottle and it’s now sitting proudly in my Gin collection! The Gin Justin…

Lobstar, Monkstown

Anytime we have been in Monkstown, we have looked wistfully in the window of Lobstar, never having a booking and it always being busy meant we had to walk on! So this time, we booked ahead, for brunch on St. Patrick’s Day and as it happened it was quiet while we were there, through the early…

Richmond Restaurant, Dublin 2

I am definitely late to the Richmond party but as the saying goes, better late than never! I plan to rectify this now with further visits to this super neighbourhood restaurant. Located in Portobello, on the right hand side as you leave town heading towards Rathmines. For those of you old enough to remember, it’s…

Four Gins from Germany

Right now there are four different German gins sitting in my collection so I thought it was a good chance to talk about them here. Probably the best known of all German gins internationally is Monkey 47, a superb gin and featured on my favourites of 2016 list with ease. but the other gins listed…

Tasting Menu at Mulberry Garden

It had been a while since our last visit to Mulberry Garden, so we booked in for a Friday evening in January. We hadn’t intended to have the tasting menu but when we got there, liking everything on it, we decided to go for it and settled in for an evening of delightful food and…

Valentines Gifts for Gin Lovers

For the one in your life that loves Gin, here are some ideas for nice gin gifts this Valentines Day. From Not on the High Street, M&S or just your local off licence….For my favourite gins of 2016 have a look here. Gin Botanical Garden With everything you need to sow, grow & mix. Designed…

The Saddle Room at The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin 2

Monday of the Halloween bank holiday weekend and we were wandering in town, browsing in the shops with no real plan for the day other than we wanted to have a nice lunch somewhere. We ended up in The Shelbourne Hotel, a little bit by accident as a lot of places were closed but we…

Stay by the Sea at The Haddington Hotel in Dun Laoghaire

We seem to be on a tour of Dublin with our recent mini holidays at The Shelbourne and The Marker. Last weekend it was the turn of The Haddington in Dun Laoghaire. Formerly The Kingston Hotel, The Haddington hotel is mid renovation with the team there slowly refurbishing rooms and amenities. They are making good progress though….

3 Gins to try this weekend…

A short gin review post for the weekend. Here are a few gins that I’ve been enjoying lately and I think you should try this weekend. Thin Gin from Ireland, Brockmans, an English Gin and Deaths Door from the US. All can be found here, I’ve included some stockists below also. So without further ado, read…

Gin Review ~ Thomas Dakin Small Batch Gin

  The Gin It’s 1761, and in the north of England, Thomas Dakin began distilling gin. Gin was definitely not as trendy then as it is now yet he persevered. In 1809, his daughter-in-law Margaret became the first female distiller with the Greenall family becoming custodians of Thomas Dakin gin recipe in 1860. 200 years…

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…

Recipe ~ Potato, Ham & Corn Chowder

Warming, comforting food perfect for this chilly windy weather. This chowder is full of flavour and like a great big hug in a bowl…I used ham in this as we had Christmas ham leftover, it would work just as well with bacon or pancetta though…