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 style and feel. With an all day offering from breakfast, lunch through to dinner or you can just pop in for wine and cheese. Le Brunch offers a choice of egg dishes, soups, sandwiches to more substantial dishes like steak frites.
It wasn’t too busy the weekend we visited so we had a nice table at the top of the stairs in the garden terrace. Even in the sunny weather, I find it hard not to order french onion soup when it’s on a menu … So it was Soupe a l’ Oignon, with croutons & gruyere cheese (€5.90) for me.
The croque madame (€8.50) with it’s perfectly fried eggs on top for him. We added a side of frites (€3.50) and a couple of glasses of Touraine Rose wine (€7.25 ea.). The croque madame had the balance of ham & cheese just right, and with the runny yolks too, a delectable plate of food.
To finish, a fresh strawberry tart or Tarte aux Fraises (€6.00), pretty as a picture and tasted just as good. A lovely way to finish our brunch at Chex Max.
It’s such a pleasant place to relax and while away a couple of hours. Our bill including 4 glasses of wine came to €52.90 (not including service). In the winter it’s cosy inside, but the terrace is ideal for summer months. I know we will be back soon as that brunch was perfect.
Chez Max | 133 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2 | 01 661 8899