DeVille’s ~ Dalkey

As anyone who follows Gin & Griddle on Instagram or Twitter will know, we go to Dalkey quite often. We lived there for a long time, it was his before we met and we lived there together until just after we got married. It’s a special place for us, and somewhere we hope to live…

Grapevine ~ Dalkey

Wine shops cum wine bars seem to be increasingly popular, from Green Man Wines in Terenure, Blackrock Cellar in Blackrock, 64 Wine in Glasthule to name a few but the one we love the most is Grapevine in Dalkey. Wine shop wine bar … @grapevine_dalkey the best one there is! Last night we enjoyed a…

Real Gourmet Burger, Terenure

Real Gourmet Burger was one of our favourites when we lived in Dalkey. We often walked along the metals to Dun Laoghaire’s seafront to enjoy one of their delicious burgers and the rosemary salted chips. We were sad to see it close down and didn’t realise for a long time that they had reopened in…

Tasting Menu at One Pico

One Pico is a restaurant we return to time and again, for the food, service and setting, all of which are consistently excellent. There’s a review of One Pico already on Gin & Griddle here so this post is all about the Tasting Menu, in pictures. One Pico offers a 5 Course Surprise Menu at…

#TigerStreetEats ~ Michelin Star Street Food

The MART Creative Hub, an industrial space in Portobello Harbour, was transformed for the much anticipated collaboration between Tiger Beer and the Singaporean Michelin star hawker chef Chan Hon Meng. Chef Chan’s street food stall in Singapore, Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle, was one of two street food stalls to receive a…

Butler & Barry, Bray

Right on the seafront, with commanding views of the beach, from Bray head around to Dalkey Island and beyond, it really is a great setting for Bray’s newest restaurant, or gastrobar, Butler & Barry. Butler & Barry, the story goes, were two eccentric gentlemen who travelled the world in the 1920s and 1930s. They returned…

TriBeCa – Ranelagh, D6

An oldie but a goodie on Gin & Griddle today, with one of our favourite spots for a bite to eat, especially on a weekend afternoon, TriBeCa in Ranelagh. Of course it helps that they have the best chicken wings in Dublin (bold statement I know!). Actually there are two places that have the best…

Dublin Bay Cruise – Dun Laoghaire to Howth

Last week we enjoyed one of the nicest sunny June weeks I can remember in a while. We were both off work for the week and with the fine weather we were drawn to the coast. On Monday we visited Dun Laoghaire, walked the pier and soaked up the sunshine. Whilst walking the east pier, we…

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…

Dunne & Crescenzi, Blackrock

We’ve found ourselves in Blackrock a few times recently and we were excited to see that Dunne & Crescenzi has opened in the Blackrock Shopping Centre (in the same unit as Clodagh McKenna’s place was previously).  I’ve always liked Dunne & Crescenzi and their Dundrum offering, L’Officina, especially in the Summer months when you can…

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…

Wilde at The Westbury Hotel, Dublin 2

With an afternoon off work, and fancying a nice lunch with a glass or two of wine, we headed into town, with WILDE in The Westbury Hotel our destination. We didn’t book as it was a weekday and we were also a little later than lunchtime. When you enter the hotel, just off the lobby…