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…

Brunch at Chez Max, Baggot Street

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…

The Boathouse Bistro, Dromquinna Manor, Kenmare, Co. Kerry

This is the stunning setting of The Boathouse Bistro at Dromquinna Manor in Kenmare. Dromquinna has many strings to its bow…40 acres of waterside parkland planted, a manor house dating from the 1890s, luxury camping (or glamping!), private event and dining space as well as the restaurant, The Boathouse Bistro. The boathouse itself dates from…

The Arch Bistro, Churchtown – Summer Menu Launch

We were kindly invited along to the launch of the Summer menu and wine list in The Arch Bistro, Churchtown, recently. It was a great opportunity for us to try it out, as The Arch is reasonably nearby to where we live. We hadn’t visited before now, but will certainly return as the food we…

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…  …