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…

Brioche, Ranelagh

Brioche has been on my to visit list for a very long time and we hadn’t managed to make it there. With many good reviews from friends, blogs and critics we tried it out recently. Brioche is tucked just off the main Ranelagh thoroughfare; a really pretty red brick and painted cottage exterior and entrance leads into a…

Le Petit Cochon, Sandycove

We have found ourselves in Sandycove a couple of times recently both times eating at Le Petit Cochon, once for dinner and once lunch…both times equally as good…Le Petit Cochon is a lovely little neighbourhood eatery, relaxed, casual and obviously French in style and menu. Inside, I love the neutral colour palette of pale blues…

La Cave, South Anne Street, Dublin 2

La Cave on Dublin’s South Anne Street is Dublin’s oldest wine bar… its been many years since I last visited and had heard some good things from family who had been more recently. So in town on a recent Sunday evening, we started off with a cocktail in Sams Bar on Dawson Street. Leaving there…

La Maison, Dublin 2

Cote de Boeuf, Pomme Frite et salade verte – otherwise known as Rib of Irish Beef with Chunky Chips and green salad – 32oz of beefy loveliness … I could end my review here, it’s the reason beef exists! We visited La Maison one Sunday evening recently; having had a quite weekend we took the…