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…

Blue Bar, Skerries

I spent all my summers as a child in Rush, Co. Dublin, in a house by the beach, at a time when Rush was not the town it is now. A sleepy, small, local town. Skerries was the next big town, and visits to Skerries for shopping, and food at times, when Stoops was one of…

Review ~ Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill, Dawson St.

One of our go-to, favourite restaurants is Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill on Dawson Street. Especially when you can sit on their terrace. It’s a fully covered, heated terrace so is an option year round. You can enjoy great food, wine and watch the world go by, my idea of heaven…

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…

Canal Views at Angelinas, Percy Place

I’ve watched 55 Percy Place grow from a hole in the ground to what it is now, over the last year or so as I passed it on the route from Luas to office a couple of days a week. Seeing that a restaurant was opening, I was excited to find out who was going…

Ravine Vineyard, St. Davids Bench

While in Canada this summer we visited Ravine Vineyard a few times, for wine tasting, Lunch and dinner. It offers something a little different to a lot of the other vineyards and wineries in this area – the restaurant is more casual, rustic feeling… we loved it, gorgeous food, great setting, really nice staff.

Toronto Part 2: Review ~ The Chase Fish & Oyster, Toronto

Downtown Toronto on a Sunday evening can be tricky – the restaurants are geared and aimed at business so Sunday is often a day off. But we did come across The Chase and booked in for dinner. Located in a 19th century building on Temperance Street, The Chase is essentially 2 spaces, on the top…

Whitefriar Grill, Aungier Street, Dublin 2

There were a few false starts in getting to dinner at Whitefriar Grill, illness and work kept getting in the way. We eventually made it on the 4th attempt and on a slightly drizzly Wednesday evening we trooped into Aungier street to enjoy some steaks, it is a ‘grill’ afterall. A bright red awning and red…

Seapoint Restaurant, Monkstown, Co. Dublin

This post has taken a little while, we visited Seapoint for lunch on Easter Sunday, over a month ago. A delicious lunch in a great location in Monkstown. Perfect for a pre or post walk along the seafront, as well as having Avoca further along Monkstown crescent to pick up some nice things for a…

Asador, Haddington Road, Dublin 4

Following the Leinster v Scarlets match on a recent Saturday afternoon, we went for a wander into town to pick up a few bits and pieces and a drink while deciding on dinner. It was a bright and sunny evening so we fancied some outdoor dining, ringing Asador they confirmed they had tables outside free…

Beeftro, Dundrum Town Centre

Beeftro opened in the Pembroke District in Dundrum Town Centre a while back, I visited not long after it opened but wasn’t in ‘review mode’ so didn’t take pictures or think too much about it and just enjoyed what I ate, intending to be back to it not long afterwards. The ‘not long afterwards’ turned…