Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Take Heart and Visit Dublin : Tour by Food



Hello from Dublin!

If you haven't visited the tourist capital of Ireland yet then it just has to be done. Dublin is the perfect city break whether its a romantic weekend for two, a big group out for a heavy drinking sesh or like me a girly trip with one of your best mates.

I don't think it'll be news to anyone to be told Dublin ain't cheap, especially for us Brits at the moment there isn't a lot of euro for your pound, but to be honest if you did the same weekend but in London it would probably come out a similar price.

Led by our stomachs we well and truly ate like Queens this weekend so here is my tour of Dublin by food ;

(1) Fade St Social


This place was insane. 'A drink in the bar' could be in the First Floor bar with its low lighting, luxe jazz bar feel or the outdoor Winter Garden with its heated seats, bar and live music. There is also a Gastro Bar where you can order light bites, tapas and drinks but our first night in Dublin we ate in the main traditional Irish restaurant with a modern twist.

Starter : Wood fired Veal, Onion and Truffle Flat bread

Main : Braised Irish Lamb Stew for two with New Potatoes, Mushroom Ravioli and Crusty Bread

Dessert : Croissant and Butter Pudding with Salted Peanut Butter Ice Cream



(2) The Fumbally

A 200m walk from our penthouse and highly recommended by many we dropped into The Fumbally for all day breakfast to find a stand and que order system and shared tables to meet demand. The decor of this place was quirky and fun with the menu offering 'Everything Free' cakes and biscuits, Gluten-Free and Vegetarian breakfast options and the bad stuff for the rest of us.

Brunch : "Green Eggs and Ham" - Toasted Brioche, Scrambled Eggs, Chorizo, Avocado and tomatoes

(3) Featherblade


One of those great Steak houses that only has a handful of options on the menu that seems to say 'we know what we're doing and we do it well'. A low lit, gorgeous restaurant with a really fun atmosphere and I suppose the steady stream of Prosecco and Berry Bellini's may have helped.

Main : 18oz Petite Tender for 2 with Mac n Cheese, Creamed Spinach and Chips

Dessert : Chocolate Pot (better than sex)


(4) San Lorenzo's

I have never seen a menu so appetising that I wanted to eat every single thing on there. Ordering here was the hardest thing I did all weekend ; partly because I had to overcome my hangover and focus but also because everything looked so so good!

Brunch : Breakfast of Champions - Potato Rosti plate with Sausage, Streaky Bacon, Flat Caps, Kelly’s Black Pudding, Tomato, Boston Baked Beans, 2 Fried Eggs


Our dinners; including plenty of booze, averaged at about 50 euros each and Brunch, also including alcohol came in around 20. If you wanted to visit the same places but had a stricter budget its more than do-able ; we massively indulged with 3 courses, prosecco, wine and all of the sides possible for two people.

Have you guys visited Dublin? Eaten at any of the restaurants above? What did you think? Maybe I missed a crucial - MUST VISIT – place? Tell me about it! I had an amazing time in Dublin, I will definitely be back and I couldn’t recommend it more if you’re looking to book you’re next trip!


Until next time - Take Heart and Be Courageous - Tabby x






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  1. I found your blog through Instagram and I like your posts! I am from Dublin and haven't tried any of these restaurants! I should try them soon! :D

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  2. Hey love! Thank you so much for clicking through and having a look! You're so lucky, I loved Dublin and i'll definitely have to come back xx

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