Recently, a few friends and I went to Dublin for a girly weekend. It was an absolute treat and we enjoyed so many great meals, I thought it’d be a good idea to do a little summary review of some of the places we went to eat in!
First of all we went to enjoy what we thought was a meal in the oldest pub in Ireland, The Brazen Head, although we were later told by a taxi driver that it’s just a ‘tourist trap’…..
We arrived at this quaint little pub, and had a peek into the bar and restaurant area. It was PACKED. Literally so full of people of all nationalities, which was super nice and even if that is a ‘tourist trap’ we were happy with that!!
We decided, even though it was January, to sit in the open courtyard because it was super cute, well lit and warm from the heaters dotted around the yard. We squeezed into the corner and got cosy in the outdoor air! Looking at the menu we couldn’t decide what to choose, so opted for a classic Irish stew and a fish and chips. As we’d had a late lunch, we thought two dishes between 3 would be enough, and we were so right. The portions, as you can imagine in an Irish pub, were huge!
The stew was so tasty, with a large helping of mash and loads of gravy to be soaked up! Bread was also given to us to help with this… greatly appreciated by me!
The fish and chips was also insanely good, it was so fresh and the batter was crunchy but not greasy – exactly how it should be! We couldn’t believe how much food we got, and even though we were full we were desperate to eat it all because of how tasty it was! I always know its been a solid meal when I just don’t want it to end!
As a tourist, this meal was exactly what we were looking for; hearty, traditional, tasty and actually really good value considering where it was! The staff were friendly and helpful, and the setting was perfect! I think the ability to sit outside added to the appeal, and we didn’t feel cold luckily due to the heaters. I can only imagine how perfect it’d be to sit there on a summery day with a cold drink in hand! I would definitely recommend, but as always, make sure you’re hungry!!
Love, Maddie x