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Dublin's Best Brunches

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So you’ve arrived for your Dublin holiday and are all set to take in the many sights and sounds of our fair city. But what’s that we hear – a tummy rumble? To make sure you’re set for a day of exploring things to do in Dublin, may we suggest brunch first? Combining our two favourite meals, with the added bonus of a lie-in (you’re on holiday after all!) we’ve carefully selected six of our favourite Dublin brunch spots, and teamed them with nearby tourist attractions. Enjoy!


Dublin's Best Brunches

The Fumbally

Fumbally Lane, Dublin 8

Visiting Dublin on a budget, but don’t want to miss out on all it has to offer? Be sure to make your way to Fumbally, a co-op located in Dublin’s antique quarterOffering locally-sourced, organic produce in a warm, open-plan environment, the restaurant’s delicious Fumbally Eggs will set you back just €5.

While you’re there, check out… St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Adjacent to Fumbally is the stunning St. Patrick’s Cathedral; Ireland’s largest church. Founded in 1191, a Dean holds office at St. Patrick’s, the most famous of which was Gulliver’s Travels author Jonathan Swift, who presided there from 1713 to 1745.

The Larder

8 Parliament Street, Dublin 2

If you’re feeling decadent and fancy brunch in a luxurious setting, look no further than The Larder. One of many delicious spots on Parliament Street, this boutique restaurant offers a variety of dishes, the best (arguably) of which is their amazing Hot Pan – sautéed diced potato, pancetta and wild mushroom topped with poached eggs and served with multi-cereal bread – yum.

While you’re there, check out… City Hall

Standing majestically at the top of Parliament Street, you’ll find Dublin’s City HallA civic building completed in 1779, local merchants would meet here to discuss trade and business. Fans of Dublin’s neo-classical architecture will love this majestic structure, which features a central entrance hall, and large dome supported by 12 massive and ornate columns.

Dublin's Best Brunches
Dublin's Best Brunches

Corner Note Café

1 Coliemore Road, Dalkey

Fancy a bite by the seaside? Why not hop on a southbound DART from the city-centre, and in just 25 minutes you’ll find yourself in the idyllic town of Dalkey. There, we suggest you pause for brunch at the Corner Note Café, a charming bistro offering mouth-watering maritime dishes like Salmon Benedict and Seafood Chowder (hey, when in Rome!). 

The House

4 Main Street, Howth Village

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On the other side of the city (just 30 mins on the DART), you’ll find the equally beautiful village of Howth. Rugged and hilly, we recommend a hearty brunch before you start exploring! Award-winning café, restaurant and bar The House is one of our favourite spots, and their brunch menu features gems like Garlicky Portobello Mushrooms, Crab Fettuccine and Panfried Hake.

While you’re there, check out… Howth Head

Get your hiking boots on; the peninsula of Howth Head is no mean feat to conquer! It’s worth it though, the breath-taking view of the bay from the cliffs always justifies the climb. Fun fact – Howth Head was originally an island, but is now joined to the mainland by a very narrow strip of land. However, should you fancy an island adventure, boat trips regularly run from Howth to nearby Ireland’s Eye and Lambay Island.
 

Dublin's Best Brunches
Dublin's Best Brunches

Whitefriar Grill

16 Aungier Street, Dublin 2 

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A firm favourite on the Dublin brunch scene  the Whitefriar Grill is located just a few minutes walk from St. Stephen's Green and slap bang between two of the city's hippest streets  George's Street and Camden Street. The Whitefriar Grill offers a tasty weekend brunch menu that won’t break the bank. Try their Norwegian Eggs or a hunger-busters like the Whitefriar Breakfast. Brunch dessert anyone? How could you resist their Belgian Waffles with Nutella? All tastes are catered for!

While you’re there, check out… St Stephen's Green 

The Whitefriar Grill is located close to St Stephen's Green, a leafy oasis measuring 22 acres is one of Dublin's most loved parks. Despite being in the middle of the city-centre, you’ll enjoy a slice of urban solace as you take in the park’s array of flowers and trees. Lunchtime concerts are often performed during the summer months so keep an eye out for live entertainment!