Insider Tips

Where to Find the Best Brunch in Dublin

By Visit Dublin

8th October 2014

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!

People preparing food at Fumbally Restaurant

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 The Fumbally, a well-loved community café. Offering locally-sourced, organic produce in a warm, open-plan environment, the restaurant’s delicious Fumbally Eggs will set you back just €6. It's one of the best brunch spots in the city! 

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

Nearby The 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.
Dublin City Hall with Cobbled Street

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 Hall. A 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.
Coliemore Harbour in Dalkey

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!).

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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, you can hire a boat from Howth and head out to catch your own fish. Flowers at Stephen's Green

Platform 61

27 William St S, Dublin 2

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Nestled in the heart of South William Street is a hidden brunch gem: Platform 61. This quaint little restaurant features a delicious menu that includes vegan and veggie options. It's open for brunch 6 days a week from Tuesday to Sunday. The icing on the cake? For just €16 per person you can get a tasty brunch that includes all you can eat mimosas for the next 90 minutes. Yes please!  


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!

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Brother Hubbard

153 Capel Street, Dublin 1

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This Middle Eastern cafe on Capel Street is a firm Dublin favourite that's always been a hot spot for brunch. The original site has been extended so there's even more room to enjoy the ambience. Expect eggs with a Turkish twist and gorgeous cinnamon buns for afters. Listed as one of the Top 100 Places to Eat in Ireland by McKenna's Guides, you won't be disappointed by this great little eatery.

While you're there, check out...Jameson Distillery

Just a ten-minute stroll away to the West you'll find the Jameson Distillery on Bow Street. Here you can find out everything there is to know about Ireland's most famous whiskey and how it's made. Don't forget to taste some while you're there!
 
 

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