House of Read Fine Foods & Tableware

  • Family friendly
House of Read Fine Foods & Tableware on Parliament Street, is Dublin City's oldest shop. It first opened in 1670 and has the distinction as being purveyors of delicious chocolates, eclairs, macaroon coffees, pastries, treats and sweets to takeaway or as a gift.

To step into House of Read Fine Foods & Tableware is to step into a shop interior that would be recognisable to the customers who made purchases there in the 18th century as Dublin's oldest shop and spiritual home of the Guinness family. The history of the building, the family, and House of Read is intimately tied to the history of Dublin.

Be amazed at the stunning interiors and fittings where all manner of luxurious treats and giftware are showcased in the original fittings and swan neck pediment cabinets, which lend an elegant edge to your visit.

Start your day with a delicious home brewed coffee or tea to enjoy with your breakfast, or have a mid afternoon pick me up, something a little more celebratory with a cup of their hot chocolate.