Bay Restaurant in Clontarf
With panoramic views of Dublin Bay, this northside restaurant is an impeccable place to spend a Sunday morning. Here, you can take in the natural beauty of Ireland’s capital city. This place has an emphasis on organic ingredients and an holistic approach to creating food. The menu at Bay Restaurant in Clontarf seamlessly combines wholesomeness and indulgence to create the perfect brunch. Tucking into a plate of savory buckwheat pancakes served with halloumi cheese and wild mushrooms while staring out at an unparalleled coastal view is an experience to remember.
Run by husband and wife team and New York natives John and Sandy Wyer, Forest Avenue restaurant brings a touch of downtown Soho to Dublin’s Sussex Road. The Sunday brunch is the perfect antidote to eggs Benedict fatigue. It takes the current form of a seasonal tasting menu comprising five delightful elements. An extensive wine list and full vegetarian menu are also available.
Avoca Salt Cafe
This Monkstown Avoca Cafe is one of many in the city, but cleverly creates a different atmosphere and skillfully avoids the usual pitfalls associated with a successful chain. This bright and airy space has a vintage aesthetic and a fresh food market next door. Porridge, pancakes and a host of other brunch favorites are reinvented. They are beautifully presented to create a late morning meal that feels like a special occasion every time.
The Lo-Cal Kitchen
Located in the Phoenix Park Racecourse grounds, The Lo-Cal Kitchen serves wholesome, organic and locally sourced food that is as nourishing as it is delicious. Owned by seasoned designers and husband and wife team Stephen and Jenny Connolly, the beautiful space is yet another reason to make the trip. Try the ‘Healthy Hangover’. This is a cooked breakfast that opts for turkey bacon and sausages in place of pork with a side of fresh spinach and mushrooms. Or, opt for the ‘Power Porridge’, a superfood bonanza.
City center pop-up Taco Taco offers brunch with an international edge. The Jerk Chicken Tacos, Huevos Rancheros and Hawaiian Shrimp Popcorn sit alongside the more traditional Breakfast Of Champions and French Toast Stack. A full alcohol menu (including cocktails and brunch Bloody Marys) is also featured. If feeling up to the challenge (the portions are extremely generous) opt for the the salted caramel popcorn and peanut butter ice cream to round off the meal.
Gourmet Food Parlour
With six outlets around the city, Gourmet Food Parlour is a brand that is going from strength to strength. However, like Avoca, each venue has its own decor and distinct identity. In addition to running restaurants under the brand name, GFP has also taken over the food production within many established venues. This includes late night bar and good time emporium 37 Dawson Street. The brunch menu at this particular venue is available on Saturday and Sunday from 12pm onwards. It offers a staggering 15 options to suit every imaginable taste.
This cozy red brick restaurant uses fresh Irish ingredients to create an eclectic brunch menu with plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free options. Whether you fancy a traditional Irish breakfast, eggs Benedict or a heartier pulled pork sandwich on Waterford Blaa bread, Wuff has it covered. The venue is easily accessed by Luas. It is walking distance from both the city Quays and James Joyce bridge. Free parking is also available at certain times.
The brunch menu at Donnybrook restaurant The Greenery is massive. It pairs classic breakfast options such as French toast, pancakes and eggs with salmon with classic cocktail options such as the mimosa and the Bloody Mary. The avocado on granary toast with feta cheese and chili and a Prosecco Cobbler cocktail is the perfect way to start an indulgent Sunday. Meanwhile, for those on a health kick, a three-day detox program is on offer.
The Mayfield Deli and Eatery
Opened in 2010, The Mayfield Deli and Eatery is a cozy and quirky Tenure restaurant. It is charmingly presented with mismatched cups, velvet upholstery and a 120-year-old Steinway in the corner. Opened by seasoned restauranteurs (Kevin T Byrne and Kevin D Byrne) in a former butcher shop, this bohemian venue is bursting with character. Brunch is accompanied by homemade scones, lively piano playing and artisanal Irish teas.
Brother Hubbard is an independent cafe that prides itself on a homemade ethos, serving simple fresh food with locally sourced ingredients. The breakfast menu is served until 11:30am and a separate brunch menu is available all day. Favorites include the Turkish Eggs Menemen and the Middle Eastern Breakfast Plate. Excitingly, this delicious style of food is now available on both sides of the city. Billed as the ‘southside sibling’ of Brother Hubbard, Sister Sadie on Harrington Street, Dublin 8 offers the same high quality food as the original venue. This means there is now no reason in the world not to experience it.