Situated on Clanbrassil Street in Dublin 8 is 57 The Headline, a cosy corner gastropub with a fantastic selection of wines and craft beers. The interior is decorated with vintage prints and 70’s style lampshades creating an enticingly warm atmosphere. They offer a great value early bird menu for €21.00 for two courses and €25.00 for three. The menu features the traditional gastropub offering of fish and chips as well as their signature “Smash Burgers” made using black angus beef.
We started with the Salmon Gravadlax (€9.00) and the Calamari Salad (€9.00). The Scandinavian style beet cured salmon was accompanied by horseradish crème fraiche and delicious grilled sourdough from their neighbouring French bakery Gaillot and Grey, also on Clanbrassil Street. This is a lovely example of local neighbourhood businesses working together. The rings of squid in the calamari salad were perfectly crisp and tender served on a bed on rocket with a zesty lime dressing.
For our main we enjoyed the Fillet of Hake (€18.00) which had a Spanish flavour to it with a tomato escabeche, baby potatoes, greens and capers. We also went for the comforting Chicken Supreme (€18.00) with roasted potatoes, green beans and wild mushroom cream, perfect for a chilly autumnal night.
Our knowledgeable server Kirsty recommended a glass of Albariño Ruta 49 white wine and local craft beer to complement our mains, both of which we thoroughly enjoyed. We finished with a Berry Eton Mess (€7.00), the cream, crispy meringue and fresh berries were a winning sweet combination!
The wonderful selection of wines and craft beers raises the standard in this gastropub and it’s a nice addition that you can buy a bottle to take home too!
57 The Headline is perfect for an after work catch up with friends or a great value date night.
WRITTEN BY ABIGAIL FOX CARROLL & CLYDE CARROLL