With the return of the wonderful luxury of dining out again, brunching is most definitely back with a bang. We have so many great places throughout Ireland that are providing terrific food in stunning surroundings. Here are some of our favourites.
The Green Barn at Burtown House & Gardens, Kildare
The Green Barn is located just inside the front gates of Burtown House, set in the front parkland overlooking the stunning walled kitchen garden. Brunch is served Wednesday to Sunday 9am to 11.30am.
The Green Barn combines large open spaces with high ceilings and expansive wall spaces, with movable panelled partitions to create that perfect space for any size of group.
The restaurant opens out onto an exterior terrace, and again into a series of courtyard spaces that each tell a different story and create a different ambience.
Enjoy brunch favourites from Poached Free Range Eggs to Pancakes topped with Garden Rhubarb Compote and Organic Maple Syrup with prices ranging from €4.50 to €14.50 you are guaranteed the freshest local produce at exceptional value.
Burtown House & Gardens,
J.T Pims, Dublin City
Located in the heart of the vibrant Dame District on 4 South Great George’s Street, J.T. Pims is home to some of Dublin’s most delicious Cocktails and the food on offer is very tasty too.
Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 4pm. Whether you are looking to keep it low cal or blow the calorie budget, the menu in J.T.Pim’s has you covered with dishes such as Smoked Salmon Salad to the more indulgent Southern Fried Buttermilk Chicken and Bacon Burger.
Pricing is super reasonable, ranging from €9.50 to €14.50 with optional sides all at €5.50 each.
4 South Great George’s St,
(01) 672 4645
Hyde Bar, Galway
Located on Forster Street in Galway City, the food offering in Hyde is as instagram worthy as the beautifully curated interior design.
A really delicious menu on offer with everything from American Style Pancakes, Steak & Eggs, Nachos for the both the meat eaters and the vegetarians (lots of great veg options on the menu) to their famous Chocolate Brownie with Bourbon Soaked Cherries. A very keenly priced menu with option ranging from €7.50 to €19.50
Brunch is served daily from 11am – 5pm.
Hyde Bar Galway,
Lemon & Duke, Dublin City
Located on the stylish Hibernian Way, the Brunch offering in Lemon & Juke makes it a must try when in Dublin City.
A really nicely curated menu with some lovely additions that you don’t see on every brunch menu such as Apple Braised Pulled Ham Benedict and Beef Brisket ‘n’ Eggs, the only problem you will encounter here is what to choose!
The extremely moreish Dessert Cocktails, L & D Espresso Martini being a personal favourite (insert drool face emoji here) are not to be missed. We also recommend you don’t hold back on ordering sides, the Warm New Season Potato & Green Olive Salad is so delicious and any salad with a good injection of carbs is our kind of salad.
Lemon & Duke,
1 Royal Hibernian Way,
Duke Lane Upper,
(0)1 679 6260
Located on Rock Parade overlooking the Garavogue River it is the perfect base of some weekend brunch. Ran by Anthony Gary, the ethos of the Restaurant is to purchase local and purchase Irish where possible. He believe in using Artisan & Irish producers with the aim of supporting the local and Irish economy. This mission comes out in the simple but delicious dishes letting the ingredients do the talking.
Pricing is very reasonable, ranging from €9.95 to €14.95 with a range of delicious desserts all at €6.50 each.
Hooked Restaurant Sligo,
3-4 Rockwood Parade,
(071) 913 8591
Hook & Ladder, Limerick
Hook & Ladder “Living Café” offer’s customers a unique experience with a variety of store concepts under one roof – café, cookery school, furniture and home accessories store. Based on Sarsfield Street in Limerick City, there is a super range of excellent artisan food on offer in this cool junky space.
Based on Victoria Road, Salt promises to bring you some brunch dishes with a difference. For example you could go for their Kiwi Brunch which is Grilled biggie bread topped with smashed avocado and cilantro, 2 poached eggs, smoked bacon or artisanal smoked salmon, chermoula mayo and pickled onions. Other dishes to tempt you are Canadian French Toast and the Salmon Starving Bowl.
Prices range from €9.50 up to €12.50 and they source most of their ingredients from the famous English Market.
1 Victoria Road,
(021) 239 0430
The Pigeon House, Wicklow
The Pigeon House is such a beautiful restaurant, located in Delgany, above the deli and bakery. From the moment you enter this building the smell of fresh delicious food hits you from all angles.
Brunch is served at the weekend between 9am and 3pm with dishes such as ButterMilk Pancakes, Chorizo Scrambled Eggs and Crushed Avocado. But the dish we think you should try is their Southern Fried Chicken Burger served with Crushed Avocado, delicious Red Cabbage & Apple Slaw with a little Sriracha Mayo delivered in a Brioche Bun. This is a family friendly restaurant with great options for the kids. Prices range from €8 up to €16.
The Pigeon House Delgany,
Co. Wicklow, Ireland
(01) 287 7103
Gourmet Food Parlour, Galway
The Gourmet Food Parlour restaurants are a huge hit in Dublin with 5 locations, however the one we would like to highlight is their new adventure in Salthill overlooking Galway Bay, not just an incredible location but the team have taken their unique style up a few levels here.
Brunch Dishes to tempt you in are Huevos Rancheros, Belgian Waffles, Spicy Buffalo Or Sticky Bourbon Wings but what caught our eye was the Kickstart Breakfast with Irish bacon, poached eggs, guacamole, onion & chive potato cake, cherry tomatoes with Soho toast.
This is possibly one of the biggest brunch menus we have seen with over 22 options to choose from, prices start at €8.75 and go up to €15.50
14 Lenaboy Gardens,