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Bucket List Brunch – Our Guide to Dublin’s Best Brunch Venues

Brunch is a staple weekend activity these days. The perfect mix of food, drink and socialising, this is one mealtime we’ll never want to abandon.

While 23 venues may seem like a lot, we’re confident that our ultimate bucket list brunch options for Dublin will satisfy those hunger pangs and still leave you hungry for more.

Whether it is pancakes piled high, pimped up porridge, Huevos Rancheros or Eggs Benny you’re craving, our essential guide has you covered every weekend – all you have to worry about is where to get started!


All-day Saturday brunch is one of the great joys of life and Eathos’ fresh approach to food is one that continues to impress. From their divine Açai Smoothie Bowl to those Buckwheat Pancakes and a pastry section to make even the pickiest eater happy, Eathos has it all. They also cater for a number of intolerances so you won’t feel like you’re missing out here.

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Gourmet Food Parlour

For Gourmet Food Parlour, tradition and great flavour are the heart and soul of Irish cuisine. Open since 2006, Gourmet Food Parlour has grown to many locations around Dublin, but their food consistently delivers. The brunch creations at Gourmet Food Parlour will tantalise your taste buds, with everything from Woodland Breakfasts, a protein-packed Kickstart Breakfast and Poached Eggs Pancetta to Burger in a Bowl, Tempura Lemon Sole and Cajun Quesadillas. Brunch is served every Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 5pm.

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Cleaver East

From munching on Crab Cake Sliders to devouring Garlic and Bacon Fried Potatoes and Monkfish Tacos, brunch at Oliver Dunne’s Cleaver East in the heart of Temple Bar is a proper treat. With the option to upgrade your contemporary New York-style brunch to one that includes Bottomless Cocktails, your brunch party will be much more than a plate of eggs. Brunch is served every weekend from 11am – 3pm.

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Eden Bar & Grill

Eden Bar & Grill is a gastronomic gem located in the middle of Dublin’s creative quarter. It’s the perfect location to share a relaxed brunch with friends, family or a special someone. A feast for the senses, their dishes are inspired by cuisines both local and remote, with classics such as Eggs Benedict and world flavours like Colombian and Turkish Eggs. Pop in for brunch every Saturday and Sunday between 12 and 4pm.

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Meet Me In The Morning

For those seeking out a healthy brunch that will brighten up your day, look no further than Meet Me In The Morning. The ingredients on this café’s inspired menu boast local ingredients that are sure to add both a healthy and colourful kick to your brunch. Serving brunch from 9am – 3.30pm, their Hash with Toonsbridge Halloumi has my name on it.

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An all-day dining restaurant located where Grafton Street and Dublin’s Creative Quarter meet, Balfes is the place to go for quality Irish meat and seafood. Brunch is no exception, with fresh local produce being found in all menu items. Served from 10am on Saturdays and Sundays, be sure to satisfy your hunger with a Seafood Platter, Miso Broth, Superfood Salad, Fish & Chips or Turkey Burger.

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Whitefriar Grill

Spice up your weekend with brunch at Whitefriar Grill. Enjoy variations of your favourite dishes, including Gambas Benedict, Crab Cake Benedict and Tomato Fondue. Finish up with beloved desserts like the Knickerbockerglory and an “anti-fear potion” or some other tempting tipples. Brunch is served on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from 10:30am – 4pm.

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Beef & Lobster

Beef & Lobster is Oliver Dunne’s newest venture, perfectly located on Parliament Street. As the name suggests, you can expect to feast on the king of crustaceans and beef cooked to perfection. As a sister property of Cleaver East, famous for one of the best brunch experiences in Dublin, Beef & Lobster has come into its own as a go-to brunch spot, with crave-worthy dishes like Lobster Roll Burger Mash Up and Fried Buttermilk Chicken on Waffles. To top it all off, Bottomless Cocktails are served on Saturday and Sunday for just €16pp!

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Lemon & Duke

Lemon & Duke is situated just off Grafton Street, where Lemon Street & Duke Street meet. They are open 7 days a week, offering a variety of tasty dishes for Brunch (you can also enjoy a boozy cocktail or two). If you’re looking for a bar with great food, great service and relaxing music, Lemon & Duke is your new spot. Enjoy Confit Duck, Belgian Waffles and much more.

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Brother Hubbard

Ever since Brother Hubbard opened in 2012, their reputation for Middle Eastern-inspired food packed with flavour has continued to expand. With two locations in Dublin since 2014 – north and south – this is one brunch you won’t want to miss, with Turkish Eggs Menemen and Moroccan Zalouk a must-try. Brother Hubbard is open for all-day brunch (7.30am-4.30pm) from Monday to Friday and don’t worry, they serve brunch on the traditional weekend days too.

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Broyage Bar & Bistro

Located in the 4-star Hilton Hotel Kilmainham, Broyage Bar & Bistro is the perfect setting for a laid back weekend brunch. With its warm art deco styling, the menu caters for a wide range of tastes. Choose from classics such as The Full Irish, Sweet Crêpes and a healthy Fruit & Yoghurt Granola or more adventurous options such as a Spanish Style Mixed Bean & Sausage Cassoulet, Avocado Bruschetta and Mexican Pancakes. Combined with an extensive cocktail offering, Brunch at Broyage is a real treat.

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Bon Appetit

Kickstart your weekend with brunch at Oliver Dunne’s Bon Appetit restaurant in Malahide. Served every Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 3pm, weekend brunch at Bon Appetit consists of 2-courses with bottomless Mimosas/Bellini’s for two hours. Light brunch includes dishes like Smashed Avocado and Crab Benedict, while big brunch can be anything from Sweet Pancakes and Baked Egg Shakshuka to Buttermilk Fried Chicken and a 200g Dry Aged Beef Burger.

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Drury Buildings

You’ll find Drury Buildings right in the heart of Dublin’s creative quarter. With cocktails, wines and “cracking Italian food” on offer, you won’t want to leave. Brunch at Drury Buildings is a feast of Eggs Norwegian, Wild Mushrooms on Sourdough Toast, Spicy Buffalo Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese and much more. Why not enjoy a Mimosa or The Drury Street Snapper cocktail to make the most of this weekend indulgence.

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Two Boys Brew

In this wondrous place, you’ll find healthy and delicious food and beautifully roasted coffee. With all day brunch, it’s no surprise that Two Boys Brew is so popular. Located in Phibsborough, expect a stunning variety of dishes including classic brunch options with that extra something special.

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The Butcher Grill

Brunch in this cosy steakhouse and grill in Ranelagh is one not to be missed. Brunch at The Butcher Grill consists of Achill Sound Pacific Oysters, Chargrilled Gambas, Eggs Benedict and a selection of grilled dishes like Beer Battered Monkfish, Aged Beef Burger and Crispy Chicken Burger.

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Perched elegantly on top of The Dean Dublin, there’s no fuss or formality at modern glasshouse restaurant Sophie’s, just a brilliantly friendly experience. With brunch favourites like Huevous Rancheros and French Toast with Maple Syrup to pizza and burgers. Brunch at Sophie’s is served from 11am – 3pm on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.

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Bow Lane

Experience Bottomless Boozy Brunch every Saturday at Bow Lane, a cool place to relax while sipping on some craft made cocktails. With all your favourite brunch dishes and some Prosecco Cocktails, Bow Lane Boomerangs and much more.

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From light and healthy to hot and hearty, weekend brunch at Zozimus is a real treat. The perfect boozy brunch option, enjoy artfully designed tasty cocktails with your food, with the menu boasting classics like Avocado on Toast, Eggs Three Ways and a Full Irish Fry. Served 12 – 4pm, you can also get more worldly dishes like Shakshuka and a Vietnamese Steak Salad.

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The Woollen Mills

One of the most iconic buildings in Dublin, The Woollen Mills eating house is quintessentially Irish, utilising great local produce. This house of food is sure to impress brunch fans, with a menu that boasts Irish Beef Cheek and Shin Burgers, Waffles with Berries, Velvet Cloud Sheep’s Yogurt and Crushed Pistachios and the ultimate Ha’penny Fry. Brunch at The Woollen Mills is served Sundays from 12 noon – 5pm.

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The Coburg

Being an all-day brasserie makes The Coburg at The Conrad the perfect brunch destination. Guests can feast on everything from homemade Belgian Waffles, Poached Eggs & Bacon to Silver Hill Duck Salad and perhaps some oysters, all of which can be paired with any of their fantastic signature cocktails.

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Café En Seine

Served every Sunday from 12 noon – 5pm, Brunch at Café En Seine will transport you to France and the all the finer things in life. Sample Crab Bruschetta, Croque Monsieur, Paris Hash and Warm Squid Salad, as well as the more classic brunch favourites. Drinks and desserts are also available during brunch, though you might just find yourself tempted to order another portion of Warm Crumbed Goat’s Cheese instead!

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One of Dublin’s most popular brunch spots, get the Dillingers experience every Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 4pm. With their “legendary and extremely instagrammable” offering suiting all tastes, you can devour classic brunch dishes, Veggie Nachos, Mexican Style Eggs Benedict, Fried Chicken and Waffles and much more.

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A breath of fresh air, this beach-inspired cocktail bar’s Sunday brunch, served 11am to 3pm, offers delicious dishes different from the norm. Feast on Crab and Avocado, Tuna Ceviche, Huevos Flamencos and Classic Eggs Benedict, all while sipping one of Urchin’s signature cocktails. I’ll definitely be trying the Corpse Reviver N.2 on my next visit.

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