Kerb is popular café in the heart of Foxrock Village. Known for their tasty brunch and great coffee, they have recently started an evening service on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, serving some of the best tacos and tostadas we’ve tried. Everything in Kerb is made in house, prepared using fresh ingredients and served in a tapas style. This combined with the talents of the chef, originally from Mexico, mean you are in for a real treat.
The interior of Kerb Foxrock is bright and fresh. The team is welcoming and friendly, just what you would expect from a local neighbourhood eatery. We ordered a selection to share, which was a great choice as we got to savour many of the beautiful dishes on offer.
On the evening menu you’ll find some smaller bites of Totopos (€6), smoke salted fried criollo tortilla, and Chicharrones (€7) homemade pork scratchings, both served with a trio of salsas. We also enjoyed the Hummus (€6) with sourdough and Padron Peppers (€6) with aioli.
White Asparagus (€7) roasted with smoked almonds was a real delight. Tetelas (€9) consisted of roasted mushrooms and mozzarella cheese topped with sour cream, tomatillo and a peanut hot salsa to give it that South American kick.
There is a choice of four Tostadas (€10) to choose from; a 24 hour slow cooked adobo pulled pork, shrimp with guacamole, tuna ceviche and mushroom duxelles with tarragon. The pulled pork tostadas were the standout for us, so tender and sweet topped with fresh avocado and pickled habanero onions. We also enjoyed the tuna ceviche tostada, both dishes were explosions of flavour.
Finally, we sampled the Tacos (€11.00) of sous vide chicken breast with grilled corn husk, jalapeno and lime cream and suadero slow cooked brisket in duck fat with guajillo salsa, coriander and shallots. Again the flavours at play in these dishes were amazing.
To finish with something a little sweet there is a homemade Burnt Cheese Cake. This is an absolute must to try and we will definitely be back for it! The vibe and food style at Kerb comes from the experiences of the well-travelled team, who brought back their experiences and many exciting dish ideas. They are very good at seamlessly fusing different types of food origins and marrying with great quality, local produce.
The team at Kerb take pride in sourcing their products locally and only use top quality ingredients from award-winning Irish suppliers including; 8th Corner Coffee, McCabes Wines, Wine Lab (the wine by the glass system), Wicklow Wolf Craft beer, Wrights of Marino and Robinsons of Chapelizod Quality Irish meat. The menu is short yet full of gems which makes it super easy to order. Expect an explosion of flavour and texture in every bite. Kerb say they are trying to create a relaxed, casual eating experience which is centred around sharing great food and drink with friends and family, in our view they have surpassed this goal.
Written by Clyde & Abigail Carroll
Kerb Foxrock – 1B Brighton Rd, Foxrock, Dublin