Friday 5 April 2013

Eating out in Dublin

We tried to go and eat here on our first night, The Chophouse on Shelbourne Rd, but it was heaving, no table available. Given that it was voted the best Gastro pub in Ireland we tried the second night, but it was closed and would open later for drinks when the match Ireland vs Austria had finished. The third night we also could not get in as the owner was getting married and it was open for guests only: no drinks would be sold that night as it was Good Friday when no alcohol is sold in Ireland.

So we went to Junior's across the road, instead. We ate there two evenings in a row and those were the best meals we had in Dublin. The place looks like a cafe, but the food is adventurous, imaginative and delicious.

On our first full day we discovered The Church, on the junction of Mary St. & Jervis St.

St Mary's church of Ireland is one of the earliest examples of a galleried church in Dublin and was built at the beginning of the 18th century.

The Renatus Harris built organ is still here

as is the stained glass window.

I had the best club sandwich I've had in years and the fries were perfect.

Another day we had lunch here, at the National Gallery of Ireland, a spectacular building. The food was adequate.

On our third evening we ate at the School House, Ballsbridge

this must have been the school hall. The food was good, even if a bit traditional.

As we were leaving I tried to photograph the snow using my new camera.

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