10 Fab Spots To Eat In And Around Dundrum
Forks at the ready!
It's time to take it out to the leafy suburbs.
If you don't already know by now, I'm currently living in Churchtown. I've lived all over Dublin - Ballymun, Santry, Harold's Cross, Kimmage, Walkinstown, and I have to say, this is by far my favourite spot.
It's away from the hustle and bustle of the city, it's super close to the Luas line, Dundrum Town Centre and it has the best Supervalue ever, like seriously.
It pains me that I'll probably never own my own property here, as much as I'd like to, but I've looked online and the prices of houses are extortionate.
Like if you cried.
Anyway, I'm really lovin living in this area currently. Problem is, when I first moved in it didn't seem like there was many places to eat bar Eddie Rockets, Five Guys and Mc Ds in Dundrum Town Centre. Being the Southside snob I am, they aren't places that I could see myself going to for Sunday brunch.
Here's some lovely spots to eat in and around the Dundrum area:
(That aren't the usual well-known places in the shopping centre.)
1. Café 105 - Clonskeagh
This dreamy spot on the Clonskeagh Road is well worth a visit.
It's a super cute venue, with ample seating and even an outside area if you want to catch some rays.
They serve up a superb brunch and decadent coffee.
2. Ananda - Dundrum
Hidden away in Dundrum, up four flights of stairs, you'll enter a bright, colourful and cosy room. Chandeliers hang from the ceiling, vibrant colours transport you to another land - welcome to Ananda.
A fancy venue, ideal for a special occasion, this restaurant is one that you need to visit if you haven't done so already.
Some of the most beautifully presented (and tasty) food I've ever come across.
3. The Port House Ibericos - Dundrum
So I know I said I wasn't going to include places in Dundrum Town Centre but this one seems to slip under the radar at the best of times.
Delicious nibbles and a great atmosphere.
4. Airfield Estate - Dundrum
Airfield brings a taste of the countryside to Dundrum. The estate and its restaurant, Overends Kitchen, is a real oasis tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The all-glass restaurant overlooks the stunning gardens and site, a stunning view while you munch the food straight from it.
One of the best brunch spots in Dublin
5. Konkan - Dundrum
This gorgeous little venue is as deadly as it is affordable.
The food has really authentic flavours, spices and sauces - a.k.a the dream combo for an Indian dish.
Fab spot for date night.
6. The Dropping Well - Milltown Road
If you're looking for pub grub, this place is key.
They also do a surprisingly good ravioli.
You heard it here first.
7. Howards Way - Churchtown
Right beside that deadly Supervalue in Churchtown lies this gorge little café.
It doesn't look like much, like any run-of-the-mill café with those standard wooden chairs, a wonky table here and there but let me tell you, this place is a godsend.
They make some of the best sambos ever, really reasonably priced and oh my godd, the hot chocolate here is outstanding - an entire flake https://www.instagram.com/p/Bi...
8. The Bottle Tower - Churchtown
The Bottle Tower is a fab spot.
There's tonnes of seating, a brilliant atmosphere, board games and deadly food.
A glass of vino for €6.50, I'll take it.
9. Brickyard - Dundrum
A gastropub with whopper pints and munch.
10. Wilde And Green - Milltown
A great spot for a coffee and a catch up.
A brand new bucket list to work on for all you greater Dundrum area folk.
Header IMage: @ananda @cafe105