A sunny Dublin weekend after a miserable week means one thing - outdoor seating is a seriously hot commodity.
Finding the perfect seat in the sun to enjoy a cool drink should never be stressful - but with town thronging, it's very often near impossible.
Let us draw your attention to a hidden haven in the heart of the city where you can enjoy a drink and a light snack without someone hovering nearby waiting to pounce on your table.
We've already touted Trinity City Hotel as one of the most underrated hotels in the city, but a recent €16m refurbishment has put it firmly on the map.
Just look at the swanky new rooms.
Two areas in the hotel that have benefitted from the makeover include the Brunswick Terrace and the Courtyard Garden - two spots that are absolutely perfect for a summer catch up with mates - when you actually want to hear what they're saying.
Both are now offering a menu of tasty snacks and light bites to share – or savour yourself in the sunshine - from 12pm to 10pm daily.
Crisp filo prawns, spicy chicken wings with a blue cheese dip and the black pudding bonbons with an apple and fig chutney are just a few of the bites available.
Quench your thirst with the hotel’s extensive drinks menu, choose a signature cocktail, glass of wine of craft beer to pair with your food, or sample an ice-tea or homemade lemonade from the bar - the perfect drinks to enjoy outdoors.
It's always great to have a secret spot to hand when al fresco spaces are at a premium!