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13th Sep 2019

The 10 Best Splurge Brunch In Dublin

Éadaoin Fitzmaurice

Looking to go all out for brunch this weekend?

Special occasions call for a fancy meal.

If you want to take a step away from the conventional brunch options and try something superior, there are a plethora of luxurious brunch options in Dublin city centre.

Here are some elegant spots for a top-class brunch:

1. Clanbrassil House

Clanbrassil House is a must for brunch lovers. The menu is inventive, exciting and absolutely delicious. Run by popular chef Gráinne O Keefe, this cosy spot serves up top class food and drinks.

Inside, it’s a big change from the usual hustle and bustle of my usual brunch choices. The venue is simple, peaceful and it feels like you’re a million miles away from the city.

The menu takes a step away from the conventional brunch dishes and offers intriguing combinations and flavours.

There are around five main dishes to choose from along with some snacks for the table and sides.

Goodbye avocado on toast, hello gourmet smoked trout Benedict!

2. Hang Dai

Hang Dai brings a new and exclusive wave of Asian cuisine to Dublin along with a savage disguised venue on Camden Street.

Their luxurious brunch menu includes Chinese and Hong Kong cuisine from 12pm–3:45pm.

It’s a really interesting menu that has dishes you’d never imagine trying for brunch like Chilli Fried King Prawn, Scrambled Egg & Prawn Crackers, Poached Eggs, Fried Rice Asparagus & Kimchi Hollandaise and Sesame Prawn Toast With Yuzo Mayo.

To wash that all down, try one of their classic brunch cocktails such as Mimosas, Bloody Marys, Bellinis and Espresso Martinis.

3. Zozimus

Zozimus on South Anne St serves up an interesting collaboration brunch menu with Mak.

Chef Jules Mak curated an extensive brunch menu that runs from 12-4pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Brunch offers a choice of nine Dumplings & Bites, priced from €7 and seven Mains priced from €13.

Stand out dishes include Prawn Har Gau, steamed king prawn dumpling with bamboo shoots in a translucent pastry (€7) and Spicy Chicken Potstickers, minced spicy chicken in a wheat flour pastry, pan-grilled and drizzled with a chilli soy vinaigrette (€14).

4. Balfes

The Westbury has such an air of class to it.

Balfes brings a hint of Paris and New York to the heart of Dublin City. The sleek venue will provide for the perfect brunch experience, good food, a snuggly outdoor terrace and elegant drinks options.

Can almost hear the champagne glasses clinking.

5. Richmond

You’ve probably walked past Richmond a million times without evening realising but this cosy neighbourhood eatery needs to be on your bucket list.

Quietly tucked away from the street with its simple neon sign and candlelight flickering from the window, this place is the epitome of understated cool. Inside, an open kitchen pass overlooks the restaurant floor, the walls are whitewashed brick and the seats are a mixture of wood and red leather booths. For such a small room, it feels surprisingly open and there’s also additional seating upstairs.

Brunch includes Short Rib Benedict toasted muffin, poached eggs, pickled shallot, hollandaise, Buttermilk Fried Chicken chicken thighs, spiced slaw, barbeque cream and Fish Gratin leek, Dijon, cream, toasted sourdough.

6. Nightmarket

Nightmarket serves up fresh, authentic, honest, original dishes from regional Thailand. They put an emphasis on dining with friends and family in true Thai traditional culture, sharing style.

The winning feature, bar their incredible food, has got to be the restaurant’s outdoor tunnel feature.

Make sure when booking to try and get a table out there, it lends to the entire experience greatly.

Brunch includes Khao Kriab Goong, Laab Moo Tod, Miang Kham, Kanom Jeeb and Ping Moo, Gai & Nuea.

7. Circa

Circa is the new kid to the neighbourhood in Terenure. On first entry, you are greeted with the beautiful interior of dark green tiles, hanging plants and the marble bar.

They has an extensive brunch menu so if you and your mates have very different tastes there is something for everyone.

Brunch is served between 11am -3.30pm on Sundays and you can expect dishes such as P&J French toast, Sourdough French Toast, Strawberry Compote, Marscapone, Peanut Butter Ganache and Maple Pork Belly.

8. Forest Avenue

Forest Avenue on Sussex Terrace serves up a delectable five-course brunch menu with each course being more impressive than the last.

The food is cooked to perfection with the most stunning presentation.

The restaurant is run by passionate husband and wife team John and Sandy Wyer. The menus change frequently to match with seasonal produce. Expect modern food using excellent seasonal ingredients in relaxed, informal surroundings.

9. Airfield

The Overends Kitchen at Airfield estate is a real oasis tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city

A bright, almost Scandinavian-style restaurant with all glass and pinewood that overlooks a pond.

Overends Kitchen uses produce straight from the farm at its doorstep, meaning fresh and creative food

Their ingredients are thoughtfully sourced with milk, meat, fruit, veg and eggs coming from Airfield and nearby producers and the menu is rustic and comforting yet modern and light.

10. L’Gueleton

A super chilled venue with no commotion; casual yet special and comfortable yet still intimate.

The waiters are French and very cool, calm and collected but still quick on service and the food is stun.

The menu includes Poached  Duck Egg with Rocket, Asparagus, Avocado, Smoked Pancetta & Peanut Rayu, Grilled Toulouse Sausage with Sweetcorn, Chorizo & Jalapeno Succotash, Cornbread & Fried Egg, Old Bay Crab Cake with Poached Eggs & Hollandaise.

Forks at the ready, brunch is served!