f there is one thing we’ve learnt about you readers it is that you are all obsessed with brunch. With Dublin offering an increasingly large and varied selection of brunch options we thought it would be only right to refine them down and help you find a brunch for the specific occasion you were after. We think you’ll agree that between these 25 options we’ve got you well covered and there is a delicious weekend treat for every imaginable occasion…
Pulled a one night stand and just woke up and pretty sure you still like the person but want to be sure brunch – 777
Only on a Sunday but the atmosphere is light, the cocktails free flowing and the dishes small enough and shareable so if the banter keeps flowing they could be the one!
Celebrating your granny’s birthday with family – Cliff Town House
Feels like you are stepping back into the bygone era of the celtic tiger as you sit over looking St Stephens green but wonderful setting that would impress that special lady who has seen so much.
Have the kids and a couple of prams in tow – Cinnamon Ranelagh
Lots of room to push the prams in and park them and there will be so many kids screaming that you’ll be able to ignore your own as they run around punching other guests.
Going out with you dad and want to get him good wholesome food – Farmer Browns
Your dad is a grown man who loves his food and doesn’t want to mess around with silly little portions and fancy herbs and shit. He’ll feel at home here
Break up brunch – Milanos
Chances are you’ll be the only people in the place, and the service is super fast so you’ll get the job done quicker that you can say “no thanks” to the starters they offer.
Left the babies at home and want to feel like you are in your 20s again – Fade Street Social
You’ve gotten bored of going to nightclubs and late bars but you don’t want to let your youth go just yet. Head in here late on a Sunday for a feed and a couple of cocktails but you’ll be long gone in your Hailo before it even gets dark and the streets get messy.
Going to a GAA match and eating hang sandwiches, Tayto and Tae – Centra
You’ve never really grasped the need for brunch and think that food is a good sandwich lashed into you as you sign the national anthem and get ready for a rip roaring day of action while cheering on the county.
The don’t want to see the person the next day cause they are too ugly and it needs to be dark brunch – Crackbird
You are not quite sure how you woke up in Clondalkin and before you know it you are in a taxi into town with your new found conquest who is intent on holding your hand and talking about getting food. Find a dark corner and figure out how you got yourself into this mess while whatsapping your mates for an exit strategy while they are in the jacks
The I didn’t go out last night and nowhere is open at 9 o’clock brunch – Metro Cafe
You walk into town feeling like a million dollars after going for a 7am gym session / cycle / run and can’t believe places aren’t open at this time for normal people like you and everybody should be disgraced at themselves sleeping in so late. Enjoy your eggs watching the street cleaners cleaning up last nights mess as you shake your head in disgust.
Catching up with the girls and gossiping over some bubbly brunch – Afternoon Tea in Gresham Hotel
You love catching up the girls and wish you did it more often but your busy life means it is only a couple of times a year so it has to be something really special. Enjoy the amazingly overpriced cucumber samdos you’d normally turn your nose up and sip on that gorgeous champers.
The D4 head wearing Abercrombie and wanting to be spotted by fellow jocks brunch – Tribbeca
A quick glance across the room tells you that even though you are feeling pretty rough there are tables of people who look and talk exactly like you eating chicken wings and drinking huge pints / glasses of coke in the exact same position and life isn’t that bad.
Showing people from out of town the best of the city and what we cook locally brunch – The Woolen mills
You are proud of Dublin and all our new brunch options but then you remember all cities have been at this for years so you want to show your visitors something unique and Irish.
Been on a health buzz for a few weeks but still want a minor healthy treat brunch – Slice Cafe
You’ve been eating porridge for breakfast all week, salads for lunch and working out and now you want something that is a slight treat even if it is only scrambled eggs and a lovely fresh pressed juice its the best you’ll get all week.
Looking for some nice foreign flavours and not just the plain old boring eggs – Brother Hubbard
You’ve had eggs benedict or a version of it for the last 12 weeks in a row and now want something totally different but which still reminds you of a classic brunch.
Love a good hunk of meat roasted to your liking a little later in the day brunch – Brookwood
Rather than messing around with a cross between breakfast and lunch you actually want a big hunk of meat cooked like your mammy used to make it but with a posh touch and all the trimmings with great service so as you don’t have to life a finger.
Have a banging headache and need to get back on the sauce again with food being optional – Le Drunch At The Marker
You could head out for a long walk to clear the head but there are a gang of you hanging out from the night before and a couple of cocktails couldn’t hurt of a Sunday afternoon sort of vibe
Didn’t get lucky on Saturday night and dying for the ride before the weekend is over brunch – The Pyg
You are a full believer that even though you are going to be getting up for work in about 14 hours time there is still a good portion of the weekend left to explore and you could still meet the love of your life no matter how bad you smell of stale piss mixed with puke.
Want something nice and fishy for brunch – Super Miss Sue
You are a sucker for a good piece of fish and want to sit reading the papers in a modern bright surrounding feeling all sophisticated about yourself before hitting Grafton Street for a bit of shopping
Could eat a horse and only moderately hung over so need massive portions – 3Fe
You only had a couple of pints last night after work but you hit the sack early and you have woken up with the hunger of god on you and you could eat anything that is put in front of you no matter the size.
Need some sea air and a good walk washed down with good wholesome food – Salt Avoca Monkstown
The sun is shining and you’ve woken up feeling like you need to work a little to earn your lunch so you point the car in the direction of the 40 foot and want to wash it down with the most wholesome food going.
Have a dirty hangover but need a good feed of grease to clear it our brunch – Chicken wings Elephant and Castle
You have never craved chicken wings once in the last six months but as you roll over and open one eye to look at your phone and see what time it is it suddenly hits you that you need a big bowl of greasy wings.
Want to be wowed and take another couple out for an experience brunch – Forest Avenue
You’ve been meaning to take a couple of friends out for a couple of months and they are the sort of people who enjoy the very best in life so you book in for the most incredible five course tasting menu you have ever had.
You woke up at 2pm after a 2 day bender and you think you are going to die but still know you should eat something brunch – Mcdonalds
You don’t care who bad you feel and you know you might be sick on yourself as you walk down to the local maccers in your pyjamas but you know you need that Big Mac / Chicken nuggets / chicken craving to be dealt with right now.
The carvery with a Super Sunday of football on the big screen to watch with your mates while sinking another couple of pints brunch – The Ambassador Hotel
It isn’t going to win any awards for the best food in the country but the portions are big, the TVs are huge and there is an Irish band that fill in the annoying 1 hour gaps between the matches as you order huge rounds of pints to go with the pilled high plates.
The I want to do a day trip out of Dublin but still be in Dublin brunch – House Howth
You have been meaning to do more with your weekends for ages so you wake up early and pack the car or head for the DART and head to what feels like a foreign country if you live in the city centre. After walking around taking pictures like a dumb tourist in your own city you settle in for an epic brunch and pat yourself on the back.