Paddy’s day is a heavy day in terms of crowds, culture and drinking – so the best thing to do to ease into the day is to get yourself stuck into a tasty brunch, to line your stomach and prepare your mind for the chaos the day is about to ensue.
However, Dublin’s population doubles in size (or at least, seems like it does) over Paddy’s weekend – so make sure to book everything well in advance – as these places will be booked out sooner than you can say ‘Lá Fhéile Pádraig‘.
You’ve been warned.
1. The Greenery on Lennox
This Portobello spot is just far enough out of town to avoid the tourists, yet close enough to feel like you’re in the thick of it.
Tucked away on Lennox Street, right here is where you’ll find the perfect poach.
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2. San Lorenzo’s
San Lorenzo’s of George’s Street announced during last week that is now does a weekday brunch, much to the pleasure of everyone who enjoys super tasty food.
This place will book out particularly fast, so get your calls in nice ‘n’ quick.
3. Taco Taco
Sister restaurant to San Lorenzo’s, this place is neatly tucked away on Dame Court, and serve some of the most decadent brunches you could imagine.
Oh, and their cocktail menu is more than decent.
4. Lemon & Duke
This place does a crackin’ brunch (get it, cause eggs) and really delicious cocktails to go on the side. Get there early and nab a seat outside. Cause even if it’s raining, you’re still covered.
Avoid the crowds like nothing else with a seat atop of Dublin at Sophie’s. Here you’ll find delish eats and dreamy drinks to see you going throughout the day.
The lovely lads at Benburb Street serve up brunch every weekdays from 12 noon.
Choose from massive portions of everything from fluffy pancakes to a full Irish – either way, you won’t be disappointed.
7. Cleaver East
Looking for something a little more…dangerous?
Look no further than a duuuurty feast at Cleaver East. These guys have you COVERED in terms of decadent dishes and dreamy drinks. Perfect for a big weekend blowout.
8. Bow Lane
Resident dream-boats Bow Lane will be doing brunch with all the trimming come March 17. Do yourself a favour and tuck into their HEAVENLY pancakes – the perfect start to any day.
9. Super Miss Sue
This place boasts the best Bloody Mary in town – no mean feat in a city of Bloody Mary fanatics.
Their waffles are also known to actually known people’s socks off. Consider this your warning.
10. The PepperPot
The best sambos in the business, and their eggs are even better.
This place can be super jammed at lunch time but if you get in before the crowds, she’s an absolute goldmine.
11. Hatch & Sons
This gorgeously rustic spot on Stephen’s Green serves up baked eggs all day, every day.
And their Full Irish is a cut above the rest. This is where you should hit up if you’re keen to be close to the parade.
12. And finally, Two Boys Brew
This North Circular Road haven does an all-day brunch Monday – Friday from 7.30am until 4pm.
Their brunch menu spans from smashed avocado with feta to blueberry and ricotta hotcakes, to roasted mushrooms on sourdough with poached eggs.