6 Places Located Around The Marathon Course Where Spectators Can Get Some Grub
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You might not be running the marathon tomorrow – but you've endured the last few months of training, moaning, aching and sweating, and dammit, you deserve to enjoy tomorrow too!
Here are six spots to gorge in before, during and aprés the marathon.
Running the race yourself? Check this out: 5 Places For A Post-Marathon Feed, Within Falling Distance Of The Finish Line
1. Phoenix Park Tea Rooms, Chesterfield Avenue
The Park is the ideal spot to creep on the runners and see if you can spot your mates partaking. Also an ideal spot to bring the dog, if you're all of a sudden feeling horrendously guilty for not actually running the bloody thing.
The obvious choice to get a feed and a hot drop would naturally be the Tea Rooms, which has recently been voted one of the top 10 independent cafés in Ireland, if you don't mind. Get yourself a scone, they're the business.
2. The Lo-Cal Kitchen, 4 Phoenix Park Avenue
Those of you keen to join in the fun in Phoenix Park, but who aren't about dat scone life, will feel right at home at The Lo-Cal Kitchen. Open 9-5 and interestingly different to everything else you'll find in the city centre these days.
Try the fiery salmon noodle salad, and be prepared to feel super smug about your guilt-free food choices for the next week.
3. L. Mulligan's Grocers, Stoneybatter
Stoneybatter has recently taken its rightful place as the trendiest new hotspot in Dublin, and with a place like L. Mulligan's Grocers smack bang in the middle, why shouldn't they.
Right here you can get a belly full of grub as well as your pint of tasty, tasty craft beer. And sure isn't it deserved after cheering on the athletes? Buy two.
4. Tani, Terenure
Although some of you may think of Terenure as nothing more than that homely suburb that was referenced over and over in that AIB ad, it is so much more than that.
Tani is a relatively new sushi spot for the area, which has been given top marks by locals and wanderers alike, and is fun for all the family - including a special offer of a free kid's meal when you order a main. Winner winner raw fish dinner.
5. The Dropping Well, Milltown
If the commitment of the marathon isn't your thing, and you'd rather a nice walk around the place to keep the legs fresh - head to Bushy Park (which is along the marathon route, so you still feel like you're involved - WINNING) and head to The Dropping Well for a pint and a shot at the mysterious rhino.
6. Borza, Walkinstown
The whole day itself is a marathon, not a sprint (couldn't help myself) and sometimes one needs to carb-load just to be involved. Enter: Borza, Walkinstown.
Known to do some of the best fish 'n' chips in the land, and also deep-fried Mars Bars if that's your thing, this quaint setting will sort you out to keep you going until the early hours.