Lovin Dublin City Spotlight - Ranelagh
Ranelagh is best known in Dublin for its restaurants. Despite being a relatively small village, it is absolutely jam packed with incredible places to eat and drink. It's always jointed on Saturday mornings with people heading straight to their favourite brunch spot. Cinnamon usually has a queue out the door for something simple but tasty, while many people with a sore head flock straight to The Butcher's Grill for the best fry up in Dublin. The Exchequer opened another wine bar in Ranelagh, and their brunch menu doesn't disappoint with items such as pulled pork hash and brioche french toast waiting to be devoured. There are also many independent boutiques in the village that are worth checking out afterwards, like Seagreen and Bow & Pearl, if you fancy a spot of shopping.
In the evenings Tribeca is always heaving as they serve up more baskets of chicken wings then you could possibly imagine, Kinara Kitchen cooks up the most delicious Pakistani curries that you could hope to find, and Pinocchio, hidden away under the bridge, creates the most mouth watering, authentic italian dishes. For drinks afterwards you really can't beat Smyth's or McSorley's, a few quiet drinks in here usually ends up as a full blown night out as you no doubt bump into tonnes of people you know.
Ranelagh is a real foodie spot with literally something for everyone. Despite being a small village, it's a great place to catch up with friends for coffee, brunch, dinner or drinks. Scroll on for Derek Kennedy's shots of the village...
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