Brunch has really come into its own in the last few years.
No longer is it something that's not quite breakfast and or not quite lunch – it stands alone, and we never turn down an excuse to eat, so we're not going to get in its way.
Brunch is a delicate affair – eat too much, you won't be hungry later, eat too little, you're watching the clock tick around to lunch time – but one of the places in Dublin sorting the intricacies of brunch for you is Fallon & Byrne.
We're off to a tempting start with their adorably named 'Brekkie Bites', which include waffles and maple syrup (€4.95), with the added option of streaky bacon (+€2), mini salted caramel doughnuts (€4.95), and poached rhubarb (€4.95)
Moving on the 'Eggs Et Al', the star of the show is, quite obviously, eggs. Picture this... chorizo and chickpea cassoulet, two free-ranged baked eggs, with the F&B signature bakery baguette (€9.95). We don't need to read any more – we're sold.
If I've still not convinced you to get your brunch game going, I'll just say this: pulled pork mac & cheese (€9.95) and warm Angus beef brisket sandwich (€13.95).
What brunch would be complete without the bubbles?
Kir Royal, with prosecco and crème de cassis, Mimosa – a classic, with Prosecco and freshly squeezed orange juice. Another favourite is the Bellini, featuring Prosecco and white peach purée, and Aperol Spritz, a refreshing combo of Prosecco, Aperol and soda water. All brunch bubblies are €8.
Finish off the brunch experience with a mixed cheese and charcuterie board (€13.95).
Now how does that grab ya?