Last week marked my graduation, a day to celebrate a great achievement. I'm not going to lie though, as this was my second time to graduate, I didn't really care about the ceremony and getting my certificate, I was most looking forward to the meal afterwards.
Picking a nice spot for a meal with your family on such occasions is key. I asked around the office as I wanted somewhere really special. Mulberry Garden was recommended to me by quite a few people so it was the immediate choice. I have to say though, it was better than I had ever expected.
Mulberry Garden, located in Donnybrook and is open three nights a week, every Thursday to Saturday from 6pm. They offer a three-course set menu for €49, which changes every two weeks.
The restaurant itself is a converted cottage and everything from the food to the furniture has an Irish touch, which is really special. In my case, the cheese I had on my cheeseboard was actually sourced from my hometown in Wicklow, which added to the experience, it's just so nice to know where your food is actually coming from.
The menu itself consists of a choice between three starters followed by a choice of a meat, fish or vegetarian main course, rounded off with either dessert, coffee or cheese. Amuse-bouche is included in between courses also.
The food is presented beautifully for every course and you can tell they have really thought about what they are serving you. Every bite contains bursts of flavour that just work so well together, it's evident that they really know their stuff.
The staff were so polite and interactive, which really made us feel special and added to the entire experience of the meal. If your family is anything like mine, my dad loves when he can have banter with the waiter/waitress and tell a few dad jokes. They really gave us their time, which is always a winner in my books.
If you're looking to book a special meal, somewhere with delectable food, great service and an all-round amazing experience, I could not recommend Mulberry Garden enough.
That was my first visit there and I assure you, it will not be my last.