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20th Dec 2016

The Ultimate Classic French Brunch in Dublin City Centre


It’s Friday, so no doubt you’re already thinking about brunch tomorrow. Well, at least we are. While we all have our favourite brunch spots, it’s worth trying somewhere new every now and then as you’ll often be pleasantly surprised. Such was the case last weekend when I tried this classic French spot for my weekly ritual.

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Most people are familiar with L’Gueuleton on Fade Street at this point, it’s always been known for its fantastic, classic French food. However, it’s less well known for its brunch menu. I decided to check it last weekend after my housemate started raving about it. I’m so glad I did.

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L’Gueuleton is a fantastic spot for a chilled out brunch where you don’t have to worry about eating fast and moving on under the pressure of a line of hungry guests eyeballing your table. It’s quite the opposite. The menu is classic French, this is not the place to go for a side of pulled pork or beans with your eggs. However, that’s not to say that the menu isn’t both interesting and delicious. I ordered the Eggs Florentine and it was just perfect, exactly what I was craving. Perfectly poached eggs and smoked salmon on top of delicious homemade Guinness bread really hit the spot. It was so simple, but just what I wanted. What’s nice about these classic dishes is that they’re a little bit lighter than most brunch dishes, you don’t roll home feeling like you’ve eaten your entire daily allowance of calories in one sitting.

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My friend ordered the Eggs Benedict which came out on an English muffin, again it was really delicious (I know because I’m one of those people who shamelessly takes forks of my friends’ dinners). We ordered some fried potatoes on the side too which were definitely worth ordering. They had some other items on the menu that I’ll definitely try out next time around, like the mushroom and truffle sauce toastie and the savoury crepe. The teas and coffees were great too and the service was fantastic; the staff were really friendly and attentive.

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The best thing about this place was the chilled out vibe. We nabbed a window seat and ate slowly as we people watched all the glamorous people of Dublin outside. Definitely one of my new favourites, check it out this weekend if you’re in the city centre.

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