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6 Unapologetic Pleasures You Should Definitely Try In Dublin

By seank

July 10, 2017 at 10:35am

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Here at Lovin Dublin, we're all about the pursuit of pleasure. 

Be it rich coffee, Michelin-star meals or days spent in utter relaxation, we've never met a form of luxury we didn't like. And we're pretty sure that you're in agreement. 

With all the stress that we deal with everyday, it's about time that we all started planning on how to give ourselves a well-deserved treat. Something beyond the norm.

That's why we've teamed up with L'OR, the unapologetically pleasurable coffee capsules that you can fit in your Nespresso machine, to show you where you can enjoy some equally unrepentant delights in the capital this weekend. 

1. Decadent pastries

The French gifted the world with so much, but perhaps their greatest achievement was the humble yet versatile croissant. 

One the best places to get your pastry fix in Dublin has to be the charming Le Petit Parisien, which seeks to capture the essence of the coffee shops of 1920s Paris.

Think mouthwatering sweet treats, freshly baked baguettes and an authentic French vibe — you'll feel classier just walking through that door.

Parisian

2. Lavish cocktails

Stepping into this joint feels like entering a prohibition era speakeasy. Only better, cos it's actually legal.

Dimly lit, colourfully decorated and just downright cool, there's probably no better spot for enjoying cocktails in the entire city.

Our recommendation? The wonderfully named 'French 75'.


3. The high life

Why not see Dublin from an unusual perspective this weekend? From thousands of feet above the ground, that is.

Experience the literal high life with a helicopter tour over the county's most scenic areas, taking in sights like Dublin Bay, Lambay Island and Malahide Castle.

We can promise it'll be an experience you won't forget in a hurry. 

Helicopter Ride

4. Tantalising tapas

While there's no shortage of excellent tapas spots in Dublin, we'd have to recommend Las Tapas de Lola

With a menu inspired by the recipes of Barcelona, here you'll find delicious and authentic Spanish fare in pleasant surroundings. 

If you're unfamiliar with the cuisine, never fear — the Wexford Street eatery's friendly staff are more than happy to make recommendations for newbies.

Tapas Assorted

5. Fine dining

If you want to experience true fine dining you need to seek out a Michelin star restaurant — like Chapter One.

Ross Lewis' establishment has made a name for itself by offering carefully crafted, colourful dishes of true culinary genius. It's not so much a meal as an event

A foodie could ask for no greater treat than a visit to this Parnell Street spot.

6. Spa bliss

For a major dose of pleasure, to really reach the cosy depths of relaxation, you need to have yourself a spa day.

And not just any spa day. We're talking about somewhere that's got all the facilities you can dream of and more treatments than you can shake a stick at. Someplace like The Marker.

This hotel's spa is a little haven within the city, boasting a 23-metre infinity pool, a huge Jacuzzi, a sauna and a eucalyptus-infused steam room. Their luxurious treatments include Indian head massages, refresher facials and muscle melt oil back massages.

All of which sound bloody fantastic. 

To book a treatment, click HERE.

Spa Marker

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