Dublin is home to a wealth of great brunch options, from cosy neighbourhood gems to busy brasseries serving indulgent dishes and bottomless cocktails. So whether you’re local or just visiting, why not ditch the granola and try something a little different? We’ve rounded up twelve of the best brunch spots in Dublin to get you started.
Brasserie Sixty6 – At this popular brasserie, you can keep things light with an omelette or smoked mackerel salad or go all out with the mixed grill for two to share. There’s live jazz on Sundays and they’re child-friendly, too.
Cleaver East – At the weekends, this New York-style restaurant transforms from date night destination to the brunch spot of your dreams. Stick with the classics or try their crispy duck nachos or fried chicken and waffles. There are seriously decadent desserts on offer and you can upgrade to bottomless Mimosas or Bellinis for an extra €16.
Angelina’s – There’s something for everyone at Angelina’s, from French toast and fresh salads to a full breakfast complete with maple glazed pork belly. On warm days, you can dine alfresco overlooking the canal.
Brother Hubbard – These cosy cafés serve brunch all day, every day – great news if you like to sleep late. Start the day with Turkish eggs menemen, home-baked beans and fried eggs on sourdough, or a chocolate babka.
Coppinger Row – If you prefer a savoury start to the day, head to Coppinger Row for dishes like Moroccan baked eggs, garlic and chilli prawns, or black pudding salad with a poached egg and hollandaise sauce.
San Lorenzo’s – This modern Italian restaurant close to Temple Bar is one of Dublin’s hottest brunch spots. Get some friends together for a cocktail-fuelled weekend catch-up, or visit mid-week for a more relaxed vibe. Menu highlights include Coco Pops French toast, pork belly hash, and the aptly named Breakfast of Champions.
Sophie’s at The Dean – For a proper weekend treat, book for brunch at Sophie’s and enjoy 360 degree views across Dublin. Choose from steak and eggs, the full Irish breakfast, or one of their famous wood-fired pizzas.
Farmer Browns – Friendly staff, generous portions and home-grown produce – what’s not to love? They even do a breakfast salad, which is totally virtuous except for the bacon, sausage, black and white pudding on top.
The Cellar Bar – Enjoy Sunday brunch in the oak-lined surroundings of The Cellar Bar at The Merrion Hotel. The menu features all the brunch classics, as well as rib eye steak and a rather special seafood tower.
Taco Taco – Spice up your weekend with a Mexican-inspired brunch at Taco Taco. Their jerk chicken tacos and duck hash are guaranteed to cure your hangover, and the fried chicken and waffles is always a winner.
Whitefriar Grill – You’ll need to book ahead at this buzzy brunch spot – it’s always packed. Once you’ve tried the crab cake Benedict or their excellent huevos rancheros, you’ll understand why.
Herbstreet – With locally sourced ingredients, fresh juices, and a warm welcome, this is the perfect spot for a leisurely brunch. They’re famous for their pancakes – try them with bacon, fresh fruit, or Irish smoked salmon.
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