Welcome To Our Blog…

This is the Roxford Lodge Hotel’s very first Blog and we hope that you will join us on our new journey, not only in blogging, but in our attempt to capture your interest in what Dublin really has to offer!

From sights of interest to discover, cool events taking place, great pubs to enjoy the famous “Black Stuff” – Guinness –  or simply to enjoy a nice glass of wine or beer, and of course, great places to eat both locally and in Dublin city’s centre, we hope you will enjoy and get some invaluable information, which will help you to plan your next trip to Dublin and our local area.

So here goes…

Five Of Dublin’s Best Brunch/Lunch Spots Within Walking Distance Of Our Hotel

Whether you’ve woken up too late and missed breakfast or you’re in need of a pit-stop between exploring the sights, these five brunch/lunch spots will get you back on your feet and ready to take on the Irish capital in no time, and all within a short walk of our hotel.

  1. The Old Spot, Bath Avenue

The Old Spot is a gastro pub serving good food, craft beers, classic cocktails and fine wines in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

The Old Spot Image

There is plenty of drink served here but it is all about the food.

It is a real Gastropub that specialises in delicious food that will certainly tantalise the taste buds.
In fact, the Old Spot has been named in the 2016 and also the 2017 Michelin ‘Eating Out In Pubs’ Guide.  It is definitely one Spot that you won’t want to miss!

2. The Chop House

Another great gastro pub in the area is the Chop House, which is literally across the road from the Old Spot Pub, which also serves high quality food without the fuss.

The-Chop-House-Gastro-Pub-Exterior

The Chop House aims to provide delicious, high quality food using the finest Irish ingredients.

Steaks in Chop House

The Chop House specialises in high-end, dry aged beef.  Originally, Chop Houses were 16th century eating houses where men went to eat good meat and drink red wine.  The steaks at the Chop House are delicious served with some great wines and beers.

 

To assist you in choosing a good piece of meat, they present you with a “Meat Board”, which showcases cuts such as Ribeye, Fillet, Sirloin, and Porterhouse, along with Lamb and Pork choices. The menu also includes a variety of excellent fish dishes, all served in a relaxed environment.
thechophousemeatboard

The Chop House has been named for the third time running in the Michelin ‘Eating Out In Pubs’ Guide 2015, 2016 and now in 2017.  If you are real carnivore, then you will definitely enjoy eating here!

3. Farmer Browns

If you are looking for the best burgers in Dublin, then this is the spot. The burgers are delicious and hearty and will keep you fueled for the rest of the day!

Farmer Browns makes simple, delicious and quirky Irish/American inspired dishes.  They only use Ireland’s artisan, free range, organic and homegrown produce.  They believe that quality ingredients can make the simple outstanding.

Farmer-Browns-Dublin Burgers

Apart from the delicious burgers, they also serve chicken wings, ribs, sandwiches and salads served in a fun, quirky and friendly atmosphere.

Farmer Browns sandwiches

Farmer Browns' exterior

Farmer Brown's front

4. Asador Restaurant

 The Asador is a barbeque restaurant that sources the best of Irish produce and cooks in the most ancient of ways.  From the open kitchen you can see the Asador on which all of their meats, shellfish, fish and game are cooked over fires of lump-wood charcoal and oak & apple hard woods.

Asador_steak_flame

Their steaks are amazing and are cooked according to your exact specifications. They use maple and hickory wood chips to add further flavor to their famous steaks.

The menu is heavily biased in a carnivore direction, but there are some great fish and vegetarian dishes available.

asador fish

 

You can eat much more cheaply in Dublin than here, but if you like really good steaks cooked really well, then you won’t resent paying for them.

Asador steaks

The service is excellent and the delicious food is served in a smart, comfortable and friendly atmosphere.   There is also a great selection of wines to wash down the food and they certainly do know how to shake up some amazing cocktails!

This is definitely a great spot to celebrate a special occasion or even just to treat yourself!

Asador Interior

5. Forest Avenue

Slightly pricier than the rest on the list but don’t let this deter you when deciding on a brunch/lunch venue at the weekend. Forest Avenue is one of Dublin’s best restaurants and you’ll fall head over heels for this place for it’s amazing presentation alone.

The food is modern and innovative and is served in a relaxed and informal setting.  It is the perfect spot for a special occasion.

Forest Avenue food

If you are looking for “mouth-watering” food that is refreshing and innovative in a great setting than you should definitely check out this restaurant.

brunch

These restaurants are also great for dinner too!  If you would like to reserve a table at any of these great restaurants, please contact us at reservations@roxfordlodge.ie and we would be happy to reserve a table for you!

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