If you’re staying in the capital, you must have looked up the best brunch menus in Dublin by now – because what weekend is complete without the all important brunch? Whether you’re in need of a feed after a night on the town or simply want to treat yourself after a long week – any excuse is a good excuse for the meal in between breakfast and lunch. Luckily, we are not short of places with great brunch menus in Dublin. From classic full breakfasts to fancy variations of french toast, these restaurants really do have some tempting options. And it’s not just hotspots in the city centre, brunch is a common love throughout the county, and I’ve picked the ones with the best menus in my opinion.
The 105 Cafe Bistro
Where? 105 Clonskeagh Road, Dublin 14
When? Saturdays & Sundays 9.30am – 4.30pm
Contact? Website | 01 4410005
If you’re looking for one of the tastiest brunch menus in Dublin but don’t want to go into the city centre – this little spot is perfect for those in the D14 area. The 105 has a lot of yummy options on their brunch menu and it’s one of those with possibly too much choice, leaving you very panicked about which dish to go with! The ‘Chorizo Hash’ (€12.50) with Sautéed Potato, chorizo, spinach, scallions, poached egg & hollandaise sauce – pretty much sounds like heaven. Or if you want to be good, check out the ‘Superfood Salad’ (€11.50) with Beetroot, quinoa, broccoli, sunflower seeds, sweet potato, feta & pomegranate – oh mama!
The Marker Hotel
Where? Grand Canal Square, Docklands, Dublin 2
When? Every Sunday 2pm – 5pm
Contact? Website | 01 6875193
As they say themselves ‘Sunday mornings are for sleeping, Sunday afternoons should be for eating’ – and I agree. This is one of the unique brunch menus in Dublin because it’s a fusion of lunch and dinner, but they’ve still got all the good stuff like eggs, waffles and pancakes (that one does be craving on hungover Sundays). They call it ‘Drunch’ and let me just leave the menu here. I’ve been in this gorgeous hotel and not only is it a gorgeous setting, but let’s just say the next time I’m there, ‘The Nutri Burger’ with Irish Beef, gluten free Boule, Plum Tomato, Red Cabbage Slaw, Guacamole & baked Sweet Potato Fries – won’t have a chance.
Where? 40 Drumcondra Road Lower, Dublin 9
When? Saturday 10am – 5pm & Sunday 10.30am – 3pm
Contact? Website | 01 5984608
Another quaint beauty that isn’t in the city. This little spot in Drumcondra (there’s also one in Portobello but they don’t have brunch) and they make everything in house. The menu is small but every last item sounds as tasty as the last. The mouthwatering ‘McCarthy’s black pudding on toast’ with caramelised onion, poached egg and cashel blue dressing is definitely the star of the menu. And if you like scrambled eggs they mention that ‘it’s possible to add bacon or avocado or both’ which is always a good sign.
Where? Off South William Street, Dublin 2
When? Sundays 12pm – 4pm
Contact? Website | 01 672 9884
If you choose to come here, you can start your afternoon off with an ‘Elderflower Prosecco’ (€10) and then browse through one of the most elegant brunch menus in Dublin. You won’t find any Full Irish slap up here, but you will find tasty things like ‘Garlic & Chilli Prawns a La Plancha’ (€9.95/ €12.95) and ‘Brioche French Toast (€10) with Lemon Curd, Mascarpone & Maple Syrup. If it is a meat fest that you’re after though, check out the ‘Mixed Grill’ (€15.50) which includes Pork Hash, Black Pudding, Bacon, Merguez Sausage & Poached Egg – not for the faint hearted! With such a lovely menu at a very reasonable price, Coppinger Row is the place to be!
Where? 46 Manor Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7
When? Saturday & Sunday 11am – 3.30pm
Contact? Website | 01 5522918
This place is so close to my house so obviously suits me perfectly! Here you can find a goregous little restaurant with cool interiors, delicious coffee and even better menus. On the weekend they serve up a heap of brunch dishes including the ‘Mexican Baked Eggs’ (€11) with a grilled tortilla and guacamole. They also have lots of optional add ons and tasty treats for after like the ‘Chocolate and Hazelnut Brownie’ (€6) with chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream. Yum!
Where? 47 Ranelagh, Dublin 6
When? Saturday & Sunday 11am – 4pm
Contact? Website | 01 4978010
This could be one of my favourite brunch menus in Dublin, because they simply go beyond spoiling you for choice. Let’s just start with the fact that they have something called ‘Brunch Nachos’(€14) tortilla chips, chilli beef, guacamole, melted cheese, sour cream, salsa & jalapeños. This is not a drill, this is really available to us minions. But it’s not just nacho like dishes – they have lots of veggie options, all the eggs combinations that you can think of (Eggs benedict, steak & eggs, pork belly & eggs, salmon & eggs etc. etc.) but that’s not what has me excited. I came across this particular dish on their Instagram and just knew they would be on my popular list. The ‘Chicken & Waffles’ (€13) which is Louisiana spiced chicken, buttermilk waffles & spiced maple syrup – is the main event here people. I know others have started to do it, but just look at this photo that they posted of the dish. Oh. my. God… I’m sold! Anyway, any menu that has cheese fries and guacamole, as side options – is a winner in my books.