Friday, 24 August 2012


Back when we were last living in Dublin, l'Gueuleton had just opened and was one of the hot tables in town. Its no reservation policy also meant that you had to get there to nab a table and at the height of the Celtic tiger, the queues of customers used to snake outside the resto and around the corner. Fast forward 8 years and we were back to try it again for an early Friday dinner. No problems with getting a table this time and even more surprising, the place was not even full by the time we left (peak dining tim, 8pm). L'Gueuleton's food was resolutely French back in the day but it looks like it has had to widen its appeal these with a menu that is Irish/European with a splash of French dishes. Dinner was pretty good overall with decent food and service :) 
(Warning! Avoid ordering coffee as it was burnt and tasted terrible!!)
Charcuterie board with red deer bresaola, parma ham, salchicon, air dried Connemara meats, goats cheese, pickles and grilled sourdough - yummy and great value at €11.50

Lamb chops with mint choucroute and potato boulangérè - lamb was tasty but portion was a little mean with just 2 chops. Mint did not add anything to the choucroute and potatoes were underseasoned (we also had no salt and pepper to add out seasoning despite other tables having salt and pepper on their tables, careless table setting). All this was a little steep for €22.50.

Raspberry shortbread with raspberry sorbet - nice but very rich. Pastry cream inside the shortbread was too cloggy, would've actually preferred a lightly whipped chantilly perhaps?

The door next to the resto leads to a cocktail bar upstairs :)

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