Monday, 3 June 2013

L Mulligan Grocer

JD and I ended our long weekend of gluttony with a lazy lunch at L Mulligan Grocer in Stoneybatter :)

Mulligans is a pub with an extended dining room and beer garden at the back specialising in beers, whiskeys and Irish seasonal cuisine. The dining room is lovely and airy; decor is rustic with some charming details such as vintage cutlery, old cereal boxes, old Scrabble letters used as reservation signs and bright flowers in mason jars on every table :)

The food did not disappoint and service was of a high standard too, many thanks to the waitress who suggested my beer!! :)

A great way to end the long weekend and definitely somewhere that we will heading back to for another visit!!

Porketarian Starter Board of black pudding croquette, slow cooked pork belly and caper rillettes, batter sausage and warm sourdough toast - tasty start to our meal :)

My main of hazelnut crumbed Chicken Kiev with chips, beetroot coleslaw and creamed corn 

Reeling back the years - bill arrived in an old geometry set and with a brown bag of jellies :) 

Saturday, 1 June 2013

The Butcher Grill re-visited

JD and I first visited The Butcher Grill shortly after we moved back to the Emerald Isle last summer. Since then, we've been meaning to go back for another meal but every time we think of going, there are never any tables available. So you can imagine my surprise when we managed to bag a last minute table on the Saturday of a bank holiday at a "normal" time (only requirement was that we needed to sit by the bar)

I wasn't bowled over by the main course the last time we ate here (see previous blog entry here); however, I could no find no fault this time in what was a delicious and enjoyable meal. I have my eye on the gargatuan T-Bone to share for our next visit!! :)

View from the bar - brownie points for having hooks on the side to hand ladies handbags :)

IMG_4274  Starter of Sligo crab, apple, dill and fennel - generous, tasty and nice combination of flavours :)

IMG_4275 IMG_4276  Main of hanger steak with baked bone marrow and roasted onion with sides of cauliflower cheese and fries - sublime meat and wonderfully seasoned!!

IMG_4279  Pudding of banana fritter and salt caramel ice cream - tasty but not a fan of soggy fritters, prefer mine nice and crunchy instead!!

IMG_4278  Major compliments to the chefs - everything in the kitchen was calm and running like clockwork just like it should. A real pleasure to see when service is run this well :)