6 Best Places to Eat Brunch in Dublin

Whoever came up with the idea of combining breakfast and lunch to make brunch is a genius. It’s the ideal outing for so many occasions. It could be catching up with friends, celebrating an occasion or just simply a lazy Sunday after a lie-in!

Brunch’s popularity has boomed in recent times and with it, so have the number of brunch spots. But while choice is great, it can also be troubling. Which brunch spot should you try next? Which one will suit your tastes? These are questions that might keep you up at night but fear not! We have scoured the city and come up with our recommendations of the best brunch places in Dublin!

 

Eathos

First up we have the cleverly named Eathos of Baggot street. Three reasons why you should eat here…healthy food, beautiful food, delicious food.

Their menu has everything from crumpets to pancakes to shakshuka to just a good ol’ Full Irish. But as good as those dishes are, they are eclipsed by the incredible Acai Smoothie Bowl. A whole load of goodness in one helping. They are open from 8am to 3pm every day with final orders at 2.30pm.

Brother Hubbard

Ask any Dublin person for brunch recommendations and Brother Hubbard is going to make the list. Every. Single. Time.

With a menu that has been heavily influenced by Middle Eastern Cuisine, Brother Hubbard offers an exciting range of brunch options across their three locations. Mezze Trays, pork belly, eggs, Baba Bida and wraps are among the delicious dishes you can get here. Better yet, Brother Hubbard has three locations; Brother Hubbard North is on Capel Street, Brother Hubbard South on Harrington Street and a newer addition to the business is in Arnotts, Liffey Street Lower. Each location is open 7 days a week so you can go any time you want!

Farmer Browns

Farmer Browns is the next great brunch place to sample. With four venues located in Rathmines, Clonskeagh, Bath Avenue and Kilternan, there are a number of spots you can dine in. An incredibly popular location, the restaurants are always filled with customers.

The menu is influenced by American and Irish tastes and features a number of delicious dishes. Eggs Benedict, Huevos Rancheros, Breakfast Tacos and Waffles are all available or you could get their version of the Full Irish, quirkily named The Starvin Marvin. A fun place with a great vibe, Farmer Browns is the perfect location for your brunchtime needs.

Balfes

Balfes has become a fantastic brunch spot worthy of making any list. With a delicious menu of high-quality ingredients, Balfes never fails to impress. Some of the fantastic dishes on offer include buttermilk pancakes, eggs Benedict and Irish smoked salmon.

The restaurant is ideally located just off Grafton Street making it the perfect location after a busy morning in the city.

Queen of Tarts

Queen of Tarts is underrated. As you might have guessed, their speciality is in sweet treats with a long list of delicious cakes ranging from a Victoria sponge to a chocolate fudge cake and plenty in between!

But this list is about brunch and Queen of Tarts deserves to feature on that basis alone. Their menu is not large, nor is it fancy. Soup, sandwiches, savoury tarts, an omelette, French toast and salad. That’s it and that makes it fantastic. There is nothing pretentious about the food, it’s just a great place to go, especially if you’re just looking for a soup and sandwich. Oh, and one of their delicious cakes as a dessert really hits the spot too!!!

Angelina’s

Here’s a place that really knows how to do brunch. With what is quite possibly the best brunch menu in Ireland, Angelina’s stands out as being a quality brunch location.

What do you want to eat? A simple porridge? Eggs Benedict maybe? Or is it a sandwich, a burger, pancakes, waffles or French toast? Angelina’s has it all ensuring you get a superb brunch experience. And do you have a sweet tooth? Then the desserts of cheesecake and their incredible chocolate brownie with salted caramel, honeycomb and vanilla ice cream are sure to satisfy. If you’re thirsty, their selection of lunchtime cocktails and juices will surely quench that.

Where to stay in Dublin for brunch 

Having an easy morning and a relaxing brunch can be hassle-free if you’re staying at a hotel that’s near to everywhere that matters! A prime example is Maldron Hotel Kevin Street, located at the heart of Dublin city centre! 

Our hotel near Grafton street and St Stephen’s Green overlooks St. Patrick’s Cathedral is only a short walk from the best Dublin city has to offer. The hotel offers stylish rooms, friendly service, great food and parking in the ideal location for exploring our fair city.

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    Does the hotel have WiFi?

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    What is the hotel’s smoking policy?

    All bedrooms at Maldron Hotel Kevin Street are completely non-smoking. We do have a designated outdoor smoking area at the front of the hotel to accommodate guests who smoke. A deep cleaning fee will be charged to guests who are found to be in breach of our no smoking policy.

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    Do you sell gift vouchers?

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    Yes, our reception team can assist with printing your boarding pass.

    Does the hotel offer currency exchange?

    No, but we will be happy to direct you to the nearest facility.

    Does the hotel provide international adaptors?

    There are European sockets in all of our bedrooms. Adapters for United States plugs are available at a charge.

    Does the hotel offer spa or gym facilities on-site?

    No, but we will be happy to direct you to the nearest facility.

  • Location & Parking

    Where exactly is Maldron Hotel Kevin Street in Dublin city centre?

    Located on the corner of Kevin Street and New Street in Dublin 8, the hotel is centrally located overlooking St. Patrick’s Cathedral and just minutes’ walk from Dublin’s St. Stephen’s Green shopping district, providing a city-centre location for guests who are looking for stylish and comfortable accommodation with Dublin city at their doorstep.

    How far is the hotel from Dublin Airport?

    We are a 30 to 35-minute drive from Dublin Airport.

    We would recommend using the Aircoach route 700 to Dublin city centre which operates every 15 minutes between 3.25am and 11.55pm and every 30 minutes in the small hours. Catch the Aircoach from outside either terminal to Kildare Street and return from Dawson Street – both are off St Stephen’s Green, just a 10 minutes-walk from Maldron Hotel Kevin Street.

    Alternativity, taxis are available outside arrivals in both terminals. Journey time and fares depend on traffic, outside rush hour the journey time is typically around 30 minutes costing €25 to €35.

    Are there any shopping areas nearby?

    Yes, Grafton Street is only 1.3km from Maldron Hotel Kevin Street and is one of Dublin’s most prominent shopping districts and home to the iconic Brown Thomas Department store.

    How close are public transport links to the hotel?

    There are a number of Dublin bus stops on the doorstep of the hotel, which will take you to many locations around the city. The LUAS is also just a 12-minute walk from the hotel.

    What is there to see and do around the hotel?

    One of the best located hotels, Maldron Hotel Kevin St is minutes’ walk from St Patrick’s Cathedral, music venues, shopping streets and so much more. For more information visit our Things to do and see in Dublin page.

    Is there a car rental station near the hotel?

    Yes, Hertz have a car rental outlet just 1.1km from our hotel, located in Dublin 8.

    Is parking available at the hotel?

    Yes, we have an underground car park at the hotel. Spaces are limited and are offered on a first-come-first-served basis. The cost for overnight parking is €16 per day.

  • Rooms & Amenities

    What room types does the hotel offer?

    Maldron Hotel Kevin Street boasts 137 spacious and comfortable hotel rooms in total. Room types range from Double Rooms and Twin Rooms to Double & Single Rooms and Quad Rooms. We also have interconnecting rooms available at the property.

    What in-room amenities are included?

    All of our bedrooms are equipped with a hairdryer, an iron as well as an ironing board and tea/coffee making facilities for your complimentary use.

    Do you have wheelchair-accessible rooms?

    Yes, we have 7 wheelchair-accessible rooms. These rooms have roll-in wet rooms and are fully compliant.

    Does the hotel have family rooms?

    Yes, we have a number of family rooms available with 2 double beds that can sleep 4 sharing.

    Can I get a cot or camp bed in my room?

    Yes, cots are available on request. While we do have camp beds available they can only be used in some room types and must be checked with our reservations team at the time of booking.

    Are the hotel rooms air-conditioned?

    Yes, all bedrooms have full climate control. This includes air conditioning and heating.

    Do the bathrooms have a shower or a bath?

    Most rooms have a shower. However, we do have a small number of rooms available with baths. If you have a preference, please let our reservations team know prior to your arrival.

    Does the hotel offer wake-up calls?

    Yes, wake-up calls can be arranged with our reception team.

  • Dining

    Is there a restaurant at the hotel?

    Yes, our Grain & Grill bar and restaurant is open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Our lunch menu features an array of mouth-watering sandwiches, salads and hot dishes. Our dinner menu is more extensive offering a wide selection of dishes so you will be sure to find something you love.

    Does the hotel offer breakfast?

    Yes, we are renowned for a great selection of breakfast options available each morning. Choose from hot breakfast items as well as healthier and nutritious options to kickstart your morning. Breakfast is served in our Grain & Grill restaurant 7 days a week from 7am to 10am Monday to Friday and from 8am to 10.30am weekends as well as Bank Holidays.

    Maldron Hotel Kevin Street offers both room only and bed & breakfast rates. Room-only rates do not include breakfast. If breakfast isn’t included in your rate, you can still purchase breakfast on your arrival.

    What are the opening times of the Grain & Grill?

    Lunch and dinner served are served at our Grain & Grill restaurant daily between 12.30pm and 9.00pm.

    Does the restaurant cater food for allergies?

    Yes, all our of menus have a full allergy listing. Our chefs will be more than happy to assist if you have any questions regarding items on our menu.

    Does Gain & Grill offer a dedicated kid’s menu?

    Yes, we have a kids menu available.

    Do you provide room service?

    Yes, in-room dining is available daily from 3pm to 9pm. Simply order from our Click & Go menu, available through our Guest Service Platform. The food can be then collected at the collection point in our restaurant at the requested time.

    Is there a reservation for dinner required?

    Guests can choose to pre-book their dinner or walk into our restaurant. To book, you can either email reception.kevinstreet@maldronhotels.com or call us on +353 (0)1 906 8900.

    Do you cater for large groups? Can I book a private dining space for a special occasion?

    No, unfortunately, we don’t have any function space.

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    What is Make It Maldron and how do I sign up?

    Signing up and being part of Make it Maldron means you can save €10/£10 per room per night every time you book directly on our website (excludes selected sale and promotional special offers). To sign up, visit our ‘Make It Maldron’ page and join in 3 simple steps to ensure your discount is applied to all future online bookings.

    Can I claim back on the Stay and Spend Tax Credit Scheme?

    Yes, we are delighted to confirm that all Maldron Hotels are registered for the Stay and Spend Tax Credit Scheme. That means if you stay with us between 1st October 2020 and 30th April 2021 you can claim up to €125 under this scheme, please see revenue.ie for more information and details.

    What is the best way to make a reservation?

    All of our rates and special offers are available on our website. You can also call our reservations team on +353 (0)1 906 8900 or email res.kevinstreet@maldronhotels.com.

    What should I do if I haven’t received a booking confirmation?

    The best way to book is online on our website where you can easily see our best rates and what exclusive offers and packages are available. Alternatively, you can call our reservations team directly on +353 (0)1 906 8900 or email res.kevinstreet@maldronhotels.com and they will help you.

    What payment methods does the hotel accept?

    At Maldron Hotel Kevin Street, we accept all major credit cards and cebit cards.

    What is the hotel’s credit/debit card policy?

    A valid credit/debit card is required to secure all bookings made online or over the phone, unless in cases where this is otherwise stated. Please note that nothing is charged to the card at booking stage when booking directly with the hotel (with the exception of advance purchase offers or bookings that require a deposit. This will be clearly outlined in the special offer terms and conditions).

    What age are children for the purpose of hotel packages?

    Under 12’s are considered to be children.

    How do I make a group or multiple room booking?

    For group bookings contact our reservations department at res.kevinstreet@maldronhotels.com or call +353 (0)1 906 8900.

    Are there any age restrictions when booking a hotel room?

    One guest must be 18 or older to guarantee the booking. All under 18s must be accompanied by a guardian or parent.

    Can I show up at the hotel without a booking?

    Yes, you can. However, we cannot guarantee a room as it will depend on the availability on the day.

    Can I extend my stay?

    Yes, depending on availability, we’ll be happy to accommodate you for further nights at an additional cost. Please contact our reception team at any stage during your stay and we will happily arrange the rest for you.

    How do I amend or cancel my booking?

    If you have booked directly with the hotel, you can amend or cancel your booking by visiting the ‘Manage Booking’ section on our website by using your confirmation number and email address. Alternatively, you can call us directly on +353 (0)1 906 8900 or email res.kevinstreet@maldronhotels.com to cancel or amend your booking.

    What is the cancellation policy?

    If you have booked the reservation directly with the hotel over the phone or online, Maldron Hotel Kevin Street offers free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to the day of arrival unless advance purchase non-refundable rate was selected. Please note that some special offers and key dates outlined in the terms and conditions may specify a special cancellation policy applicable to that offer and date.

    What does the “no-show” policy entail?

    If you do not successfully cancel your booking or don’t show up on your selected date of arrival, the booking will go through as a no-show and you will be charged the first night. If your booking is advance purchase, the total amount will be non-refundable.

    How can I cancel my reservation if I booked via a third-party website?

    Reservations booked via third-party websites or online travel agents must be cancelled directly with them as we cannot do that on your behalf. Please note that third-party websites and online travel agents have their own cancellation policies, so please refer to your confirmation email.

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