10 Places to Lunch After the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon
For all the wonderful ladies and gents who are taking part in Sunday’s Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon, ensure to reward yourself with a tasty and reenergising meal afterwards. You’ve done your training, raised funds for charitable causes, and completed 10km – so treat yourself!
Lunchtime around the city will be busy with all that’s on in Dublin this weekend, however there is such a vast number of cafés and restaurants to choose from so you won’t go hungry. Check out 10 of our favourite hot spots to get rid of those hunger pangs, on the North and South side of town.
Head into the Clodagh McKenna café and restaurant where you’ll find a delicious selection of sweet pastries, pancakes, salads and eggs of all sorts. Located on the second floor of Arnotts, brunch and lunch dishes are served alongside teas, coffees and fresh juices too.
For a bit of a feast with friends, Wigwam has a brunch you won’t forget. With Mexican flavours, choose from Ovos Ao Forno or the Hearty Bowl ‘Escondidinho’, while classic dishes include Eggs Florentine or Benedict, Chicken & Waffles as well as Brunch Bites to share.
A nifty spot for Sunday lunch, you won’t leave hungry after dining in Talbot 101. Here there is a tasty choice of starters from classic soup to hummus with crudites & pitta bread, and mains of Chargrilled Swordfish, Smoked Haddock & Pea Risotto with a Soft Poached Egg as well as hearty salads.
At this central hotel there are two delicious eateries to choose from, Saints & Scholars Lounge and The Playwright Restaurant. The former is exceptional for carvery, especially on Sundays; while the latter is more refined and ideal for a celebratory luncheon with friends and family.
Flanagan’s is a classic choice for Irish food, where lunch is a big deal. Their Jameson Whiskey Infused Smoked Salmon is quite the special starter, while their burgers, Dublin Bay seafood dishes and pizzas are perfect for filling hungry tummies.
If you’re feeling like treating yourself to sushi, Yamamori is a tasty option, with three locations in town. From their signature sushi variations to large mains like Chicken Kastu Curry, Teppan Beef Teriyaki and Seafood Ramen.
Known for its excellent atmosphere, The Porterhouse is ideal for the after-marathon rehash. From seafood dishes like Carlingford Rock Oysters and the Porterhouse Pilsner Batterd Cod to Tarragon Roast Chicken, Pulled Slow Cooked Turkey on toasted sourdough to charcoal grilled burgers, seafood chowder and nachos – the food menu at The Porterhouse is extensively good.
We all know Bewley’s has an excellent range of tea, coffee and cakes so if your sweet tooth needs satisfying, you’ll have no problem here. There are also salads, sandwiches and hot dishes that are made freshly everyday.
Lemon Crepe & Coffee Co., South William Street & Dawson Street
Pancakes galore! With two locations on the Southside, Lemon has been the king choice for pancakes for decades. Serving both savoury and sweet, have yourself a tasty meal with a good coffee on the side.
Not be confused with the pancake king, Lemon & Duke is the sophisticated bar to enjoy an after-marathon cocktail and a mighty lunch too. Here you can enjoy gourmet sandwiches, fish and salad plates from the lunch menu; while the brunch menu also includes three variations of Eggs Benedict, Steak ‘n’ Eggs, Belgian Waffles and the all-day Lemon & Duke Breakfast.
An Italian restaurant that never disappoints, Carluccio’s on Dawson Street has a tasty selection of food and desserts to choose from. Their range of homemade salads, all-day brunch, pastries and excellent choice coffees make Carluccio’s a family-friendly choice after the race.