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11 brunches you need to try in Dublin this weekend

Bloody Marys for the table, please.

YES, BRUNCH MAY be full of notions and a clear sign that you’ve lost the run of yourself, but it’s also delicious and a socially acceptable means of drinking (responsibly, mind) during the day.

In recent years, Dublin has significantly upped its brunch game.

Here are some of the city’s finest offerings.

1. San Lorenzo’s

It bills itself as the Brunch of Champions and more than lives up to its title. San Lorenzo’s serves up messy, decadent, delicious food that will ward off any hangover. It also has an extensive brunch cocktail menu.

Sláinte, y’all.

2. Herbstreet

Situated around Dublin’s Grand Canal, Herbstreet is ideal for lazy weekend brunches and is good for some premium people watching.

We recommend the Eggos Mexicalos or pancakes. Add a raspberry bellini on a sunny day and you’re in business.

3. Dillinger’s

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Super nachos? Gin brunch cocktail? This Ranelagh haunt is doing brunch right.

4. Whitefriar Grill

Whitefriar Grill is one of the most sought after brunch destinations in the city and with good reason. Not only is its menu divine, but it has a vast array of “pick-me-up drinks” for those feeling a little delicate.

Go there and be cured of your ills.

5. Super Miss Sue

This super cool seafood restaurant has a diverse menu (Moby Chick, anyone?) and crucially has a DIY Bloody Mary Buffet at which patrons can make their own vodka/tomato juice concoctions.

Bring it.

6. Brother Hubbard

Brunch isn’t all about the eggs, you know. In Brother Hubbard, you can pick away at a Middle Eastern Breakfast plate or indulge in Moroccan-style pancakes. Crucially, you can also enjoy “brunchy drinks”.

7. Odessa

This city centre establishment is a bit of a brunch institution at this point. Pop in for yourself and see why.

8. The Greenery

The Greenery operates two branches – one in Donnybrook and the other in leafy Portobello. We challenge you not to salivate while perusing the menu.

9. Wuff

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The Smithfield bistro cooks up a mean brunch. (And they’ve been known to serve the Waterford blaa too. Win win!)

10. Coppinger Row

Where would Beyoncé go for brunch in Dublin? Probably Coppinger Row. Queen Bey stopped by the buzzy city centre spot during her last visit here, so it’s time you hightailed it there immediately.

11. Forest Avenue

For Sunday brunch with a classy twist, Forest Avenue is the place to go. The menu is constantly updated — meaning that it never rests on its laurels — and it’s all the better for it.

Sit back with a glass of wine, gab with mates and enjoy its culinary delights.

- Amy O’Connor. (First posted on at 9.30am Saturday).

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