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Thursday, May 26, 2016

EAT IN DUBLIN // TWO PLACES YOU CAN'T MISS

I can't believe it has been a week since I wrote my last blog post. It actually feels like much longer than that. I have neglected my blog, twitter and Instagram but I am back. I guess once in a while we all need a break. I was lacking inspiration and motivation so I just thought I'd leave it until my blogging mojo was back and guess what? It has finally arrived!
For the last week I have done a couple of different things including visiting Dublin and I thought that it was a great way of coming back with a post about that little trip.
I really enjoyed being there although it was only for three days. We visited the main historical places of Dublin, had a pint at Temple Bar while listening to traditional Irish music and we seriously had a blast.
I am thinking about sharing with you a few of the best moments I had in Dublin and I thought I would start with food because everyone just loves food, right?
You can find great cafes and restaurants in Dublin and there is two that I will seriously miss as I thought they were great for the quality of the food and how affordable it was - Dublin can be expensive sometimes, you know?

On our second day in Dublin we woke up quite early and decided to browse on tripadvisor for a nice place to have a great breakfast. We didn't want anything like a full english breakfast as that is definitely not our thing and after selecting a few we came to what we soon found out to be a great decision: the Brother Hubbard, a place where you can have a great coffee, breakfast, brunch, lunch or treats!
The menu has a great variety that will definitely please everybody but both me and my boyfriend went for the Breakfast Special - a full on breakfast with a hot drink, orange juice, some toast with their amazing jams, and either porridge or greek yogurt with granola. It was divine!













Although the lighting was not the best to photograph (if you are like me and only shoot in auto mode haha), the food was fantastic. The jams are delicious and so sweet! 
The porridge was the creamiest porridge I have ever tasted and the greek yogurt with granola was great too although I am not a fan of raisins and the mint they added to it. Apart from that is was really delicious and the jam they added just gave a little nice touch to it.
If I lived it Dublin, this will definitely be a place where I would go to quite frequently.
You can have a look at their menu and prices here. Check  their links and social media.










The next place I want to share with you is a beautiful italian restaurant that we came across while walking around the city starving for some great food. I was in the mood for pizza and my boyfriend loves his pasta and so when we saw La Gondola and looked at their menus at the door, we decided to walk in a try out their food. This is quite a small restaurant and I love that about it. The decoration is minimalist but with a pop of colour with the blue chairs. The menu has a lot to choose from and, again, the prices are very accessible.











At the time we arrived, the restaurant was practically empty and I am glad that did not stop us from going in as I really had a lovely meal and a nice time with my boyfriend. It is located around the Temple Bar area so you can finish your meal and walk just a couple of minutes to have a Guiness. 
I had that delicious pizza and my boyfriend had the pasta. We both loved it, it was very tasty and again, the decoration was so pretty and pleasant to be there.
The staff were very friendly and the food arrived quickly too.
Discover their menu here.












If you live in Dublin and never visited these places I think you are seriously missing out. I had some lovely meals and again, staff was really friendly. Both places had great decorations and beautiful menus with a several things to choose from.

Have you ever visited Dublin?

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