Breakfast at The Anvil, Saggart


I admit that I’m not a massive fan of the traditional “Full Irish”. If I’m out for brekkie or brunch I’ll usually go for something egg based, ideally the Poached or Scrambled eggs with Smoked Salmon – love that! But some days you just want a big heafty brekkie and nothing else will do!

A few weeks back myself and E took part in the Darkness to Light run in aid of Pieta House. This involved in us getting up at about 2am and heading to the Phoenix Park to jog 5k at 4am… it was straight back to bed afterwards but it did mean we woke up STARVING! We decided even though there was eggs in the fridge, we deserved something a bit nicer than eggs on toast at home 🙂

There’s not too many options around my locality but Saggart and the Citywest area is just a 10 minute drive away so after hearing MANY great reports on the food at The Anvil in Saggart, we decided to pay a visit for some grub.

The restaurant is situated in Saggart village, and looks to be an old converted house.

front door

It’s deceptively large inside and a lovely space with the high ceilings and wooden beams etc.

inside 1

They have a High Protein Healthy Menu for brekkie too which offers Steak & Eggs, Smoked Salmon with Eggs, Fish with Eggs, or a Protein Special: 2 Bacon (Skin off), 2 Free Range Eggs{Scrambled / Poached / Boiled}, Beans, Mushrooms & Grilled Tomato. But we were here for bold food!!

The standard breakfast menu offers 4 varieties of the traditional fry. The Anvil Special (EVERYTHING!), the Anvil Traditional, the Anvil Mini & the Anvil Vegetarian. Some other choices are steak and eggs, Porridge, Breakfast Bagel & Gluten Free muffins.

We went for 2 of the Anvil Traditional… 2 Bacon, 2  Sausages, Free Range Egg, Black and White Pudding & a Potato Farl, served with tea or coffee and toast and we ordered a side of beans.

beans brekkie

After a few minutes our food arrived and we dug in. Everything was hot and obviously freshly cooked, no rubbery sausages that had been sitting around the past half hour or rock hard black pudding!

My pet peeve with a breakfast like this is the pool of cooking oil it can sometimes arrive in on your plate, this literally makes me feel ill, so I was glad to see no excess fat floating around the plate! The pudding was my fave along with the potato farl.. it’s been years since I had one of these. We also made short work of the basket of hot toast it was served with.


The breakfast was €8.95 and well priced in my opinion considering the coffee was included.

E is as bad as me for his sweet tooth and decided he’d like to finish breakfast off with a scone, so along came a hot scone with cream and jam.


I tried a little piece and no word of a lie, this was the best scone I’ve had in a long time. It tasted freshly baked…warm and soft, the cream just melted into it … and a little strawberry was the icing on the cake.

With a total bill of less than €25 we left stuffed with our cravings satisfied! If you are in the vicinity of the Anvil give it a visit, I have heard that their lunch and dinner are equally as great as the breakfast!

The Anvil Restaurant, Saggart Village, Co. Dublin
Ph: 00353 1 458 6794  Web:

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2 thoughts on “Breakfast at The Anvil, Saggart

  1. The Anvil is great, we’re pretty regular customers there given himself & family are from/live in Rathcoole and know the owners – even for vegetarians it’s always a good eat!

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