January isn’t the best month to have a birthday I have to say… patiently (or impatiently!) awaiting payday and feeling the effects of too much food and drink over the Christmas hols. This year, instead of the usual birthday dinner with the girls, we decided on Brunch and a few drinks to celebrate my thirty-something birthday… I know, I don’t look a day over 25 do I?! 🙂
Having heard good reports, I booked Eden on South William Street for our Saturday afternoon outing. We kicked off with some drinks – Prosecco of course!
Eden could be described as “quirky” I guess… and kind of retro. If you are into a shiny and modern restaurant this may not be your thing… the old school lampshades and print carpets lend a bit of a 70’s vibe. The front area opens out to a large bright dining space with plenty of greenery and artwork!
There is a substantial Brunch menu here – definitely a LOT more options than are offered in most places… multiple egg options, fishcakes, steak and lamb burger to mention just a few… along with a salad thrown in there for anyone who wants to be virtuous!
I went for the Sweet Potato & Butternut Squash Rosti with tender stem broccoli, spinach,roast tomato & hollandaise and I subbed the poached egg for mushrooms..
Here it is again with the eggs…
I loved this dish, my friend however felt there was a bit of an overpowering orangey taste coming from her rosti – mine was perfection though!
Sticking with the eggs, S went for Scrambled Eggs on toasted Brioche with smoked salmon, spinach, chive creme fraiche, spring onion & avocado salsa. One thing I miss most being veggie is smoked salmon… I mean I REALLY miss it, so had severe food envy looking at her dish.
Just one of the group went for the meat option, choosing the Steak & Onion Sandwich with caramelized onion, wholegrain mustard mayonnaise, watercress & triple cooked chips… those triple cooked chips – delish!
Being a birthday celebration sure you’d have to have dessert 🙂 We decided to share two and went firstly for the Meringue Roulade with strawberry, mascarpone & lemon sorbet … and a sprinkling on popping candy stuff – along with a candle and an embarrassing Happy Birthday sing-a-long!
The second choice was Chocolate MOousse w/ raspberry compote & creme chantilly – being a chocolate fiend I preferred this one… rich chocolate mousse paired with a real bite from the compote… yum.
They’ve got a decent cocktail menu too and let me tell you – they pack quite a punch! 🙂
Eden run Brunch on a Saturday & Sunday from 12 – 4pm…. if you fancy somewhere quirky with decent food at reasonable prices it’s worth a try!
Eden Bar & Grill, 7 South William St, Dublin 2.