French cuisine at L'Gueuleton
But realistically, you’re going to need a bite to eat.
Neil Watkins is a big cheese on the
Dublin Fringe scene and knows a thing or two about dining out in Dublin to boot.
This year he presents
Dinner and a Show, a decadent feast of disco and food. What a combo! What better man to guide us around his favourite Dublin spots for pre-theatre dinner and post-show drinks? The Lunch: The Fumbally Café
It may only be open a little over a year but the
Fumbally has become a foodie hub thanks to its simple, but delicious spreads and chilled-out atmosphere. Its food comes from some of the city’s finest sources and is melded into something wholly unique.
I love this space so much I got a job here. Fumbally opens occasionally for evening gigs and you can enjoy a dish of something mighty tasty for a reasonable price.
We recommend: The Fumbally’s porchetta and apple sauce ciabatta is so good it earned it a place in the
Observer’s Top 50 Foodie Picks.
Stylish interiors and tasty eats at the Fumbally Café
The Fumbally Café, Dublin City
Café cool at the Damson Diner
The Dinner: L’Gueuleton
L’Gueuleton, is set in the heart of Dublin’s creative quarter – as good for the people-watching as for the soupe a l’oignon. And if you’re there in seson they do an amazing venison dish. Magnifique!
I love the atmosphere there. The food always hits the spot – if you don't want to gorge, you can't go wrong with French onion soup and fries.
L’Gueuleton might bring out the best in Gallic flavours, but its Rare Breed Pork Belly is Irish meat at its freshest and most flavourful. The Post-Show Pint: Grogans
In a city of full of
pubs, it’s hard to stand out from the crowd. But that’s exactly what Grogan’s does. The perfect place to grab a sandwhich and a pint and escape the bustle of the city. Or, come night time, a buzzing spot with a traditional heart. Unfussy and authentic, it’s a winner.
Friendly clientele, a laid back atmosphere and a lovely Guinness. It’s usually a pint of blackcurrant for me, but we'll see how long that lasts…
Officially the king of the Dublin toastie, the delicacy that’s so prevalent it’s earned its own poster dedication.
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The Afterparty: Damson Diner
The former home of the much-loved South William club,
Damson Diner has quickly established itself for offering the city’s best spot for cocktails – dinner and dancing, all rolled into one.
I ended up in the Damson Diner on South William Street. Great tunes played by Sally Foran – though I much prefer dancing outside, when the opportunity arises. Recently, nearby at the Stag’s Head a guy randomly set up a sound system and had a whole street party brewing, you get these spontanious occurences a lot in Dublin City!
We recommend: The disco scene is throwing glitter all over town at the minute. Try Together Disco, Damson Diner’s Damn Son!, Nightflight and Mother for full-on glam.
And if none of that tickles your tummy’s fancy,
Supperette is a transient food station that will be set up in the Project Arts Centre from the 7 until the 14 of September, or chow down at Dinner and a show with Neil Watkins himself from the 17 until the 20 September.
Don’t forget your appetite because
Dublin is getting tastier by the second.
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