After a day of traipsing around town, Sunday dinner was devoured in The Greenery, Donnybrook.
The original plan was to dine in Sabor Brazil, but me being me I left the whole ‘reserving a table’ far too late. After much indecisiveness we decided to haul ass to Dun Laoghaire, as the majority of Mark’s favourite spots seem to be in that general vicinity.
How and ever, en route we decided to check out the Greenery, and double check if it was still serving. In my head, The Greenery was more a cafe than a restaurant, as in brunches/coffees/cocktails… (All of which are delicious but I presumed the doors would be long shut after 6pm.) How wrong was I – it’s dinner menu is mouth-watering and available ’til late.
Firstly, the staff were wonderful – as in noticeably, out-of-their-way helpful and enthusiastic, in a non try-hard way.
I went with a goat’s cheese salad to start (the clean eating intentions were nothing if not there!), and my partner in crime started with cod croquette. Both were delicious, both were eaten in two seconds, both opened our hunger for mains!
The choice of mains was painful, they literally had it all from lobster to lamb. I eventually went with the cod and mussels special (served with the fluffiest of crispy potatoes, asparagus and leeks). It was insane – incredibly delish! And worth every calorie in the creamy bacon sauce…
Mark went for a burger, which obviously I also tried. This too was pretty amaze, so fresh and juicy… Kale/lettuce/quinoa will never, ever compare.
I tried to refrain from dessert, whilst Mark wanted two. Being the angel that I am I ordered mine for him, then accidentally pretty much both – We shared a Banoffi and an Eton Mess. You can’t really go wrong with either to be fair – They did’t last long.
Two cappuccinos to finish, and our bill came to sixty euro. Which is pretty darn cheap if ya ask me – Their three course early bird (served till 7pm) is twenty-five euro, which for the quality of the food is as good as it gets.
The Greenery gets five gold stars from me – Can’t wait to go back with my fat pants on!