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April 24, 2011
From journal Christmas Trip to Europe: Dublin
London, United Kingdom
September 23, 2005
From journal Enjoying the Craic in Dublin
March 3, 2004
The exterior has a very traditional look to it, with a green color scheme. The interiors feature solid wood tables, a masculine wood bar area, and a roaring fireplace. This place can get crowded, but any wait is tempered by a lovely pint of Murphy’s stout. Oh man it was smooth and creamy, like a beer milk shake. Not as famous as the ubiquitous Guinness, but the Murphy’s deserves a shout too.
The boxty is a traditional potato pancake usually wrapped around a meat filling. A large boxty can look like an Irish burrito or enchilada. I ordered a sampler boxty appetizer with three miniature portions and three different sauces. The presentation looked like a painter’s palette, with the dabs of sauce arcing around the cigar-shaped boxty pieces. The spicy lamb sausage inside was tasty and flavorfully enhanced by the sauces. I also ordered a bowl of coddle, which is sort of a stew with potato, bacon, and sausage. The serving of coddle is accompanied by a nice thick slice of brown bread. The menu is also dotted with favorites like Irish stew, salmon, steak, bacon and cabbage, and even some vegetarian dishes.
I topped the meal off with an order of bread and butter pudding for dessert. It is quite a large and rich serving that may be comfortably shared by two diners. Apple pie looked like an enormous serving as well.
This is not a cheap place to eat, but if you want to try some old-fashioned Irish dishes in a tourist-friendly atmosphere, this is the place for you. Apparently visiting rock stars enjoy the food here, though they mostly order their servings for delivery.
From journal Bill in Ireland - DUBLIN
by lucia gismondi
September 10, 2002
From journal two days in Dublin
Northern Va Suburbs of DC, Virginia
February 9, 2001
From journal St.Patrick's Day in Dublin