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Coffee, Food & Drink, Ireland

Fallon & Byrne, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2

After returning to Dublin from my native country Finland, I felt a bit homesick: it was so nice and cosy to enjoy the fresh, frisky air outdoors and still stay warm indoors – few of the things I miss living in Dublin are the 3-glazed windows and central heating. After 12 days and over 2000 kilometres of driving, the Finnish holiday culminated in a mini-trip in Helsinki, a city well-known for its art nouveau architecture, wide and clean streets and promptly working public transport.

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Food & Drink, Ireland

French Food in Merrion Square

 

As the readers of Crumbs of Rain know, I come from the land of reindeer, rye bread and Restaurant Day. If you’re Irish, I bet you already know what needs to be known of reindeers and rye bread (I’m realistic here, there’s not much to know), but do you know about Restaurant day?

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Food & Drink, Ireland

The Stag’s Head, 1 Dame Court, Dublin 2

On weekends, the chatter in Stag’s Head is so overpowering that I can barely hear myself thinking “gosh it’s crowded!” while looking around – in vain – for an available seat. That’s why my joy was limitless as on one stormy night me and my friends got a brilliant idea to have one last nightcap (a bottle of red wine ) before calling it a night. We happened to be around Dame Street. And it was Monday. And the time was…well, I have no accurate notion of the time, but it was late, so I thought that this was my opportunity: to Stag’s Head!

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Coffee, Food & Drink, Ireland

Terra Madre, 13a Bachelors Walk, Dublin 1

Bachelors Walk is a street running along the river Liffey. Its cityscape is dominated by the delicate Ha’Penny Bridge and a parade of popping umbrellas. But the street with a somewhat romantic name is not, nevertheless, named to celebrate unmarried men, but after “some long dead capitalist named Batchelor.” The street name’s unromantic associations aside, you find one of Dublin’s most romantic basement restaurants here, the Italian Terra Madre.

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