★ ★ ★ ★ | € € €
This week, I’m serving up a review of The Blind Pig. Hidden (literally) just off Grafton Street, this spot serves some great food and THE BEST cocktails in all of Dublin.
For starters, go for garlic bread; The Blind Pig offers two kinds, one with cheese and one without. Get both, trust me. Order a few olives and you’re sorted for starters. If you’re less enamoured by garlic bread than I am, I’d recommend the Charcuterie Board, which offers a nice taster of cheeses, meats and olive.
Moving to the main course. I’ve had the Lentil Spaghetti Bolognese, which is a traditional, hearty dish. I’ve also had their Gnocchi with Prawns and Buratta. Both are good, but by no means amazing. The pizzas look very nice, though I’ve yet to taste one myself. The star of the show is the Grilled Seafood Plate. I’ve never ordered it (stupidly enough), but judging from the salivation of those who have, it’s sensational.
If you’re still hungry after your first two courses (an unlikely occurrence, as the dishes are deceptively filling) I suggest a coffee. The desserts I’ve had there don’t warrant their price, but their coffee is exquisite and a nice way to wash down your meal.
Overall, an incredible experience (if you know, you know). Definitely a brilliant location for an anniversary, birthday etc. With average prices for Dublin, above average food, and the tastiest, most creative cocktails I’ve ever had anywhere, it’s well worth a visit.