Dining in Dublin: Wolf + Spoon
On a lazy bank holiday Monday, I knew the only logical thing to do with a day off work was to get brunch. I had Whitefriar Grill on my list for quite some time to check out, so my partner and I popped in around noon. The hostess, from her high horse, frantically let us know that because we did not have a reservation we could wait until 3pm or go to their sister restaurant next door, Bow Lane. Bow Lane was EMPTY which is never a good sign, so we made our way to a more lowkey eatery we passed also on Aungier Street, Wolf + Spoon.
Wolf + Spoon ended up being exactly what we were looking for – friendly service and a no messing around menu. The service is welcoming from the minute you walk in. Menus that show consistent options and daily specials are along a wall towards the back. Choose your meal and order at the back counter. We chose the Full Irish and the Bacon and Cheeseburger.
The Full Irish (as well as the Veggie Breakfast!) comes with tea, coffee, or juice. Not bad for a total of €8.50! They don’t skimp on the coffee either. My partner had one of the biggest, and best, cups of coffee I have ever seen served with brunch. Most places would serve a smaller cup and charge you €3 for it. My bacon cheeseburger was delicious! Basic, but oh so good. The fried potatoes that come with it are also so yummy, but really, when are potatoes not? For less than €20 my partner and I were well fed, so we will definitely be back. Next up I need to try some of the grilled sandwiches we saw coming out of the kitchen. For less than a fiver, these plates were piled with some amazing looking sambos.
If you are looking for a simple, to the point, affordable brunch with lovely service and atmosphere I cannot recommend Wolf + Spoon enough.
*all images original to Candid Alexandra