Finding the perfect work-life balance: Magic or myth?
Finding the perfect work-life balance: Magic or myth?

Sinead Brady

Adare Manor review: We found the most luxurious mother-to-be treat in Ireland
Adare Manor review: We found the most luxurious mother-to-be treat in Ireland

Dominique McMullan

WATCH: The trailer for the new Monica Lewinsky crime series is here
WATCH: The trailer for the new Monica Lewinsky crime series is here

Jennifer McShane

It looks like Electric Picnic isn’t going to go ahead this year after all
It looks like Electric Picnic isn’t going to go ahead this year after all

Sarah Finnan

Everything we know about Netflix’s must-see series ‘Inventing Anna’
Everything we know about Netflix’s must-see series ‘Inventing Anna’

Jennifer McShane

Proenza Schouler x Birkenstock are back with a second collaboration
Proenza Schouler x Birkenstock are back with a second collaboration

Holly O'Neill

10 brilliant Netflix picks worth a repeated watch
10 brilliant Netflix picks worth a repeated watch

Jennifer McShane

Does the sale of Reese Witherspoon’s company spell the end of female-led movies and television?
Does the sale of Reese Witherspoon’s company spell the end of female-led movies and television?

Sarah Finnan

Behind Closed Doors: ‘I’m an IT consultant by day and a dominatrix by night’
Behind Closed Doors: ‘I’m an IT consultant by day and a dominatrix by night’

Amanda Cassidy

40 of the best sun-bleached and desert-inspired summer nail shades
40 of the best sun-bleached and desert-inspired summer nail shades

Holly O'Neill

Image / Editorial

Brother Hubbard


by IMAGE
26th Nov 2013
blank

Providing all the best that contemporary Dublin has to offer, this small, owner-run caf? is a must for those who value fresh, honest and delicious food. Seemingly simplistic design belies a sharp attention to detail; an ethos carried from the thoughtful sourcing of ingredients and the creative balancing of the menu right through to the furniture in the caf?. The sustainable birch ply and dove grey colour scheme is super-current, providing a comfortable setting in which the food can happily take centre stage. The menu offers a selection of soups, salads and sandwiches which may sound standard but is anything but in BH’s hands. Imaginative seasoning, featuring sumac and za?atar, gives dishes a Middle Eastern lift. The pulled pork sandwich is quickly gaining legendary status as are the salads which have an Ottolenghi flair to them. For those inclined towards the sweeter things in life, the flourless almond and orange cake is wonderfully good. ?brother_hubbard_page_2

Top Table The bar in the window is a great people-watching spot, while the outdoor seating out back is ideal whatever the weather – blankets, heaters and a retractable roof ensure all the bases are covered.

Perfect detail The owners picked up the golden pepper grinders in Turkey and had the wooden cutlery and napkin blocks made to fit them.

Location, location Capel Street is swiftly becoming the coolest stretch in town.

In the know The growing garden out back is getting underway so there’s a no smoking policy, even outdoors.

Watch this space There are plans afoot to start a supper menu in the evening and the lads are expanding into the nextdoor space. Updates @brother_hubbard.

www.brotherhubbard.ie

Extracted from IMAGE Top Tables 2014 Restaurant Guide – COMING SOON!

PHOTOGRAPHY BY AILBHE O’DONNELL – ? – ? ??

Also Read

blank
EDITORIAL
Chrissy Teigen’s past trolling tweets highlight the slut-shaming culture we tolerated

Chrissy Teigen is the queen of oversharing. Usually it’s in good humour, self-deprecating and irreverent. She doesn’t take herself too...

By Amanda Cassidy

blank
AGENDA, EDITORIAL
No, the Olympics haven’t given athletes ‘anti-sex’ cardboard beds

Despite some media coverage, the beds are actually focused on sustainability as opposed to intimacy restrictions. Recently, distance runner Paul...

By Jennifer McShane

Full House, onscreen father Danny Tanner
EDITORIAL
We’re remembering our favourite onscreen dads for Father’s Day

With Father’s Day just around the corner (this Sunday 20h June, so yes, you do have time to buy yours...

By Grace McGettigan

audiobooks
EDITORIAL
6 brilliant audiobooks worth listening to during lockdown

Six great audiobooks to listen to in lockdown. It took me ages to come around to the idea of audiobooks....

By Jennifer McShane

blank
EDITORIAL
‘Totally allowed but totally shouldn’t: Welcome to the Great Irish Pandemic Paradox’

In a time when cool heads are needed – it’s more than the current heatwave that’s melting minds, writes Amanda...

By Amanda Cassidy

blank
EDITORIAL
Book gift ideas for every kind of reader

Anyone who said books and socks make for boring gifts has clearly never received a delightfully absorbing book or a...

By Amanda Kavanagh

blank
EDITORIAL
‘In a public health emergency, why does so much of the post-pandemic talk revolve around drinking?’

No other European country is having the same public order challenges our capital city is experiencing, writes Amanda Cassidy I...

By Amanda Cassidy