Fallon & Byrne has come to Rathmines, and we are in foodie heaven
26th Apr 2018
Anyone who knows Rathmines village will know that its food scene has been rising to astronomical highs over the last number of years; a Dublin suburb that once had nothing more than a few pubs, some shops and a library has become a veritable one-stop-shop for famished foodies and top quality sustenance seekers alike.
This is all thanks to the arrival of a hoard of trendy cafes, wide-ranging food shops, and following much suspense and intrigue, the arrival of Fallon & Byrne, which landed in the Swan Centre just before Christmas 2017.
Fallon & Byrne is known for their top-quality, carefully curated produce and hard-to-find ingredients, served up by a team of food lovers whose extensive knowledge and passion for food never fail to impress. They’ve also become a welcome resource for shoppers in search of nutritious, convenient and tasty food to bring back to the office, or equally to bring back home to the family for a quick dinner fix.
Their new 10,000 sq. ft. space includes a food hall that offers the best of artisan foods from Ireland and abroad, alongside a self-service eatery and large casual dining area which sits 100 people inside and out.
In the dining hall, you’ll find groups of mums and tots meeting up for their mid-morning, locally-roasted 3FE coffees (and babyccinos for the little ones). As the day goes on you can spot the office types coming in for their lunchtime fix of rotisserie chicken, well-endowed sandwiches and healthy salads (made fresh each day).
Hang around for another few hours and you’ll see the couples and groups who are after a bite before the cinema, or have come to linger with a bottle of wine and cheese board. This is often all finished off with a treat at the ice cream car and Willy Wonka-esque chocolate dipping fountain, because truly, who could resist such a delight?
One thing you’ll notice at Fallon & Byrne is that it’s easy to spot the people who are experiencing their first time. These individuals walk around with jaws dropped and eyes bulging over the sheer array of exotic fruit and vegetables and 100 different kinds of cheese at the cheese and charcuterie counter; and openly inhaling the heavenly smells wafting over from the deli and pizza counters.
Don’t believe us? Come and see for yourself what all the hype is about.
And a word of warning: this is the kind of place that you want to go hungry, with lots of empty shopping bags ready to be filled, and with your stretchiest of stretchy pants on.