Bewley’s Grafton Street Café

I visited Bewley’s Grafton Street Café recently on a trip to Dublin for brunch on an early Sunday afternoon. As the name suggests, the restaurant is located on the popular Grafton Street.

From the outside, the restaurant doesn’t look particularly big but once you enter you immediately notice how big it is (and how there are a number of levels).

We decided to sit upstairs as downstairs was a little busy and we chose a table that looked down so that we could see what was going on.

The menu itself is nothing special with salads, pizzas and pastas but I immediately noticed in the pasta section of the menu the magical words to any coeliac “All dishes are available with gluten/wheat free pasta.” I was immediately sold and decided to have the penne pasta with bacon and mushroom in a Gorgonzola and thyme cream sauce. I was impressed!

Even though I was full after the pasta, I had noticed earlier that they had a chocolate fudge cake which was advertised as gluten-free. Upon asking the waiter about the gluten-free cake, he said that the carrot cake was also gluten-free. As I am a bit of a self-confessed chocoholic, I decided to have the chocolate fudge cake. It was served with a generous helping of whipped cream and after eating all of it, I was well and truly full.

Luckily I had the opportunity to burn all the calories of the gluten-free cake and cream off by walking and seeing the lovely sites of Dublin.

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