Gourmet Food Parlour in Dun Laoghaire is well worth a visit

This week my old college friend and I took the Dart southside. We were having lunch at the Dun Laoghaire branch of the Gourmet Food Parlour. Their other six branches are in Dublin and Salthill Galway. 

Walking into this modern and vibrant restaurant I noticed the tables were not bunched close together. This is something that can be annoying in a busy restaurant.

Each of the Gourmet Food Parlour restaurants has the same menu. Which have a wide variety of choices of mainly Irish produce. Well known food suppliers and include Wrights Seafood and the Bretzel Bakery. 

For my starter, I went for the homemade soup with rustic bread which changes daily. The soup that I had was potato and leek soup, which was wholesome, hearty and delicious and costs €6.

The rustic bread with the soup was the Bretzel Bakery’s Wholegrain Sourdough. This bread is a nice healthy alternative to brown bread which I am not fond of. My colleague had the garlic bread which he thoroughly enjoyed and only cost €3.50. 

For my main course, I went for the buffalo wings topped with sesame seeds. Spicy or sticky bourbon are the options available and they cost €15. Mine came as sticky bourbon with a side portion of rustic fries which were not greasy.

They were very tasty and did not suffer from the usual problem that you can get with buffalo wings. The problem I speak of is that they can come drenched in sauce. Which can make them very messy and harder to handle. They came with the perfect covering of sauce the perfect portion of wings. At times you can tend to get way too many portions of buffalo wings.

My colleague had the Cajun Chicken Quesadillas. They came with Monterey Jack, guacamole, sour cream, salsa, rustic fries and cost €14.50. This was washed down with a couple of glasses of New Zealand white wine which cost €7.50 per glass. Before finishing off with a nice café latte which cost a reasonable €3.25.

Excellent food made with Irish produce is what The Gourmet Food Parlour offers. Ensuring that you will not feel guilty after eating here. Getting here is easy as it is just across the road from the Dun Laoghaire Dart station. The service was excellent and it perfectly complimented the wonderful food. I will definitely be coming here again.

Gourmet Food Parlour, Unit 3, Harbour Square, Crofton Rd, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin.

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