Dinner after a healthy pint of Guinness!
Guinness, an irish tradition. The beautiful smooth chocolaty perfection that we all know and love..And it’s just up the road from us here at the riddler! It is one of the most visited places in ireland at the moment and has been for a while now. The large brewery located at St.James gate has become a very popular tourist attraction in dublin attracting a total of 1,711,281 visitors through its doors over the course of 2017 and from 1.5 million the year previous.
The place is always busy, the number of visitors is quite something. Prepare to book in advance. That being said, i’m surprised there’s not more people visiting, its stylish interior, with 7 levels all making up the actual shape of the pint glass. Friendly staff and its the home of guinness…who wouldn’t love that?
Each one of the seven levels are interactive and interesting with the process of making the Guinness and the history all within the one pint! There is also photobooths and a bar which you can pour the perfect pint, and if you get the pint right you can earn yourself a certificate. Then we have the cherry on top of everything….the gravity bar, which for most is the main event. After the long historical adventures around the seven floors you are then rewarded with a lovely free pint of the black stuff. With pint in hand you can gander around the bar looking over at a 360 view of dublin in all its irish glory. Green and gorgeous.
The history around the factory and Arthur Guinness himself is deep and interesting. Arthur Guinness was born in kildare 1756. His father, Richard Guinness worked on an estate and was responsible for brewing beer for the estate workers. Arthur worked with his father, and there he discovered his love and passion for brewing beer. When his father died, leaving him money in his will, Arthur decided to develop a brewery in Leixlip in 1756. Over the years his brewery got popular and he decided to open another in St.James gate. He paid an annual rent of €45 every year, and the terms of the lease were to continue for 9000 years! There’s a Guinness fun fact.
He started Brewing ale and beer and in later years he became the master of the dubin co-operation of brewers. Then after some time, he decided to work on a new, unique ale. It was made from roasting barley, it was dark in colour and it was called..you guessed it. Guinness. Arthur died in 1803, but as we all know his legacy lives on, Guinness is the largest brewer of stout in the world! Jobs and people were dependent on the large brewery and they looked after their employees very well. With meals and clothes provide as well as the prospect of new housing and insurance. Guinness is and was a great place to work. All thanks to the brewer himself Arthur Guinness.
The Guinness storehouse is a great place to visit on a day out and what makes it even better is that we are just a 13 minute walk away. So hop in to us if your in the mood for a delicious breakfast lunch or dinner after your adventures around the storehouse.
Our lunch menu is from Monday-Saturday 12-5pm and Sunday Brunch 12.30-5pm. Some of the most popular dishes on our lunch menu are the Gorgeous superfood salad, our fresh Irish mussels, our hearty Stew and many more delicious options on our full menu!
We also have our popular early bird menu, perfect for your post guiness trip. Our early bird hours are 5.30pm – 9.00pm Tuesday and Wednesday, 5.30pm – 7pm Thursday-Saturday and 5.30pm – 8pm Sunday. 2 courses for €19.50 or 3 course €24.50.
We also have our main a la carte menu. Some of our most popular dishes are the five miles town goat cheese, and our homemade soup with homemade whiskey bread. For main there is a beautiful slow cooked pork belly, the 10oz ribeye and the fresh irish sea bass. Some of our mouth watering desserts include the sticky toffee pudding with popcorn ice cream and the apple and rhubarb crumble cake with homemade custard. There are many more lovely dishes on our full menu.
We also have a decedent selection of wines from all over the world including Italy, France, Argentina and South Africa. White, red, rose, sparkling wine and a Yum selection of dessert wines perfect for after your meal. We also have beers and more delicious beverages.
And if its a hot beverage you are looking for we have a tasty tea selection and great coffee to choose from. Johnny Forty Coats is an iconic Dublin figure, who wandered around the city wearing as some would say “forty coats!” Our coffee blend is called “Johnny Forty Coats” and made in the local Dublin roastery, Two Spots.
This is a five origin rich blend using Arabica beans ethically sourced from South America with an Indian Cherry Robusta addition for an extra caffeine kick.
So come drop into us in the Riddler, We’d love you to visit and try out our modern irish menu. You can access our full menu above on our website.