The Church Bar & Restaurant located on the corner of Mary Street and Jervis Street on the northside of Dublin. It has always been known for its large beer garden and being that perfect spot to head to for lunch or after-work drinks when the sun makes a rare appearance in the city centre. Recently and in response to Covid compliant outdoor dining, general manager, Darren Moore, and the team at The Church have done a superb job creating a full weather proofed outdoor dining area that wraps around the beautiful building that is the Church. It is now one of the largest outdoor dining areas in the city. After a bit of shopping in the Henry Street area or the Jervis shopping centre, it is the perfect spot to take a load off and enjoy some food and drinks!
The Church have pared back their extensive menu to simple delicious popular dishes that use only the best of fresh local ingredients. On their new Al Fresco menu, you’ll find small bites from Deep Fried Calamari, Chicken wings in a sauce of your choice to some larger bites such as fully loaded nachos, chorizo & pulled pork sandwich and a very tasty looking buttermilk chicken burger.
For our quick mid-week lunch at the Church, we had the Roasted Squash & Goats Cheese Salad, (€12.50) which also has smoked Almonds, radicchio, cumin and a tahini dressing. There is an option to add chargrilled chicken breast for (€4), which we did. We also had the 8oz Beef Burger (€17.50). This was a quality thick juicy burger topped with mature cheddar, truffle aioli, crispy streaky smoked bacon, tempura-battered onion springs in a sprouted rye sourdough bun.
The Church has also heavily invested in a state-of-the-art charcoal Trailblazer BBQ system for their terrace and will be serving a special BBQ menu every Friday. You can expect epic BBQ dishes from the Church over the coming summer months.
So why not make a day of it soon in the Dublin One area for some great shopping and delicious food and drink from The Church Bar and Restaurant.
WRITTEN BY ABIGAIL FOX CARROLL & CLYDE CARROLL
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