Monthly Archives

July 2017

A Great Night Out in Dublin starts in Morelands Grill

By | Things To Do In Dublin City Centre

Dinner, Drinks & Dancing! A Great Night Out in Dublin starts here!

Fancy a big night out in Dublin? Get the party started at top Barbeque Restaurant Morelands Grill. Whether it’s Date Night or a Girly Get-together we offer the perfect ingredients for a great night out. With all of Dublin’s best Bars & Clubs on our doorstep, make your booking today!

Here’s our Top 10 Dublin Nights Out Spots to go to after delicious dinner in the Morelands Grill


Farrier & Draper
Got your dancing shoes on? Then get down at Farrier & Draper. One of Dublin’s hottest dance floors, Farrier & Draper has it all. Home is the fab Powerscourt Townhouse, where opulent Art Deco style meets serious tunes from Resident DJs. The bartenders here mix it up all night long!
Powerscourt Townhouse

The Black Door
Looking for somewhere with an extra touch of class? The Black Door is impossibly chic. At the top of lively Harcourt Street, this late night wine bar offers live music from some of Dublin’s best players at their baby grand piano, classic cocktails & a tempting Champagne selection…
Harcourt St, D2

The Mint Bar
A great meal at top Dublin Barbeque Restaurant Morelands Grill makes for an unforgettable night. Why not keep the good times rolling with live jazz music at The Mint Bar next door? Get your gin on at Cool As A Cucumber, every Friday night, or try a Mint Bar Cocktail Masterclass…
College Green, D2

Drury Buildings
New kid on the block, Drury Buildings is Hip. With a capital H. Exposed brick walls, colourful graffiti, reclaimed bars, church benches… It’s all happening! A serious cocktail menu, talented mixologists & a real sense of adventure make for one of Dublin’s hottest spots right now.
Drury St, D2

Vintage Cocktail Club
Enter through the secret door on Crown Alley & into the glamorous world of Vintage Cocktail Club. Luxe speakeasy is the vibe, decadent cocktails are the star. Settle into a plush velvet chaise & treat yourself to a Whiskey Smash or Ceylon In The City. Pure indulgence…
Crown Alley, Temple Bar, D2

Dakota
Dakota is the boss of South William Street. Big, bold & beautiful, this place has all the elements for a great night out. Prop up the sleek bar with a craft beer or grab a booth & get stuck into the cocktail list. Dakota is totally rocking at the weekend with their resident DJs spinning ’til late.
South William St, D2

Lemon & Duke
Looking for a unique bar experience in Dublin? Lemon & Duke, just off Grafton Street, ticks all the boxes. Cool Tank Beer on draught, a great range of bottles & delicious cocktails. Owned by some of Ireland’s best-loved Rugby Stars, you never know who you’ll bump into at the bar…
Duke Lane, D2

The Bar With No Name
Dublin’s best kept secret, No Name on Fade Street is as cool as they come. A funky, modern bar with great tunes & a large smoking terrace, No Name is famous for its fresh cocktails. The crowd here is laid back & super-stylish. Perch on a vintage leather sofa with a Cosmopolitan.
Fade St, D2

The Church
Go big or go home! The Church on Jervis Street brings the party every time. It’s all in the name, housed in a former church, this is an impressive venue. Hit up The Church for live music events, Irish dancing & trad sessions. Or enjoy a cold one in their Beer Garden on a hot summer’s day.
Jervis St, D1

The Gin Palace
All the gin! What’s not to love? The Gin Palace on Abbey Street is home to the largest collection of gin in Dublin. This plush Victoriana bar is the perfect setting to sample rare gins, imaginative combos & skilful mixing. Kick off with a Signature G&T at Morelands Grill, of course…
Middle Abbey Street, D1

Whatever your vibe tonight, kick-start your Dublin nights out with great food, Jopser grilled delicacies and signature G&T in Morelands Grill! Where will your night take you?

 

Good Steak In Dublin and Wine Pairing Advice

Dining Out? Expert food and wine pairing from our team

By | Food From Our Steakhouse Restaurant

“Wine is bottled poetry”

Robert Louis Stevenson

Take five to read our Top 5

food and wine pairings

If wine is your preferred tipple of choice when eating out, we are sure you will agree that it is a beverage built for food, which can add a texture and richness to it.

There are certain elements you need to get right to elevate your wine choice from being a good one to a great one. To give you a crash course in what you need to consider: when it comes to wine, you are focusing on its properties in terms of acidity and tannins. When it comes to your dish of choice, you are looking to match the wine’s properties with the salt and fat components of the food.

While there is no wine that goes with everything, we are firm believers that there is a wine for every dish. With that in mind, we have compiled a short guide to some food and wine pairings that you might like to consider when you dine with us at Morelands Grill.

Food Provenance
Book a table

If you decide to order the Grilled Organic Clare Island Salmon, with champ, grilled asparagus, tomato and brown shrimp cream sauce, then we would recommend you pushing the boat out a bit and trying the Louis Latour, Domaine de Valmoissine, Pinot Noir. Now, that might sound like we are breaking the traditional rule of fish with white wine, but hear us out. Wines with low-tannins that are light and juicy, like this pinot noir, work nicely with a relatively meaty fish like fresh salmon. The richness of the salmon is complemented by the acidity of pinot noir, with the grilling process accentuating the oakiness of the wine.

If the Risotto of Wild Irish Lobster, with seared king scallops, sea rosemary and Parmesan catches your eye, then you must try the Cakebread, Chardonnay, California, a silky new world white wine which is delicious with shellfish. Both elements share buttery flavours, a rich, creamy texture and good intensity of flavour. The acid in the wine helps enhance the sweetness of the lobster and scallops, while also cleansing the palate.

To match the intensity of flavour of our 30-days Himalayan Salt-aged Rib-Eye Steak, we would suggest the equally intense Morgan Bay, Zinfandel, 2013, Napa Valley.

Zinfandel is one of the few wines that can handle a good, old-fashioned smoky, intense barbecue. The sweetly fruited flavours of a big Zinfandel, like Morgan Bay, are a natural complement to barbecued meats.

We would be remiss not to mention the 15 Champagne and Prosecco options on the menu. Sparkling wine is so versatile with food. A Brut Champagne like our Taittinger Brut Réserve NV has a touch of sweetness, which makes it extra-refreshing when served with salty foods, like our Morelands Crab Cakes.

And last but certainly not least on the suggestions list is our recommendation to try a Rosé — people tend to assume that it’s only for summer drinking, but it is truly versatile year-round. A Rosé, like our Casa Roja Rosado Rosé Garnacha, 2015, Spain makes an excellent accompaniment to richer dishes, like our Morelands House Made Spatzli. The Garnacha grape is generally a spicy, berry-flavoured variety that is soft on the palate. Light in colour, this Casa Roja Rosé makes for a fresh and fruity glass of vino, with its delicate nuances of redcurrant and raspberry.

Make sure to drop us a line, and share a photo via Instagram to let us know how you get on with our recommendations! You can tag us @MorelandsGrill.

Something New

White Fish

Organic Clare Island Salmon

Louis Latour

Domaine De Valmoissine

Pinot Noir

low-tannins, light & Juicy, accentuates the oakiness

Dinner menu

A Classic

Sea Food

Wild Irish Lobster & Scallops

Cakebread

California

Chardonnay

Silky, buttery flavours,cleansing acids, enhanced sweatness

Dinner menu

Rich, Bold Flavours

Red Meat

Salt-aged Rib-Eye Steak

Morgan Bay

Napa Valley

Zinfandel 2013

sweetiness, frutiness, compliments the intense barbecue,

Dinner menu
August 23, 2017

Best Steak In Dublin City Centre – Journey Of Your Steak

September 6, 2018 in Morelands Grill News

We’re autumn-ready here at Morelands Grill! See you in September?

Here’s our Essential Guide to what’s happening in Dublin this September… perfectly paired with Morelands Grill September Offers! Why not plan a great day out in the city, and let…

Read More
August 1, 2018 in Morelands Grill News

Graduation Dinner & Lunch Celebration in Morelands Grill Restaurant

Celebration Graduation Dinner in Morelands Grill On the door step of Trinity College Dublin, close to DIT and accessible to DCU and UCD, Morelands Grill on Westmoreland Street is the... Read More
July 26, 2018 in Uncategorized

If you appreciate great steak in the City, then look no further…

Morelands Grill, located right beside the Temple Bar cultural quarter, has introduced Steak Night Thursday! Every Thursday, enjoy one of our award winning set steaks with a delightful glass of…

Read More
April 11, 2018 in Uncategorized

Experience Irelands Gin Renaissance at Morelands Grill

Recent years have seen a ‘gin renaissance’, with Ireland blazing a trail of its own when it comes to the production of high-quality boutique gins. The Morelands Grill ethos of…

Read More