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Things to do in Dublin this October 

By | Morelands Grill News, Things To Do In Dublin City Centre

Here’s our Essential Guide to what’s happening in Dublin this September… Perfect to help you plan a great day out! Don’t forget our great special offers this October like Gin & Jazz Saturdays, Steak Thursdays or Express Lunch on Weekdays! Dine in the city this October with perfectly located Morelands Grill!


Leinster v Munster Guinness PRO14

Saturday 6 October

Whoever you’re shouting for, it’s gonna be a big one! Leinster take on Munster in one of the most anticipated games of the season, the Guinness PRO14 at Aviva Stadium. Blues v Reds is always exciting! Whether you’re watching the match live or catching it on the big screen, join us at Morelands Grill for a relaxing Gin & Jazz Saturday Lunch, before the battle begins!


Open House Dublin

12-14 October

Think you know Dublin? Think again! Open House Dublin gets behind closed doors with a whole host of the city’s buildings opening up to the public. Get to know the stories behind icons such as Casino Marino, Custom House, Dublin Castle, Leinster House & Teelings Whiskey Distillery, and hidden gems like 14 Henrietta Street, Chocolate Factory & Node. Make sure to fuel up in Morelands Grill after your exploration of hidden Dublin treasures!


The Great Pink Run

Saturday 13 October

Doing The Great Pink Run? Well done! The Annual 10K Challenge for Breast Cancer Ireland takes place in the Pheonix Park on Saturday 13th October. Hosted by TV favourite Elaine Crowley, it promises to be a really fun day out. Get the girls together and celebrate your success with Dinner & Cocktails at Morelands Grill. Indulge in a well-earned Signature Gin & Tonic!


An Evening with Nigella Lawson

Monday 22 October

We’re big fans of Nigella here at Morelands Grill. Celebrate 20 years since her ground-breaking debut cookbook How To Eat, as Nigella talks about her life in food and what she’s cooking right now. It promises to be an evening of charm, wit & entertainment with the award-winning author, TV chef & all-round food icon. Pop in for a Pre-Theatre treat before heading to the stunning National Concert Hall.

Bram Stoker Festival

26-29 October

Four days of deadly adventure! It’s that time of year again… Get into the Halloween spirit at the Bram Stoker Festival. There’s something scary for everyone with Stokerland, a pop-up Victorian theme park, the Night of the Shifting Bog & NYsferatu Symphony of a Century. Make it a day to remember with lunch at Morelands Grill. How would you like your stake?


Apres Match Live

Sunday 21 October

Up for a laugh? Apres Match Live brings it’s game to Vicar Street on Sunday 21st October. As always , the lads are irreverent, on the ball & absolutely hilarious! With two decades behind them, Barry Murphy, Risteard Cooper & Gary Cooke are the funny faces of Irish sports broadcasting. Impersonations, satire & comedy costumes, nobody famous in Ireland is safe! Make it a Sunday to remember with a dinner in Morelands before the gig!


Kylie Minogue / David Byrne/ Jools Holland

Multiple Dates

It’s all happening at the 3Arena! With a great live line-up for October, check out pop legend Kylie Minogue, cult music icon David Byrne & all-round entertainer Jools Holland, with his amazing Rhythm & Blues Orchestra. Get your night out off to a great start with our delicious Pre-Theatre Dinner, served from 5.45 to 7pm daily. Pair with your favourite wine, relax & enjoy!


We are looking froward to seeing you in Morelands Grill this October! 

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

By | Morelands Grill News

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 us look after you here? Take time out with friends before hitting the town – Dublin is your oyster!

Dublin City Liffey Swim / Sept 1st /
Are you doing the 99th Dublin City Liffey Swim? Bravo! Saturday September 1st will see many Dubliners meet along the quays to cheer on over 500 swimmers in this year’s Epic Swim. The great spectacle kicks off at 2.30pm. Why not join us at Morelands Grill for Jazz Saturday Lunch? Make it an unforgettable day. And we’re right next to the river, too!

All Ireland Senior Football Campionship Final / Sept 2nd /
Bring it on! The All Ireland Senior Football Championship Final, Sunday 2nd September, sees Tyrone take on Dublin. Kick-off is at 3.30 & it promises to be a cracking game! Make it a day to remember and get in to Morelands Grill for lunch before heading to Croke Park

Dublin Fringe Festival / Sept 8th to 23rd /
It’s Dublin Fringe Festival time! Running from September 8th to 23rd, the fun and creativity of #fringefest is takes over the city. Explore cabaret, comedy, dance, music, theatre, art, spoken work and installation. From the strange, to startling, to surprising, the Fringe is always thoroughly engaging! Start with dinner at Morelands Grill and let the night unfurl…

Culture Night Dublin / Sept 21st /
It’s our favourite night of the year! Culture Night Dublin is happening on September 21st. With a whole host of exciting events to choose from, we like the look of… A History of Merrion Square, Aerial Cirque, Bewleys Cafe Theatre, Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin Busking Experience. City Hall, GPO, The Little Museum of Dublin. There’s so much to do in the city on Culture Night Dublin. Get your programme, go out and enjoy! Don’t forget to re-fuel in Morelands after your culture fix!

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Olympia Comedy / September /
Are you having a laugh? Get down to the Olympia for a whole month of Lolz. Jimmy Carr will have you rolling in the aisles from September 6th to 8th, with his Greatest Hits Tour. Then there’s Sarah Millican, September 13th to 16th, Rob Brydon September 22nd and Ross Noble, 29th September. Dinner at Morelands, your fave Comedian, best night out ever!

Dublin Festival Of History / Sept 24th to Oct 7th /
Ever wondered about Dublin’s fascinating past? Now’s your chance to find out more! The Dublin Festival of History brings us back in time, to explore the beginnings of the city right up to modern times. Featuring a packed programme of events, check out… The Social History of Modern Ireland, The Last Century: More Than Concrete Blocks, Dublinia Family Tours, The Dublin Docker, Women In Gaol, Arnotts 175 Years Anniversary. And lots more!

Why not kick-off your weekend with our Jazz Saturday Lunch? It’s the perfect tonic! Choose from our delicious menu and then sit back, to soothing live jazz with a mini taster of our Gin Cocktail Of The Day. Finish a gorgeous afternoon with our divine Morelands Sundae… Heavenly! Avail of Jazz Lunch For Two deal – Two Course Lunch, with a Half Bottle of House Wine, only 49.00 for two!

Graduation Dinner & Lunch Celebration in Morelands Grill Restaurant

By | Morelands Grill News

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 perfect city centre location in which to celebrate your graduation with your family and loved ones.

With the hard work and sacrifices of your under-graduate years now over, revel in deserved style over lunch or dinner at Morelands Grill.

Celebrate in Morelands Grill with wide selection of dishes perfect for the entire family. 

Let us help to toast your success with a complementary  glass of Champagne for any Graduate when dining at Morelands Grill!

Book your table now to avoid disappointment. 

Treat yourself to one of our signature dishes:

House Made Spatzli

With native Irish lobster, prawns and fresh crab in Swiss gruyere cheese sauce

Josper Baked Crevettes

With crisp chorizo crumbs and pan con tomate

Josper Grilled Steak

Peter Hannan 30 day Himalayan salt aged Irish beef, served with hand cut chips

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Superfood Restaurant at Morelands: get refreshed with our healthy restaurant menu.

By | Uncategorized

The summer is slowly transitioning into Fall and as we watch the thermostat go up and the leaves sunset into a series of a colors before drifting down to earth, we begin to become nostalgic for the summer months that were all too fleeting.

The thought of steak often conjures up cosy images of warmth, comfort, and a glass of quality red wine to compliment the juicy steak in front of you. However, as people living in Ireland, we reside in a country that is often cold and, as a result, we have plenty of opportunities to relish in the kind of comfort that an escape from cold and rain brings (especially when that escape involves the union of warmth and gustatory pleasure).

So why not embrace the last few weeks of warmth and sunshine this year with something off our Superfoods menu. The plates from our Superfoods restaurant menus are crafted with fresh, local ingredients chosen to develop a composition of tastes which are just as satisfying as our more indulgent meals.

The Superfoods menu options are marked thusly with our Superfoods insignia. These meals are crafted to be nutritionally well-rounded and energising. Whether or not you have embraced a healthy lifestyle, you will appreciate the culinary expertise used in creating these meals and you will feel both refreshed and energised after your meal.

Moreover, oftentimes when groups go to a steakhouse like Morelands Grill, there will be a vegetarian in the group, or someone trying get in peak condition for an upcoming run or slim down for a holiday away or perhaps someone who is very sensitive to certain allergens. Our Superfood menu items are delicious for everyone to try, but they also make your night out a rewarding and inclusive experience for everyone. No one in your group will feel left behind or disappointed as our healthy restaurant menu items ensure that there is something exquisite on the Morelands menu for everyone.

Without compromising on quality, flavour, or freshness, these menu items are made to amaze. So why not stop in soon and embrace the fleeting warmth of summer with a light, refreshing meal from our Superfoods menu. Add a bespoke gin and tonic to your Organic Clare Island Salmon or Grilled Chicken Paillard and toast to the last rays of summer!

Reserve your place during our busy Autumn months by Booking a Table with us now.

Best Steak from the Josper Grill In Dublin City Centre at Morelands Grill

Best Steak In Dublin City Centre – Journey Of Your Steak

By | Food From Our Steakhouse Restaurant

The best steak in Dublin city centre is not easy to make, but we are willing to go the distance.

When you have a steak at Morelands Grill, you are taking a gustatory pilgrimage from the rugged slopes of the Pakistani Himalayas, to the deserts of Australia, and from the dazzling Spanish coast to the rolling, emerald hills of South Leinster.

So what does it mean to have so many diverse landscapes and places represented in a single steak? And how does Morelands Grill bring together a world of flavor in every meal?

It all begins in the gently undulating hills of South Leinster where committed farmers raise cattle using natural grains and fresh grass, not hormones, antibiotics, and questionable feed. The small collection of farmers we source beef from are committed both to sustainability and to the health of their cattle, which we all know impacts the quality of the resulting beef.

The beef we use for our rib eye steaks goes on another journey of its own. This steak is sourced from Peter Hannon’s unique Himalayan salt chamber. Massive blocks of rose coloured salt sourced from the Pakistani Himalayas line the walls of Hannon’s specially designed salt beef chamber; the walls of salt slowly remove the moisture from the beef naturally. The result is a juicer, tender steak with a series of rich flavour tones.


The butcher we source our choice cuts from is McLoughlin’s of Dublin, a family-run business that has been in operation since the 1940s. The founder, Joe McLoughlin, was inspired by the cattle ranching in Australia and relocated there to learn the trade. Ranching skills acquired and his head full of new recipes and techniques, McLoughlin moved his growing family back to Dublin where they established Dublin’s premium craft butchers and have been satisfying customers and exciting chefs ever since.


If you thought this was where the steak’s journey ends, you’d be wrong. The grill we use at Morelands is just as integral a part of the process as the meat itself. Our Josper Grill is the stuff of legends. Based on the coastline of Barcelona and with over 25000 clients in 80 cities, the Josper brings a truly international flavour to the Morelands kitchen. It is a charcoal-only grill; the smokiness of the charcoal envelops the steak and leaves the meat with a lovely, slightly smoky fragrance. The extremely high temperatures (up to 500 degrees) the Josper is capable of maintaining ensure that your steak isn’t baked, but rather cooked to juicy perfection, muy rapido.

The most important part of the journey is, of course, the one your fork makes from the plate to your appreciative mouth. However, the confluence of international influences, family history, and modern technology that come together at Morelands to create the perfect steak are indicative of Morelands overall values. We belief in crafting beautiful meals with an Irish flair that we are proud to serve. Drop in sometime soon and experience our steaks for yourself, they’re out of this world.


Best Sundae In Dublin – Morelands Signature Sundae

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Morelands Signature Sundae

Sundae Sunshine in a glass

You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! It’s the treat of choice on a hot summer’s day, and thankfully this summer we have had plenty of dry hot days to enjoy this simple indulgence. Not that we need a fine summer’s day to rush out for an ice cream in Dublin. The Irish climate is not a deterrent, with Irish people eating more ice cream than the Italians.

Ice cream epitomises our love of sweet things and our desire to make the most of our generally fleeting good weather. That is why it is a dessert for all seasons in this country. Whatever the time of year, it tastes like sunshine on the palate. This frozen dairy dessert made of milk, cream, sugar, and (typically) egg yolks continues to take on more variations and flavours. The more typical choices range from vanilla, chocolate and salted caramel to cookies and cream or chocolate chip flavoured ice-cream. From here on, the options start inching further away from the original flavours to tastes that incorporate brown bread or beer or green tea into that creamy mix we call ice cream. And it doesn’t stop there – there is even avocado-based ice cream and a blue-cheese variety! You name the flavour and it probably exists somewhere in the world as an ice cream.
For all the variety in the world though, the old-school flavours still reign supreme. And we have one such ice cream which makes for a vital ingredient in one of our own desserts, the Morelands Sundae – the best sundae in Dublin.

Our Signature Sundae includes premium ice cream produced by the Taylor Family on the Glastry Farm in Co Down. The milk used in their ice cream comes from the Taylors’ own pedigree herd and is free from any artificial additives, artificial stabilisers or artificial ingredients.

Which brings us nicely back to our climate, because even though we don’t always get the opportunity to enjoy ice cream in the sunshine, it is the abundant rain in this country which gives us lush plentiful grass to feed our dairy cows. This bountiful beautiful grass helps makes the best milk, which in turn makes our ice cream amongst the best in the world. If you don’t believe us on that point, just ask legendary film director Francis Ford Coppola – he rates it amongst the best himself. The Morelands Sundae is less about extreme flavours (we’re not big on the idea of beer-flavoured ice cream ourselves) and more about traditional combinations with a twist.

Our Signature Dessert

The main ingredient in our Sundae is Glastry Farm’s Yellowman Honeycomb ice cream. This is paired with crushed cookies, chocolate fudge sauce and maple pecans, which give a sweet and slightly brittle crunch to the texture of the Sundae. The final flourish is a rum-soaked cherry on top. It is, quite simply, heaven in a glass.

And why did we choose the Sundae to be our signature dessert? Knowing how the Irish love their ice cream, we knew that it would be sweet indulgence at the end of a meal to be served up layers of ice cream and cookies in a pretty glass.

Who wouldn’t enjoy scooping that combination up one spoonful at a time?

So, if after reading this post you decide to call in and skip right to the dessert for this order, we won’t judge you. In fact, we’re kind of expecting you to call in for a sneaky Morelands Sundae. And if you do, don’t worry, your secret is safe with us.

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Just the Tonic! Gin & Jazz Saturday Lunch

By | Morelands Grill News, Morelands Steakhouse Restaurant Events

Signature Gin Cocktails

Compliment your Gin & Jazz Lunch with one of our Signature Gin Cocktails!

Rose & Mary


Beefeater Gin, Rose Liqueur & Aperol, Thomas Henry Indian Tonic, Orange, Flowers, Rosemary & Rhubarb

Cherry Blossom Refresh


Beefeater Gin & Cherry Bitters, Thomas Henry Cherry Blossom Tonic, Fresh Mint, Cherries & Pink Pepper Corns

Very Berry & Flowery


Beefeater Gin & Dandelion Bitters, Thomas Henry Elderflower Tonic, Mixed Berries

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Moreland Gin & Jazz Saturday Lunch


The Perfect Barbeque Everytime. Our Top 5 Barbeque Tips.

By | Food From Our Steakhouse Restaurant

What’s more delicious than freshly cooked barbequed meat? Let’s get fired up!

Morelands Grill offers the ultimate steakhouse experience and our chefs are offering up some of the secrets needed for the perfect barbecue this summer.

Tasty. Juicy. Hot off the Josper Grill. Our Himalayan salt aged Irish beef is seared to perfection. Just add hand-cut Rooster chips, pepper sauce & a chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc… Bliss!

With a menu featuring premium Fillet Steak, Dexter Beef Burger and Milk-fed Veal Chop, the intense heat of our Josper Grill creates a natural seal that locks in the flavour of the meat.

Tip 1.

01. Choose Top Quality Meat

First things first… The meat. Here at Morelands Grill, we source our prime cuts of 30-day Himalayan salt dry aged Irish beef from well-known butcher Pat McLoughlin. Ask your butcher for fillet, rib eye or striploin steak. Or choose lamb or pork chops. Quality is your main ingredient; go with your butcher’s recommendation. Homemade burgers are best and so easy to make. All you need is salt, pepper and good minced beef. Add classic Bearnaise sauce and sandwich in a warm crusty white roll.

Tip 2.

02. Make your Favourite Marinade

When it comes to seasoning, anything goes. Fancy Cajun? Or Mediterranean? Try olive oil, salt, lemon, herbs & spice for a simple rub. This helps to tenderise and flavour the meat. Or go for a tasty marinade. Teriyaki and Jerk are best paired with chicken, while a Whiskey Glaze will seriously up your steak game.

Soak your meat overnight to mop up the flavour. Michael Liu, Chef at Morelands Grill, loves to barbeque Spicy Lamb Skewers. Marinade in sesame oil, soy sauce and spices, then thread with mixed pepper and onion. Just add heat!

Tip 3.

03. Don’t Forget the Veggies

Cooking for vegetarian friends? Barbeque is not just for meat-lovers! Tuck in to grilled halloumi skewers, corn on the cob, blackened sweet potato & seared stuffed peppers.

Nothing tastes better than freshly griddled vegetables. And the charred stripes look great! Get creative with sides, too. All kinds of ‘slaw, creamy potato salad & colourful cous cous. Boille Irish goat’s cheese is a favourite of our Executive Chef, John Hickey. Try it melted over grilled polenta or portobello mushroom. Pair with some fiery rocket and fresh tomato salsa!

Tip 4.

04.  Equipment / Sauce Brush

A chef is only as good as his tools. Half the fun of barbequing is buying the kit! A sturdy oven glove & tongs are barbeque must-haves. Have everything ready, before you start. A brush for your marinade is vital when it comes to packing flavour. Coat your meat generously to allow for plenty of overnight soakage. Add more while cooking, to caramelise.

Tip 5.

05. Building the Perfect Barbeque Fire

Heat is the name of the game! Your barbeque should be red hot. Pack the charcoal together for intense, direct heat. Don’t forget to put a lid on it to trap all of that smoky goodness.

Add coal regularly to keep the grill burning hot & spread around for even temperature. Try adding wood chips for extra smoky flavour. Once the flames die down, you’re ready to go.

Timing is key; make sure your meat is cooked through, but not cremated! Add more marinade during cooking to seal in moisture and ensure to rest the meat before serving.

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06. Finally…

The last of our barbecue tips; don’t be afraid to experiment. You are the pitmaster! At Morelands Grill our Josper Grill sizzles with tasty Crevettes, Dexter Beef Burger, Fillet of Irish Beef and juicy Lamb Chops…

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Enjoy our finest Prime Cuts

Fantastic Pre-Theatre Menu 

Moreland’s Grill Bearnaise Sauce Recipe

Why not try this delicious Bearnaise Sauce recipe from our Executive Chef, John Hickey:


– 300g Salted Dairygold Butter

– 4 Tbsp White Wine Vinegar

– 4 Shallots, chopped

– 3 Tbsp Chopped Fresh Tarragon, plus 2 Tbsp Whole Tarragon Leaves

– 4 Free-range Egg Yolks

– 1 Tsp Lemon Juice

– Pinch of Maldon Sea Salt

– Pinch of Black Pepper


  1. Clarify the butter by melting it in a small, heavy-based saucepan over a low heat. When the butter is foaming, remove the pan from the heat and leave it to stand for a few minutes so that the white solids sink to the bottom of the pan. Sieve the butter through a fine sieve and discard the solids.
  2. Pour the vinegar into a non-reactive saucepan. Add the shallots, chopped tarragon and salt, to taste. Heat gently over a medium heat until the volume of liquid has reduced by more than half. Strain and set aside until completely cooled.
  3. Lightly beat egg yolks with one teaspoon of water. Stir the egg yolk mixture into the cooled vinegar, then add the lemon juice.
  4. Pour the mixture into a bowl suspended over a pan of simmering water (do not allow base of the bowl to touch the water). Whisk constantly until the sauce has thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon and has increased in volume.
  5. Remove the bowl from the heat and slowly pour in the clarified butter in a steady stream, whisking continuously, until the mixture is thick and smooth. Fold in the tarragon leaves and season to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

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 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 in Morelands Grill

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
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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




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…

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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…

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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…

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