The Brasserie Restaurant at Bewleys's Hotel in Leopardstown

Today we went to the Carvery at Bewleys's Hotel in Leopardstown.

The food was nothing short of fantastic! We were both humming with delight. I had the salmon and I have to say it was the best salmon I have ever had in Ireland! The food was awesome, and of course, gluten free.

They have received the 'Great Carvery 2011 Hotel of the Year' award and I know why.

by Kewl Black Kat


Bewley’s Hotel Leopardstown
Central Park, Leopardstown
Dublin 18, Ireland
T: +353 (0)1 293 5000

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Lunch at Lynhams of Laragh

After a lovely drive from Dublin to the Wicklow Mountains we stopped in the Village of Laragh which is located in the heart of the Wicklow Mountain National Park, for a bite to eat.

I had the most wonderful soup at Jake's Bar, which is located in Lynham's Hotel, not only was it delicious it was also gluten free.

Oh, and by the way, the roll is not mine, just the soup and tea! 

 by Kewl Black Kat

Lynhams of Laragh
County Wicklow,
+353 404-45345

Locke's Pantry

A day trip to the Old Kilbeggan Distillery is not complete without stopping at Locke's Pantry for a bite to eat.

I thoroughly enjoyed the salmon and pan fried potatoes with coleslaw on the side. A delightful meal for sure and most importantly, gluten free!

by Kewl Black Kat

Locke's Pantry
Kilbeggan, Westmeath
+353 57 9332795
Open daily from 9am - 5pm

Papas Italian Restaurant

This charming restaurant is located in the Blackrock district of Dublin. It's quite cozy with a family atmosphere.
When I explained my gluten free requirements, I was given special treatment. The chef prepared a lovely Chicken Milanese Risotto with mushrooms, and spinach in a creamy Parmesan sauce just for me.
I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience and it's the best risotto I have had since leaving Italy.

by Kewl Black Kat

Papas Italian Restaurant
22 Newtown Park
Blackrock, Dublin
+353 (0)1 278 0955

Editor's note: Papas Italian Restaurant has now closed.

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Gluten Free at M&S

I have learned over the years the importance of not shopping for food when you are hungry. So, I found myself at Marks and Spencer's in Dundrum, when I began looking for something I could eat like a cup of fresh fruit or a salad. But I have to tell you I was so totally amazed when I found a sandwich made with gluten free and, just as important, wheat free bread. It was a nice treat, and last but certainly not least, it was pretty darn good!

by Kewl Black Kat

Marks & Spencer (Ireland) Ltd.
Dundrum Town Centre
Unit 1-28
16 Co. Dublin
+353 (0)1 2991300

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Gluten Free at The Stone Grill in Stepaside

The Stone Grill is located beside the Step Inn bar in the charming little town of Stepaside, which is just a short drive from where we live on Simon's Ridge.

The Grill Room provides a unique dining experience for sure. The concept with the "Steak on the Stone" is that you cook your steak on the 'hot' stone to your liking. Which I did and it has to be one of the best steaks I have ever had!

I highly recommend The Stone Grill, it is an adventure you must experience at least once if you are ever in this area. Great food, great atmosphere...fantastic, and well, that pretty much sums it up!

by Kewl Black Kat

The Step Inn
Stepaside Village
Dublin 18, Ireland
+353 (0)1 295 6202
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Lights of Christmas 2010

Here are a few pictures I took one evening after Christmas at the Dun Laoghaire Shopping Centre. And of course, after the snow had melted! It was crazy, we had all this snow, then it melted in a day! Took a few days for all the piles of snow to go.

I just don't know where the time went. I'm sorry it took so long for me to get them posted, but, in this case, perhaps it's better late than never!

by Kewl Black Kat
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