by Philip Byrne March-27-2018
Dublin 8 has become a very trendy fashionable and popular location for all the obvious reasons, proximity to town, good public transport and an amazing number of gourmet restaurants, coffee shops and bars. From Portobello, to the Liberties, South Circular Road to Christchurch and Blackpitts, areas including Kilmainham, Rialto and Dolphin's Barn areas are all in high demand.
Portobello has really taken off in past couple of years there are lots of foodie bars, cafes and restaurants opening up in the area. Clanbrassil Street restaurants Bastible, Clanbrassil House and Gaillot et Gray, as well as other bars like The Headline and the new local MVP opened by Bodytonic group have made it a good spot to hang out.
Inchicore and Kilmainham offers similar amenities as Portabello and first time buyers are now broadening their horizons and not just concentrating on buying in Portabello. If you are thinking of selling a house in this area investors will jump at the location - being so close to St. James Hospital and Heuston Station. Buying in Dublin 8 means a short cycle/walk/Luas ride to the city centre.
Some of Quillsens favourite spots to try out in D8 are;
Bastible, neighbourhood bistro is at Leonard’s corner in the heart of Dublin 8.111 South Circular Road Call (01) 473 7409 for reservations.
Clanbrassil House, is a beautiful cosy spot for food and a favourite with the locals.
6 Clanbrassil St Upper, Dublin 8. Open Tuesday – Saturday 5pm-10pm, call 01 453 9786 for reservations.
Gaillot et Gray, is an excellent pizza place. Owned by a former Interior Designer the shop is very cool in design. It is a bakery by day and a pizza place by night. 59 Lower Clanbrassil Street, Dublin 8. Call 01 454 7781
57 The Headline, if you are into Craft beer and gastro pub food then this is the place, the locals can also take a stroll down for their Sunday roast. 56/57 Lower Clanbrassil Street, Dublin 8. Call 01 5320279.
MVP, formally known as Francis McKennas, was opened by Bodytonic group and is a snug dog friendly pub. A great place for spending a cosy night with friends enjoying some share plates and drinks. 29 Upper Clanbrassil St, Dublin 8 Call (01) 5582158.
Meet the local team for D8 and have them around for a free appraisal if you are thinking of selling.
Call the Ranelagh office on 014995050 to arrange an appointment.Back to Full News