Twas a bonus sunny afternoon when I met mia Mamma for lunch in town last week. Our default meeting point is the front doors of BT – a sneaky peek at their lipsticks is always on the cards! Now where to? We decided to stick a pin in the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, as there’s an abundance of scoffs to be had there. So, up the stairs and into Lost Society with the pair of us.
I didn’t realise that this popular bar and club even did food, as my visits thus far have been nocturnal, but it was the yummy lunch menu that won us over. Sitting out on the terrace in the sunshine had put us in a salady mood. Sharing great taste, we both went for the roast apple and goats cheese salad and a portion of skinny fries. And tea for two, naturellement.
I’d spied some very good looking chips at a neighbour’s table, and we weren’t disappointed with our crispy little fellas! Pretty presentation in a Baroque style wrapper to boot. But the piece de resistance was the main dish. Spanking fresh mixed leaves, and plenty of them, topped with mild goats cheese, hazelnuts and tasty red apple. No dressing. That simple!
When I come to a cafe like Lost Society and experience amazing food at nice prices, I wonder why all eateries can’t do this? Good ingredients are the key. The Mothership’s fave nosh is greens and she was well impressed! We’ll be back to sample more of this most imaginative menu. Attentive service made this a lovely meal, and the guy in charge does such easy charm.
Time for a post munch browse around the Townhouse – rude not to… We enjoyed a mooch about Article, a chic homeware store with seriously covetable retro furniture, quirky objets and gorgeous gifts. Next, a leisurely scan of the newly refurbished Loft Market. What can I say? Delicious dresses, handmade hats and vintage jewellery… Dessert is served Mesdames!
Lost Society, Powerscourt Townhouse, Dublin 2 / www.lostsociety.ie
George’s Street Arcade – that old teenage haunt of mine. It’s looking pretty good these days, considering it’s fair share of ups and downs over the years. The record shop in the middle is still there and can’t resist a quick browse. Rude not to! But the great thing the arcade has to offer now is food. There’s Lolly and Cooks, Simon’s Place and Urban Picnic. Today I decided to try out Honest To Goodness – it’s window always looks so inviting with the endless list of yummy sandwich combos. The place is fiercely popular thanks to it’s fresh ingredients and award winning food.
Being a nice hot day I wanted a fresh sambo to take away. Honest To Goodness has a dizzying array of fillings to choose from including some truly imaginative munches. I went for the hummus sandwich on wholemeal bread, which was stuffed with lots of delicious roasted veggies. Honest To Goodness serves homemade smoothies, soups and coffees too, but my thirst was for a nice cold can of elderflower soda. Sitting on the back steps of Powerscourt Townhouse in the sunshine I was transported back to my carefree school days, watching Dublin go by.