Thursday 13 December 2018

VIDEO: Take a sneak peek inside Dublin's newest - and unique - food hall Dollard and Co

Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

If you've been intrigued by the ongoing renovation at corner of Wellington Quay and Temple Bar, the mystery is now over.

Ok - let's be fair - the name of Dublin's food market and grill kitchen has been emblazoned on the new cream wall of the historic building for just a little while.

But now Dollard & Co, which opens to the public on Thursday, August 17 (tomorrow!), has give us a little taste of what it has to offer.

It's ideal location allows punters to access the ground floor of the old Dollard Printworks from Wellington Quay or at the East Essex St entrance.

Eating In/Out

Food, glorious food is what assaults the eyes and nostrils as you step in either side with the open plan grill kitchen holding court right in Dollard's heart.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served by chefs who work while you watch from an up to 40 person seated area with table service.

Surrounding you while you dine - sampling dishes such as Miso glazed chicken wings and Crab, Lobster and Potato Omelette - are racks of world wine, prosecco and craft beer.

The counter deli can be accessed immediately from the riverside entrance with space catering for up to 80 people, and an all day menu available including vegan dishes, homemade ice cream - and coffee of course. Rathmines' TwoFifty Square Coffee are behind the hot drink of the day here.

To the right of this doorway can be found the bakery, pasta and pizza counters - think fresh pastas made in-house, oven baked dough, and a selection of sauces to choose from.

Shopping

But did we mention the Cheese and Charcuterie Counter (oh the cheese) that runs back to the Temple Bar exit/entrance? Cured meats, marinated olives and a HUGE selection of cheese are on offer alongside other dairy produce and condiments. 

The grocery section to the Essex St side also offers fruit and veg sourced locally and from Rungi's market in Paris - and the Butcher's Counter has its own dry aging chamber where their meats are aged for up to 28 days only.

Wicker and cotton baskets full of tasty foodstuffs are already made up (decent housewarming gift) or you can try your own hand at making a hamper up yourself. 

Last, but by no means least, is the selection of artisanal breads: croissants, golden breads, bagels, sourdough and baguettes.

We've taken a sneak peek around the food hall and market so you can take a sample tour yourself. 

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