When you’re thinking of moving to a new area, it’s important to consider not just the home you will own, but the area you will live in. What type of lifestyle can you expect to enjoy in your new surrounds? Where will you spend quality time together as a couple, or with friends? What time of entertainment and dining options are available to you?
Originally a small fishing village, Greystones is now one of Leinster’s most thriving coastal towns and offers a wonderful seaside lifestyle, a mere 45 minutes from Dublin city centre.
Alongside boutique shopping, international standard sports clubs, scenic walks and beach activities, Greystones is also fast becoming a contender as one of Ireland’s premier foodie towns.
Surrounding the harbour front and Main Street, the restaurants of Greystones enjoy a reputation for serving delicious, top quality food with a great atmosphere. Chefs are fortunate to have the highest quality ingredients available from several local producers, all within the ‘Garden of Ireland’.
We have compiled a list of some of the most celebrated restaurants in the area below, for you to try.
The Happy Pear
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Renowned across Ireland, The Happy Pear started out as a veg shop on Greystones Main Street but today includes a family-run natural food store, a wholefood café and an evening restaurant, all in the same great location. Brunch and lunch are served to discerning diners daily, while the evening restaurant opens on Friday and Saturday only, from 6pm – 10pm, offering an exclusive cuisine experience. Dishes on the evening menu include
The Three Q’s
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The Three Q’s is a regularly award-winning restaurant where traditional dishes such as wood pigeon and duck are offered alongside North African delicacies like baked Moroccan fish with chickpeas, tomatoes and coriander. The owners, three local Greystones brothers, have endeavoured to offer carefully prepared food using the best quality and local ingredients. They also have a strong belief in making menu items from scratch where possible, including their jam, ketchup, mayonnaise, stocks, sauces and breads. A brunch favourite for locals, the creamed porridge made with Baileys and toasted almonds is a must-try.
Chakra by Japiur
Chakra by Jaipur is a cut above the rest when it comes to Indian cuisine, and certainly one of the most popular restaurants in Greystones. Each dish is artfully crafted and guests enjoy a welcoming environment with stylish decor and immaculately turned out waiting staff. Consider dishes like aubergine fritters, tossed in roasted pepper with onion rings, mustard & ginger dressing; or lobster poached in butter, fresh turmeric & coconut veloute, served with tomato rice, and you get the idea.
The Hungry Monk
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A local favourite, The Hungry Monk restaurant is one of Greystones oldest and best restaurants, operating since 1988. Supporting local farmers and fishermen, the restaurant boasts a choice of eight different varieties of fish on the menu per day in the summer months and in winter, the menu offers wild game such as mallard, pheasant and venison. Diners enjoy The Hungry Monk for a buzzing atmosphere, pleasant service, wonderful food, and a superb wine list.
The Pigeon House
The Pigeon House Cafe is now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with an eclectic menu for what promises to be exciting dining experience. Award-winning Chef, Brian Walsh, brings with him his philosophy of using high quality, local produce to create the dishes for his menus. Dishes are also inventive and fresh, such as chicken ballotine with chestnut tarragon mousse, gubeen chorizo and cocoa bean cassoulet.
The Beach House
The Beach House bar and bistro offers simple fare than the other restaurants mentioned, but deserves an honourable place in the list for its history, unrivalled location and brilliant atmosphere, combined with tasty food served by friendly staff. Situated right in the picturesque harbour of Greystones, The Beach House was first established in 1850 and is a family owned and operated pub since that time. Over the years, The Beach House has provided a welcome stopping place for locals, tourists, fishermen, hikers and hill walkers alike. It’s a fantastic sun-trap and people watching spot during summer and offers live music and entertainment all year round. A great place to get to know the locals if you’re new to the area.
Wood Group Homes has announced the coming launch of SeaGreen, a new homes development situated in the highly sought-after locale of Greystones. Unrivalled in its setting, location and quality, SeaGreen will be one of the most exciting developments to be launched in South Dublin / North Wicklow in recent years.
SeaGreen will be launching its new 3 and 4 bedroomed homes in the spring in a location that offers new homeowners the ‘keys to the community’ with an unrivalled lifestyle on their doorstep, and less than one hour from Dublin city centre.