It looks like winter is refusing to leave us, with the freezing weather keeping people from getting out and about. If you own one of the beautiful new houses for sale at SeaGreen in Greystones, however, there is lots to keep you warm until spring arrives. Not only will these superb energy-efficient and excellently insulated homes keep you and your family snug while the snow falls outside, the town itself provides an array of cosy culinary hotspots where you can bulk up to keep out the cold, and all within minutes of your front door.
Greystones is an ideal place to live, with a range of activities to help you enjoy a great lifestyle, but it is also a foodie’s dream, offering a number of excellent restaurants, cafes and pubs, where you can while away the hours and enjoy a delicious meal. Here’s just a few ways to stay cosy and well-fed during the winter months:
Coffee at The Happy Pear
It’s impossible to think about food in Greystones without thinking of The Happy Pear, the family-run shop and wholefood café that has become a national (and international) sensation since it first opened its doors in 2004.
As well as great healthy vegetarian food, their cafes on Church Road and in the Leisure Centre on Mill Road offer delicious coffee, so you can sit, sip and unwind in welcoming and friendly surroundings, keeping cosy while the cold weather bites outside.
Their devotion to the natural artisanal approach to food is also seen in their coffee, which they roast themselves, and source from the finest suppliers around the world, offering seasonal varieties that guarantee that no matter what the time of year, you will get a great-tasting coffee. In these cold months, it really hits the spot, so drop by, settle in, and spend a bit of time with friends or family over a tasty hot drink.
Hot porridge at The Three Qs
There’s nothing quite like good, wholesome food to keep you warm in the winter months, and to reward your bravery for venturing out into the snow, you can pay a visit to The Three Qs on Church Road to enjoy their amazing brunch, lunch and dinner menus.
They offer traditional dishes such as wood pigeon, but also North African delicacies that add that extra spice you need at this time of year. Using the best local ingredients, all of their dishes are of a very high quality, but what makes this place a favourite spot for brunch among locals is their famed porridge.
Warm and creamy, and served with bananas and toasted almonds, it’s delicious, but perhaps the best ingredient in this dish is the Baileys, a perfect addition that will keep you warm all day long.
A Curry at Chakra
There are few things more satisfying on a cold and wintry day than a hot curry or a spicy dish, and Greystones is lucky to have one of the finest Indian restaurants in the country in Chakra by Jaipur (main picture), based at the Meridian Point Centre.
The cuisine is hard to beat, with locally-sourced ingredients used to create modern takes on classic Indian dishes ranging from street food to succulent and satisfying mains, with something for every palate.
The stylish décor lends itself to an immensely cosy atmosphere in which you and your partner, or your whole family, can enjoy a satisfying, cosy meal.
BBQ at Tramyard Kitchen
A cosy BBQ restaurant right in the heart of Greystones means you have a great excuse to leave the house no matter what the weather. Tramyard Kitchen provides relaxed dining in very cosy surroundings, making it the perfect place to meet up with friends over lunch or dinner.
Serving a delicious range of chargrilled fish, chicken and juicy steaks, it’s a great place to drop into and surround yourself with the warmth of fire-cooked food.
Soup at the Beach House
There’s nothing like sitting in a cosy and welcoming pub when the weather outside is cold and unforgiving, and the family-owned and run Beach House pub at the harbour in Greystones has been providing a warm haven for locals, fishermen, tourists and hikers since 1850.
The Beach House offers an a la carte menu full of nourishing dishes, but we recommend dropping in for a bowl of their delicious soup served with homemade brown bread that will help keep out the cold.
A hotspot for lively conversation in a cosy setting, the atmosphere here might mean that dropping in for a bowl of soup may result in you spending more than a few hours enjoying the warmth on offer, and of course, one of the best pints of Guinness in the country.
The good thing is, however, that as with the other great places mentioned above, it’s only a very short walk away from home, if you buy one of the houses for sale at SeaGreen, so you will be able to go from one cosy setting to another, and keep the cold at bay.
With all of these culinary hotspots right in the middle of the town, Greystones really is an ideal place to find a warm and cosy spot to spend your time, without having to go too far out into the freezing weather.
If you would like to register your interest in buying a home in SeaGreen’s upcoming phase of development, and enjoy all the cosy culinary delights Greystones has to offer, you can do so here: