Coburg Brasserie at the Conrad Hotel, Dublin IrelandBack to Forum
Our dinner and breakfast experiences, Nov./Dec. 2016
During our two stays in November and December 2016 at the Conrad my fiancé and I had two dinners and two breakfasts at Coburg Brasserie.
The restaurant was very interesting. It was equestrian inspired, so there were lots of buckles, leather and other materials associated with riding.
When arriving one of the first things we noticed in November 2016 was the Henriot Champagne table, the art work and mirrors.
The Coburg Brasserie uses the Coravin System to pour fine wines.
The staff was friendly and attentive.
We were alone due to the timing being too late for lunch and too early for dinner.
Our meal consisted of two large bottles of still Uisce water, two Connemara Whiskey cured salmon with avocado and micro greens, one Freya’s Schnitzel with salad, one corn-fed chicken with onion tart and peas, one cinnamon creme brulee, one lemon posset and to round it up one hot chocolate and two Patron Cafe XO.
It was classic with a modern twist, light and delicious. The most memorable dishes or components were the salmon, the schnitzel and the onion tart.
The cost of the dinner was 107.50 Euro (ca. 124.80 USD).
We were looking forward to another exciting dinner the following month.
Returning in December we had booked a dinner and breakfast included rate. We could chose a three course from the a la carte menu. Only the steak had a supplement of 5 Euro (ca. 5.85 USD). Drinks and side dishes were not included.
Unfortunately the only menu available was geared towards Christmas and much more classic and heavier than anticipated.
We also wanted like one month earlier a glass of Patron Cafe XO each, our favorite drink. It was sold out. We settled for two Tia Maria instead and Uisce water instead.
Our starters were a prawn cocktail with baby gem salad and chicken liver pate with fig, mango chutney and brioche.
The main courses were 35 days aged steak and rack of lamb with cherry and sage sauce. As a side dish we had seasonal vegetables, also 5 Euro (ca. 5.85 USD).
Our desserts were black forest fondant and a boozy mulled wine pear tart tartine.
The quality was as high as before, but the choices simply not completely to our taste.
The staff was attentive and efficient, even though they were very busy.
The bill was 20 Euro / ca. 23.25 USD.
As Hilton Honors Gold Members we chose the free breakfast as our My Way benefit.
Each morning we were brought to our table.
The breakfast is a mix of a hot and cold buffet and an a la carte menu.
The buffet was small, but had everything needed from juices to bread to fried and boiled eggs, smoked salmon and mackerel, different types of cheese, cold cuts, Killowen yogurt, pastries, potatoes, stir fried vegetables, bacon, grilled tomatoes and the infamous Nutella muffins. Of course there was much more including a gluten free corner.
As Gold Members we could choose a la carte items from the left side of the menu, like smoothies and buckwheat pancakes. French Toast was payable and cost 9.50 Euro / ca. 11.05 USD.
The quality was on both occasions good.
Service was attentive and staff had time for a chat about our plans for the day during our first visit. In December they were way too busy and receiving our a la carte items took a long time.
The buffet was overrun with guests and the staff couldn’t keep up with replenishing things.
Considering our experiences we would return for dinner excluding Christmas and not join for breakfast again.
Here are some of our images we took during our Coburg brasserie visits:
Would we recommend this restaurant to a friend? Maybe, this depends on timing and purpose.
Would we want to enjoy a meal again at this restaurant? Maybe for dinner, outside the Christmas period.
Thank you and safe travels.1 Nov 2017