The bustling Temple Bar restaurant, which invites people to embrace the origins of the Boxty Pancake, uses home grown produce in their recipes.
Despite being situated in one of the busiest areas of the capital, Boxty House manages to be like a little slice of tranquility – the atmosphere is so warm and relaxed that conversation flows easily, making it the ideal pitstop to grab a bite in town.
The cocktail list is full of some amazing creations – including the Irish Buck and Oscars Bramble.
We opted for the Irish Buck and Amaretto Sour to drink.
The Irish Buck – made up of Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey and lime juice, topped with ginger beer – was a refreshing twist on a classic whiskey cocktail. The Amaretto Sour, meanwhile, was the perfect end-of-summer treat.
Then it came time to pick the food.
From the main menu, we opted for the Boxty Platter to start.
The dish is made up of boxty dumplings in a blue cheese sauce, toasted boxty load topped with St. Tolas goats cheese and sundried tomatoes, served with boxty fries and roast garlic aioli.
The variety of flavours on the dish worked together in the best ways possible – nothing was too over-powering, and each sample complimented the others perfectly.
Plus the fries were amazing. Possibly the best ones in Dublin.
Then there was the lamb trio – we went for lots of platters.
The trio of lamb was made up of braised lamb foreshank, miniature shepherds pie, slow-roasted lamb boxty and pan-fried vegetables.
The lamb was cooked to tender perfection, and each dish had a mix of flavours that is sure to stun and amaze – in the best way possible.
The mini-shepherds pie was fluffy and rich, while the lamb boxty was crispy and and flavoursome.
The 2 course set menu is another fabulous alternative, with plenty of tasty dishes to pick from.
The Irish tomato and mozarella salad was the ideal way to start off the meal, serving as a palate cleanser for the absolutely incredible main course – the shepherds pie.
Boxty House’s take on the classic dish – minced lamb cooked in rich vegetable gravy, with mashed potatoes on top – was superb.
The mashed was light and creamy, with the vegetable gravy adding the perfect mix of flavours.
Overall, with it’s relaxed and welcoming atmosphere – combined with the tasty dishes on the menu – a night at Boxty House isn’t one you’ll forget.
And by the end of the night, you’ll definitely be planning your next visit.