There’s little this girl enjoys more then grabbing a freshly made lunch and eating among fellow young professionals on a sunny day in the park – luckily, DC is by far not the only place for this. Dublin’s Herbert Park and Roly’s cafe are the perfect combination for a scenic lunch right outside of the City Centre.
Located in Ballsbridge, critically acclaimed to be the richest city in Ireland, Herbert Park is a wonderful park to peruse; with winding paths climbing around bright-green, grassy hills, little ponds filled with swans and numerous trendy bikers and joggers constantly on the run, it’s a great place for a weekend picnic or a workday lunch.
I usually pop into Rolys before claiming a spot on the park, located right on the corner of Ballsbridge Terrace. Usually going for one of their freshly made tandoori chicken or turkey, bacon, swiss brown baguettes, I am never dissatisfied.
It’s hard not to pair it with one of their decadent desserts always on display: chocolate-filled croissants, raisin rolls filled with chocolate, freshly baked muffins – not to mention their mini cheesecakes and glossy tarts.
And, to top it off, all of their take-away coffees are 2 euros; truly chocolatey mochas, frothy capuccinos and strong Americanos are usually the drinks of choice.
I highly recommend this lunch in the park – and, if you’re lucky, you’ll find a soft-serve (called 99 flake) ice cream truck down Herbert Park road!