Last night we ventured to the Whitefriar Grill on Aungier Street for some birthday celebrations. This steakhouse comes highly recommended, with food critics all around the city praising the cuisine and the atmosphere. We opted for the early-bird menu on this occasion which is great value at €19.50 for two courses or €24.50 for three.
Providing a fun, ‘cool as cucumber’ atmosphere for diners, the Whitefriar Grill is the perfect place to relax with friends after a long week at work. We really enjoyed the cosy interior and buzzing ambience. So, what about the food?
To begin with, I had the curried crab and lychee salad with asparagus and it was simply divine. Crab meat is an all time favourite of mine, and a great alternative for prawn lovers who would like to shake up their dining habits. The meat in this dish was succulent and flavoursome while the salad and asparagus was perfectly fresh.
Next up, I had the rump steak with fries, tobacco onions and pepper sauce. This dish left me with serious sympathy for vegetarians all over the world. It was quite simply ‘melt-in-mouth’ quality. The steak was tender and juicy, cooked exactly to my liking. The onions were crispy and full of flavour while the chips were chunky with a fluffy texture.
And finally, it’s all about the dessert. Chewy meringue with strawberries and cream – basic but brilliant. This dish was nice and light after a filling main course. It rivalled my mother’s receipe for meringue and that’s a serious compliment.