Picturesque Dining by the Water at Charlotte Quay – Review

We arrived at Charlotte Quay on a rare, balmy Irish summer evening with the sun glistening on the water.  Charlotte Quay is the picture-perfect location for outdoor dining with deck chairs lining the waterside for predinner drinks, immediately giving off holiday vibes! 

Sitting beautifully on a corner waterfront site in Grand Canal Dock gives the restaurant a Mediterranean feel straight out of the gate. The view of the water, with the Bord Gáis Theatre and the Marker Hotel in the background, reminds you how nice a part of town Grand Canal is. We sat in one of the two outdoor terraces which are well sheltered and comfortable, even if you were not blessed with glorious sunshine!

In addition, to the appeal of its splendid location, we were eager to try Charlotte Quay with the arrival of Michelin Bib Chef, Gareth Naughton who was recently appointed as Head Chef. Charlotte Quay has built up an excellent reputation for itself over the last 5 years and is the sister restaurant to popular Coppinger Row. Both restaurants are the creations of the successful hospitality brothers, Conor and Marc Bereen. We are delighted to report that the addition of Garrett to the team and his daring approach to flavor combinations has certainly raised the bar even further in Charlotte Quay! 

The menu is an eclectic mix of dishes, such as Lamb Belly Flatbread, Pickled Mussel Escabeche and Tuna Crudo. The restaurant perfectly describes the food offering as “Mediterranean meets Middle Eastern cuisine”.

On the list of main dishes, you will find Roasted Cod and a 20oz Aged McLoughlin’s Striploin For two. We were drawn to the Salt Marsh Duck Breast, Irish Cherries, Beetroot, Hibiscus, Radicchio (€26) and the Organic Roasted Chicken Breast, Pomme Boulangère, Pea’s, Smoked Bacon & Baby Onions (€26). The sides were extremely tasty, we enjoyed the Beef Fat Potatoes with Aioli and the Sprouting Broccoli, Chilli, Anchovy and Lemon (Sides are €5 per dish). 

When it came to dessert we chose the Yuzu Posset, Marinated Iris Strawberry, Prosecco, Shortbread, Yogurt & Lime Sorbet (€8) and the Vanilla Roasted Peached, Honey Mascarpone and Bee Pollen Meringue (also €8).  The cocktails are an absolute must at Charlotte Quay, and we really enjoyed the fresh flavours of the frozen strawberry margarita. 

Charlotte Quay is in an idyllic location with beautiful views, exciting food and a great atmosphere in a really nice part of town. The addition of Head Chef Gareth Naughton has only added further to this unique city dining experience and it is one we highly recommend you try for yourself.

Charlotte Quay Dock
Millennium Tower
Dublin 4
t: +353 1 908 9490


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