14 06 2019
The summer of 2019 has started with downpours of rain. But with hopes of some sunshine, it hasn’t put a stop to the fun at Powerscourt Centre. This summer, there’s plenty to do at Powerscourt Centre, whether you’re a fashion fan or a foodie.
What’s there to love?
Fashion fanatics can avail of an array of options, as The Townhouse boasts over 40 fashion favourites. Including international retailers, Irish made designs, exclusive vintage stores and many more to choose from. It’s the perfect place for a spot of shopping.
Powerscourt is already heralded for housing some of Dublin’s top hot spots for savvy drinkers. Long summer evenings and Powerscourt are always a winning combination. Farrier & Draper is a favourite for those who enjoyed delectable summer-themed cocktails. Whilst Pygmalion is best known for their outdoor area to (hopefully) enjoy the summer sunshine.
For delicious meals on a summer’s day, The Townhouse hosts a selection of cafés and restaurants for all to enjoy. Whether it’s a delicious lunch in The Pepper Pot or candlelit dinner in La Cucina you are after, The Powerscourt Centre has you covered.
As well as fashion, food and design, the Powerscourt Centre also displays one of Ireland’s leading contemporary art galleries, SO Fine Art Editions. Presenting exciting and dynamic original fine art prints, paintings, sculpture, ceramics, glass and photography by established and emerging Irish and international artists. Plus, one of the latest additions to the centre promises a season of fun. Adventure Trails is the go-to place if you’re looking for something a little different this summer. The experts of summer adventures. They’re on hand to help whether it’s a food or whiskey trail you’re after or a simple tour of Dublin City.
Make the most of summertime in Dublin by availing of everything the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre has to offer. Located in the heart of the City, with over 40 shops and restaurants filled with the very best in fashion, food, beauty, design, arts and nightlife. The Powerscourt Townhouse really is a Centre like no other.
25 09 2018
Introducing the new biodegradable cup by The Pepper Pot Cafe.
22,000 coffee cups are disposed of in Ireland every hour, that is 528,000 every day or 200 million a year, so The Pepper Pot has made the conscious and green decision to only sell their delicious takeaway hot drinks in the newly designed biodegradable cup.
Now you can take a pit stop at The Pepper Pot located on the 1st floor, pick up a coffee, and maybe even treat yourself from their selection of baked goods without worrying about the effect it will have on your carbon footprint.
Visit their website for a full list of menus and specials.
25 09 2018
The National Geographic published a neighbourhood guide to Dublin, where the Pepper Pot received one of the finest compliments for an eatery in Dublin. Clearly it has been a local favourite for years, as the same sandwich ranked number 10 on a list of Dublin’s Best Sandwiches.
The roasted pear and bacon sandwich which mixes sizzling Irish bacon with 15 Fields Cheddar, sweet slices of roast pear and mustardy mayo between two doorsteps of crusty white bread according to this article is the perfect start to a Dublin day as well as being described as ‘heaven’ – if you haven’t tried it yet, you are missing out!
Visit their website for a full list of menus and specials.
It’s summer – This time of year is full of catching up with friends over brunch and doing some people watching with a refreshing drink in hand. What better place to do this than in Powerscourt Centre? We’re extremely Instagram friendly and you’ll be an #instafoodie in no time. Take a look at our foodie guide – we wanted to shine a spotlight on the hottest dishes, drinks and treats from around the Centre.
With Dublin’s brunch scene constantly growing, we all love a good instapic of your brunch at the weekend. What better way to provide curated brunch inspiration to your followers than avo toast and eggs? Often a good brunch is hard to get right, but not here in Powerscourt Centre! Our favourites for Avocado Eggs has to be the smashed Avocados, Baked Plum Tomato, Smoked Mozzarella and Pesto delight from Farrier & Draper. On par with this is The Pepper Pot’s Sourdough, Smashed Avocado, Poached Eggs topped with crispy Bacon.
If you’re after something sweet for brunch the Pancakes with Ricotta, Maple Syrup and Mixed Berries from Farrier & Draper are a must. The French Toast with Bacon from Pygmalion is drizzled in maple syrup and is another ‘go to’ for your sweet tooth. Add a little taste of France to your day with a Ham and Cheese Croissant with Baked Ham, Emmental Cheese and Béchamel Sauce from Le Petit Parisien.
A brunch menu isn’t complete without some Eggs Royale on the menu! The Townhouse Café do a mouth-watering English muffin topped with Smoked Salmon, a Poached Egg, and Hollandaise Sauce. Be sure to take an Instagram picture before you dive in!
Is it lunchtime yet?
Dublin’s streets are packed with excellent places to grab an appetising lunch and catch up with friends. You can’t beat a hearty sambo when it comes to lunch. The Pepper Pot sandwiches are enormous and filling. Roast Pear, Bacon and Mount Callan cheese on thick fresh white bread. Yes Please!
You can’t beat some bruschetta to nibble on over lunch – it’s simple and tasty – especially Farrier & Draper’s Bruschetta selection with Tomato, Basil and Garlic or with Goat’s Cheese, Prosciutto and Fig Jam as well as the veggie option with Roast Aubergine and Artichoke.
Le Petit Parisien do a mean Quiche Lorraine filled with Bacon and Emmental Cheese – a classic french dish, perfect to prevent that midday slump.
If you’re looking for something crunchy and cheesy, how do Pygmalion’s Nachos sound? Baked Tortilla Chips topped with Monterey Jack Cheese, Jalapeno, Refried Beans, Guacamole, Salsa and Chilli Con Carne will definitely hit the spot. We love ours with a side of Sweet Potato Fries too.
Trying to keep your health kick going throughout the summer can be difficult so Powerscourt Shopping Centre are on hand to bring you some delicious salads to help keep you on track!
We love The Pepper Pot’s Pan-Fried Goats Cheese Salad with Gubbeen Chorizo and Vine Tomatoes. Another delicious go to is the ’Manza’ with Flank Steak Salad with Grilled Mushrooms, Artichoke, Rocket and Radish from Farrier & Draper.
We can’t forget the Classic Chicken Ceasar Salad from The Townhouse Cafe, a firm favourite with Grilled Chicken, fresh Romaine Lettuce and Cherry Tomatoes tossed with a delicious Caesar dressing. Topped with shaved Parmesan Cheese and Croutons, this is sure to hit the spot.
If you’re a fan of avocados (who isn’t), you NEED to try the Avocado and Crab or Smoked Salmon Salad served with a crispy Baguette from Le Petit Parisien. We’re getting hungry just thinking about them! Healthy, delicious and filling!
If you’re looking to grab a bite to eat, get more bang for your buck with Farrier & Draper and let your taste buds run wild. It’s early bird menu is available from 5.00pm – 6.30pm, with 2 courses for just €22 or 3 courses for €25. Bargain! We’re loving the Prosciutto to start, with San Daniele Ham, Irish Buffalo Mozzarella, Vine tomatoes and Fig preserved.
For your main course, we recommend a Pizza – the Diavola – smothered with mozzarella, spicy Italian salami and sundried tomatoes. Throw in a glass of wine for good measure. With specials daily, there is always something different on the menu at The Townhouse Café. Daily specials include Ricotta and Spinach Ravioli with King Prawns and Parmesan, Hake and Pesto Pasta or a juicy 8oz Rib Eye Steak. Plus, there is ‘two for one’ on wine or prosecco so #winenot?
Craving Something Sweet?
To curb your sweet tooth, we are in awe of the classic Victoria Sandwich from The Pepper Pot – The Light Sponge filled with Whipped Cream and Jam is the perfect afternoon treat!
There is a ton of other great healthy treats to opt for too which are gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar-free: Goji Berries and Pistachio Almond and Cashews with Raw Cacao – Yum!
Le Petit Parisian is a little slice of Paris right in the heart of Dublin’s city centre. All pastries are made in their in-house bakery on the top floor of Powerscourt, oozing of fresh baked goods for an authentic serving of France. We’re talking Instagram heaven here -with baskets of croissants, glazed pastries, and exquisite fruit tarts, there’s certainly something for everyone.
The Townhouse Cafe’s Bailey’s Cheesecake is divine – the smooth, creamy liqueur gives this cheesecake the wow factor. Wash it down with an Irish Coffee. Why not eh?
It’s Cocktail O’Clock!
Pygmalion is an old reliable and a haven for people watching, and is known for it’s tasty ‘2-4-1’ “Pygtails” offer which runs weekly from Sunday to Thursday and 40% off all drinks on Sundays! We’re talking Minty Mojitos, Espresso Martinis, Whiskey Sours and Tangle Twisters. All ‘buy one, get one free’, we don’t have to tell you twice!
Farrier & Draper is another ‘go to’ hotspot, nestled right on the front-line of Dublin’s Creative Quarter. When it comes to cocktails, we love their fresh take on the old classics. ‘Shake it baby’ & ‘Whiskey for Business’ sound fab! Enjoy your cocktails in the 1920’s décor, listening to some uplifting tunes from there in-house DJ. How about something cool and refreshing sans alcohol to quench your thirst?
The range of Ice Cold Drinks from The Townhouse Café will sort you out! Choose from Homemade Lemonade, Iced Coconut Mocha, Passion Fruit Iced Tea and Iced Vanilla Latte.
06 07 2017
The glorious weather has hit Dublin which means salads are back on top of the list. During these brighter and warmer summer days, nothing beats a tasty salad bursting with flavour to leave you satisfied. Full of health benefits and ingredients, they are the perfect option for a light lunch or dinner. Who said salads should be boring? We have some delicious salads on offer here in Powerscourt Centre to hit the spot.
Tasty Salads at The Pepper Pot
We can’t rave about The Pepper Pot’s salads enough. They’re full of colour and creativity. The Pepper Pot specialises in homemade organic food and only uses seasonal stock in their delicious recipes. The Pan-Fried Goats Cheese Salad with Gubbeen Chorizo and Vine Tomatoes is to die for! Another favourite is the Balsamic Roasted Beetroot, with Orange, Toasted Hazelnuts and Organic Leaves. All salads are served with delicious homemade soda bread too! YUM! Where better to enjoy your lunch on a sunny afternoon in Dublin than on the famous steps of Powerscourt Centre?
Farrier & Draper’s Scrumptious Salads
Farrier & Draper is another perfect daytime venue for a spot of casual lunch. It’s uber trendy with exposed brick and chilled out tones of muted browns, maroons and greys. Their in-house restaurant ‘La Cucina’ serves an authentic Italian menu packed with appetising salads. The ‘Arugula’ is filled with Beetroot, Vine Tomatoes, Rocket Leaves, Red Onion, Irish Goats Cheese topped with a Green Apple Dressing – Amazing! The ‘Pantesca’ is loaded with Green Beans, Potato Cubes, Olives, Anchovies, Mozzarella Red Onion and Citronette Dressing. Last but most certainly not least is their delicious Flank Steak Salad with Grilled Mushrooms, Artichoke, Rocket and Radish. Farrier & Draper sure know how make a salad taste, look and sound gorgeous!
Salads at The Townhouse Café
The Townhouse Café on the ground floor of Powerscourt known for its tasty food at remarkable prices in the heart of Dublin City. There’s tons of fresh salads perfect to perk you up on a summers day and prevent that midday slump. How delicious does a Roasted Sweet Potatoe & Blue Cheese Salad sound? Keep things simple with their Grilled Chicken, Organic Leaves and Vine Tomatoes salad. We can’t forget the Classic Chicken Ceaser Salad– a firm favourite with grilled chicken, fresh romaine lettuce and cherry tomatoes tossed with a delicious caesar dressing. Topped with shaved parmesan cheese and croutons, this is sure to hit the spot. We’re getting hungry just thinking about them! Healthy, delicious and filling!
Powerscourt Centre have lots of healthy options to hit the spot this summer!
28 06 2017
Summer has arrived and Powerscourt Centre is bursting with gorgeous summer colours and delicious summer cocktails. We have chosen some of our favourites that we don’t want you to miss!
An old reliable and a haven for people watching, Pygmalion or PYG to the cool kids on the block, is known for their tasty 2-4-1 “Pygtails” offer which runs weekly from Sunday to Thursday. We’re talking Minty Mojitos, Espresso Martinis, Whiskey Sours and Tangle Twisters.
All buy one get one free – we don’t have to tell you twice!
We’re huge fans of ‘The Pyglet’ enriched with flavours of gin, elderflower, mint, and apple is sure to tickle your fancy. Another of our favs is ‘My Fair Lady’, a rum based cocktail with Pinot Grigio, Passion fruit and peach – YUM!
If you’re looking for bit of banter and a #SundayFunday, PYG is one to visit. On top of 2-4-1 “Pygtails’’ there’s also an additional 40% off all other drinks on a Sunday plus great DJ’s, the atmosphere here is electric. Pygmalion’s terrace on Coppinger Row is heated enough to sit outside and preferred by many and famed for its laid-back vibe and shabby chic décor making it the perfect place for bonding with friends and enjoying the brighter Summer evenings.
Farrier & Draper
Another go-to hotspot, Farrier & Draper is nestled right on the front-line of Dublin’s Creative Quarter. With their slick interior, it’s the perfect spot for the drinker who likes a little bit of history. Their impressive glass doors originally served as the Townhouse’s horse and carriage entrance and the upstairs bar was Lady Powerscourt’s very own bedroom. When it comes to cocktails, we love their fresh take on the old classics.
We love Farrier & Drapers take on the Margarita! Just one of their combinations includes tequila, curacao, lime juice, agave syrup and some bitter orange marmalade. It is full to the brim with brilliant citrus flavours to refresh you after a long day of shopping. ‘Shake it baby’ pairs Ketel One Vodka, pomegranate syrup, lime, cranberry and pineapple juice topped off with a dash of soda to make this fruity concoction. Another of our top picks is ‘Whiskey for Business’ with musings bourbon, Bénédictine, cherry syrup, lime juice and mint. How tasty does that sound? Enjoy your cocktails in the 1920’s decor, listening to some uplifting tunes from their in-house DJ.
The Townhouse Café
If you’re looking for something cool and refreshing sans alcohol to quench your thirst you need to check out the ice cold homemade lemonade from The Townhouse Café. Chill out with this delightful cooler bursting with citrus flavour available throughout the Summer here at Powerscourt Centre.
Powerscourt Townhouse is bursting with yummy cocktails this Summer. Located right in the heart of the Creative Quarter it’s the perfect place to meet for after work drinks or to catch up with old friends!
The summer sunshine has finally arrived in Ireland which makes family gatherings and after work drinks much more appealing. As Whiskey and Gin have grown in popularity amongst our favourite restaurants and bars, we caught up with Michael of L. Mulligan Whiskey Shop at the Powerscourt Centre who gave us a few insider tips on buying whiskey this Summer.
Top Tips When Buying Whiskey
Know Your Budget
To eliminate the urge to spend more than your means, estimate how much you can afford to spend before choosing. A good whiskey seller will give you a few options slightly above and under your budget to ensure you leave the shop satisfied and happy with your purchase. The most popular every day whiskeys start from €70 depending on your budget of course!
Taste! Taste! Taste!
The best (& most fun) way to find out what kind of whiskey you like is to taste; opt in for whiskey tastings or simply ask in store for tasters. Whiskey comes in a range of flavours and tastes, from smokey to malt and each suited to particular dishes or ingredients in those perfect summer cocktails. Ask the expert for the one most suited for you.
Tip: Go to a whiskey tasting class that doesn’t focus on one brand. Blind whiskey tasting or a class that offers at least 5 different brands will give you a better chance of finding the perfect whiskey to suit your taste buds!
Listen to the experts
It can be quite daunting when you enter a whiskey shop with 100+ bottles of whiskey staring back at you but whiskey sellers are there to help you find the perfect one, so listen to their recommendations and answer their questions honestly. There’s no judgement here! They want to get a good idea of what you are looking for, your taste and how you are going to use the whiskey – plain old drinking, pairing with food or as a gift. Mixing whiskey with other flavours for a cocktail is a great way of introducing yourself to whiskey and finding out what you like. For a light summer drink, Michael recommends adding soda water and ice to your whiskey of choice. The drink is refreshing, easy to make and the perfect complement for those long evenings.
Redbreast is the largest selling Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey in the world and it reportedly “sums up Irish Whiskey in a glass” so no wonder it is popular. Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey is unique to Ireland and to the Midleton Distillery, Co. Cork in particular, and is regarded as the quintessential style of Irish whiskey. Made from a mash of malted and unmalted barley and then triple distilled in traditional copper pot stills, Pot Still whiskeys are characterised by full, complex flavours and a wonderful creamy taste.
Inspired by Ireland’s ancient distilling traditions, Connemara’s smooth sweet malt taste and complex peat flavours makes it a truly unique Irish whiskey. Connemara is the most decorated Irish whiskey with a huge collection of Gold Medals and has been honoured as the “Worlds Best Irish Single Malt”. Connemara allows you to unearth the peated pleasures of Ireland.
Dingle Whiskey is produced with the best Irish malted barley and make pure Pot Still Malt Whiskey. It is then put it in casks which allows the mild, moist, unique Dingle air do the rest. No other whiskey in Scotland or Ireland experiences a maturation process like that. The first Dingle Whiskey was released in 2016 which happens to be the centenary of Irish independence.
L. Mulligan Whiskey Shop is located at the Clarendon Street entrance to the Centre and they can ship whiskey to every corner of the globe. Impressive!
See lmulliganwhiskeyshop.com for more
Opening Hours: 11 am-7pm Monday – Saturday & 1pm till 5pm on Sunday.
There’s no better way to spend a day off than having a gander around Dublin City Centre. There’s so many fabulous hidden gems in Dublin’s Creative Quarter so we’ve compiled a list of our Top 10 Things to Do.
1. Browse timeless bespoke jewellery at MoMuse
Who doesn’t love unique pieces of jewellery to add to their Summer attire? MoMuse in Powerscourt Centre is home to some of the most beautiful bespoke jewellery. If you’re lucky you just might catch the Irish Designer in action in her shop workshop. Any piece is guaranteed to be a talking point of any outfit so pick up some custom pieces and stand out this Summer.
See MoMuse at Powerscourt for more
2. Learn a new skill with This is Knit!
From knitting to blogging, there’s something to suit the whole gang at This is Knit on the First Floor in Powerscourt Centre. Classes are taught in an informal environment by friendly and enthusiastic teachers. Grab yourself a friend and book in pronto!
See This is Knit at Powerscourt for more
3. Wind down with a 1920’s inspired drink in Farrier and Draper
Nestled right on the front-line of Dublin’s Creative Quarter, Farrier & Draper is the perfect spot for the drinker who likes a little bit of history. Upon entering through their impressive glass doors, which originally served as the Townhouse’s horse & carriage entrance, you will be met by an exhaustive choice of spirits, whiskeys & craft beers. Slainté!
See farrieranddraper.ie for more
4. Have a laugh at The Comedy Cellar!
It’s Ireland’s first and longest running comedy club and has been housed in the International Bar for over 25 years! All week you will be entertained by top class comedy with admission starting at only €5! Whether you’re a first timer or a regular comedy groupie, The Comedy Cellar on Wicklow Street is the perfect place for a giggle!
See the international-bar.com/comedy/ for more.
5. Treat yourself to a famous toastie while people watching at Grogans
The home of comfort food on a lazy day. Who can beat a toastie and a bag of Taytos while people-watching? Grogans’ toasties are the crème de la crème of the toasted sandwich world. The ‘Special’ available all day and night makes for the perfect pre, mid and post drinks nibble!
Visit groganspub.ie for more.
6. Enjoy a mini break at Kelly’s Hotel
Kelly’s Hotel right in the heart of it all is the perfect spot for a night away with the gals for a night on the tiles. With tons of bars on your door step you’ll be taxi free! The hardest part will be choosing between a mojito or a cosmo!
Visit kellysdublin.com for more.
7. Have a good hair day at Pzazz!
Say bye bye to bad blow-dries and give your locks some lovin’. As they say, invest in your hair it’s the only crown you don’t take off! Situated where Lady Amelia Wingfield (the first owner of the Townhouse) got glammed up in the 18th Century, it’s impossible not to get lost in the beautiful architecture while the Pzazz hair artists tame your locks.
See Pzazz at Powerscourt Centre for more,
8. Improve your culinary skills at Cooks Academy
Can’t boil an egg? Head to Cooks Academy and brush up on your culinary skills! You’ll be an insta foodie in no time! Check out all their courses on South William Street.
Visit cooksacademy.com for more.
9. Feast your feet with the Genius
Who doesn’t love a new pair of shoes? Genius has all the top brands under one roof, it’s a shoe haven for men and women. Pssst, make sure to check out their fab range of denim too if you have time.
See Genius at Powerscourt for more.
10. Go back in time
Find out where Mrs. Wingfield contoured her chiselled cheeks and danced the night away with the Powerscourt Tours and get a taste of 18th Century living. You many even uncover some hidden secrets that are buried underneath the beautiful exposed brick walls!
Visit Powerscourt Tours for more information.
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06 03 2017
St. Patrick’s Day, as always, will be a lively day on the streets of Dublin with tourists travelling from around the world to discover what our city has to offer. Here at the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre we will have lots of fun, family entertainment over the whole weekend to welcome everyone. There will be performances from Trad Group “Binneas”, Irish Dancing and family entertainment including balloon modelling and facepainting over the course of the weekend – 17th – 19th March. On Saturday, we will also have some light entertainment from our harpist on stage for all.
Irish Guide Dogs is celebrating their 40th anniversary this week and is proud to be partnering with the Powerscourt Centre. The week long presence will allow them to raise awareness of the organisation, their full range of services and take part in some fun and exciting fundraising activities.
We are hosting a “Dine in the Dark Event” on the evening of World Sight Day this Thursday 13th October and a Family Fun Day on Sunday 16th October, keep an eye on our website and Facebook for info and tickets.
This is a fantastic opportunity for clients and customers of the Centre to engage with this organisation, educate together and get to meet first hand the people who have benefited from their services.
We look forward to an exciting week, with lots of special furry guests, and creating a fantastic experience at the Powerscourt Centre.
Where: Powerscourt Townhouse, South William Street, Dublin
Date: Monday 10th October to Sunday 16th October