Restaurant: Bloom Brasserie, Dublin

Roaringwater Bay Irish Mussels, steamed with chorizo, garlic, white wine and fresh cream

You won’t read many food reviews which tell you that some of the food wasn’t eaten and we had no choice to leave early, yet the food was beautiful. However, this will be one of them…

We arrived to a warm welcome, passing the jazz clarinet player to be sat at our table. There was an incredibly relaxing atmosphere as we sat and got offered wine. After trying a recommended white, we contemplated the menu. The three course for 39 offer had a great offering and that is what we chose from.

Soup of the day – roasted carrot

However sadly, James had not been feeling well prior to this meal, but with it being his birthday celebrations he tried to be a good sport and we came anyway. It didn’t get at all better once we were in the restaurant and despite his best efforts, James was unable to pass his soup starter. 

Do not let this confuse you, his soup and my starter (top photo) were amazingly delicious. Although both very different, but both so creamy in it’s own way.

Wild forest mushroom risotto, citrus dressed rocket and shaved parmesan

As they say, the show must go on. Although James couldn’t continue, we both agreed it would be a waste if we both decided to miss out with the mains. From the risotto James had for lunch earlier in the day, I wanted one for myself and we all know I’m a big fan of mushrooms.

Again, the main was perfect but we had no choice to call it a day at this point. The restaurant very kindly only charged us for my food, and packaged my dessert so we could take it away (James had it the next day as an improvised birthday cake!)

Salted caramel shortbread

All of our waiters and waitresses were very friendly and understanding. We couldn’t have asked for more from them and if we do come back to Dublin, we’ll have to come back because we owe it to them!

Food: ★★★

Customer service: ★★

Atmosphere: ★★★


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