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Brooks Hotel & Francescas Restaurant

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3 euro Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Highly Recommended as a Special Place to Stay Serious About Seafood Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
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Brooks Hotel & Francescas Restaurant
Drury Street, Dublin 2 Dublin City
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Minutes from Grafton Street and Stephen's Green, this fine owner-run hotel makes a particularly comfortable home-from-home for business guests with excellent accommodation,intimate bar and ingredients-led cooking in the restaurant
  • Fitness Room
  • Garden Visits (nearby)
  • Sauna
  • Banqueting
  • Breaks - Short
  • Broadband WI/FI (No Charge)
  • Business Hotel
  • Children's Baby Sitting Arranged
  • Conference Venue
  • Live Music
  • Location - Town Centre
  • Meeting Rooms
  • No Smoking Establishment
  • Open Christmas
  • Open New Year
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Contemporary International
  • Contemporary Irish
  • European Classic
  • Mediterrannean
  • Breakfast Venue
  • Business Meal
  • Buzzy Atmosphere
  • Café Bar
  • Cocktails
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Contemporary Bar
  • Daytime/Coffee
  • Early Bird / Value Menu Available
  • Extensive Wine List
  • Formal
  • Music - Other Live
  • Organic Produce used (mainly)
  • Romantic
  • Sunday Dining
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)
  • Vegetarian Menu

Brooks Hotel & Francescas Restaurant

One of Dublin's most desirable addresses, especially for business guests, the Sinnott family's discreetly luxurious Dublin hotels a gem of a place - an oasis of calm just a couple of minutes walk from Grafton Street.


A ground floor bar, lounge and restaurant all link together, making an extensive public area that is quietly impressive on arrival - the style is a pleasing combination of traditional with contemporary touches, using a variety of woods, some marble, wonderful fabrics and modern paintings - and, while a grand piano adds gravitas, there's a welcome emphasis on comfort (especially in the residents' lounge, where spare reading glasses are thoughtfully supplied).


Efficient service ensures you are in your room promptly, usually with the help of Conor, the concierge, who never forgets a face or a name.


All bedrooms have exceptionally good amenities, including a pillow menu (choice of five types) and well-designed bathrooms with power showers as well as full baths (some also have tile screen TV), and many other features.


Boardrooms offer state-of-the-art facilities for meetings and small conferences, and there is a 26-seater screening room.


For disabled guests there are elevators to all floors with rooms specifically designed to their needs with wet-room en-suites with roll-in shower and a fixed seat. The rooms have low tea and coffee facilities, low hanging wardrobes and low base beds. Common areas are on the ground floor ensuring ease of access to all. There is also adequate designated parking adjacent to the hotel with elevators.


Conferences/Banqueting (50/60), business centre, free broadband wi/fi.


Rooms 98 (1 suite, 2 junior suites, 4 executive, 87 no-smoking, 2 disabled); children welcome (under 7s free in parents' room; cots available without charge, baby sitting arranged). No pets. Lift. Air conditioning throughout. 24 hr room service. B&B €80pps, ss €100. Fitness suite & sauna.


*Special breaks offered - details on application. Arrangement with car park. Open all year.



Francescas:


Pre-dinner drinks are served in a lovely little cocktail bar, Jasmine, and the restaurant has a youthful contemporary look, and a welcoming ambience - an open plan kitchen has well positioned mirrors allowing head chef Patrick McLarnon and his team to be seen at work.


This Dublin restaurants tables are elegantly appointed with classic linen cloths and napkins, and waiting staff, smartly attired in black, look after customers with warmth and professionalism.


Patrick sources ingredients with great care (wild salmon, organic chicken, dry aged steak, wild boar sausage), his cooking is generally imaginative - and there's a strong emphasis on fish and seafood.


Unusual meat dishes may include a starter of McGeough's air-dried Connemara lamb (subject to availability) and a main course of pan-fried Finnebrogue venison.


Finish, perhaps, with a zingy home-made lemon tart served with a delicious strawberry or raspberry sorbet and a classy individually packed infusion, or coffee.


A nice wine selection includes good quality wines available by the glass.


The early dinner offers good value, and breakfast offers a wide variety of juices, cereals and nuts, yoghurt, pastries, meat, cheeses and fruit. A good range of hot dishes includes pancakes with maple syrup, kippers with poached egg and full Irish breakfast as you like it, although service can be slow.


[*Informal meals also available 10 am-11.30 daily.]

Seats 30. D daily, 6-9.30. Early D €23 (6-7); also á la carte & vegetarian menus. Reservations advised; children welcome (high chair); air conditioning; toilets wheelchair accessible. Closed to non-residents 24/25th December. Amex, MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 06-07-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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Near St Stephen's Green, between Grafton and Great St. Georges Streets; opposite Drury Street car park.

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