When visiting a new city I always want to find a hidden gem, whether it's a cool, new place to eat, have a coffee or shop, I go out of my way to find it and I'm happy I did so with this restaurant. The Fumbally, http://thefumbally.ie/, is located on Fumbally Ln, a little walk out from Dublin's city centre. It was nice to get out of the hustle and bustle of the busy streets and passing St. Patrick's Cathedral to find this hidden gem. Dave and I met his friends for lunch here on our last day in Dublin and we were glad we did.
The interior is uniquely decorated, giving this hip restaurant a welcoming and fascinating vibe. You seat yourself, check the menu for what you want and then line up to order the food. While we waited for our meals, I enjoyed looking around at the different people who had also stumbled upon this place of sharing. It was immediately evident that the people who started this restaurant wanted it to be a place of eating, not only with your friends but also with complete strangers, as we did, sharing our table and meal with other people at the end of our table. I was excited to have found somewhere that served vegetarian options, not always easily found in Ireland. I ordered the avocado on toast, which came with a scoop of the three house salads available that day. I could have easily shared this meal with someone else, so I was happy that Dave wanted a taste of all the salads. Dave had a pulled pork sandwich with apple compote and salad on top of it. All around the table we shared in our excitement over the delicious mouthfuls we were tasting. I will definitely be suggesting this place to eat for anyone visiting Dublin, and I know I'll be back with Dave next time we visit his family.