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Monday, August 4, 2014

[Competition] Brookwood, Baggot Street Lower, Dublin 2

In case you haven't noticed, there's a dining war ranging in town at the weekends. On one hand, we have the young guns with their brunch offerings and fancy cocktails that run all day. On the other hand, there is the traditional market offering the Sunday roast with all the trimmings. But what happens when you combine the most traditional meal of the week, with a new, sleek steakhouse?
Placesetting at Brookwood
Brookwood is newly opened on Lower Baggot Street, covering three floors in the site of a former Black Tie location. It's very masculine and sleek, with dark wood and leather banquettes, while a magnificent metal rhinocerous head maintains a watch over the kitchen proceedings. On the first floor, we have the bar with beautiful graduated overhead lighting, parquet flooring and a jewel-like display of decanters, crystal and soda siphons. A private dining area on the top floor completes the fit out. 

Stitch and Bear, along with the in-laws, were invited guests of Brookwood for their Sunday roast experience. Arriving reasonably early in service, we were seated upstairs in the first floor dining area. I found myself admiring the quality of everything, from the heavy crystal water glasses to the crisp white napkins and tan leather chairs with buckle details. However, even without food, the table felt cramped and it just didn't get any better as our food and fellow diners arrived to fill up the small space. 

Our Sunday roast arrived at the table in a series of deliveries. First was a warm skillet of roast parsnips, carrots and goose-fat potatoes. This was followed by a wooden platter with thick, juicy slices of fine beef and a scattering of Yorkshire puddings. Last to the table were jugs of gravy and horseradish, and a little pot of mashed potatoes. This carnivorous feast drew an admiring comment from our dining neighbour, but to be fair, he had a ringside view. 

Everything was excellent - juicy, flavoursome beef with a crunchy crust, rich meaty gravy and perfectly cooked vegetables. There was plenty to go around, without overdoing it. Personally, I loved the medium-rare finish, although it may not be to everyone's taste. Finally, we finished off with a creamy sweet banoffee pie and a mixed cheeseboard of Cashel Blue and Comté.
Roast beef  with Yorkshire Puddings and horseradish
Roast carrots, parsnips and goose fat potatoes
In addition to offering a fine Sunday roast, a regular lunch menu is available at weekends, along with live music and half-price cocktails on Sunday. The Sunday Roast offer runs from 1pm to 8pm, which will surely work for even the latest risers, while pitchers of margaritas or ruby red Bloody Marys will help revive and refresh.

Brookwood have kindly sponsored a lovely giveaway for the readers of Stitch & Bear. The lucky winner will enjoy a dinner for two, with a cocktail on arrival. To be in with a chance of winning this prize, answer the simple question below. You can enter by leaving a comment on this blog post, or by emailing stitchandbearblog@gmail.com. Please make sure to leave contact details, as anonymous comments can't win. 

Q: On which famous Dublin street is Brookwood located?

The competition will close at 8pm on Sunday, August 10th and the winner will be randomly selected from all correct entries. Good luck!

The competition is now closed. Congratulations to the lucky winner, Aiden Gallagher. Enjoy!

Brookwood, 141 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2
Tel: +353 (0)1 661 9366
Twitter: @BrookwoodDublin
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40 comments

  1. Baggott Street. Loved the review as well.

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  2. Baggot Street - can't wait to try this new place!

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  3. Lower baggot street.
    nevaeva4eva@gmail.com
    Lovely review. Greetings Angie.

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  4. Great review and competition Joanne. The answer is Lower Baggot Street. My email address is fascinationfood@gmail.com. Thanks.

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  5. Baggot Street. Thanks for the review :-)

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  6. Baggott Street - haven't made it down there yet would love a visit.

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  7. Lower Baggott Street, loved the honest review

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  8. Lower Baggott Street.
    Is it Sunday yet?! Craving a good Sunday roast feast after reading your review!

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  9. lower baggot street, sounds great

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  10. Lower Baggot Street, dmarrinan@gmail.com

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  11. Baggot Street! Gravy and rare meat yummmmm!

    www.http://amydublinia.blogspot.ie/

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  12. Its on Baggot Street. michmast2002@yahoo.co.uk Thanks :)

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  13. Baggot Street! Nice review & prize - email is ginandgriddle@gmail.com thanks!

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  14. Wow...Fab prize...I love to invite my viking here..He loves eating :)

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  15. Baggot Street

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  16. Baggot street. Great review
    samirbeskri@yahoo.com

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  17. Baggot Street. Would love to be in with a shout. Fingers crossed and here's a wishing.

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  18. Baggott Street. Lovely prize <3

    sandrabuaca@yahoo.com

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  19. Baggot Street Lower
    Rosie Whelan
    0879018834

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  20. Baggot Street! Would love to take the wife there...!

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  21. Baggott Street! Need to send my parents here!
    aisling.e.meehan@gmail.com

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  22. Lower Baggot Street! Looks delicious :)

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  23. Baggot Street :)
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  24. Baggot Streer

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  25. 114 Baggot Street

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  26. Niamh O ShaughnessyAugust 9, 2014 at 1:24 PM

    Baggot Street! Great review! my email is niamh.oshaughnessy89@gmail.com :)

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  27. Lower Baggot st.

    edel.m.hennessy@gmail.com

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  28. Baggot street lower fab prize

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  29. Baggot Street loves devine count me in

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  31. Baggot St! Spotted it there yesterday :) @seanearley

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  32. Baggot St, I've been there for lunch. It's a great spot. @Lindsey Doran

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