Last Dublin meal

Gruel restaurant, Dublin

Having just returned to a rainy Wadham College, after a journey as effortless as the outgoing one was tedious, I feel I should relate the last things that happened to me in Dublin. I decided to spend my last few minutes before the airport trek having an early lunch at Gruel: an informal restaurant at 68a Dame Street, near Dublin Castle and the Guinness Storehouse. It is also my favourite spot to eat in Dublin, having gone their four times in the last week for their atmosphere and reasonably priced and excellent vegetarian food. Those who visit should have a look at the seating downstairs, as it is non-obvious and quite comfortable.

In this case, I had their fresh orange juice and a large combination of their four delectable salads of the day – topped with a kind of sweet pesto dressing that complimented it nicely. As I was leaving, the manager said that the meal was on him, “for a friend of the house.” Call me a friend of Dublin, also.

Author: Milan

In the spring of 2005, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in International Relations and a general focus in the area of environmental politics. In the fall of 2005, I began reading for an M.Phil in IR at Wadham College, Oxford. Outside school, I am very interested in photography, writing, and the outdoors. I am writing this blog to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, provide a more personal view of graduate student life in Oxford, and pass on some lessons I've learned here.

2 thoughts on “Last Dublin meal”

  1. Sounds like that newly forged Oxford confidence is going a long way…


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