Brother Hubbards

Before heading back to London in the New Year I had brunch in Brother Hubbard’s South in Dublin on Harrington’s Street. This is one of two with the original Brother Hubbard’s based in North Dublin on Chapel Street.

The menu is an interesting mix of eastern vibes with traditional brunch recipes.

While many of their sweet options including the granola and pancakes were not gluten free, the main courses could all be ordered as gluten free on request.

I ordered the Spicy Pork Rarebit- which was a delicious baked open sandwich with chorizo spiced pulled pork & Irish cheddar cheese sauce on gluten free bread with spinach, pickled red onion & a drizzle of hot sauce, topped with a fried egg. Overall this was really tasty, with the egg being perfectly cooked with a soft yolk and the gluten free bread was not dry or crumbly.

As the gluten free bread was smaller than the usual option they also made a double portion, which was a little bit too much in my opinion.

The salad on the side was a delicious red cabbage salad with cucumber chunks, which they alternate seasonally.

Definitely worth a visit, coeliac or no coeliac!

From Gluten to Glutton

Welcome to my world,

My name is CJ (Ciara-Jayne) and I am an avid foodie who happens to be coeliac.  I currently live in London, and have ties to both Holland and Ireland, hence the Half Dutch Cookie.

Being diagnosed in 2012 as coeliac hasn’t always been easy however a number of years later and I adore all things food – how to make it, how to cook it, how to grow it and where to eat it. In some ways being coeliac has been a blessing in disguise – it’s taught me more about food than I ever knew and has introduced me to some amazing ingredients, recipes and conversations. Good food fuels the body and the soul!

I love nothing more than discovering the best brunch spots and travelling the world exploring new places. A few fun facts about me:

  • Breakfast is my favourite meal 
  • I speak both dutch and german 
  • I love to paint (badly) 
  • I always wanted to be a TV presenter 
  • I am obsessed with tea (Barry’s mainly) 

If you have any questions, love gluten free food too or want to collaborate please contact me using the email address thehalfdutchcookie@gmail.com or see the contact page.