One of my favourite things to do is go out, eat good food and drink delicious wine. Is it not everyone’s? That’s why I was absolutely delighted to be invited along to The Salthill Social a couple of weeks ago to test out their new evening menu. Anyone that has followed me for awhile will know that The Salthill Social is a bit of a haunt of mine already as I always go there for brunch and coffee. It also helps that it is literally less then a minute from my house! Taking both of those two things into consideration, you could understand why I was so excited to hear they were launching a new dinner menu. Salthill already has a few amazing places to eat but I’m always welcome of new places and it’s really great to see new businesses popping up and the street becoming even busier.
Anyone that has tried The Salthill Social’s brunch will know that it never disappoints so the standards were set at a high standard for their evening menu. I brought my sister/photographer along who is also a fellow foodie. Our mom’s an incredible cook and because of it we love good food, so she was the perfect plus one. It was also a nice way of being able to thank her for having the patience of a saint in dealing with me and taking all my photos. 🙂
On entry, we were greeted by some of the lovely staff, given a glass of bubbly and sat by the window. With that, it was time to inspect the menu. First thing that I noticed, was how extensive it is. There is something for everyone on it. They offer a range of light bites or tapas style dishes, sharing boards, mains, sides and delicious deserts.
I hope you are all keeping well! The weekend before last was a bank holiday here in Ireland. Now usually, a bank holiday means one thing and one thing only – a very heavy weekend. When I say heavy, I mean a weekend filled with fun, frolics and of course ones fill of alcohol. As I’m sure most of you know by now, I am pretty much always up for a weekend of antics but this time around I just didn’t have it in me. I was feeling a bit worn out and in need of some R’n’R. Whenever I need a bit of space or time to relax, there’s always one place I know I can go that will help and that’s Ballyconneely. It really is my favourite place in the world. View Post
Happy Thursday Everyone,
I hope you are all having a fabulous week after the Bank Holiday weekend! I’m finally getting around to posting my complete travel guide to Nerja. I have already posted about my favourite restaurant in Nerja and a day trip that I insist on you taking if you are in the vicinity. As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been going to Nerja for over twelve years now so I like to think I’ll be able to give a helping hand to anyone who is thinking of visiting my favourite Spanish town.
Nerja is situated at the most southern point of Spain and is famous for it’s Balcon d’Europa. While the Balcon is truly stunning, there are so many other reasons to love this quaint town. One of my favourite things to do when I’m there is to go for a walk up the backstreets with my grandad and admire the elderly ladies selling fresh fruit and vegetables from their patio doorsteps. It’s just an authentic Spanish town and even though over the last few years it has become increasingly popular, it still hasn’t lost it’s charm or become commercialised the way so many other Spanish towns sadly have.
This time around I went with 9 other brilliant ladies, so, in short, the craic was had. I won’t delve too deep into said antics (what happens “on tour” and all that)..but I will give you all the best tips on where to stay, where to eat and where to wander!
Here we go.. View Post
I’ll start this post by making a very bold statement – If you’re in Nerja, you simply cannot not go here. In other words, you would be crazy to miss out on the experience of dining at Restaurant 34. And that’s exactly what it is – an experience. From the second you step into Restaurant 34, you know that you are in a place of sheer luxury. No matter how many times I have been here, each time I am still taken back by it’s decadence and opulence. Nerja has no shortage of beautiful restaurants from quaint, authentic tapas bars to more modernised ones but this place tops them all, every single time. Having been here before and coming on holidays with another nine ladies, I just knew I had to bring them here. I was so sure that they would love it as much as me that I went ahead and booked the restaurant three months in advance. View Post
I’m finally back to a normal(ish) routine after a few days away in Nerja in the south of Spain. If you’ve been following my blog from the start then you’ll know that my grandparents live in Nerja for around half of the year and I’ve been going there since I was 12. I absolutely love it there. I’m going to be doing a separate post on everything you need to know when going to Nerja but for now, I’m going to be talking about the idyllic village situated in the mountains not far from Nerja – Frigiliana… View Post