InterContinental Dublin – The Classiest Al Fresco Dining

One of the highlights of the summer in Dublin is the return of outdoor dining on the Garden Terrace & Veranda at the five-star InterContinental Hotel in Ballsbridge. The covered-in and heated Veranda is perfect for any type of weather. 

Nestling in the courtyard of the urban resort hotel, is an oasis of calm and peace. It is away from the hustle and bustle of life. The garden is planted with beautiful trees, shrubs and plants by in-house gardener Nick. The sound of the fountain is the only noise in this peaceful area. On Fridays and Saturdays, Spanish guitarist Juan will be getting guests into the summer mood.  

The new summer menu has been developed by executive chef Alberto Rossi and his team.  It includes a selection of specially curated Summer Bites including Tomato Bruschetta; Toasted Baguette, Puntarelle salad, Anchovies and Orange zest;  Seabass Carpaccio (with Courgette, Capers, Citrus fruit, & rocket); Tomato and Burrata (Warmed Ox Hart tomatoes, Burrata, Smoked Guanciale, Grilled Broccolini, Basil); Vitello Tonnato (Poached Veal, Tuna sauce, Capers and Anchovies). 

Bigger Bites

Bigger bites include the popular InterContinental Seafood Platter beautifully served, on a two tier serving tray. It includes Lobster, Crab salad, Prawn Cocktail, Smoked Salmon and Oysters. Furthermore, you can also add Caviar (50gr) for an extra charge.

Other main courses include Grilled Market Fish of the Day and Grilled 6oz Fillet of Beef (Duck fat poached Potato, Grilled Asparagus, Watercress Salad) and a freshly made Pasta of the Day.  

There are also two new vegan dishes on the menu. They include Braised Cauliflower (Caramelised Cauliflower, Spring Onions, Celeriac, Cashew Ricotta). In addition, Ranjo’s Aloo Gobi created by Chef Ranjeev Kumar at the Hotel (Cauliflower, Potatoes, Tomatoes. It is served with in-house made chapatis.

A selection of summery sweet treats from the Hotel’s pastry Chef Orna Larkin includes Rhubarb and Custard Tart and in-house made Sicilian Cannoli.  

Enjoy your meal with a glass of Perrier Jouet Champagne or a chilled Chablis, a cool beer or one of the hotel’s signature cocktails created by the mixologists. Book your Garden Terrace or Veranda table, 01- 665 4000 or email reservations@icdublin.com 

Joan Scales
Award-winning journalist, Joan has been writing about travel and tourism for many years principally for The Irish Times and lately for travel2ireland. Joan has appeared many times on television and radio talking about the business of travel and all its component strands. She is also a public speaker and has appeared at many international conventions and conferences.

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