A NIGHT ON THE TOWN IN DONNYBROOK!
I love a martini Two at the very most.
After three I’m under the table,
After four I’m under the host.
Whether you take yours up, tall or on the rocks, snag a seat at the long mahogany bar, burnished to a rich patina, salvaged from the old Montrose Hotel, and drink in the character of the sprawling historic dining room, gorgeously refurbished with auction house finds from around the globe: the soaring Venetian glass back bar, reclaimed pine floors studded with cast iron columns rescued from a Kerry church, secluded leather-upholstered booths lit by Victorian railway pendants, iconic portraits of Marco by Bob Carlos Clarke, and a collection of framed drawings skewering the Great White by Fleet Street cartoonist JAK. Tucked in behind a vine gate on Donnybrook’s Belmont Avenue, the Courtyard Bar & Grill is clubby, urbane, swank, an intimate
watering hole designed to slake thirsts and whet appetites. Why not pair your cocktails with some oysters? Or totter out into the lush cloistered garden for a nightcap after dinner, lounging on the comfy sofas under the moonlight? Date night or friends in town, shake it up with MPW’s meticulously crafted classic tipples like the Sidecar, a tasty tincture infused with fresh lemon and lime juice, as well as modern libations, like Marco’s favourite Espresso Martini with caramel vodka and a potent shot of caffeine, when you’re having too much fun to consider sleep. Pre or post dinner at Marco Pierre White’s Courtyard Bar & Grill, settle into an armchair with a crafted beer, a bit of bubbly or a dangerously delicious cocktail and rediscover the fine art of schmooze.
Whether it’s Marco’s Dawson Street restaurant or the new Marco Pierre White Courtyard Bar & Grill in Donnybrook, the alliance of the family-run Irish restaurant dynasty Fitzers with chef restaurateur Marco Pierre White raised the bar for stylish dining out in Dublin. You can depend on Marco and Fitzers to deliver a standard that is anything but standard. Expect your expectations to be exceeded.