Balfes Restaurant & Bar, Dublin 2

Balfes Restaurant & Bar
Balfe Street
Dublin 2
T: 01 646 3353
E: reserve@balfes.ie

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Fusing the casual elegance of a Parisian brasserie with the dynamism of a New York eatery, Balfes is Dublin’s newest all-day dining destination.

Located on Balfe Street, where Grafton Street and the Creative Quarter meet, Balfes features a 20 seater outdoor terrace, zinc covered bar and open kitchen serving steak, prawns and whole fish roasted on a charcoal grill, while fresh oysters, ceviche, seaweed cured Gravlax and Castletownbere crab, make up the seafood offering.

The all-day dining menu offers healthy breakfasts, leisurely lunches and dinner using the best of Irish seafood and quality meat. Fresh local produce goes into creating Balfes’ salads, weekend brunches, juices and cocktails. Balfes is open from 8am until late Monday to Friday and from 10am until late Saturday and Sunday.

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Monday to Friday 8am to 11.30am

Our food philosophy is simple. We create our menus using seasonal delights to create simple, yet thoughtfully prepared dishes.

A Choice of Morning Pastries pain au chocolat, croissant, scone, toasted sourdough, mu¬ffin, brown multiseed soda bread served with preserves & farmhouse butter €3
Date & almond energy balls €3
Scrambled eggs & dry cured bacon on sourdough €8.5
Bodybyrne Eggs Florentine with wholemeal toast & yoghurt dressing €8.5
Free Range Poached Eggs benedict, florentine or royale style served on English breakfast muffin €8.5
3 Egg Omelettesham and cheese | smoked salmon and chive | egg white omelette with spinach €8.5
with dry cured bacon €9.5
Bodybyrne Oat pancakes cooked in coconut oil
served with berries & agave nectar €7.5
served with eggs & avocado | organic almond butter & banana €8.5
Blueberry pancakes with maple syrup €7.5
with dry cured bacon €9.5
Avocado & tomato tartine €8.5
Organic porridge with honey, apple & cinnamon | porridge can also be ordered with unsweetened milk €5.5
Organic porridge with honey & Irish mist | porridge can also be ordered with unsweetened milk €8.5
Bodybyrne turbo energy Granola with Greek yoghurt & berries €7
Bodybyrne Bircher Muesli engery bosster with berry compote €7

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Brunch served Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 5pm

Our food philosophy is simple. We create our menus using seasonal delights to create simple, yet thoughtfully prepared dishes.

Bread & Dips, roast garlic & tomato, fennel & chilli €4.5
Today’s Soup €7
Body Byrne Eggs Florentine on wholemeal bread & yoghurt dressing €8.5
Free Range Poached Eggs benedict, florentine or royale style served on English breakfast muffin €8.5
3 Egg Omelettes (served with home cut chips & salad) ham & cheese | smoked salmon and chive | egg white | egg white with spinach €10.5
with dry cured bacon €12.5
Full Irish Breakfast €14
Blueberry & bacon pancakes with maple syrup €10.5
Grilled chicken salad, guacamole, sweet piquillo peppers, baby gem & coriander €12 | €18
Cashel Blue cheese salad, poached pears, candied walnut, chardonnay vinaigrette €9 | €15
Fish & chips, cod, crushed peas, hand cut chips, tartare sauce €17
Prime beef burger, brioche bun, smoked paprika mayo, tomato, gruyere cheese & bacon €17
Fivemiletown goats cheese tartine with honeyed walnuts & rocket open sandwich €9.5
Tuna, hummus & radish, shallot with baby gem open sandwich €9.5
Roast vegetables Provençal with Toonsbridge mozzarella open sandwich €9.5
Rump steak sandwich, rocket, pickled onion & horseradish cream €13
Body Byrne sweet potato, roast pepper, chicken & hummus wholemeal wrap €9.5
add fries or a cup of soup €3
Charcuterie plate – selection of cured meats, pâté, olives, pickles & crusty sour-dough (to share) €18
Burrata with cherry vine tomatoes, olive oil & country loaf (to share) €16
Grilled vegetables plate with caponata & hummus (to share) €18
6 Carlingford oysters, lemon, sauce mignonette €15
Tuna tartare with avocado, pickled seaweed & wasabi crème fraiche €12
Pan fried scallops with cauliflower purée & pancetta €15
Josper grilled gambas, harissa aioli & lime €15

Sides €4.5 Sautéed greens – Mixed green salad – Lyonnaise potato – Rocket & parmesan salad – Tomato & red onion salad – Home cut chips – Buttermilk onion rings – Sautéed Bay Kale with toasted almonds – Cauliflower gratin with smoked almonds

Special – Half roast chicken with stuffing, roast carrot & parsnip & home cut chips (Including apple crumble) €15.5

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Our food philosophy is simple. We create our menus using seasonal delights to create simple, yet thoughtfully prepared dishes.

Charcuterie plate (to share)selection of cured meats, jamon iberico de bellota, pâté, olives, pickles & crusty sourdough €18
Burrata (to share)with roast cherry vine tomatoes, semi sundried €16 tomato crème, olive oil & country loaf €16
Grilled vegetable plate (to share)with caponata & hummus €18
6 Carlingford oysters with lemon & japanese dipping sauces €15
Tuna Tartare with avocado, goma wakame seaweed & kimuchi sauce €13
Pan fried scallops with orange potato mousseline, pancetta, peas & baby rainbow carrots with port jus €15
Josper grilled gambas, harissa aioli & lime €15
Fresh clams marinière with white wine, garlic & parsley €13
Bread & dips, hummus & pesto €4.5
Today’s soup €7
Castletownbere crab salad with peppered pineapple salsa & guinness bread crisp €12
Grilled chicken salad with guacamole, sweet piquillo peppers, baby gem & coriander €12|€18
Goat cheese salad,candy & golden beetroots, candied hazelnuts, rocket & chardonnay dressing €9|€15
Roast Dublin Bay prawns with avocado, sesame seeds, pea shoots & mango dressing €14
Carpaccio of Irish Angus Beef with pickled cauliflower, caper & flat leaf parsley €11
Superfoods salad,roast beetroot, quinoa, toonsbridge ricotta, edamame, sprouting broccoli, toasted seeds & pomegranate€9|€15
Tomato & feta salad heirloom tomatoes, Irish feta cheese, red onion, sugar snap, mixed olives, micro herbs & extra virgin olive oil €14
Roast Atlantic hake with quinoa & sautéed greens€22
Seafood skillet salmon, cod, cockles & mussels in a white wine cream sauce €20
Fish & chips cod, crushed peas, hand cut chips, tartare sauce €17
Bulgur wheat with broccoli, fresh peas, pak choi, courgettes, cashews, baby kale, chilli & sesame oil €18
Pan fried Atlantic cod with aioli gratin caponata & roast baby potatoes with herbs €23
Pan fried sea bass with soy mirin glaze courgette cream, roast pak choi & hijiki seaweed €24.5
Josper grilled lamb cutlets with roast potato & fennel cream, white asparagus & romanesco broccoli €28
10oz aged rib eye | 8oz Fillet steak Caramelized onions, grilled flat cap mushroom, home cut chips, béarnaise/pepper sauce €28|€31
Grilled lemon & rosemary chicken roast baby potatoes, spring onion & watercress salad €20
Prime beef burger brioche bun, smoked paprika mayo, tomato, gruyère cheese & bacon with home cut fries with home-cut fries €17
Turkey burger topped with guacamole paprika sweet potato wedges, salsa & healthy coleslaw €17
Fivemiletown goats cheese tartine with honeyed walnuts & rocket open sandwich €9.5
Marinated smoked Irish salmon in dill oil, spiced ricotta & baby mixed leaves €12.5
Roast vegetables Provençal with Toonsbridge mozzarella €9.5
Body Byrne sweet potato, roast pepper, chicken & humus wholemeal wrap €10.5
Roast beef with horseradish cream, rocket salad, black radish & caramelised onion €12.5
Sides €4.5 Sautéed greens – Mixed green salad – Lyonnaise potato – Rocket & parmesan salad – Roast cauliflower with tahini dressing – Home cut fries – Buttermilk onion rings – Sautéed baby kale with toasted almonds

Desserts
Green tea crème brûlée €7.5
Parmesan cheesecake with fig compote €7.5
Mixed berries with champagne sabayon €7.5
Grilled peppered pineapple with rum sauce, pink pepper, cardamom ice cream
Chocolate fondant with almond ice cream €7.5
Selection of ice cream €7.5
Cheese selection Irish farmhouse cheeses, fig & almond compote

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With a craft cocktail menu and some of the best mixologists in town, Balfes is the perfect spot for a premium cocktail experience.

Classic Cocktails

Mojito | Appletini | Cosmopolitan | Whiskey Sour | Daiquiri | Collins | Margarita | Moscow Mule | Cuba Libre | Singapore Sling | White Lady | Gin Fizz | Caiparinha | Caiparinoska €10.50

Pink Grapefruit Margarita | Classic Martinis | Berry Bramble | Mai Tai | Long Island Iced Tea | French Martini | Espresso Martini | Sidecar | Old Fashioned | Manhattan | Zombie €12.50

Prosecco Cocktails
Bellini €10.5
The Loulerie Sparkler named for our stylish neighbour, muddled raspberries, prosecco, creme de mur €10.5
Arline, The Bohemian Girl a prosecco cocktail enriched with brandy, cranberry & orange juice €11.5
Thaddeus the handsome polish emigré vodka & angostura infused sugar, topped up with prosecco €11.5

Premium Cocktails
Count Arnheim bourbon, drambuie, lemon juice, egg white, sugar syrup €12.5
Queen Of The Gypsies chilli infused vodka, crème de cacao, Chambord €12.5
Devilshoof gin, fresh basil leaves, limoncello, lemon bitters €10.5
Florsheim white rum, sweet vermouth, crème de cacao, lime juice, grenadine €12.5

Craft Cocktails

The Avocolado
Replacing double cream with the super food avocado, this creamy, smooth cocktail is a healthy twist on the traditional Pina Colada. Containing no cholesterol or sodium, avocados are naturally low in saturated fat making them the perfect substitute for the sinful double cream and milk which are traditionally used in Pina Coladas. Balfes has kept the rum light, added fresh pineapple and coconut syrup, and combined with ripe avocado to bring you a tropical taste sensation.

Message in a Bottle
Message in a Bottle is a light, crisp drink presented in a mini carafe submerged in ice. A message full of delicate yet refreshing notes, this cocktail is a mix of cucumber, lychee and home-made elderflower syrup served on a base of vodka. An invigorating choice on these warm summer evenings.

The Malika
The most elegant and glamourous cocktail of them all, The Malika is a sweet, delectable, one of a kind cocktail. Inspired by the French artist whose work is showcased in Balfes, this cocktail contains home-made rose petal syrup balanced beautifully with vodka and lychee. Garnished with beautiful rose petals, this charming and gentle blend is reflective of Malika’s French artistic touch.

Rosemary Martini
Both sweet and savoury, the Rosemary Martini will divide groups. Gin infused with fresh rosemary is mixed with home-made vanilla syrup and topped off with cloudy apple and fresh pineapple juice making it a mixture of both sweet and savoury. Garnished with a light sprinkling of pepper to awaken all the flavours and senses, this piquant cocktail is perfect as an aperitif and is sure to surprise and delight.

Mango Fizz
A delicious, tropical bubbly cocktail, the Mango Fizz is ideal for anybody who is a lover of a Bellini or Kir Royale. Layered beautifully in the glass, an amaretto blend is covered with mango juice and topped off with sparkling wine. Just like a Parisian Carousel, the lights and colours in this cocktail dance when blended. Another perfect aperitif, the Mango Fizz is a smooth sensation on the palate.

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