Over the years, we have built up a reputation as being one of the best B&B’s in Dublin and although we pride ourselves on the charming elegance and Victorian features of our bedrooms, B&B stands for more than just beds – it’s about the breakfast too!
Our Breakfast Chef, Rose, recently celebrated her 12 year anniversary working as part of the Ariel House team. It got us thinking about all of the scrumptious food and delicious recipes that Rose and her team, Manu and Ulisses, have made for our guests over the years. We thought it was the perfect opportunity to shine the light on the fruits of all the labour our chefs go through every morning to give our guests a truly award-winning breakfast.
We believe that guests come to our B&B in Dublin to treat themselves and that they expect that little bit extra from their breakfast; that’s why Rose and the team believe in using seasonal ingredients and sourcing the best in local Irish produce.
We are proud to use only free range, Irish eggs as well as button mushrooms which are grown right here in Co. Dublin. Our bacon and sausages are sourced from Wexford producer, Pat O’Neill. Both our black and white pudding come from the renowned, Clonakilty Pudding. The chutney on our breakfast tables is homemade using Rachel Allen’s recipe. Most of our breads and pastries are home baked with the exception of the sourdough and Cinnamon Rolls which are made by Master Baker Vlad at his wonderful Arun Bakery in Dublin 7. Our great fruit jams and marmalades come from the Kilmurray Farm in Co. Wicklow, with some of our jams and the amarena cherries, marinated in honey and poitin, that we use in our porridge coming from the lovely Irish Bee Sensations in Co. Cork.
When you look for a B&B in Dublin, you can search through all of the images and photographs you want but sometimes you can just never truly capture the taste of crispy streaky bacon or the smell of freshly baked bread in the morning. At Ariel House, presentation has always been key. We believe in making our food look just as good as it tastes.
It will come as no surprise that Ariel House was awarded the “Best Guesthouse Breakfast” award at the Irish Breakfast Awards in 2012. Our Victorian guesthouse has also been commended for our breakfasts by The Daily Telegraph newspaper, Lucinda O’Sullivan’s Great Places to Stay Guide and The John and Sally McKenna Guide. Rose and the team’s hard work and dedication over the years has been well recognised and it’s safe to say we are not the only ones who love Rose’s delicious food; it looks like everyone else does too!