• Danny Joyce | Editor

Griolladh Open Their First Store, on Thomas Street in Dublin 8

Griolladh have opened their first bricks and mortar café, on Dublin’s Thomas Street, just 18 months since the dynamic duo of Jacob Long and Jack Brennan launched their lockdown inspired concept of serving up sensational gourmet hot sandwiches.

From a quickly converted trailer in a suburban front garden, there are now four locations across Dublin with food trucks in Malahide at New Street, at Dundrum Town Centre and on Grand Canal Street. Griolladh now offers breakfast, baked goods, sausage rolls, hot drinks and indulgent treats. But the perfect Hot Gourmet Sandwich is at the heart of the success of Griolladh.

Using the best ingredients available, such as Tartine sourdough bread, the team cook and prep all the sandwich elements from scratch, including the meats, sauces and fillings, with even the pastries being baked in-house. Recent additions to the menu include a Bacon & Brown Sauce Scroll and a Mini Apple Tarte Tatin, with a Vegan Hot Sandwich option coming soon!

The food ethos for Jack and Jacob , working with Head Chef Alison Tierney, is to move further towards seasonality and closed circle cooking, with Griolladh’s signature preserves, slaws and pickles all being changed up regularly. They have always paid extra attention to every aspect of their menu – going so far as to create their own mix of smoked hocks, gammon and bacon collar to deliver the very best ham sandwich. Customers can also personalise their Griolladh sandwich in a myriad of ways, creating new favourites every day! As well as offering the option to dine in, take away, and for delivery, 7 days a week, this latest opening on Thomas Street has also created a central prep kitchen which will further fuel the culinary creativity that has made Griolladh such a success. “This café and kitchen is going to change everything for us” said Jacob and Jack.  “We’re already really passionate about our ingredients, provenance and quality, but we now have the space get even more inventive! And we are delighted to be based in The Liberties - an historical and thriving community! We feel very much at home!

To celebrate the opening of their new Thomas St premises, Griolladh is giving back, with a competition launching tomorrow to win a year's supply of Griolladh sandwiches! To enter, check @Griolladh on Instagram, TikTok and Facebook. Griolladh, Thomas Street, Dublin 8 Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm Saturday, 9am to 4pm Sunday, 10am to 4pm For more information see https://griolladh.ie


Slán go fóill,

Danny