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Is this the most expensive porridge in Dublin?

Eight quid. For porridge.

PORRIDGE IS ONE of the most nourishing breakfasts around.

It’s having a bit of a moment — sure you can’t go on Instagram without being bombarded by photos of people’s pretty porridge, can you? — and beginning to shed its label as a grim school breakfast.

As such, cafés and restaurants all over Dublin have begun to add it to their breakfast and brunch menus.

At a quick glance, the average price for a bowl of porridge in Dublin seems to be around €4 (including toppings) although some places charge between €5 – €7.

  • Cocu, Baggot Street – €3.50
  • Sister Sadie, Dublin 8 – €3.95
  • The Fumbally, Dublin 8 - €4
  • Honest To Goodness, Dame Court – €4 – €4.50
  • Slice, Dublin 7 – €4 – €4.50
  • Herbstreet, Dublin 2 – €5 -€7
  • Eathos, Baggot Street – €6.50

In Dublin’s swanky hotels, bowls of porridge are inevitably more expensive.

Balefes in The Westbury Hotel charges €5.50 for a bowl of regular porridge and €8.50 for a bowl of porridge served with Irish Mist whiskey. (Okay.)

A bowl of “steel cut cinnamon scented porridge” in The Westin, meanwhile, will set you back a cool €6.50.

And The Shelbourne charges €7.75 for its porridge served with lavender honey.

giphy (4) Source: televandelist

The most expensive porridge we’ve found, though?

That would be the porridge served in Dalkey restaurant Wanderlust, which is €8. We know it’s organic, but…

pora Source: Wanderlust

It’s the cheapest item on the menu (along with a grilled ham and cheese toastie served with fries) but the most expensive item on the menu is a burger for €12.50. (The rest of the items are mostly around €9/€10 — standard brunch price.)

Yes, for just €4.50 more, you can have a burger and fries (a fine feed, by any stretch) instead of porridge.

What gives, Wanderlust?


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