Griolladh has opened their first bricks and mortar café, on Dublin’s Thomas Street, just 18 months since Jacob Long and Jack Brennan launched their lockdown inspired concept of serving up 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 treats. 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 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 their ham sandwich. Customers can also personalise their Griolladh sandwich in a myriad of ways.
As well as offering options to dine in, take away, and deliver, 7 days a week, this latest opening on Thomas Street has also created a central prep kitchen.
“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 to win a year’s supply of Griolladh sandwiches. To enter, check @Griolladh on Instagram, TikTok and Facebook.