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Following a delicious and healthy brunch in Balfes, head out for some retail therapy. The Westbury sits right within Dublin’s Creative Quarter, which boasts some of the country’s most celebrated boutiques alongside specialist designer workshops. Start at The Westbury Mall, where you’ll find Stonechat Jewellers – a magpie’s dream of contemporary trinkets, or try Paula Rowan leather gloves and accessories, which marries Irish design with Italian leather and craftsmanship. If luxury international brands are what you’re after, you can’t go wrong with Brown Thomas, Ireland’s premiere designer department store, which houses one of the largest shoe rooms in Europe.
The Westbury Mall, 2 Balfe St, Dublin 2, D02 AP63
If you’re feeling peckish after all that pavement pounding, head down to the Cellar in Fallon and Byrne’s Food hall and Grocer’s, where the walls are lined with hundreds of expertly curated bottles of wine for you taste and pair with one of their delicious sharing plates.
Trinity College Dublin
Following your cultural deep dive, head across the road for a stroll through the picturesque Trinity College Dublin. Established in 1592, Trinity features some of Ireland’s most beautiful architecture and provides a tranquil respite for visitors and students alike, despite its location in the centre of the city. Highlights include Front Square and The Old Library Building, which houses both the Long Room and the fabled Book of Kells.
Relax in The Gallery
Head back to The Westbury for some chill out time in The Gallery - the best spot in Dublin for people watching and a cup of tea, amongst the most beautiful surroundings. Indulge yourself with a late afternoon treat from the newly launched Bubbles and Cake menu, pairing a refreshing glass of Perrier-Jouët Champagne alongside an exquisitely created dessert.
The Gallery at The Westbury, Balfe Street Dublin Tel: +35316463328
It’s time for dinner in WILDE – one of Dublin’s most celebrated dining experiences. Overlooking Dublin’s Grafton Street, this unsurpassed space is bathed in natural light, with 1930s-style décor paired with an abundance of greenery offering a sense of al fresco dining in a relaxed and elegant setting.
After dinner, make sure to head for a nightcap in The Sidecar, a cocktail bar that will have you living your own Casablanca fantasy with an aperitif from their unsurpassed ‘Of Tall Tales and Cocktails’ menu