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We will be closed for our Christmas break from 5pm 22/12/19 - 10am 03/01/2020! In the meantime, we’ve lots of options for your Christmas Events! email us reservations@brotherhubbard.ie


Christmas Parties at Brother Hubbard 2019

CHRISTMAS 2019 at BROTHER HUBBARD

We would be delighted to host your special event at Brother Hubbard this Christmas!

Brother Hubbard Christmas Brochure 2019 Click to Load PDF

We can cater for groups of all sizes: from 2 to 200!

We’ve a delightful sharing menu to bring you the best food for the festive season! Our menu is designed to be full of flavour, colour and delight – and is specifically designed as a sharing menu to add that extra measure of conviviality to your event!

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Our food is made 100% from scratch by us and caters exceptionally well for dietary requirements, with amazing choices for those who are meat and fish eaters, those that are vegetarian, vegan or require a gluten-free meal!

We’ve a wonderful wine list as well as spirits and Irish craft beer on tap – as well as some very special cocktails.

Please get in touch with us about your plans for your Christmas 2019 event!

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Brother Hubbard Christmas Brochure 2019 Click to Load PDF

OktoberFeast @ BrotherHubbard

To celebrate Oktoberfest, the famous German festival, and to belatedly mark the launch of our very own Brother Hubbard Beer, we’ve collaborated with our dear friends Eight Degrees Brewery to create a very special event! Whilst more traditionally the emphasis is on the beer, we want this to be as much about a lovely shared dining experience as it is about some delicious beer! 

We are building a really lovely sharing menu based around some traditional German dishes. Alongside this we will serve a few different styles of beer which include, of course, our own brew. There will also be some schnapps to wash it all down if you fancy.

We will run this event on Sunday 6th October from 5pm, with reservations available throughout the evening. Tables are allocated for 2 hours. We can take bookings for larger groups very easily also.

Book your table with us via Eventbrite (please note we are only able to sell tickets in advance via this platform). 

The starters will all be shared, as will the mains and desserts - family/feast-style. Even though this is a sharing menu, we will be able to accommodate vegetarian and vegan customers alongside their meat-eating friends (as well as those requiring gluten-free dishes! But please do note that, as it is a fixed menu, we may not be able to deal with other allergen requirements - if you've any questions about this in advance of booking, please email reservations@brotherhubbard.ie).

So, please, come one, come all!

Tickets are priced at €32.50 per person (ex. booking fee) for the 3-course meal and this includes a glass of Brother Hubbard beer (or a non-alcoholic drink if you prefer) to get things started! This is the perfect event for larger groups as well as couples - the more the merrier!

If you’ve any queries about this before booking your ticket, please email us: reservations@brotherhubbard.ie (subject: OktoberFeast).

IMPORTANT: If you are booking as part of a group and you are not all buying the tickets together at once, please email us the details of the group and those buying the tickets so that we can ensure that we are seating you together. Email reservations@brotherhubbard.ie, title "Oktoberfeast - Group Reservation". Thank you!

How the year has flown by! And what a great year it has been! 

We’ve had been quite an unbelievable year in Brother Hubbard, North and South.  And we are so incredibly grateful for all of the support of our wonderful customers, day in and day out throughout a busy 12 months.

We’ve come on in leaps and bounds in our not-so-new-anymore space in Brother Hubbard North. We’ve hosted some great events and really had so much fun with our new space. We’ve made it super green and with the great summer, the terrace was in full swing and full bloom - we felt blessed. 

In both cafes, our menu continues to evolve and our adventures and explorations with wonderful cuisines continue. Our team of chefs have put a huge amount of love and effort into our new approach to our menus. Still very much bedded in the wonderful textures, colours and flavours of Middle Eastern cuisine, this year we used our weekly specials as a way of exploring other international delights. We went on culinary journeys to Vietnam, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, Germany, France, America and so many other areas, as well as visiting traditional Irish dishes more than once. This has been met with a fantastic reaction from our customers and we look forward to continuing those culinary escapades in the New Year. 

Our core menu continues to be focussed on healthy, fresh and vibrant food - substantially, but not exclusively, vegetarian (and often vegan too) - it is all designed to leave you feeling better, hopefully with a spring in your step when you get up from the table. We’ve some very exciting plans for early 2019 as regards some new directions to take our core menu.

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We were thrilled to have been awarded Best Breakfast in Ireland by the Irish Independent newspaper - it was a real thrill and honour - and just a few weeks ago we were delighted to have been shortlisted for the Award for 2019! Thanks to everyone for their support in this regard - it is so greatly appreciated.

Our Middle East Feast dinner offering has grown from strength to strength and we have some exceptionally exciting plans for our dinner offering early next year (more on that in January!).  We also hosted a wonderful Irish Vegan Supper Club as well as some other great events - we are hoping to make the Supper Clubs more routine next year as, though we tried, it was a busy year and there wasn’t always room in our schedule to host more of these alas.

One of the biggest developments with the businesses last year was the introduction of Farmhand Coffee - a wonderful collaboration to help us source the best possible coffee. Farmhand roasts its coffee on site in the old Brother Hubbard premises on Capel St and, finally, for so many of you who have asked, next year will be launching retail bags of coffee for you to take home!! Our team of baristas are devoted to ensuring we serve these wonderful coffee beans in the best possible way - to always give you a great, interesting coffee experience with us.

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One of the other big developments this year was the launch of our new shop and the dedicated take-away space in Brother Hubbard North. This has allowed us to sell lots more of our homemade products, our favourite ingredients as well as stock some wonderful artisan products. It has been met with a fantastic reaction and we are excited to collaborate with even more wonderful artisan producers next year. We also now have more food options for take-away than ever before - a menu full of variety to enjoy on the go!

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James and I started Brother Hubbard at the very height of the recession almost 7 years ago - on a wing and a prayer, not knowing what to expect. The business has grown somewhat since then - from being able to seat 14 people with 4 on the team to today, having both cafes (North and South), our shop, take-away, our coffee roastery collaboration and a team of almost 70. 

We could not have imagined this journey - it has been very unexpected but also very organic for us. And, day after day, it remains exciting, intriguing and a great joy for us. But best of all is the privilege of working with some many wonderful people - from our exceptionally hard-working teams of kitchen porters, chefs, bakers, baristas and service staff to the wonderful, wonderful customers we welcome - so many new but also so many familiar faces we fondly welcome back so often. We remain grateful every time a customer walks through our doors. It means an awful lot to us - and we work hard, aiming to put in great care and focus to ensure our customers feel welcomed, cared for and appreciated. 

We’ve never said this publicly before but our mission statement, since day one has been simply put as:

To create Delight for our Customers and our Team.

This remains as true and as much a priority today as it did on day one, all those years ago. We believe that’s what’s allowed us to still be here and to grow. And it will always remain our priority. 

Thank you to our team, thank you to our customers and thank you to the community around us - our neighbours, suppliers and those who support us. We wish you each a wonderful, special Christmas and look forward to more adventures with you in 2019!

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From the bottom of our hearts, thank you one and all!

Garrett and James.

Christmas Shopping Made Easy (and delicious!) at Brother Hubbard

Christmas Shopping Made Easy (and delicious!) at Brother Hubbard

We’ve lots of options for Christmas gifting in Brother Hubbard this season! 

In Brother Hubbard North, we’ve a wonderful array of Irish artisan products - from Ó’Conaill Chocolates, White Mausu, Donegal Natural Soap to the wonderful Arran Street East Pottery (including their new Coffee Pour Over brewer exclusively with us!) as well as lots and lots of other items (such as plants, teapots, cookbooks….the list goes on).WhatsApp-Image-2018-12-14-at-10.55.07-AM

Plus we’ve a delightful selection of our own most popular homemade products to help with your Christmas list. We’ve some lovely hampers to choose from - The Brother Hubbard Cookbook Hamper, the Christmas Morning Hamper and our Spice Hamper! In addition to these, we have some make-at-home kits (our Winter Tonic and our Hot Chocolate Packs) as well as lots of individual items, from our selection of jams to spice mixes, to help stuff those stockings! See below for our brochure of all our homemade goods and hamper options.

We’ve a smaller selection of the above available at Brother Hubbard South, with the full selection for you to browse through and buy in our new shop area in Brother Hubbard North. James or one of the team will be on hand to sort you out.

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We also sell our vouchers at Brother Hubbard North (valid for either cafe or the shop) and online at https://brotherhubbard.ie/shop-home.

Combine your Christmas brunching with some almost-effortless shopping!

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LAUNCH OF “COFFEE POUR OVER” BY ARRAN STREET EAST

In collaboration with Farmhand Coffee & Brother Hubbard

Brother Hubbard is hosting the launch of a very exciting new product by the wonderful folks at Arran Street East: their specially developed “Coffee Pour Over” Coffee Brewer.

Launching just in time for Christmas, we are putting together a very special event next Tuesday evening to celebrate and demonstrate this great new Irish product, made here in Dublin 1.

Peter from our partners Farmhand Coffee Roastery will be giving a talk and demonstration about how to best use this wonderful product to achieve the perfect cup, using Farmhand single-origin beans, roasted here on Capel St.

There will also be talks with the potters and the lovely folks behind Arran Street East.

There will be a little wine, some nibbles and, of course, coffee!  There will also be special discounts on the evening for the brewer and other Arran Street East products available exclusively on the evening.

Tickets for the event can be booked here (the event is free and tickets will be allocated on a first come basis!): https://asecoffeepouroverlaunch.eventbrite.ie

( or search “Arran Street East” on www.eventbrite.ie )

Christmas Breakfasty-Brunch Party

Hi folks! We are delighted to have had such a great reaction to our Christmas Lunch and Dinner Party offering this year (see here). We’ve also had a lot of requests for people wanting something a little bit different. With that in mind, we’ve put together a Christmas Breakfasty-Brunch Party menu for groups which will be available Monday-Friday mornings in December for groups of 10 or more (and for groups of 20 or more, we can also offer a separate private dining area!). 

Please take a look at our offering below and if you would like any further details, or to make a reservation, please contact Tita at reservations@brotherhubbard.ie or on 01 44 11 112.


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CHRISTMAS PARTIES 2018 AT BROTHER HUBBARD

Christmas At Brother Hubbard 2018 Brochure Click To Load Pdf

Forgive us - we know that perhaps not even a leaf has turned brown yet - however, we’ve been inundated in enquiries about Christmas parties for this November and December (we received our first enquiry on the hottest day of the year in July - some people certainly like to be organised!). 

So, in response, we’ve put our heads down and are now delighted to offer to host your special festive event at Brother Hubbard North! 

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We’ve a range of options to suit budgets, time of day, group size and preference.

We are thrilled to be hosting Christmas events in our exciting new space on Capel Street - as well as overall increased seating, we are able to offer areas for private dining for your group (depending on the size of your group) as well as hosting smaller and larger groups in our main dining area.

We are proud to have been listed as one of the Top 100 Places to Eat in Ireland each year for the past 5 years. Our menus are built around quality and value. They are also especially devised for sharing with our feast offering, which we feel makes for a far more special and convivial dining experience for a group! WhatsApp-Image-2018-09-04-at-2.41.58-PM.

We cater exceptionally well for most dietary requirements: carnivores, vegetarians, vegans (as well as those with gluten and dairy intolerances). In particular, our menu can be delivered fully vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free for those attending your event alongside those at your event who eat meat, fish and gluten!

We’re setting out in our brochure below the details for our two main festive offerings (our feasting menus, for lunch and for dinner). However, if you do have any particular requirements, please do not hesitate to let us know - last year we hosted several groups for Festive Breakfasts and Brunches (we will announce details of those menus soon).

So, we are now finally ready to take bookings for festive events for November and December. Please email any enquiries to reservations@brotherhubbard.ie or contact us on 01-44 11 112. See full details below along with sample menus (these will be finalised nearer the time but are indicative of the structure, creativity, value of our festive party menus).

We hope to welcome you and your group!

Garrett & the team at Brother Hubbard


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The Real World Cup – A Cup that truly matters to everyone….

Hi folks,

So there has been so much attention lately on eco-minded approaches in businesses (a fantastic development!), we thought we would communicate with you folks about all of the steps we try to take to help us be greener and more environmentally friendly.

1.     For five long years now, we’ve been offering a 20c discount on KeepCups when they are used by our customers for take away coffees. When we first started this, we got many of our regulars converted to using KeepCups. However, we’ve noticed in the past year in particular that there has been a very, very substantial growth in KeepCup usage – which we are really delighted about. We are also delighted to see many other cafes finally embrace this positive policy also!

Furthermore, we treat customers to their first coffee for free when they buy one of our Keepcups!

2.     We’ve also banned the use of plastic straws in the café – again, this is something that we are seeing more and more businesses address recently.

3.     Since day one, the vast majority of our take away items (disposables) have been compostable - or where they aren’t, recyclable/made of recycled materials, with just one or two exceptions (which we are looking to address as soon as possible). This includes all of our “disposable” coffee cups and lids, soup pots, salad boxes, our wooden knives and forks, our cornstarch spoons, etc.

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4.     Furthermore, we feel it is not enough to simply use compostable/recyclable items – to the extent possible, needless consumption should be avoided. People tend to forget that even if something is compostable/recyclable, it still takes incredible amounts of energy (often from carbon-producing sources) as well as carbon-producing transportation, to produce and distribute (and dispose of, even if done so sensibly) these single-use items.

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5.     For the above reason, each and every customer for take away is always asked by us if they need cutlery or if they need a bag – we are happy to provide them if they are necessary, but we encourage people to avoid using them wherever possible. Most people are returning to their offices that are well-stocked with plates, spoons, cutlery, etc.

6.     When someone can easily carry something in their hands (rather than using a bag), we encourage it also in order to avoid using a bag. Too often, people automatically grab cutlery, napkins or a bag when they can be absolutely unnecessary.

7.     In addition to the above measures, we ensure that all of our own organic waste is sent for composting.

8.     Furthermore, the packaging that our produce/deliveries we receive are returned to our suppliers for recycling. We are encouraging our suppliers to use less and less delivery packaging wherever they can.

9.     We only sell our own filtered still and sparkling water for sit-in customers to avoid unnecessary use of bottles (be they glass or plastic).

10.  We also have switched to serving only draft beer (Irish craft beer from Eight Degrees Brewery) to avoid the unnecessary use of glass bottles – again, think of the energy that goes in to production, transportation, recycling of all that glass!

11.  We even have our own greenhouse on our roof where we use some of our coffee grinds. This is where we are beginning to a small selection of our own herbs (and some vegetables) for use in some of our dishes.

12.  We aim to keep our menu seasonal in order to help us in ensure that we are reducing our environmental impact.

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As proud as we are of all of the above steps, there is still a long road ahead and we need to be relentless in taking steps (some big, some small) in the right direction. And we all need to do it together – we as a business, but also by encouraging the right kind of behaviour with our customers.

On that basis, we are delighted to announce our newest incentive for the right kind of behaviour!

As mentioned above, most of our take away items are compostable. However, people tend to forget that for the right outcome to be achieved, those materials actually need to end up in a compost bin!

It seems to be a very common misconception that they can simply be put in “the recycling”. However, they absolutely do need to be treated differently and correctly handled, in order to achieve the right outcome!

So, to help people on the right path, we will now happily accept back any of our compostable items that are returned to us and ensure they are disposed of correctly (ending up ultimately as plant-and-earth-nourishing compost!). To incentivise this, we are trialling a scheme whereby we will give people a 15c discount off a purchase for take away when they are returning compostable items, starting from Monday 23rd July in both cafes.


We had been in touch recently with the lovely people at Recycling List Ireland to talk to them about this issue – they’ve just released some further useful information (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k133eRJM6yg&feature=youtu.be )!

We will always work hard to make improvements and differences in what we do – it’s better for us, better for you and better for our world.  This will be an on-going journey, made sometimes of giant leaps but, more often, important little steps that count for so much. Thanks for your support and we’d be delighted if you can spread the word and encourage the right kinds of behaviour in your own workplaces, other businesses you give your custom to, and your colleagues, family, friends and neighbours.

P.S.

We’ve come across this wonderful website: https://recyclinglistireland.ie/ which has lots and lots of really useful information to help clarify the dos/don’ts of recycling/composting.

Other really useful and interesting information can be found at:

https://www.repak.ie/our-campaigns/news/compostable-packaging-a-solution-to-plastic-waste/

https://www.down2earthmaterials.ie/general-info/

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