Our friend Rebecca, who previously reviewed Dillinger’s in Ranelagh for us, gets back in touch with a tip about a new deli in Dublin’s Harold’s Cross:
Last week I got taken to lunch in the recently opened Mayfield Deli and Eatery. Situated between Harold’s Cross and Terenure, this lovely little place is perfect for a spot of delicious fare. The premises used to be a butcher’s and they’ve incorporated the old butcher hooks and wall tiles, prettying it up with plenty of colourful china and lovely bijou bits and bobs.
Mayfield is like a miniature version of Avoca, with sandwiches, soups, stews, savoury tarts and lots of sweet baked goods. They have a small selection of artisan foods on sale as well, including items like handmade fudge and elderflower presse. My boyfriend Jim had a ham, gruyere and artichoke focaccia, which was of epic proportions given the €5.50 price tag. With thick slices of real ham, it was a massive hit and looked divine. I went for the Poached Salmon Salad Nicoise (€7.95). A different take on an old favourite, I was impressed with the size, the fresh ingredients and delicious dressing. We shared a Pear and Raspberry Upside-Down Cake, a snip at €3.50. It was so moist and tasty we had to polish it off, despite being stuffed.
Most places in Dublin let me down on the coffee front but I had a great cappuccino (€2.50), and Jim got a pot of tea, (€2.40). He was delighted to find that it was Suki loose-leaf tea. Tea drinkers are often less spoiled than coffee-fiends like myself, so this was a particularly nice touch, and Jim assured me it tasted a treat. They sell boxes of Suki in store as well. All the food on the menu is available to take out at a cheaper rate and they do a fantastic deal on any sandwich with soup for €8.50 to eat in or €7.95 to take out. This is real high quality: everything is homemade and the portions are huge, so these prices are a real bargain.
Thanks Rebecca! I will definitely have to check this out.
The Mayfield Deli and Eatery is at 7 Terenure Road North.