Ever roam around Dublin city on a Sunday afternoon and wonder where you can get a bite to eat, or quench your thirst? If you answered yes, then I have the place for you. Peruke and Periwig on Dawson Street is perfect!
The outside leaves a lot to be desired, but when you go inside it is then that you understand the décor. Once and old travel agents, but more interestingly it was a wig shop back in the 1800’s. The moment you open the door you feel like you’ve found yourself in Diagon Alley. It took me awhile to get over the slight creepiness of the place.
We were welcomed upstairs and seated. The amount of detail in the décor was somewhat hard to take in as I felt like a child. There are three different floors, each is quite small. For the majority of the time, my friend and I had the floor to ourselves. Our waiter was lovely and very busy. But I appreciate a waiter who doesn’t keep coming over asking if everything is okay, he also made brilliant cocktails. It was only later that I realised that he was waiting on two different floors.
Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 12-4 and is very reasonably priced. We chose the ‘Eggs Bennie’ and ‘Shoestring Fries’. To this day I will never know how they get the eggs so perfect. The food was lovely, but it wasn’t the best I’ve ever had. The service and the cocktails sure made up for it. The best part for me, was that the waiter offered us ketchup, didn’t even have to ask and there was no snobbery around it. For ketchup lovers alike I highly recommend it.
Again, as with everything here the attention to detail was incredible, even down to the cocktails. The menu itself was like an old passport belonging to an unsung hero. There are nearly too many to choose from and each are a new twist on the classics. Have a look for yourself. At €10/12 I found them very reasonably priced, especially the fact that we left slightly tipsy at five in the evening.
Altogether, the bill at the end was around twenty euro more than were we usually go, but we are including two drinks in this. What I loved most about this place was the attention to detail. If you are someone that loves quirky, and something that is aesthetically pleasing then I highly recommend it. I know I’ll be back.