Hugo's

Price guide: Mid-range

6 Merrion Row, Dublin 2

Price guide: Mid-range

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By Yvonne Kerr , your Dublin expert

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#26 of 30
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Expert overall rating:4.0 out of 5
Food and drink:
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Ambience:
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Service:
4.2
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Location:
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Value for money:
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Recommended for:
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Expert review of Hugo's

With its funky decor and live jazz, Hugo's offers one of Dublin's best Sunday brunches.

The last time I ate here we tried to order a half bottle of wine but when the waiter presented a full bottle ‘by accident’, we couldn't say no, that's the kind of place it is! Find the turquoise exterior - Hugo’s is the cool younger sister of established bars and eateries along Baggot Street on 'The Golden Mile’. It scores big for decor and atmosphere, perhaps not so much for the food, but that doesn’t keep the crowds away.

Food and drink: 

The menu is short and sweet, with a mix of French and Italian dishes, and something for all palates – tapas and salads, fish, chicken and even wild boar. The wine list is extensive (there are not that many by the glass however). You won’t be blown away by the food, but you’ll have a great time. Homemade desserts are one of the features.

Recommended dishes: 

Try the steak, or the wild boar. The homemade desserts are delicious.

Ambience: 

Sunday brunch is a popular and lively affair with live jazz to lift the spirits. The atmosphere is bubbly and warm and there’s something about the colourful walls and mood lighting that provokes great conversation.

Service: 

It's informal and chatty – you’ll be sharing a few jokes with either your host or your waitron.

Location: 

It's on the ‘Golden Mile’, Dublin’s Merrion Row, close to Stephen’s Green.

Price advice: 

Best value is Sunday brunch with dishes from 8-15 euros and live jazz.

Tables to book: 

Book a table upstairs for Sunday brunch with live jazz from 1.15-3.30pm.

More information on Hugo's:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Brasserie, Restaurant, Wine bar
Food:
French, Italian, Seafood, Snacks
Address:
6 Merrion Row, Dublin 2
Telephone:
01 676 5955
Serves:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Sat noon-11pm, Sun 11am-4pm, 5-11pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested
Free tags / Keywords:
Live jazz, Sunday brunch

Have you been to Hugo's? Would you recommended it?