The Red Stables Olive’s Rooms – Review
March 2, 2018 (No Comments) by Tahlia Peppard

The Red Stables is located in St Anne’s Park in Clontarf. The park itself is something to rave about; it’s massive and so lovely and green, but today we won’t be talking about the park, we’ll be reviewing The Red Stables – Olive’s Rooms.

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The Red Stables in St Anne’s Park was built in 1885 by Arthur Edward Guinness, Lord Ardilaun. The Stables now house an arts and crafts centre with room for artists, a gallery and a café.  The café is known as Olive’s Rooms and although it might appear small and quaint, it serves the most nutritious and healthy food. The café is located in a carefully renovated portion of the historic Red Stables building.

As soon as you walk into the café, you are immediately hit with the smell of pastries and freshness and if that isn’t enough to entice you, you can check out the array of foods they serve through the display window.

Everything is so colourful and inviting (if you can even say that about food) and you can see that the utmost care is put into displaying, making and serving these dishes.
You start by looking at the menu displayed on a blackboard above the kitchen or simply choose from the display cabinet or selection of pastries right in front of you.

Once you have decided, you go to the tills, tell them what you’d like to order, you pay and the servers bring over your food once it’s ready. It’s very easy and the service is quite quick.

The Food

Firstly, I tried something simple; I went for a scone with cream and jam and a hot chocolate. To sum this little light meal up – soft and creamy. The scone was fresh out of the oven, so it was still warm, but the slight flavor in the scone was what really got me, it tasted of wholewheat, but somehow, the taste wasn’t overpowering nor dry, this teamed with jam and cream was simply delightful.

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The next time I visited Olive’s Rooms, I decided to be a bit more daring and ordered the Free Range Chicken Wrap, which includes spiced marinated free range chicken breast, oriental slaw, satay sauce, rocket. The meal was more than enough to fill you up and they are very generous with their salad serving. The marinated chicken had a slight tinge of peanut butter, which I found interesting but combined with the salad dressing, tasted absolutely divine.

With this type of meal, you really have to take your time in order to get all the tastes that the wrap, salad and chicken provide. All in all, the whole meal was a success; the wrap was soft and very easy to chew and as mentioned above the salad and the chicken combined provided a new and interesting taste.

One of the last times I visited Olive’s Rooms, I chose something perhaps healthier; I ordered a piece of their fresh quiche and a side of salad. They have a new quiche everyday, which shows that the dish is obviously very popular and I can see why. The quiche is cooked to perfection (as cliché as that sounds) and is really moist and succulent. My quiche was filled with cheese and diced veggies and the crust of the quiche was light and crispy. The salad I got was very colourful and nutritious and had little bits of quinoa or cous cous in it. As I mentioned above, the serving was very generous and could easily fill you up. There was crisp leaves of lettuce/cabbage, the savoury flavor of slice red onions, the sweet taste of carrots and nice juicy red tomatoes. This all combined to make a delicious meal and definitely something I would recommend to anyone going to The Red Stables.

Service

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The service at Olive’s Rooms was very quick and prompt. You weren’t waiting ages for your meal to arrive and the food was always hot or cold depending on what you ordered. The whole café runs very smoothly and you can see that the servers and cooks communicate with one another and work together to provide an excellent service for their customers. Everyone who works there always has a smile on their face and is always more than happy to help you.

Décor

The décor at Olive’s Rooms is very simple and not overpowering. The chairs are white and there is a wide variety of tables inside and outside. Although it may appear small, the café fits a lot of people.

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It is understated, yet sophisticated and inviting. The café emits a warm and friendly atmosphere. There is a small selection of pictures scattered in places around the café with a mirror covering the back wall. Water is available on tap as there is a table containing glasses and jugs of water with extra napkins and knives and forks.

Prices

Olive’s Rooms serve high-class and nutritious food and despite their hearty portions, they are very reasonable with their prices. They range from about 3 Euro to 12 Euro, which isn’t bad considering what you’re getting. They are value for money. The best thing about this café is the fact that they also do kids and junior meals, which means it’s child friendly.

The Red Stables – Olive’s Rooms.

I would definitely recommend taking a trip out to The Red Stables; starting with a walk around the park and finishing with a delicious meal that you are guaranteed at Olive’s Rooms.

Tahlia Peppard
I’m interested in writing and reading as well as keeping up with entertainment news as a personal interest. Love to travel and meet new people!

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The Red Stables Olive’s Rooms – Review
March 2, 2018 (No Comments) by Tahlia Peppard

The Red Stables is located in St Anne’s Park in Clontarf. The park itself is something to rave about; it’s massive and so lovely and green, but today we won’t be talking about the park, we’ll be reviewing The Red Stables – Olive’s Rooms.

the-red-stables-olives-rooms-review

The Red Stables in St Anne’s Park was built in 1885 by Arthur Edward Guinness, Lord Ardilaun. The Stables now house an arts and crafts centre with room for artists, a gallery and a café.  The café is known as Olive’s Rooms and although it might appear small and quaint, it serves the most nutritious and healthy food. The café is located in a carefully renovated portion of the historic Red Stables building.

As soon as you walk into the café, you are immediately hit with the smell of pastries and freshness and if that isn’t enough to entice you, you can check out the array of foods they serve through the display window.

Everything is so colourful and inviting (if you can even say that about food) and you can see that the utmost care is put into displaying, making and serving these dishes.
You start by looking at the menu displayed on a blackboard above the kitchen or simply choose from the display cabinet or selection of pastries right in front of you.

Once you have decided, you go to the tills, tell them what you’d like to order, you pay and the servers bring over your food once it’s ready. It’s very easy and the service is quite quick.

The Food

Firstly, I tried something simple; I went for a scone with cream and jam and a hot chocolate. To sum this little light meal up – soft and creamy. The scone was fresh out of the oven, so it was still warm, but the slight flavor in the scone was what really got me, it tasted of wholewheat, but somehow, the taste wasn’t overpowering nor dry, this teamed with jam and cream was simply delightful.

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The next time I visited Olive’s Rooms, I decided to be a bit more daring and ordered the Free Range Chicken Wrap, which includes spiced marinated free range chicken breast, oriental slaw, satay sauce, rocket. The meal was more than enough to fill you up and they are very generous with their salad serving. The marinated chicken had a slight tinge of peanut butter, which I found interesting but combined with the salad dressing, tasted absolutely divine.

With this type of meal, you really have to take your time in order to get all the tastes that the wrap, salad and chicken provide. All in all, the whole meal was a success; the wrap was soft and very easy to chew and as mentioned above the salad and the chicken combined provided a new and interesting taste.

One of the last times I visited Olive’s Rooms, I chose something perhaps healthier; I ordered a piece of their fresh quiche and a side of salad. They have a new quiche everyday, which shows that the dish is obviously very popular and I can see why. The quiche is cooked to perfection (as cliché as that sounds) and is really moist and succulent. My quiche was filled with cheese and diced veggies and the crust of the quiche was light and crispy. The salad I got was very colourful and nutritious and had little bits of quinoa or cous cous in it. As I mentioned above, the serving was very generous and could easily fill you up. There was crisp leaves of lettuce/cabbage, the savoury flavor of slice red onions, the sweet taste of carrots and nice juicy red tomatoes. This all combined to make a delicious meal and definitely something I would recommend to anyone going to The Red Stables.

Service

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The service at Olive’s Rooms was very quick and prompt. You weren’t waiting ages for your meal to arrive and the food was always hot or cold depending on what you ordered. The whole café runs very smoothly and you can see that the servers and cooks communicate with one another and work together to provide an excellent service for their customers. Everyone who works there always has a smile on their face and is always more than happy to help you.

Décor

The décor at Olive’s Rooms is very simple and not overpowering. The chairs are white and there is a wide variety of tables inside and outside. Although it may appear small, the café fits a lot of people.

image

It is understated, yet sophisticated and inviting. The café emits a warm and friendly atmosphere. There is a small selection of pictures scattered in places around the café with a mirror covering the back wall. Water is available on tap as there is a table containing glasses and jugs of water with extra napkins and knives and forks.

Prices

Olive’s Rooms serve high-class and nutritious food and despite their hearty portions, they are very reasonable with their prices. They range from about 3 Euro to 12 Euro, which isn’t bad considering what you’re getting. They are value for money. The best thing about this café is the fact that they also do kids and junior meals, which means it’s child friendly.

The Red Stables – Olive’s Rooms.

I would definitely recommend taking a trip out to The Red Stables; starting with a walk around the park and finishing with a delicious meal that you are guaranteed at Olive’s Rooms.

Tahlia Peppard
I’m interested in writing and reading as well as keeping up with entertainment news as a personal interest. Love to travel and meet new people!

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