Cuisine - Barbeque
In an ever changing world were everyone is concerned with smaller portions and the 'less is more' approach is more prevalent in most restaurants a breath of fresh air can be found in the generous portion sizes of the food found in Ugly Duckling
A standout performer in the Epicurean food hall, the lads over there have only gone and expanded to the south side of the city into George's street arcade to spread the love.
I recently went to their Epicurean food hall kitchen to try one of their sandwiches and see what the buzz was about. I ordered the brisket sandwich, which had slow roasted beef brisket in a delicious gravy, crispy onions on top and lettuce and tomato all combined on a beautiful soft roll.
The brisket was 'melt in your mouth' tender and the gravy accompanied the meat perfectly. The onions on top also added a lovely element to the sandwich and gave the sandwich the bite it needed. Everything was fresh and tasty and i can't recommend this sandwich any more.
I also cannot begin to describe the size of these sandwiches. The portion sizes are beyond generous and one of these sandwiches could easily feed a small family... or a very hungry me!
Furthermore, the other unique menu choices like the 'Po' boy' and the 'Ugly Reuben' make this a very different establishment to the standard sandwich places in Dublin. Most definitely a sandwich shop looking forward, and understanding what their customers want and need.
Rating - 4/5