Hubby and I made a return visit to the Moderns at the Museum of Modern Art to see a couple of items that we had to rush through the last time we were there. Afterwards we thought we’d bravely venture to ‘The North Side’ to try out Juno’s Bistro. (Another of the eateries listed in The Dubliner – 100 Best Restaurants). Our satnav successfully guided us to our destination and we even found some free parking nearby.
It was one o’clock and they were serving brunch. There were also some specials on their notice board which the waitress indicated. I chose to have Juno’s Fishcake with poached egg and homemade hollandaise sauce and himself opted for one of the specials – a corned beef hash with spinach, cherry tomatoes and fried eggs priced at €12.50.
Both dishes arrived quite promptly after ordering. My fish cake was quite dense and full of fish (the waitress assured me that there was no padding in it – just fish) but for all that it lacked something to give it zing. The poached egg was a bit small when juxtaposed with the fish cake but it tasted fine and was cooked the way I prefer – not hard. The corned beef hash was an enormous dish with plenty of meat and potatoes. The spinach was stirred through it and had probably just cooked in the heat of the dish, which suited us. We searched high and low but couldn’t see a cherry tomato anywhere in the dish. Who knows why they were omitted? But even without the tomatoes the dish was extremely flavoursome.
The waitress took our empty plates and disappeared… never to be seen again. After about twenty five minutes himself went to the counter to request two americanoes. These were delivered promptly to our table with a brownie taster on the side. A nice touch as an alternative to a coffee biscuit or chocolate.
Fair fare at the price but the service needs attention. This place has achieved lots of awards so it is important to maintain quality. It is worth a visit.