As a huge lover of steak (especially irregular cuts) I’ve been dying to try out Featherblade. Located on Dawson St., it has a relatively small menu that changes frequently. I usually love places that have small menus (like Bunsen) because if they only do a few items they tend to do them very well. Featherblade did not disappoint in this regard. The main options were either a 9oz featherblade steak or a 9oz chipotle marinated hanger steak. Having never tried a hanger steak and because of my stupid obsessive love with chipotle I opted for the hanger. I asked for mine medium rare with a whiskey peppercorn sauce and Maria got hers with a bearnaise sauce.
I am happy to say it came out cooked perfectly. It was absolutely mouth watering. Probably, if not, the best steak I’ve had in Dublin this year. It didn’t need the whiskey peppercorn sauce as it was incredibly juicy but next time I’ll order the bearnaise for myself to dip my chips in.
To accompany our steaks we got beef dripped chips, charred tenderstem broccoli and creamed spinach (yes we’re pigs). We could probably have done with just one portion of chips between us but we still ate them all anyway. All the sides were gorgeous and I think we made the right choice ordering them. The other options were Roast Sweet Potato, Truffle Mac n Cheese and a Rocket & Parmesan Salad. Next time I’m there I’ll be trying those out.
Obviously for research purposes I had to try out the dessert menu. There was two desserts: Chocolate & Peanut Tart w/ Brittle & Caramel Butter and a Lemon Posset w/ Lavender Meringue, White Choc & Syllabub. We got one each.
As much as I loved my lemon posset the chocolate tart was the winner for me. To wash everything down I had one of their signature cocktails: Berry Fizz. It was fruity and sweet and the type of cocktail I could drink by the bucket.
Overall it was a fantastic meal and I’d happily return to Featherblade again. It was a lovely weekend lunch but would be an equally nice evening meal or a meal before heading out somewhere. Booking in advance is essential as they can get quite busy at the weekends. It’s also very reasonably priced at 13 euro for a steak.
Would I go back to Featherblade? Definitely.
What did I not like? I’ve been trying to find a fault but I can’t. It was really good!