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South African food in Dublin, Ireland

By December 2, 2016October 5th,

South African food in Dublin, Ireland

December 2, 2016

We’ve reached the last month of the year, and many of us are anxious for 2016 to be done. Before we wave goodbye to the year, though, we want to make a few more stops at some South African restaurants abroad. This week we’re letting our hair down at Pielow’s in Dublin.

Restaurant of the week: Pielow’s

Owners of Pielow’s may be Irish by birth, but a chance detour for a holiday in South Africa lead to an adventure of a lifetime and the birth of this renowned Irish-South African restaurant.

Deciding to swap a campervan tour of Europe for a holiday in Tulbagh instead. After one week in this strange new town, they signed a contract to buy a traditional cape Dutch cottage in the area with 1.5 hectares to cultivate.  They packed up and shipped their existing restaurant and possessions to Tulbagh and set up shop.

They eventually returned to Ireland and opened Pielow’s in Dublin – providing delectable fusion meals with distinct flavours from these disparate countries.

Pielow’s menu

Pielow’s offers patrons a little bit of Irish, a little bit of South African and a lot of flavour!

The menu includes:

  • Soup of the day
  • Tian of Salmon Dill mayonnaise
  • Baked Brie Parcel
  • PIelow’s Own Smoked Duck Salad
  • Thai Style Prawns
  • Charcuterie Plate
  • Fresh Scallops
  • Seafood Specialities Daily
  • Roast Pork Steak
  • Pan-Fried Breast of Corn-Fed Chicken
  • Char-grilled Ostrich Fillet
  • Char-grilled Loin of Venison
  • Roast Rack of Lamb
  • Char-grilled Rib Eye Steak
  • Char-grilled Fillet Steak
  • Game pie
  • Raspberry Pavlova
  • Pear & Frangipane Tart
  • Creme Brulee
  • Rutoph
  • Profiteroles
  • Ice-cream selection
  • Cheese Plate

Pielow’s contact details

Diners can contact Pielow’s via their website.

Restaurant details

  • Address: 2 Main Street, Cabinteely, Dublin 18, Ireland
  • Phone: +353 01 284 0914
  • Email:
  • Trading hours: Wed – Thu: 18:00 – 21:30, Fri – Sat: 18:00 – 22:00

Special features

If you have a taste for South African wine, you’ll be happy to know that they stock a range of South African favourites as well as other international wines. You can also purchase Pielow’s wines from various wine merchants in Ireland.

Feel free to follow them on Facebook.

Remember to check in again next week for your South African expat shopping & dining feature.

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