I had seen Powerscourt Shopping Centre in the guide book and I couldn’t wait to go there. Powerscourt is described as a “speciality shopping centre set in an elegant Georgian house” and it is located just off Grafton Street. So far it is my favourite place in Dublin!!!
History: Formally, 59 South William Street was home to Richard Wingfield 3rd Viscount Powerscourt (1730-1788) and his wife Lady Amelia, who bought the Townhouse to entertain guests during Parliament season. Now it houses coffee shops, restaurants and shops.
What to see: Don’t miss the excellent collection of antique shops and The Doll Store Hospital & Museum.
PYG CAFE: On my second visit we had time to stop for lunch at PYG on the ground floor. Not only was the food really good but you could not ask for better scenery to look at while you eat. Where ever you sit you can see the wonderful architecture of the Georgian building that makes up the Centre. I really liked there menu as there was something for everyone with sandwiches, salads, chips and much much more!
I had the Goats Cheese Salad which to be honest, when it arrived I was disappointed as the goats cheese looked a little weird, but it was AMAZING! J had the Chicken, Bacon & Guacamole Ciabatta with a salad which he described as ‘confused’. We shared an order of skinny fries which were fine but a little undercooked.