'Yuleyard', Eatyard's 'winter wonderland" themed food market opens today, with heated and covered outdoor stalls, festive food vendors and "winter warmer" bars. It's open Thursday to Sunday until December 23rd, with pop-up craft and farmers markets on Saturdays and Sundays. Here's what you can expect if you head along.
Eatyard staples, Box Burger and The Big Blue Bus will be there with their usual menus along with some seasonal specials, and Lucky Tortoise will be serving their dim sum style menu, with dishes like pork shoulder bao and steamed dumplings.
Meltdown will be selling Christmas themed cheese toasties, including the “Cheese’s of Nazereth” with mature cheddar, brie, blue cheese and plum and apple chutney. They also have cheese fondue, which needs to be pre-booked. Flamin' Marvellous will be there with their Irish bratwurst sausages, and Wow Bubble Waffle will be serving their highly-instagrammable waffle cones - if that's your thang.
As always with Bodytonic, there are plenty of drink offerings to choose from. Baileys, who ran a pop-up market in Eatyard last year, return with their Treat Bar for cocktails and boozy hot chocolates, featuring a table full of toppings to let your inner child go nuts.
Carlsberg will be pouring their new pilsner, Carlsberg Unfiltered, Schweppes Alchemy Bar will be serving a range of cocktails, including the “Tinsel Toddy” and “Merry Margarita”, as well as their festive version of a gin and tonic, the “Jingle and Tonic”, and The Bernard Shaw have their own stand, a Winter Warmer Bar, with mulled cider, mulled wine, hot whiskey and hot port. So no reason to be cold.
Bodytonic have installed their own version of carpool karaoke, 'Caravan Karaoke', with Christmas tunes galore, and the Eatyard Stage will host crafting workshops, demos and tastings, along with Christmas films and live music. We could definitely think of worse ways to spend a day in the city.
Yuleyard at Eatyard
9-10 South Richmond Street, Dublin 2
Thu - Fri 12:00 - 14:00, 17:00 - 22:00. Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:00.