Whether you've woken up after a hectic night on the tiles or you're needing some sustenance for a long night shift, you'll need some brunch that will perk you up and give you the energy to meet the rest of the day head-on.
Sometimes, scrambled eggs just won't cut the mustard. That's why we've put together this list of exciting brunch meal options guaranteed to whet your appetite and get you out of bed!
1. Protein-packed Sashimi, Kyoto Sushi & Noodle
One of the smartest brunch fuels one will find in the country, Sashimi is thinly-sliced raw, fresh fish that's crammed with protein to keep you going for longer. Sashimi also features omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients such as niacin, phosphorous and magnesium. At Kyoto Sushi & Noodle, you can get four slices of anything from salmon and squid to tuna and octopus.
2. Energising Insalate, La Cucina
One of the simplest yet most satisfying salads, Insalate offer a balanced diet of fresh vegetables, fibre and protein. At La Cucina in Limerick, these masterful guys offer smoked chicken alongside their mouth-watering Insalate, complete with either balsamic or lemon & mint dressing to really bring it to life.
3. Fresh Noodle Boxes, Wok to Go
You cannot beat a fresh stir-fry with egg noodles providing the protein and the fresh vegetables providing the nutrients to kick-start your day. Limerick's kings of Chinese cuisine, Wok to Go offer fresh noodle boxes with a range of Asian-style sauces from Teriyaki and Oyster to Black Bean and Satay.
4. Hearty Soup of the Day, Petit Paris
If you're under the weather or you're craving nutrients after a busy weekend, choose Petit Paris for a heart-warming bowl of their Soup of the Day. The homemade soups are crammed full of fresh, locally sourced vegetable and are served with brown soda bread on the side. You can give them a call to find out the Soup of the Day or just take it as it comes!
5. Homemade Buttermilk Pancakes, The Buttery
With a clear remit to jazz up Limerick's food scene, The Buttery is doing just that. Every Saturday and Sunday, The Buttery serves only its lip-smacking and mouth-watering brunch menu, with its homemade buttermilk pancakes proving a continual hit with the locals. You can even request for candied bacon bits in your pancake batter – the perfect brunch for those demanding a sugar rush!
6. Tantalising Tagliere, Olio & Farina
A more sophisticated brunch option would be to place an order with Olio & Farina. This cute Italian in Dublin delivers masterful platters of cured meats and deli cheeses accompanied with olives, salads and dips. The perfect picky brunch for those craving sweet and saltier flavours.
7. Chirashizushi Don, Taikichi
Donburis (or Japanese rice bowls) are everything one could need for breakfast and lunch in one compact bowl of Asian goodness. Taikichi's Chirashizushi Don combines raw fish and fresh vegetables with a lively Miso soup and a bed of rice and you get a mind-blowing combination of flavour and nutrients that you can eat on the go or on the couch at home.
For a comprehensive choice of brunch options delivered to your door, check out Deliveroo's full list of restaurants here.