The new boutique hotel situated in Ranelagh, Dublin 6, is home to a rooftop restaurant and terrace, forty bedrooms, a boutique cinema, a great coffee spot and an incredible new cocktail bar.
Layla’s Rooftop Restaurant, Bar and Terrace is an atmospheric space with exposed timber joisted ceilings, oak floorboards and 1950s inspired tan leather booths. The centrepiece of the room is a beautiful three-sided marble and leather clad bar, nestled beside the open kitchen and pizza oven.
Head chef Paul Devoy has created an inventive menu, and the breakfast includes organic eggs Benedict; or Inch House black pudding, shaved pickled pear salad, Crozier blue cheese, mustard & apple dressing. For lunch, options include sesame tofu, flaked BBQ salmon, calamari and clam linguine, and pizza fresh from the pizza oven.
Dinner options include shrimp & crab rigatoni pasta, Ibérico pork cheeks, sea bream fillet or the roast hazelnut with blackened cauliflower, artichoke, taglierini, lemon zest, parmesan and black pepper. Round the meal off with desserts such as a chocolate delice, white chocolate terrine or dulce de leche crème brûlée.
The restaurant wine list has been created by The Devlin’s sommelier, Anke Hartmann. “The wine list has been designed to really inspire our guests to be adventurous. There are different styles of wine – like the refreshing Yuzu Sake, which can be paired with fusion dishes. Or enjoy a Madeira as a digestif or with your cheese. Our list is concise, with wines on tap, classics, and wines for the more curious,” said Anke.
The lower ground floor houses the 42 seater Stella Theatre, Ranelagh, little sister to The Stella Theatre in Rathmines. The tiered cinema space has individual mid-century style armchairs and couches with cosy lamps and side tables beside each armchair.
Situated on the ground floor is the dedicatd DIME coffee hatch, selling a custom coffee blend. The ground floor also houses the Americana Bar, serving cocktails and drinks in a relaxed environment.
Each of the forty bedrooms are kitted out with original artwork, Dyson hair dryers, walk-in power showers, Nespresso coffee machines, Smeg fridges, Netflix and the “Devlin Munchie Boxes”(packed with the most iconic Irish snacks).
All decorative lighting, furniture and joinery were designed by O’Donnell O’Neill Design and are bespoke to The Devlin.