When I’m in the mood for pub food, a beer, and good quality people watching, Molly Malone’s in Kensington is a pretty safe bet. Rooftop patios are hard to come by in this city, so they should be cherished! The bar’s menu is what you’d expect from your typical neighbourhood watering hole. Deep-fried appys, pizzas, sandwiches, burgers, and items perhaps slightly (and I stress the slight) Irish-inspired.
The food isn’t going to change your life, but it’s pretty good, always hot, and most importantly, consistent. I shared the mini yorkshire puddings and their BBLT (extra ‘B‘=brie) with a friend. I am a sucker for these puddings, and the horseradish mayo accompaniment adds a nice zip. The sandwich was good as well, the produce was fresh, sandwiched in between whole wheat bread with generous amounts of brie and bacon. A mountain of fries came with the sandwich (maybe I should of opted for the salad?), which was definitely too many for one person!
Overall, I do really enjoy going to Molly Malone’s, it has one of the best rooftop patios in the city, never too windy. I always have good service, and the patrons in general are fairly jovial! If you’re sitting along the bar facing north, overlooking Kensington Road, you get the added bonus of people watching, and we all know Kensington is the best neighbourhood for people watching.
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