Michael Sabik began his cooking career over 10 years ago with Chef Oliver Quennett (La Maison) and gained experience in the highly acclaimed Chapter One Restaurant. Continuing to deliver his experience, expertise and love of food he made his dream come true and opened Girl and the Goose restaurant. He has created a warm relaxed dining experience, where anybody can come and enjoy fresh, Irish and French dishes. We work hard to ensure that every customer’s experience is a positive and memorable one.
Dedicated to innovative and creative food, Michael and his team serve their dishes in an uncomplicated way that relies on freshness, taste and presentation. We are open early everyday and continue until late in the evening. With our food and service, we continually look to exceed our customers’ expectations. We cater for Brunch, Lunch, Dinner and Private dining, welcoming bookings and walk-ins. We even have a dedicated Kids corner so Mum and Dad can enjoy our food in peace.
Girl and the Goose Restaurant is tucked between well known Crowe’s Pub and Mary Mac’s in the heart of Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. Our charming restaurant is situated on the first and second floor of 10 Merrion Road, We are overlooking Herbert Park Hotel and the Royal Dublin Society. We are 5 minuets walk from Landsdowne Rd Dart Station and Sandymount Dart Station. Free parking available after 6:30pm daily and Saturday, Sunday all day on Herbert Park Road.
THE STORY OF GIRL AND THE GOOSE RESTAURANT
“I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to my restaurant. I know the name is a little unusual, but there is a bit of story behind it. I wanted to dedicate this restaurant to my little daughter Lea, and we couldn’t find the right name until my friend Ruth came up with logo based on my daughter’s toy – a wooden goose. After few days we came up with the idea of combining Lea’s name and her toy and we came up with the name Lea’s Little Goose. Coincidently, same night I was enjoying my time with a great customer of mine Peter from our Terenure’s restaurant and I mentioned that to him. He pointed me directly to Brother’s Grimm fairy tale The Goose Girl – and that was it – ‘Girl and the Goose’ was born and I am more than happy to share my ‘dream came thru’ in connection with fairy tale – this could be our secret fairy tale.
In the Girl and the Goose, my goal was to create a relaxed home like experience where anybody can enjoy my homemade traditional Irish dishes. All my dishes are prepared on order by using both traditional and modern cooking techniques from locally sourced high-quality ingredients. In this menu you will find hearty Irish dishes, great to accompany you during your romantic night out, family get togethers or casual dining.
Our aim is to provide you with the high quality food and wine in a warm, relaxed and friendly atmosphere without any fuss. If you have any recommendations to improve our services, please let one of my team members know and I will make sure that we will work very hard on making this restaurant better and better.
Thank you for choosing my restaurant and I wish you an enjoyable and memorable evening. – Bon Appetite!”
Michael Sabik, Owner and Head Chef