Arthur Maynes used to be a pharmacy and new owner Benny McCabe has left the entire shop as it was - with the display units and even its contents. The walls still have their old plaster and no one wanted to paint it over - it adds to the charm of the place. The tables and chairs are a nice mix & match and if you are a lover of traditional photography, the backroom is a treasure trove of old cameras - most of them I am sure still work.
|Bread Board with Dips|
The lunch menu is short but covers all tastes with soup of the day (it was vegetable when I visited) for €4, salad of the day for €5, different sandwiches (generous cut bread and fillings) for €5 but I think the different boards are the best - simple, no fuss but damn good dips, meats and cheeses (you can choose the cheese yourself). The cheese board was €9, meat board €10.50 and the bread board with different dips was €4.50 (great lunch options). Different antipasto and pates are also on offer....
The service comes with a smile and is very laid back but very efficient.
|Chicken Salad Sandwich|
Arthur Maynes is in a building dating back to 1700s and it is leased from the Byrne family and Jim Byrne worked at the pharmacy since the 1940s....the exterior hasn't changed much since then either - still having the old mosaic front since - and it seems that the new owner is treating the place with the respect it deserves.
Arthur Maynes is located in Pembroke Street - opposite Imperial Hotel and the side of the GPO building.
I love the place and will be back many times - have to try the evening times to see what the atmosphere is then. Wishing the team all the best for the future, I am sure they don't need it.