Bray Seafront – and the best Pizza in Ireland

Bray Seafront has its lifeguard huts in place for the new Summer Season

I found myself strolling Bray Esplanade one evening last week and thinking ‘I really must do this more often’. Summer is here and Bray seafront is buzzing with the excitement of it all. Volunteers were painting the various pieces of Victoriania with new black, white and red livery. The icecream and candyfloss vendors had set out their colourful wares while children were flying kites on the freshly mowed lawns. The Boating Club had just launched its oarsmen to water while people and their dogs were promenading as we have seen them do in hundred year old postcards of Bray. We are truly lucky in Diamond Valley to have all of this just a short walk away.

As a treat, I brought home a pizza from Pizzas ‘N’ Cream on Albert Walk, near the Dart station. My theory is that they do the best pizza in Ireland - they have a genuine wood fired stone oven – it certainly matches my memories of eating pizza in Naples, its birth home. My pizza was an Italiano, a deep crusty base with tomato, mozzarella and Parma ham, served with a small box that contained wild rocket and big chunky parmesan shavings. Good quality ingredients places it quite a few notches above normal fast-food pizza, which may be cheaper but not the same.

However you are advised to order in advance - there can be waits of 30 minutes for takeaway when their restaurant is busy – which is why I found myself walking Bray Seafront in the first place.

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