While J and I were in Whistler it rained almost the entire time. It seemed like every time we needed to walk anywhere the rain decided to pour its hardest. There is nothing worse than trying to navigate your way through the Village on foot with no umbrella to end up at your destination looking like a drowned rat. At least we weren’t alone as it appeared that everyone was in the same predicament as us, umbrella-less and wet. Our first morning was the worst when we went to hunt down Dubh Linn Gate pub for breakfast.
We arrived cranky, hungry and less than impressed with the weather. I had also completely forgot where it was due to my irrational hunger so we were in the rain longer than anticipated. The pub itself is definitely an Irish style pub with wood floors, the smell of old parties and an atmosphere that makes you want to do shots when the sun goes down. They have a really large covered patio as well which we chose to sit at since it was so humid out, despite the rain. They’re lunch and dinner menu reflects an irish pub with options like Guinness and crab bisque, Irish onion soup, Bangers and Mash, stew and shepherd’s pie. They’re breakfast menu is more of a traditional north American style.
I ordered the tomato and spinach eggs Benedict which is exactly that, served with hash browns. The hash browns are seasoned with I assume seasoning salt and cooked to be slightly crispy, which I can appreciate. I don’t like soggy hash browns. The eggs were poached soft and the sauce tasted home-made as well. I was stuffed after my first egg and J had to help me finish.
J ordered the rustic French toast, which was 3 slices of baguette topped with berry coulis and warmed strawberries and Maple Syrup, although J never did get his syrup. He didn’t mind since the berries and cinnamon were enough to make it delicious. I love fresh toast made with baguette or older breads since they have a bit more chew to them.
I would highly recommend Dubh Linn Gate for breakfast if you’re looking for something casual, tasty or even a good hang-over cure. The prices and very reasonable and the staff were also great. It also is right near the gondolas as well so it makes for great people watching.