Whistler: Dubh Linn Gate

by gigi on January 6, 2010

On our second day in Whistler for Samantha’s bachelorette party, we wanted to have a quick brunch before spending the rest of our morning at the spa. Similar to what we experienced at La Bocca, a lot of our original brunch choices do not take reservations. We could have woken up a bit earlier to ensure we didn’t have to line up but since we were up late the night before, this option didn’t really appeal to us. We decided to have brunch at the Dubh Linn Gate, which is in the Pan Pacific Whistler hotel in the village, because it seemed fairly empty and could accommodate our group.

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We ended up sitting outside because it was a fairly nice day and we could also do some people watching. I had some trouble deciding on what to eat so I ordered a tea to by myself a little more time.

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I decided to go with my brunch stand by of a classic eggs benny. The eggs benny themselves were pretty lacklustre. I found the Hollandaise sauce to be on the watery side but I wonder if this actually means it is healthier than the usual creamier Hollandaise sauce. :) I enjoyed mini hash potato patties but they were a bit cold, perhaps because we were sitting outside? They were seasoned with some type of seasoning salt and were quite tasty.

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In general, there was not a lot of an Irish twist on any of the brunch items, but perhaps this is because brunch is not their main specialty. The brunch fare here is pretty predictable, from eggs benny to pancakes to sausage/eggs/toast. Service was a bit absent even though it appeared to be a slow morning. Other than the prime location right in central Whistler Village, I was not too impressed with Dubh Linn Gate, at least for brunch.

Details:
170-4320 Sundial Crescent, Whistler, BC
Tel: 604-905-4047

Summary:
Food: [rating:2]
Service: [rating:2]
Price: $$

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