The Sunday Roast

The Sunday Roast


Take some time, take a friend, take an hour or two!

A cold January day in 2019, a walk around the local park, appetite starting to peak. There are few things as tranquil in the world as a Sunday Roast, surrounded by friends or family and with little or nothing to do. Relax, it’s the weekend.

The rumours are true. Yes, Sunday will see the return of the chef’s epic Sunday roasts with all the trimmings. There’s something very special about settling into your table, getting comfortable, starting your afternoon with a cocktail and some conversation and then following that up with a meal shared with friends.

We pride ourselves on the care and attention we give our meats and produce.

The opportunity to add a slow-roasted Sunday experience to our menu was something we couldn’t miss. The experience was such a success last year that we’ve included it as a Sunday staple for the coming months.

We understand our customers want choice and whether it’s our healthy lunch options, including salads and barbecue sticks, or our signature steaks we’ve always aimed to offer our loyal customers something different.

They say “what’s seldom is beautiful”, but from launching ‘The Sunday Roast’ last year, it’s clear that you can’t get enough of the house-made gravy, the double-height crispy Yorkshire puddings, the glazed veg or the slow-roasted fillet of beef.

It’s exactly how you’d want it to be, generous portions with our own special touches thrown in.

Enjoy 15% off your Sunday Roast

We invite all those weekend warriors, famished families and Sunday lunch lovers to join us on Sunday.

To whet your appetite further we’re offering 15% off your food bill as a special incentive to be mindful of yourselves this winter and take some time to unwind and enjoy.

New Years Eve at ASADOR

Join us at Asador this New Year’s Eve to celebrate the passing of 2018 and ring in 2019 with an evening of great drinks, delicious food, and special friends.

Located just off Baggot Street in Dublin’s City Centre, wave goodbye to 2018 with a chilled glass of prosecco on arrival as you begin your night of celebrations at Asador.

Celebrate your evening with our specially selected 6 Course Barbecue Tasting Menu created by our talented chefs and cooked over our Asador grill.

Our chefs have selected a wide variety of dishes for you to enjoy, including our ever popular BBQ Seabass and Gambas and our succulent Wood Fired Fillet of Beef, delicately cooked to perfection on our Asador grill. Finish off your meal with our indulgent chocolate cheesecake brownie or you can enjoy our Asador Cheese plate.

Let our experienced mixologists create some sensational cocktails for you and your friends to add to your celebrations and ring in the New Year. Or you can select a special bottle of wine from our extensive wine list to enjoy with your friends.

Call us on 01-254 5353 or email to book a table. We look forward to celebrating with you!

We’d like to wish all of our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, from all at Asador.

New Years Eve Menu

Cabernet Sauvignon and Wine Pairings

Cabernet Sauvignon

& Wine Pairings

Back in the 18th Century, food and wine regions were very localised and both were developed to complement each other as transport between different regions was very difficult. For instance, Burgundy wines, which were  mainly Pinot Noirs, evolved to be enjoyed with the food of Burgundy. This made the consumption of both easy for the people of the region and the food and wine makers didn’t need to worry about transportation as their produce was happily consumed by locals. So, Burgundy wines pair well with food from Burgundy and Bordeaux wines, such as cabernet sauvignon, pair well with meat or strong blue or cheddar cheese.

However there have been some common pairings created in more recent times which are in fact more of a mismatch. The highly popular red wine and cheese combination is very often consumed with a deep red wine, but the tannins in these wines can actually very often clash with some moulds in blue cheeses or with some soft cheeses. 

So instead, a lighter more medium bodied red such as a pinot noir or indeed even a fuller white wine such as a viognier or riesling will provide a much more satisfactory pairing with cheese.

If you are joining us at Asador for a smoky barbecued steak or some game then we’d highly recommend one of our bigger Portuguese reds from Alentejo or Duoro valley to really compliment your meal. The freshness of Albarinho and Gruner Veltliner pair very nicely with chargrilled fish, if you prefer to opt for something a bit lighter. Or if you try our specially selected Wicklow Venison at Christmas time, we would highly recommend a full bodied Cabernet Sauvignon or Shiraz to accompany your meal.


Cabernet Sauvignon

The story behind a Cabernet Sauvignon is that it was actually created accidentally by an unintentional breeding between a red Cabernet Franc grape plant and a white Sauvignon Blanc grape plant back in the 17th Century. It was found to work quite well as a wine and thus cabernet sauvignon was created. Championed in the Bordeaux region of France, cabernet sauvignon winemakers appreciated the durability of the plant as well as the high level of tannins which meant the wine could survive for many years in a bottle, or oak barrel. This full-bodied red wine quickly became one of the world’s most famous wines and the cabernet sauvignon became the most widely planted grape globally until the 1990’s.

Due to its high levels of acidity, tannins and alcohol, cabernet sauvignon is best enjoyed with food. It can be described as overwhelming when drank on its own as it is a relatively dry wine with a high tannin content which can dry out your mouth. Wine connoisseurs note the flavours of tobacco, cassis, and dark fruits, such as cherries, in a cabernet sauvignon wine. Often hints of green pepper are described, and sometimes a hint of vanilla which comes from the wine ageing in the oak barrels that it is so often matured in.


We have a wide range of cabernet sauvignon wines available from our Asador wine list so be sure to speak to us about the best pairing with your meal the next time you join us.

ASADOR - Wine List