Carpe Diem restaurant
5A Albert Avenue, Bray, Bray
Authentic Italian cuisine and very friendly service.
Open every day from 10am until 11pm (from Sunday to Thursday) and until late ( Friday & Saturday).
We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Specialities include Piadina, homemade panini, croissants and pastries.
Available everyday a wide selection of fresh salads and mixed food boards.
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Reviewed 15th July 2017 (visited 7 July 2017 )
An utter gem: gorgeous authentic artisan Italian food in such a warm and happy vibe. They have three hot main courses every night - authentic regional Italian food, changing weekly, and a range of exquisitely presented delicatessen platters. I have had some of the most divine desserts in here - the best panna cotta I have ever tasted, the Italian dessert Suppe Inglese. Talented chefs. Lovely coffee, great wine by the glass, but best of all is the atmosphere created by the warm, friendly guys who own and run this place so marvellously - it feels like a club that you are a member of. Highly recommended.
Reviewed 07th June 2015 (visited 5 June 2015 )
One of my favourite places to visit in Bray. I go there regularly, and enjoy their tasty food and excellent coffee. The only "issue", in my opinion, is that their main courses are a bit too expensive. Panini, instead, are excellent value, with prime quality ingredients.
Reviewed 14th September 2014 (visited 28 August 2014 )
Great friendly italian service. Delicious wine and opens late. I believe you can reserve tables which could be useful as it can get busy.
Reviewed 21st July 2014 (visited 19 July 2014 )
I'm a little bit addicted to the Panini's here! Definitely going to sit in and eat soon,the food I see going to the tables always looks and smells amazing!
Reviewed 21st July 2014 (visited 20 July 2014 )
Our first time to eat here under the new management but still wonderful if not even better. Would love to have tried so many things on the menu particularly the Frito Misto in their enticing brown paper parcels. Really good food, well priced glass of wine and good coffee too. I would have liked some dressed leaves with the antipasto but only a minor quibble.
Reviewed 15th July 2014 (visited 15 July 2014 )
I was an irregular regular at Carpe Diem's predecessor and have had excellent coffee and custard-filled pastries since the new ID was unveiled. Today I popped in for a quick sandwich, and had a panini with roasted ham, black olive paté, and a cheese I was unfamiliar with. Truly outstanding! Superb, tasty crunchy ciabatta with the best of ingredients, for just a fiver. I was indeed a happy camper, and I plan to become more familiar with that cheese in the future.
Reviewed 05th July 2014 (visited 25 June 2014 )
A super friendly and atmospheric authentic little Italian cafe / restaurant that serves great food with quality ingredients and attention to detail. You can sit at the bar or a little table and sip a coffee, prosecco, wine or craft beer, and you can also have delicious snacks such as panini or piadina with buffalo mozzarella and other Italian craft foods, pizza slices, pasta specials (eg fettucine with prawns, courgettes and lemon zest in white wine sauce), and fish and meat dishes such as frittura mista. Great attention to detail and quality in the authentic Italian food; really relaxed and fun owners - just brilliant. I also had an amazing homemade Zuppa Inglese here (it's a kind of Italian trifle meltingly soft that contains Alchermes - an Italian liqueur) - thought I had died and gone to heaven! Carpe Diem is a great new addition to the Little Italy vibe that has hit Bray with a number of quirky new little Italian artisan restaurants opening over the last year or two. Brava!