Get your appetite ready. Our guide to the best Dublin restaurants caters to all tastes and budgets.
Dublin is highlighted in bold text and has a large gold star next its name on the European culinary map. Dublin is a hub of culinary innovation. It takes pride in the heritage of these ingredients and makes the most of them. Dublin’s cuisines are full of international flavor, which demonstrates the Pale’s growing cultural diversity.
There are always new restaurants opening in the area. This means that there are always exciting places to try and fall in love. This last part is obvious too. Just open your mouth, and let the delicious morsels do the rest. It is not enough to say that the best restaurants in Dublin deserve a more exuberant qualifier than “best”, but that will suffice for now. You will find everything from fresh shucked oysters to delicious artisanal pizza.
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1. Brother Hubbard
Cool and cozy indie cafe that serves fresh Middle Eastern food to Portobello and the Northside
Brother Hubbard’s brunch spot has been a popular choice since 2012. Their well-priced, delicious, and well-presented food, as well as the minimalist decor, are welcome additions in Dublin’s cafe scene. The owners expanded to the second location on Harrington Street across from the River Liffey in 2014. This was a huge success and the owners have increased the number of customers. Both locations offer seasonal lunches, while the original offers evening mezze Tuesday through Saturday (reservations are recommended). The menus are small and inventive. They strike the right balance between healthy and delicious, leaving guests satisfied for hours. This modern and friendly atmosphere would not be out of place in New York or London, but it has been a hit with Dubliners. It’s not uncommon to see a long line at the door.
Time Out tip: The Northside’s Courtyard is not only a great place to eat al fresco, but it can also be reserved for your next event.
Nearby (the original).
Winding Stair: To get lost in the UNESCO City of Literature’s literary treasures
Pantibar: Homoerotic fun with the city’s LGBTI community
Ha’penny Bridge – Take a look back at the cast iron bridge that crosses the River Liffey
This quirky and compact restaurant serves simple, delicious burgers, crispy fries, as well as creamy shakes.
Bunsen’s small menu doesn’t mean a lack of flavor. Bunsen’s burgers and buns can be made fresh every morning. This makes them a memorable dining experience, with no fuss. You start with a base of Black Aberdeen Angus beef, American-style cheese, and then add deli-style pickles and fresh produce to your liking. Sweet potato fries and shoestring are great, but the best way to go is with original hand-cut. Bunsen opened their first location at Wexford Street in 2013. They have since expanded to three more locations in Dublin, Cork and Belfast. Bunsen’s high-quality products and low prices make it unlikely that they will close down.
Time Out tip: Bunsen has a wonderful social media presence, which announces specials or deals.
Nearby (the original).
Little Museum of Dublin: An educational and entertaining look at Irish life in the 20th century
Grogan’s: A pub with art and great pints, Grogan’s is the place to go for heady pints or craft beers
Trinity College: To follow in the footsteps legends such as Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde at Trinity College
3. Pi Pizza
You can join the line at the door and order a pint as you wait for a table. This is the most popular ticket in town. The crust is perfectly charred and chewy, with delicious toppings like Irish chorizo or artisan cheeses. You should leave room for dessert. Their vanilla ice cream is topped with extra virgin oil and sea salt.
4. Mr Fox
Bar-restaurant in Dublin’s northern suburbs that serves modern, international cuisine using seasonal ingredients
The basement of a Georgian mansion on a residential street is where Mr Fox lives. It would be hard to miss his incredible cooking. Smith joined forces with Stephen McAllister of The Pig’s Ear fame and Andrea Hussey to take over the place where The Hot Stove used to be. The space has been transformed into a casual brasserie, with brick walls and tile floors, vinyl seats, and a cast iron stove with a tile-framed frame. Smith purchased a stuffed Fox from an antique shop on Francis Street before the restaurant was named. He was shocked to learn that Kitty O’Shea had used the codename “Mr Fox” to refer to Charles Stewart Parnell. This gave him the confidence he needed for his Parnell Square location. It is worth a picture because the stuffed fox remains inside.
Time Out tip: Mr Fox caters for Gate theatre-goers by extending their set lunch menus from EUR22.95 to EUR27.95 on show nights. All pre-theatre tables close at 7:30.
The Living Room: Enjoy drinks and a great view of the game from this room
Garden of Remembrance: To honor all those who fought for Irish independence
The Church: Craft drinks in a converted church
5. Fade Street Social
A 8,000-square-foot restaurant complex in Dublin’s Creative Quarter
Fade Street Social, Dylan McGrath’s “Masterchef” judge, combines a restaurant, a bar, a cocktail bar and a rooftop terrace into one building. The two dining rooms serve tapas-style tasting plates of international cuisine, while the restaurant serves lighter flavour combinations in a more elegant setting. Flatbread is a staple and the duck liver and mushroom ravioli are a crowd pleaser. To make the most out of your stay, grab a drink at one of the bars before or after dinner. The loft’s sleek brick walls and leather couches are reminiscent of twentieth-century Dublin. While the Fade Street view is a low-key outdoor area, the chic interior reflects the Fade Street view.
Time Out tip: There are many options for vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free food choices available to your pet.
The Long Hall: Great Guinness and traditional charm in the Long Hall
The Gaiety Theatre: A variety of musical, operatic, and dramatic entertainments in a grand Victorian venue
Nearys: Drinks with wood-paneled nostalgia, popular among theatre goers