Your first impression of Dublin might be somewhat beer and bar-focused; however, as a result of years of economic boom, the city has become a gastronomic capital. From simple pub grub to more grandiose experiences, Dublin has something for all budgets and all palettes.
Tip: Be sure to see our post for hotel suggestions, Where To Stay In Dublin – Editor’s Picks.
Key: $ = inexpensive, $$ = Moderate, $$$ = Moderate to Expensive, $$$$ = Expensive.
Bewley’s Grafton Street Cafe $
This café/coffeehouse offers a wide range of cuisine, with their best offerings for breakfast food, cakes and pastries. A classic Irish institution.
+353 1 162 7720
Brownes Brasserie $$$$
Just off of Saint Stephens Green, Brownes is situated in a beautiful and stylish Georgian townhouse, with loads of period features. It is frequented by celebrities enjoying the traditional dishes and excellent wine list.
22 St Stephens Green
+353 1 638 3939
Chapter One $$$
French cuisine with an Irish flair. With an extensive menu and even longer wine list, satisfaction is all but guaranteed.
19 Parnell Square
+353 1 873 2266
Dinner at Eden $$
Smart, contemporary setting in a perfect location just off the square in Temple Bar. It is the perfect place for dinner.
Meeting House Square, Temple Bar
+353 1 670 5372
Epicurean Food Hall $
Offering more than just typical food court fare, this food hall has a number of choices, all good value for money.
Lower Liffey Street
Leo Burdock’s $
Not only does Leo Burdock’s have the best fish and chips in Dublin, they might just have the best fish and chips in all of Ireland. Takeout only but is just across the street from Christchurch Cathedral, so there is plenty of space to find a comfortable spot to eat.
2 Werburgh St
+353 1 454 0306
South Street Restaurant $
South Street Restaurant is a kitsch pizza parlor with tasty pastas and crunch-crust pizzas.
South Great Georges Street
+353 1 475 2273
The Cleaver at The Clarence Hotel $$$
The café at the stylish boutique Clarence Hotel; even the toilets have a stunning view at this ambient location, with beautiful vaulted ceilings and deliciously good food. Check out the daily specials.
6-8 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar
+353 1 407 0800
A fun and bustling Japanese noodle café; despite being a European chain restaurant, this particular venue still manages to have an air of Irish fun about it.
South King Street
+353 1 478 2152
Winding Stair $$$
Winding Stair is another venue with a stellar city view. Originally a popular meeting place for creatives in the 70s, today the spot is a Michelin-award winning restaurant.
40 Ormond Quay
+353 1 872 7320
Written by Andy Hayes for EuropeUpClose.com