Dublin has a fantastic choice of great restaurants with something to suit everyone. Some of our favourite restaurant recommendations include:
Just 2 minutes walk from Dublin City Inn, Le Bon Crubeen is a stylish new brasserie on Talbot Street. Dishes include Dingle bay crab, grilled quail, and beer battered whiting. This restaurant is reasonably priced, and great food is guaranteed.
One of Dublin's most loved restaurants, the 101 is located next door to Dublin City Inn. With a full bar license, the restaurant offers superb value, a friendly atmosphere and delicious food. The 101 is very popular with Dublin's theatre goers for a pre or post show meal, as it's conveniently located to the Abbey and Gate Theatres.
BBQ your own food at your table in this great Korean restaurant. They also serve a good choice of Cantonese and Malay dishes.
Enjoy the best Italian food and wine with fresh pasta and breads, imported cheese, hams and the finest olive oil at the cluster of restaurants in the Italian Quarter. Only 10 – 15 minutes walk from the Dublin City Inn, Dublin’s Italian Quarter opposite the Millennium Bridge has 5 great restaurants and cafes – all ideal for lunch and dinner. On sunny days stop by Botticelli's for the best ice-cream in Dublin.
Using fair trade produce exclusively the Winding Bookshop/Restaurant deserves every bit of it's Bib Gourmand Award in the Michelin Guide 2008. With an offering of great value lunch and dinner menus, visit this restaurant if you are looking for a genuine and friendly dining experience.
These Fish & Chip shops are a Dublin institution. You’ll find many dotted around the city centre, our favourite is opposite Christchurch on Werbrough Place then eating out round the corner in St Patricks Cathedral Gardens.
The converted church at the end of Henry Street is popular destination for visitors to Dublin. Downstairs the pub serves bar food and snacks, upstairs is the Gallery Restaurant (ideal for a celebration) or on sunny days sit outside on the Terrace and watch the world go by.
The best Spanish tapas food in Dublin with an extensive menu. St Andrews Street is next to the Tourist Information Office and an ideal place to stop for lunch.
The Baggot Inn offers the unique "Pull your own Pint" experience! With 11 booths available, you can pour your own beers for the night, with no waiting for bar staff!
An absolute favourite for traditional Irish music and dancing, this is a great spot for a fun night out in the heart of the city. Oliver St. John Gogarty himself spent many a merry night exuding his customary wit and charm in this very haunt... so why don't you hurry down and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere and friendly staff.
If you're out shopping in Grafton Street, pop into Bruxelles for a spot of lunch and a pint. The bar dates back to 1886, and in the 1970s, was home to the hugely emerging Irish rock scene, most notably favoured by Phil Lynott and Thin Lizzy before they based themselves in London. The statue of Phil stands proudly outside the pub today. Over the years, Bruxelles has welcomed hundreds of notable visitors for a pint, including Axel Rose, Paul Weller, Michael Flatley, Bruce Springsteen, Tina Turner, Mel Gibson...the list goes on and on!
This Is Ireland's oldest pub, dating back to 1198. It's situated about 10 minutes walk from Christchurch Cathedral and The Guinness Brewery, is it's an ideal stop off for a pint of the black stuff if you need a break from sightseeing! It's definitely worth a visit for both its historical value and it's reputation as one of Dublin's best venues for live Irish music.
The Church is a unique establishment in the centre of the city. The building is a former church and is laid out over four levels. Great food available during the day.
With a capacity for over 600 party people, Lillie's Bordello plays host to the elite of Dublin nightlife in plush surroundings. Located just off Grafton Street.
Favoured by many visiting celebrities, Krystle is plush and luxurious. With a great cocktail menu, Krystle attracts a more mature clientele. The beer garden at Krystle is probably the most impressive in the country, is fully heated and seated so whether it's January or June you will feel a world away from Dublin’s chilly temperatures.
Located in Temple Bar, Club M is fun, friendly, and promises a great night out and lively atmosphere. Located in the Temple Bar District, you can dance the night away.