I will be continually updating this post with some great places to eat around Dublin. Below are just some of my favourites. If you have any suggestions, leave a comment below 🙂
Sophie’s is a great place on a sunny day for a delicious cocktail. Located on the top floor of the Dean Hotel on Harcourt Street, Sophie’s has some wonderful views of Dublin city. Enjoy your drink at the stylish bar or take it out on the rooftop terrace.
Marco Pierre White’s restaurant in Donnybrook has some of the best cocktails I have ever had anywhere in the world. The presentation is impeccable and I love how they are jam packed with real fruit. There is a lovely outdoor seating area and on Friday evenings, you can sip and relax to the lovely music from the pianist.
The Marker Hotel
The rooftop bar at the Marker Hotel offer some great views of Dublin and the Liffey.
BREAKFAST / BRUNCH
Sophie’s has a great selection on the menu for brekki and brunch. Some of my favourites include the full Irish breakfast, buttermilk and blueberry pancakes and French toast. No better way to start the day than eating and soaking in the amazing views of Dublin.
Sister Sadie on Harrington Street is a healthier option. The salads are pretty amazing and the coffee is even better. If you’re looking for somewhere closer to town, Brother Hubbard on Capel Street is Sister Sadie’s older brother!!
Ladurée Tearooms on South William Street have an all day breakfast menu. The French toast is particularly good and the service is nothing short of exceptional. A little piece of Paris in Dublin.
The Shelbourne Hotel
The Shelbourne Hotel offer a fantastic afternoon tea experience in the Lord Mayor’s Lounge. The selection of tea from Asia is wonderful, you can have as many cuppas as you wish. Our afternoon tea was inspired by Alice in Wonderland and included tasty sandwiches and wonderful desserts.
The Port House
The Port House on South William Street is a traditional Spanish tapas bar. The food is phenominal and the setting is very cool – dinner by candlelight surrounded by bottles of wine. The Ensalada de Queso de Cabra con Miel, the Calamares Rabas a la Andaluza and the Tosta de Lomo were my ultimate favourites!!
While Gotham Cafe, on South Anne Street, isn’t a tapas bar, the starters are so good, I sometimes get a few of them instead of a main meal. The Fried Calamari is delish and the Mexican Guacamole, served with pizza slice shaped soft tortillas, is something I haven’t seen anywhere else. YUMMY!! The main courses are delicious too.
Bunsen Burger is fast becoming everyone’s favourite burger joint in Dublin. With only two burgers on the menu, you might feel limited for choice…but when you sink your teeth into the juicy burger, you’ll fall in love straight away.
Jo’Burger have an insane burger menu. My favourite is the Iqkezi – caramelised chili banana, bacon and goats cheese. The homemade lemonades are perfect to wash it all down.
The burgers at Counter are something special because you can choose infinite amount of toppings. I even got fries as a topping <3 One word: DIVINE
777 on George’s Street offers probably the most authentic Mexican food that you will find in Dublin. One of the only places that offers Mexican beer too.
Xico on Baggot Street have some amazing tacos and cocktails. This underground cavern turns into a nightclub too. Not a place to be missed.
While many burrito Tex Mex places have opened in recent years in Dublin, people don’t realise that this is isn’t real Mexican food. El Grito in Temple Bar is Mexican street food at its finest. It is a little hole in the wall tucked away in the arch before you hit the Ha’penny Bridge. The fact that it is full of Mexicans is always a good sign!! My favourites are Tacos al Pastor and La Gringa with Agua de Horchata to wash it all down.
Mission is a colourful Mexican street food restaurant. The tacos are good here and one of the only places I’ve seen to offer Valentina sauce on the tables and Salsa Verde as a topping. Qué Rico!!
Musashi has an amazing sushi menu and overall, it is really good value. The sushi is so fresh and delicious, I could eat everything on the menu! They have a great range of Asian dishes if you’re looking for something different. The service is exceptional too.
Forno in Donnybrook has an amazing pizza menu. My favourites include the Clonakilty pizza with black pudding, crumbled goats cheese and caramelised onions and the Quattro Formagi pizza with mozzarella, Cashel blue, Fivemiletown goats cheese and Grana Padano. The best thing about Forno? BYOB. You can bring your own bottle of wine or beer with no corkage fee when you buy a starter and main course.
Eddie Rockets / Rockets
Eddie Rockets is hands down the best fast food restaurant in Ireland. It is a 1960s vibe American diner serving Irish beef and chicken burgers. The Eddie’s Secret sauce is too good for words. Rockets serves smaller portions of Eddie Rockets food but there are free refills of soft drinks and sauces.
Sweet Republic on Bachelor’s Walk offer some of the craziest desserts in Ireland. Pancakes, crepes, waffles, ice cream donut sandwiches…the list goes on. Smother everything in Nutella sauce, sprinkles and jellies. Drool!!
Who can resist delicious, colourful, Parisian macaroons?! The presentation in the boxes are stunning. Now you can get a range of desserts from Ladurée Dublin including ice cream and yummy sweet pastries.
The Rolling Donut
The Rolling Donut on Bacherlor’s Walk have some insane flavours. Favourites include Pistachio Salted Caramel, Nutella and Marshmallow and the Molly Malone.