Best food experiences while visiting Dublin

Food offerings in Dublin as a whole have over the last two decades  broadened immensely and helped it become recognised as one of the best destinations in the world. 

We as a country have evolved from our more traditional dishes of the 1980s and 1990s, where your options were pretty much potatoes with a mixture of roast beef or lamb, salmon and even dare I say it the more diverse international go to, the lasagne. 

Nowadays, Dublin offers some of the finest and most varied dining experiences in the world with each street offering a multitude of international restaurants, from Japanese to Nepalese and from Russian to Nigerian.

Perhaps, the most difficult question is where I should go and what I should eat? Don’t worry, Wild N Happy Travel are here to help you out in this conundrum and have put together a little favourite guide to the best food experiences while visiting Dublin. Enjoy!! 


1. Chapter One 

Chapter One Restaurant

This is modern Irish cooking at its best in this stylish basement restaurant. Situated in North Dublin, it is found beneath the Writers Museum, in a building that was once the residence of the Jameson family of whisky fame. 

Boldly flavoured dishes have a modern style yet are underpinned by classical techniques. They showcase produce from local artisan producers and the service is warm and welcoming.

Cuisine
Irish, European, Contemporary

Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options

Location and Key Information
Address: Rotunda, Dublin City – Find on Google Maps
Tel: +353 1 873 2266
Website: www.chapteronerestaurant.com


2. Dax Restaurant 

Dax Restaurant

This is an award winning restaurant and is regarded as one of Ireland’s premier places to dine. It is located just off Fitzwilliam Square in the heart of Georgian Dublin. 

The menu uses only the freshest seasonal Irish and continental produce. They have an ethos to healthy fine dining and you can experience this in an informal and relaxed atmosphere.

Cuisine
French, European, Healthy, Contemporary

Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options

Location and Key Information
Address: Upper Pembroke Street, Dublin City – Find on Google Maps
Tel: +353 1 676 1494
Website: www.dax.ie

 

3. The Sussex

The Sussex

This well-known, traditional inspired restaurant with a real passion for good, honest, Irish cuisine is one of Dublin’s best-loved bars. 

The Sussex is located on Leeson St Bridge in the heart of Dublin and is a smart bistro style venue which offers unforgettable fare in a relaxed and welcoming setting.

Cuisine
Steakhouse, Irish, European

Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options

Location and Key Information
Address: Upper Leeson Street, Dublin City – Find on Google Maps
Tel: +353 1 538 8100
Website: www.thesussex.ie

 

4. The Cornucopia

Cornucopia Restaurant

The Cornucopia is one of the best places in Dublin for eating vegan or vegetarian. With homemade soups, wraps, salads and breakfast, they offer whatever you are up to and whatever time it is. 

It is located on Wicklow Street in the heart of Dublin and offers a casual dining wholefood vegetarian experience with fresh, tasty & healthy dishes. Their soups, salads, main courses, breads & desserts are made in-house by our skilled chefs. The lunch special for 11,50€ including a drink is tempting. There are also many free-from options for people with allergies.

 

Cuisine
European, Soups

Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options

Location and Key Information
Address: 19/20 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2, Ireland – Find on Google Maps
Tel: +353 1 677 7583
Website: www.cornucopia.ie

 

5. The Delahunt 

Delahunt Restaurant

The Delahunt provides seasonal and local produce in a relaxed and welcoming setting. Located on Camden Street, this characterful old Victorian grocer’s shop is mentioned in James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’ – the clerk’s snug is now a glass-enclosed private dining room. 

It’s menus are influenced by traditional and often overlooked cookery techniques like home curing and smoking, slow cooking, pickles and preserves. Additionally there is a semi-hidden sitting room on the first floor where they offer great cocktails.

Cuisine
Irish

Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options

Location and Key Information
Address: 39 Camden Street Lwr, Dublin 2 – Find on Google Maps
Tel: +353 1 874 6881
Website: www.delahunt.ie

 

6. Bunsen Burger

The famous Bunsen Burger

If you are looking a bit less fancy but still amazing quality, then Bunsen Burger is the place for you. It is a hip and trendy burger joint but there is nothing complicated about this as they serve straight up burgers.

They are situated in three prime locations around the city centre, 35 Wexford Street, 22 Essex Street East Temple Bar and 3 Anne Street South.

Cuisine
American, Fast food

Special Diets
Gluten Free Options

Location and Key Information
Address: Essex St E, Temple Bar – Find on Google Maps
Tel: +353 1 559 9532
Website: www.bunsen.ie

 

7. Honey Truffle 

The Honey Truffle in Dublin

Honey Truffle creates vibrant food using the very best ingredients, with a focus on Irish produce, suppliers and seasonal offerings.

Honey Truffle is a small independent Irish business, with a foundation of integrity. We encourage creativity, a good working atmosphere and a commitment to the environment and community in which we live, for the benefit of all.

 

Cuisine
Cafe, Irish

Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

Location and Key Information
Address: 45 Pearse St, Dublin Ireland  – Find on Google Maps
Tel: +353 1 53 777 66
Website: www.honeytruffle.ie

 

8. PHX Bistro

People dining at PHX Bistro

PHX Bistro is a modern small family run restaurant located in the heart of Smithfield in Dublin City Centre. 

They serve incredibly tasty food, using only the freshest Irish ingredients, in a traditional and creative way. It offers a unique setting in a very cozy atmosphere with a warm friendly service.

Cuisine
Irish, European

Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options

Location and Key Information
Address: 12 Ellis Quay Smithfield, Dublin D7Find on Google Maps
Tel: +353 1 611 1161
Website: www.phxbistro.com

 

9. Banyi Japanese Dining

Delicious food at Banyi Japanese Dining

Banyi Japanese Dining is an authentic Japanese and Sushi restaurant. It is located on Bedford Row in Temple Bar and 

It is the perfect place where you can relax and enjoy fresh Sushi and some of the best Japanese dishes in a traditional Japanese restaurant décor. Be amazed by their spectacular dishes which will delight both your taste buds and eyes. 

Their menus are a meticulous selection of the best Japanese dishes, all homemade from the freshest ingredients. It also offers a warm and traditional Japanese decor and welcoming staff.

 

Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian

Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options

Location and Key Information
Address: Bedford Row, Temple Bar – Find on Google Maps
Tel: +353 1 675 0669
Website: banyijapanesedining.com 

 

10. The Greenhouse

The chic Greenhouse Restaurant

The Greenhouse is a chic, intimate restaurant that is located on Dawson Street, Dublin. 

It is a Two Michelin Star restaurant with friendly and personable staff. The atmosphere is relaxed and they offer food that is inspired by the finest produce available and cooked with absolute passion.

Cuisine
European

Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options

Location and Key Information
Address: Dawson Street, Dublin Ireland Find on Google Maps
Tel: +353 1 676 7015
Website: www.thegreenhouserestaurant.ie

 

Now, I should say there are many more devine restaurants to dine at and delight your taste buds. Hopefully, my favourite recommendations on the best places to eat in Dublin have helped you in planning your discovery of this vibrant city. 

If you need any advice on planning or further recommendations on what to see and do, then please feel free to contact one of our many dedicated tour experts. They are full of free knowledge, always ready to answer any questions you might have and will offer you the best advice in achieving your dream holiday.  

Take care and safe adventures.

Wild N Happy Mick!