First we introduced you to a few of our favourite things to do in Dublin, then we suggested a few places to rest your head. In the last of our three-part Insider’s Guide to Dublin, we recommend a few Dublin restaurants where you can grab a bite (and perhaps as importantly) a pint.

Where to Eat: Dublin Restaurants

Dublin restaurants Thornton’s
This new star of Irish cuisine offers modern takes on classic dishes. Admittedly, it’s a bit fancy-schmancy-pants (a technical term, I know), but has an interesting décor and great menu.

Dublin restaurants Pichet
Admittedly, this café with a French-bistro feel is not very Irish, but that can be a good thing after you’ve had your fill of Guinness. Comfortable and hip, it’s got a  really cool retro décor in a fun part of town.

Dublin restaurants Patrick Guibaud, at the Merrion Hotel
The only two-star Michelin restaurant in not just Dublin, but all of Ireland—and it shows in the menu’s detail and depth of flavour. This is a wonderful meal to be had on the grounds of my favourite hotel in the city.  Make sure you make a reservation, as it books up months in advance.

Dublin restaurants


The Sussex
This local place, outside of the city’s touristy centre, is a fun spot that offers some great gastro-pub fare.

Dublin Restaurants


Hatch & Sons
Built around the concept of a kitchen table, Hatch focuses on all day dining of an informal and easy nature. No fuss, just good, honest, Irish food.

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A true world wanderer, B&R Trip Designer Tyler Dillon amassed a wealth of knowledge in his decade spent traipsing the globe. As a columnist for The Slow Road, he provides travelling tips and advice while sharing insights, anecdotes and his passion for the road.

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One Response to Insider’s Guide: Dublin Restaurants

  1. Rachel says:

    Great post thanks for the info, the options are endless in Dublin for foodies :)

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