Pubs in Dublin, Dublin Restaurants
Dublin’s Pubs and Grub
Check out these restaurants, pubs and clubs for a traditional or not-so-traditional Irish night out.
Dublin’s most captivating feature may very well be its nightlife. With hundreds of bars, a thriving nightclub scene and constantly evolving restaurants, the nation’s capital is the very best place to spend an Irish evening.
Best Dublin Restaurants
Irish cuisine has come a long way from its "meat and two veg" past and Dublin has a wide range of quality restaurants. Unfortunately, eating out in Dublin can be rather expensive, but good deals can be found. Check out the early bird menus for more value for your euro.
Those looking for some traditional Irish fare should consider Gallagher’s Boxty House in Temple Bar. Start your meal off with a boxty (an Irish potato pancake) and finish it up with a classic such as fish & chips. Gruel on Dame Street puts a modern twist on Irish comfort classics—don’t miss the divine root vegetable stew.
For a more exotic dining experience, try one of Dublin’s many delicious Indian restaurants, such as Saagar on Harcourt Street. Monty’s of Katmandu serves up authentic Nepalese food in Temple Bar, while Yamamori Noodles on Lower Ormond Quay has fabulous, fresh Japanese food in a beautiful setting.
If you fancy an evening you and your wallet will never forget, book a table at Restaurant Patrick Guilbauld. The holder of two Michelin stars features a lavish menu and an impressive collection of Irish art in its dining room. Other upper-crust eateries worth a visit are Balzac on Dawson Street and Chapter One, located beneath the Dublin Writers Museum on Parnell Street.
A more affordable option for a great night out is Café Bar Deli on South Great George’s Street. This stylish eatery serves up pizzas and pastas. Vegetarians should check out the delicious veggie options at Green19, The Winding Stair and Cornucopia.