Best Restaurants in Dublin

Going out to eat is the ultimate treat. No matter what type of cuisine you fancy, we’ve rounded up the best restaurants in Dublin so you can be sure to find something that tickles your fancy. Whether you’re looking for the perfect brunch spot, a new lunchtime hangout or the best place for dinner, you’re guaranteed to find what you’re looking for in our edit of Dublin’s best restaurants. Enjoy browsing through and finding your new favourite place to eat in Ireland’s capital city.

Updated on 13 December 2019

Dublin is full to the brim of amazing places to eat out, and we’ve rounded up some of our absolute favourites in this edit of the best restaurants in Dublin. Whether you’re after some cheap and cheerful chow or you want to splash out on a fancy feast, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for here.

From the hottest places in Temple Bar to up-and-coming delights you’re yet to discover, we’ve assessed all that Dublin has to offer in order to help you find the best restaurant to suit your needs – whether you’re looking to round up the girls for brunch, have a hangover-busting breakfast with the lads, treat someone to a fancy dinner out or you want a cosy lunch spot to break up a day in the city.

No matter what your budget or what flavours you have a hankering for, dig in to our edit of the best restaurants in Dublin and get ready to make a booking at the perfect place for you. You can also browse restaurants in Dublin by price and filter by cuisine in our Dublin restaurant guide, so make sure you check that out for even more options.

Flanagans Restaurant

Flanagans Restaurant

61 Upper O'Connell St, Dublin, Ireland,

If you’re looking for budget-friendly food in a friendly, family-run place, make sure you consider Flanagans Restaurant. This Dublin restaurant has a prime spot on O’Connell Street, making it perfect for people watching as you enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Under €30
Chapter One

Chapter One

18-19 Parnell Square, Dublin, D01 T3V8

If you want to treat yourself, head to Chapter One. This Michelin-starred restaurant boasts seasonal, locally sourced food served at the former home of whisky legend George Jameson. Naturally, you can enjoy a selection of his whiskies here. It’s the perfect spot for a luxurious meal to mark a special occasion.

Over €80
International
One Michelin star
Irish
The Bachelor Inn

The Bachelor Inn

The Bachelor Inn 31 Bachelor’s Walk Dublin 1, Ireland,

Sometimes only a pub will do! And what a pub the Bachelor Inn is. It’s the perfect spot to catch up with friends and enjoy hearty pub grub in lively, characterful surroundings. It’s also a great place if you’re looking for some traditional Irish music, too.

Under €30
Crow Street Restaurant

Crow Street Restaurant

1 Crow Street, Dublin, D02 WD54

Situated in the midst of lively Temple Bar, Crow Street restaurant offers something for everyone – whether you want a leisurely morning brunch or a lively evening meal, you’re bound to enjoy yourself in this relaxed and sociable set up.

€50 - €79
Amuse

Amuse

22 Dawson Street, Dublin, D02 Y336

This fine dining restaurant on Dawson Street serves up French and Asian inspired cuisine, inspired by owner and operator Conor Dempsey’s background working in London and France, and alongside Japanese chefs. He’s now back home and ready to host you with wife Joanna.

€50 - €79
Japanese
French
Pearl Brasserie

Pearl Brasserie

20 Merrion Street Upper, Dublin, D02 XH98

This award-winning fine dining restaurant is in the heart of Dublin city centre. They pride themselves on keeping things simple – Pearl’s ethos is good food, comfortable surroundings and friendly and attentive staff. It’s hard to argue with that, and when you add in the modern French dishes and the cheerful and cosy atmosphere, you’re on to a winner.

Over €80
French
Irish
Le Bon Crubeen

Le Bon Crubeen

Le Bon Crubeen, 81 - 82 Talbot Street, Dublin 1, Ireland,

Head to Le Bon Crubeen if you fancy something French – they dish up contemporary Irish food with French flair. They’re proud to support local producers and farmers, and their extensive menu caters to vegetarians and has plenty of gluten-free options too.

€30 - €49
French
The Winding Stair

The Winding Stair

40 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland,

The Winding Stair started out life as the Dublin institution The Winding Stair Bookshop & Café and was a hub for creative citizens of the city in the 70s and 80s. It was reimagined as a restaurant in 2006 and serves seasonal Irish produce accompanied by a view of the River Liffey.

€30 - €49
Tomahawk

Tomahawk

2-5 Essex Street East Dublin 2, Ireland,

Want to splash out on a slap up steak dinner? Make your way to Tomahawk. This premium steak restaurant, tucked away under the cobblestones of Temple Bar, prides itself on serving the very best of Irish beef.

€50 - €79
The Lord Mayor

The Lord Mayor's Lounge at The Shelbourne Hotel

The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, D02 K224

For a special occasion, you must consider The Lord Mayor’s Lounge at the Shelbourne Hotel. It’s served its timeless afternoon tea for centuries and is a favourite amongst Dubliners and those visiting from further afield. Take in the luxurious surroundings and keep an eye out for a famous face or two!

Over €80
Afternoon Tea
Rosa Madre

Rosa Madre

Rosa Madre Restaurant 7 Crow Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland.,

Rosa Madre prides itself on being the most authentic Italian restaurant in Dublin. If you’re looking for Italian food in Temple Bar, you’re bound to be impressed by their delicious menu. They specialise in fresh fish, with daily deliveries from local suppliers.

€30 - €49
Italian
Kathmandu Kitchen

Kathmandu Kitchen

18 Dame Street, Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland,

You’ll find classic Nepalese and Indian cuisine on offer at Kathmanu Kitchen, right in the heart of Dublin. The experienced chef creates flavourful dishes using fresh Himalayan herbs, spices and ingredients, all designed to be a ‘Feast of the Festivals’.

Under €30
Indian
Asian
Glovers Alley

Glovers Alley

Glovers Alley St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2 , Ireland,

How does elegant food, seamless service and a luxurious dining space sound to you? If it’s up your street, make sure you check out Glovers Alley. Chef Andy McFadden and his talented team are cooking up a trailblazing selection of food designed to delight your senses, overlooking St Stephen’s Green.

Over €80
French
The Woollen Mills

The Woollen Mills

42 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin, 1

The Woollen Mills dishes up a serious dose of history and culture alongside a modern take on classic Irish cuisine. Dine on sticky bacon ribs with a whiskey and marmalade glaze in an eclectic spot once frequented by James Joyce. The set lunch is a great option for those on a budget.

Under €30
Cafes
Modern European
The Wiley Fox

The Wiley Fox

The Wiley Fox 28 Eden Quay, Dublin , Ireland,

Looking for a lively night out? The Wiley Fox serves great-tasting food alongside a vast range of cocktails and craft beers – tuck in, before heading upstairs to the Soundhouse Venue where you can enjoy a range of events from live music to comedy.

€30 - €49
Lady Jane at The Davenport Hotel

Lady Jane at The Davenport Hotel

Lady Jane , Dublin, D02DX57

Relax and let us satisfy your appetite in our marble table restaurant, which offers a wide selection of Irish and international dishes. Make sure to leave room for our delicious desserts, a real specialty in The Davenport. Or indulge in our Afternoon Tea, which fuses perfectly the traditional with the contemporary, and features a fine selection of freshly made and carefully curated light bites.

€50 - €79
Afternoon Tea
Klaw

Klaw

Klaw 5A Crown Alley, Dublin 2, Ireland,

Love seafood? Get yourself to Klaw! Serving up delicious shellfish at budget-friendly prices, this dreamy Dublin destination is unmissable. They serve Irish oysters three ways – naked, dressed or torched and have a daily Oyster Happy Hour where all oysters are €1.50.

Under €30
Mr Dinh Restaurant

Mr Dinh Restaurant

Mr Dinh Restaurant 101 - 102 Capel Street, Dublin 1, D01 H2X5, Ireland,

Fancy some sushi? Mr Dinh serves a range of Asian cuisine, including Thai, Japanese and Malaysian. All their offerings are hand-crafted on site using the highest quality, locally sourced ingredients. The extensive menu includes plenty of choice, as well as a range of affordable set menu options.

€30 - €49
Japanese
Chinese
Asian

Had your fill of the best restaurants in Dublin? Why not browse our edit of the best places to eat in Galway if you fancy going further afield?


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