Dublin is Ireland’s cultural hub, with some of the best restaurants and pubs the country has to offer. With so many to choose from, we’ve put together a quick guide to some of the best places to eat and drink.
If you’re looking for a mid-range restaurant that won’t set you back too much, Clanbrassil House is a tiny restaurant that’s popular with fans of the Dublin food scene. The chalkboards, exposed brick walls and wooden tables give the restaurant a cosy feel while the menu offers some local specialities. The charcoal-grilled cuts of Irish beef are a firm favourite with customers while the restaurant’s homemade sausage is a must-try.
For a higher price tag, you can enjoy the luxury delights of the Greenhouse, a Michelin-star establishment that’s a hit with foodies all over the city. If you’re unwilling to splash out for a three-course dinner, the Greenhouse also offers a two-course lunch deal at €45 where you can enjoy a beautifully presented meal with mouth-watering flavour from one of the best restaurants in Dublin.
The Stag’s Head
A visit to Dublin is direly incomplete without experiencing the city’s famous pubs. Opened in 1770, The Stag’s Head is a landmark in Dublin and still possesses its traditional Victorian-era design. This spacious pub has a stunning walnut, marble and polished mahogany bar and a beautifully decorated ceiling to make you feel like you’ve travelled in time.
For something a little livelier, be sure to visit the vibrant Temple Bar near the River Liffey, which is a favourite with tourists and is always buzzing with activity as one of the most popular bars in Dublin. Make sure you order their Guinness and oysters for the full Dublin experience!
If you’re a sports fan, Sinnott’s is the perfect spot to watch the rugby or football with a pint in hand. This traditional Irish pub has a collection of prints from well-known writers and artists from Ireland, including Oscar Wilde, James Joyce and more, and boasts a delicious menu of Irish dishes.