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18 Best Places to Eat in Dublin (2024)

August 31, 2023

Dublin is a vibrant city full of delicious restaurants, cafés, pubs, and eateries. Whether you’re looking for a casual lunch spot, a romantic dinner, or a late-night snack, Dublin has something for everyone. 

In this guide, we’ll explore some of the top restaurants in the city and their offerings, from classic Irish dishes to international cuisine. So, get ready to take a culinary journey through Dublin and discover the best places to eat in this wonderful city!

The best places in Dublin for traditional Irish food

From cosy pubs to fine dining establishments, Dublin offers a diverse range of restaurants and eateries that serve up delicious, authentic Irish food. 

Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty bowl of Irish stew, some bangers and mash, or a generous helping of fish and chips, there’s something for everyone. 

In this guide, we’ll take a look at some of the best places in Dublin to get your fill of traditional Irish food. So pull up a chair, grab a pint of Guinness, and get ready for a true Irish feast!

1. The Winding Stair

The Winding Stair is a Dublin landmark which has been serving the city since the 1970s. It is a popular meeting place for writers, musicians and artists and is located overlooking the River Liffey. The restaurant serves traditional home cooking with a focus on local and international microbreweries and a comprehensive wine list. 

Don’t expect pub prices, The Winding Stair is a fine dining restaurant, perfect for a special occasion.

Address: 40 Ormond Quay Lower, North City, Dublin 1

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The Winding Stair restaurant in Dublin
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Read: 20 Irish Dishes You Can’t Miss

2. Gallagher’s Boxty House

Gallagher’s Boxty House is THE place where you’ll find the original and genuine boxty. Starting in 1988, Pádraic Óg Gallagher perfected the Leitrim pan boxty, a fluffy boxty pancake paired with a wide range of fillings. 

As time progressed, Pádraic Óg and his chefs created several boxty dishes to exhibit the finest of Irish ingredients, served in a variety of ways. So if you’ve never had a boxty before, here is your chance! Expect a main course for €22.

Address: 20-21, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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Gallagher's Boxty House in Dublin
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3. Darkey Kelly’s

If you’re looking for fish and chips that will make you want to eat fish and chips every day or a delicious authentic Irish beef stew, you’ve come to the right place! 

Darkey Kelly’s have some of the best reviews you can find online for their Irish dishes, and locals and tourists alike are unanimous: not only is their food delicious but with live music every night, you’re guaranteed a good time too! Classic Irish dishes from €12.95.

Address: Fishamble Street, Dublin 2

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Darkey Kelly's in Dublin
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Read: The Ultimate Guide to the Best Guinness in Dublin

4. Lovinspoon

Lovinspoon is one of the best places in Dublin to have a full Irish breakfast and it has become a popular spot for locals and visitors alike. Many praise its cosy and relaxed atmosphere. The place is quite small, so you might want to get there early if you want to secure a table. Reasonable prices.

Address: 13 Frederick St N, Rotunda, Dublin 1

Lovinspoon in Dublin
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The best places in Dublin for burgers

Dublin has a wide variety of restaurants serving up delicious burgers, from classic fast food to chef-driven gourmet creations. We’ve compiled a list of the top spots in Dublin for burgers, so you can try the best of the best.

5. Darkey Kelly’s

Not only is Darkey Kelly’s praised for being one of the best places for traditional Irish food, but it seems that it’s also there that you’ll find the best burger in town! 

They have 3 burgers on their menu to cater for everyone: the Classic Dublin Burger, the Mountain Burger (with 2 steaks), and a vegetarian burger (made of beetroot), as well as a good selection of craft beers, to make your dining experience an enjoyable one! Burgers from €14.95.

Address: Fishamble Street, Dublin 2

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Darkey Kelly's in Dublin
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6. Farmer Browns Rathmines

Farmer Browns in Rathmines was opened on St. Patrick’s Day 2016 and has been a hit ever since, winning the Irish Hospitality Award for Best Family Dining in 2018. It features a relaxed atmosphere, great cocktails and craft beers, and most importantly, award-winning burgers! 

From a classic burger to a Hawaiian burger – you might not like pineapples on pizza, but we think it works perfectly with pulled pork – everyone is catered for. 

If meat is not your thing, opt for their vegan burger! Burgers from €16.

Address: Farmer Browns Rathmines, 170 Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin

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Inside Farmer Browns in Dublin
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7. FX Buckley Steakhouse Temple Bar

Fx Buckley Steakhouse in Temple Bar is a great option for meat lovers. Only one burger on the menu, but what a burger! 

A bit more expensive than average burger places, but quality has a price (€19). Maybe one to keep for a special occasion. 

Address: 2 Crow St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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F.X. Buckley Steakhouse in Dublin
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Read: The Best Pubs in Dublin

8. Bunsen Temple Bar

Looking for a nice burger that won’t make a dent in your wallet? Bunsen in Temple Bar is the place for you. There you’ll find a classic hamburger or cheeseburger, simple or double. 

We bet your mouth isn’t big enough to bite into a double hamburger. We tried and failed. Burgers from €8.45.

Address: 22 Essex St E, Temple Bar, Dublin

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Burger from Bunsen in Dublin
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Read: 30 Best Things to Do in Dublin (2023)

The best places in Dublin for European cuisine

Whether you’re in the mood for Italian, French, German, Spanish, or Greek food, you can find it in Dublin. From traditional dishes to modern takes on classics, European cuisine restaurants in Dublin offer a wide range of flavours and experiences. 

Follow us, and we’ll share with you some of our favourite addresses!

9. La Maison

La Maison is an iconic French Brasserie located in the heart of Dublin. This beautiful red sandstone brick building dates back 150 years and has a cosy, quirky interior adorned with artwork sourced from the Puces market in Paris. 

Guests can enjoy the romantic atmosphere upstairs where a light and airy dining room overlooks the bustling Castle Market Street.

Fresh Irish produce is used to create both classic and modern dishes. We recommend this restaurant for a special occasion. €35 for 2 courses.

Address: 15 Castlemarket Street, Dublin 2

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La Maison in Dublin
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10. The Port House

In the mood for tapas? Head to The Port House on South William Street for a taste of Spanish culture! Enjoy Basque Pintxos and Tapas, plus an excellent selection of wines, ports and sherries. We’re in love with their churros… €14.95 for 2 tapas and a drink.

Address: South William Street, Dublin 2

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Outside The Port House in Dublin
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11. Sano Pizza

Sano Pizza in Temple Bar serves up authentic Neapolitan pizza with the best traditional ingredients from Italy. 

They offer a wide range of pizzas including classics like the Margherita and Capricciosa, as well as vegan options. Why do we like their pizzas so much? The crust! Delicious and crispy… Pizzas from €7.9.

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Pizza from Sano Pizza in Dublin
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12. Yeeros

Yeeros is a Greek souvlaki bar that offers freshly made gyros featuring flame-grilled meats and Mediterranean-style fillings, all tucked in a soft and fluffy pita. Yum! Plus they have special deals if ever you’re travelling on a budget, starting at €12.95.

Address: 19 Prospect Road, Drumcondra, Dublin

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Greek dish from Yeeros in Dublin
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The best places in Dublin for Asian cuisine

13. Diwali

Diwali is a fine dining restaurant with experienced staff and delicious Indian cuisine. Their lunch menu is available from Monday to Friday for €14.95. You’ll find a wide range of dishes that showcase the flavours and spices of Indian cuisine. We have a soft spot for the Himalayan Lamb.

Address: 73-83 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 1

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Inside Diwali in Dublin
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14. Musashi

Musashi is a laid-back restaurant for sushi and noodle lovers. They offer vegan options and their veggie bento gets great reviews. This place is really popular, so make sure you arrive early. Price range: Price range: £9 – £27.

Address: 15 Capel St, North City, Dublin 1

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Musashi sign on Parnell street in Dublin
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15. Kimchi Hophouse

Kimchi Hop House is the oldest Korean restaurant in Dublin, combining traditional Korean cuisine with Irish pub vibes. 

Their menu features classic dishes like Bibimbap and Kimchi Zigae, and they offer a selection of beers, Soju cocktails and more. Great food in a nice atmosphere! Main courses from €15.

Address: 160-161 Parnell St, Rotunda, Dublin

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Dish from Kimchi Hophouse in Dublin
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Read: The Ultimate Guide to Dublin on a Budget (2023)

The best places in Dublin for vegetarian dishes

16. Cornucopia

Cornucopia is a family-run business established in 1986. They serve vegan food with fresh, high-quality plant-based ingredients. 

On their menu, you’ll find a variety of main courses, soups, salads, sandwiches, organic coffees, and handmade pastries. With their wrap special at €13.95 (wrap + soup), we’re sold!

Address: 19-20 Wicklow St, Dublin

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Cornucopia in Dublin
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17. Umi Falafel

Umi Falafel serves fresh, healthy, vegetarian and vegan food with love and care, offering a range of falafel mixes, freshly baked bread, pickles, salads, sauces and fourteen secret ingredients.

A regular meal will cost you €12.50.

Address: 13 Dame St, South City, Dublin

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Dish from Umi Falafel in Dublin
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18. Govinda’s

Govinda’s is dedicated to providing delicious, healthy Indian-inspired vegetarian meals, and their diverse menu has something for everyone. A large plate will cost you €14.95.

Address: 83 Middle Abbey St, North City, Dublin 1

Govinda's in Dublin
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To Sum Up

Dublin is a city that offers something for everyone, whether it be traditional Irish food, burgers, European cuisine, Asian cuisine, or vegetarian dishes. With this guide, you can now explore the best places to eat in Dublin, from cosy pubs to fine-dining restaurants. 

And if all this food made you thirsty, check our list of the best pubs in Dublin for a Guinness!

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