Restaurants in Dublin


With a banquet of restaurants in Dublin that specialise in a diverse range of cooking styles, the Irish capital’s dining scene has plenty to offer everyone from the most discerning diners to those just looking for a quick bite.
Expats will enjoy exploring the city’s eateries, sampling local and international fare. The Temple Bar district and the areas around Trinity College are known for having some of the best restaurants in Dublin.

Restaurants in Dublin


Abbey Tavern
Address: 28 Abbey Street, Howth, Dublin

A 16th-century bar and restaurant, Abbey Tavern has a wide selection of wines, craft beers and traditional pub food. The tavern also hosts live music, including the Traditional Irish Night which started in the 1960s and still showcases the best of Irish culture.

Address: 109a Baggot Street Lower, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2
Claiming to be the best restaurant in Dublin, Michelin-starred l’Ecrivain was opened by chef Derry Clarke and his wife Sallyanne in 1989. It continues to serve French cuisine in a warm yet classy atmosphere. Reservations are usually necessary.

Mao Restaurants
Address: Various locations around Dublin
A popular local chain that serves Asian fare with a Thai twist, the Mao Restaurants are known for their relaxed, modern atmosphere. Health-conscious expats will be happy to learn that the chain takes health seriously and ensures that fat content in their food is kept to a minimum.

Noshington Café
Address: 186 South Circular Road, Merchants Quay, Dublin
Popular with trendier patrons, Noshington serves great coffee in a contemporary setting that pays homage to the history of the city. With street-side seating, delicious cakes and a large garden, this restaurant is recommended for its daytime menus.

The Bad Ass Café
Address: 9-11 Crown Alley, Dublin 2
A loud and lively eatery specialising in American cuisine, the Bad Ass Café has been open since 1983 and is famous for once employing Sinead O’Connor, who used to wait tables there. It also hosts stand-up comedy, and is ideal for a casual night out.

Yamamori Noodles
Address: 72 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2
The first Japanese restaurant in Dublin, Yamamori Noodles is now one of several restaurants that carry the Yamamori name. The restaurant has a reputation for fresh food, good service and providing an authentic Japanese experience in the heart of the Irish capital.

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