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12 Best Places To Eat In Dublin: Elite Foodie Experiences - Updated 2020

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Brittany
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If at some point you find yourself among the millions of other tourists who can’t seem to tear themselves away from Dublin’s pubs and bars, best believe you’ll want to keep a running list of all the places in town where you can go to soak up all that alcohol. Lucky for you, the city has a multitude of incredible eateries just ripe for discovery. With the best flavors and just enough spunk to awaken the inner gourmand in even the pickiest of eaters, here are some of the top places to eat in Dublin.

1. Chapter One Restaurant

Chapter One sign
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Staff members at the illustrious Chapter One Restaurant believe in a well-rounded, multi-sensory dining experience. This includes locally-sourced, hand-crafted furnishings, fine wine, and scrumptious culinary creations. Set in the lower level of the Dublin Writers Museum, the fine dining experience can also be made to include a pre-theatre service, where doors open early to patrons of the nearby Gate Theatre.

Chapter One Restaurant

Address: Basement of Writers Museum, 18-19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1, Ireland

Opening Hours: 12:30 to 2 pm, 5:30 to 10 pm, Tues to Fri; 5:30 to10 pm, Sat

Contact: +353 1 873 2266; [email protected]

Website: Chapter One Restaurant

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2. Leo Burdock

Leo Burdock - an institution in Dublin! (oldest fish and chip shop)
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It’s no secret that fish and chips are a much-beloved classic in Dublin. Having recently celebrated its centennial anniversary, Leo Burdock is largely thought of as the city’s oldest chipper. Not only is it a great place to sample traditional Irish food, but it’s something the kids won’t get fussy about either—a definite win-win!

Leo Burdock

Address: 2 Werburgh Street, Dublin Ireland

Opening Hours: 12 pm to 12 am, daily

Contact: +353 1 454 0306; [email protected]

Website: Leo Burdock

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3. The Winding Stair

Smoked Fish Plate at the Winding Stair, Dublin (6004163842)
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The Winding Stair is a charming little restaurant named after the infamous poem by the Irish writer William Butler Yeats. Operated out of a former tweed mill it showcases the merits of simple Irish dishes such as seafood chowder, potato cake, and smoked leg of lamb. It also features a cozy, ground-floor bookstore whose window seats overlook a tranquil view of the Ha’penny Bridge and magnificent River Liffey.

The Winding Stair Restaurant

Address: 40 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin, Ireland

Opening Hours: 12 to 10:30 pm, daily

Access: Tara Street DART station

Contact: +353 1 872 7320; [email protected]

Website: The Winding Stair

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4. Brother Hubbard

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Brother Hubbard is a trendy new cafe and restaurant best known for its explosive brunch-time flavors and the incessant trail of hipsters it leaves in its wake. Here, dining is a sensual and colorful experience to be savored until the very last drop. Long lines and high demand for yummy goodness has even led to the establishment of a second location on the south side of town, casually known as Sister Sadie’s.

Brother Hubbard

Address: 153 Capel Street, Dublin, Ireland

Opening Hours: 7:30 am to 5 pm Mon to Tues; 7:30 am to 10:30 pm, Wed to Fri; 9:30 am to 10 pm, Sat; 9:30 am to 5 pm, Sun

Contact: +353 1 441 1112; [email protected]

Website: Brother Hubbard

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5. Taste at Rustic

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Led by critically-acclaimed celebrity chef Dylan McGrath, this Japanese-inspired, fusion restaurant is unique in its exploration of flavors and taste buds, drawing equally from a complex borrowing of Spanish and South American culinary traditions.

Taste at Rustic

Address: 17 South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2, Ireland

Contact: +353 1 526 7701; [email protected]

Website: Taste at Rustic

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6. Fishbone

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Fishbone is a relatively new seafood eatery in town, serving up some of the freshest catch in the city. From its charming summer terrace, patrons can witness a picturesque view of the Clontarf seafront and bridge. Meanwhile, specialties include the seafood lasagna, the Fishbone chowder, and the rainbow trout.

Fishbone

Address: 324 Clontarf Road, Dublin, Ireland,

Opening Hours: 12 pm to 12:30 am, Mon to Thurs; 12 pm to 1:30 am, Fri to Sat; 12 to 11:45 pm, Sun

Access: Bus Route 130

Contact: +353 1 536 9066; [email protected]

Website: Fishbone

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7. Queen of Tarts

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With two locations in the heart of Dublin, this long-cherished pastry shop sells fresh, artisanal desserts made from only the best ingredients. Let’s just say there’s a reason people call it the queen. After only one bite of their dessert, you too will be sweet on this delectable Irish eatery, whose signature works include fine breakfast scones, decadent cakes, and (obviously) sweet tarts.

Queen of Tarts

Address: Cows Lane & Dame Street, Dublin, Ireland

Opening Hours: 8 am to 7 pm, Mon to Fri, 9 am to 7 pm, Sat to Sun; closed on bank holidays

Contact: +353 1 633 4681; [email protected]

Website: Queen of Tarts

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8. Honest2Goodness Farmers' Market

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Honest2Goodness runs a delightful Saturday farmers’ market in North Dublin that showcases some of the best local produce and foods the city has to offer. Here, freshness and affordability rank high on the list of mandatory requirements, as members of the community are invited to come sample locally-sourced cheeses, chutneys, baked goods, and wine. What’s more, the market features a cafe for adults and play areas for children.

Honest2Goodness Market

Address: 136a Slaney Close, Dublin, Industrial Estate, Glasnevin, Dublin 11, Ireland

Opening Hours: 9:30 am to 4 pm, Saturdays

Access: Located near National Botanic Gardens

Contact: +353 87 629 4713; [email protected]

Website: Honest2Goodness Market

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9. Lovely Food Company

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Food is a creative art over at Dublin’s Lovely Food Company. One of the company’s best quirks is its ever-rotating menu of delightful brunch items. Gourmet sandwiches, salad bowls, Irish porridge, and a wide range of gluten-free menu options are to be enjoyed—but you have to catch them first!

The Lovely Food Company

Address: 94 Drumcondra Rd Lower, Drumcondra, Dublin, Ireland

Opening Hours: 9 am to 4 pm, Mon to Fri; 10 am to 4 pm, Sat to Sun

Contact: +353 1 830 9549

Website: The Lovely Food Company

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10. Kaph

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The specialty coffee shop known as Kaph is a perfect paradox of minimalism and innovation. Located over on Drury Street, this up and coming cafe has been heralded as one of the highest quality paleo-friendly cafes around. Paleo Man Foods helps to supply the enterprise with delicious brownies and other desserts free of wheat, dairy, and gluten.

Kaph

Address: 31 Drury Street, Dublin

Contact: +353 1 613 9030; [email protected]

Website: Kaph

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11. 147 Deli

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This hidden gem of a deli is quickly making a name for itself thanks to its wide selection of tasty sandwiches made from the freshly-baked bread from Arun Bakery. When it comes to these unique and flavorful eats, the meatier and cheesier the better! Other options include the savory Irish breakfast quiches, soups, and salads.

147 Deli

Address: 147 Parnell St, Rotunda, Dublin 1, Ireland

Opening Hours: 8 am to 5 pm, Mon to Fri; 10 am to 5 pm, Sat

Contact: +353 1 872 8481

Facebook: 147 Deli

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12. The Bar with No Name

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Shrouded in legend, this trendy bar is a foodie paradise hidden in plain sight. Although its primary function is that of a new-age, underground hipster hangout, The Bar with No Name serves a daily brunch that keeps food lovers begging for more. The mystery may be what draws you in, but the crab and crayfish croque will certainly make you want to stay forever.

No Name Bar

Address: 3 Fade Street, Dublin, Ireland

Opening Hours: 1 pm to 11:30 pm, Mon to Wed; 1 pm to 1 am, Thurs; 1 pm to 2:30 am, Fri; 12:30 pm to 2:30 am, Sat; 12 to 11 pm, Sun

Contact: +353 87 122 1064; [email protected]

Website: No Name Bar

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A slice of heaven

Good cofee in Dublin
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With an influx of both new and longtime eateries scattered all throughout town, Dublin is quickly carving out a space for itself among the most notorious European cities for food and dining. The city’s finest include trendy hipster hangouts, tasty hidden gems, and longtime classics. Get started planning your adventure today and some of the best places to eat in Dublin can be yours to behold in no time.

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