12 Best Places To Eat In Dublin: Elite Foodie Experiences

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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

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

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. The restaurant is spearheaded by Chef Patron Mickael Viljanen. They offer separate lunch and dinner menus as well as a tasting menu and a wine menu.

Chapter One Restaurant

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

Opening Hours: Lunch: Thu - Sat: 12:30pm - 2pm (tasting lunch, last order at 1:30pm); Dinner: Tue - Sat: 6:30pm - 9:30pm (closed on Sun & Mon)

Contact: 01 873 2266; info@chapteronerestaurant.com

Website: Chapter One Restaurant

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2. Leo Burdock

Leo Burdock - an institution in Dublin! (oldest fish and chip shop)
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user antonf used under CC BY 2.0

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; info@leoburdock.com

Website: Leo Burdock

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3. The Winding Stair

Smoked Fish Plate at the Winding Stair, Dublin (6004163842)
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Lisa Harbin used under CC BY 2.0

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; restaurant@winding-stair.com

Website: The Winding Stair

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4. Brother Hubbard

Source: Photo by Flickr user William Murphy used under CC BY-SA 2.0

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; hello@brotherhubbard.ie

Website: Brother Hubbard

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Dublin (Region) Tour Guide

Dave Kavanagh

Dave Kavanagh

Hello, My name is Dave and I am a local and national licensed Tour guide in Dublin, I operate walking tours taking you to some of Dublin's most iconic landmarks and buildings while discussing our great heritage and culture, we are known here in Ireland for our storytelling so expect lots of great stories on this tour.

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Diana M

Diana M

Hi there! I am Diana :) My passion in life (next to my loved ones) is travelling and meeting new people, showing others the beauty of the world, art in various forms. My private guided day tours are experiences that are unique and are a great way to do an interesting activity without being overwhelmed. You get to do something only few other travellers would get to do and a chance to gain a local perspective. As your guide, I want to open you the door to Ireland's untouched beauty, from scenic cliffs to fairytale like forests and would point out many details you wouldn’t uncover on your own. You might also like to do an activity which can be difficult without local knowledge, like hiking or horse riding, - I am here to help and guide you.  I’ll handle all the planning and the driving on the left hand side of the road, so all you have to do is sit back, relax, and soak in the beautiful sights and compelling stories. Ireland won’t leave you untouched and I will be delighted to be your guide and ‘local expert’ here. Hope to see you on one of my trips to the heart and soul of our beautiful country!

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Anne Browne

Anne Browne

Hi - I’m Anne - a native Dubliner. I love this ancient city and am passionate about sharing the history and hidden gems. We have cathedrals, Georgian architecture, castles, distilleries, museums, libraries. Let me show you where the Vikings arrived and founded Dublin 1000 years ago. I also like to visit Wicklow and Newgrange - prehistoric sites an hour from Dublin. I always ensure visitors have a fun day out - and when you have earned it - shopping is option or a pint of Guinness. Contact me for any questions or requests.

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5. Taste at Rustic

Asian pear salad with radish, sesame, coriander & tofu dressing.

Posted by Taste at Rustic by Dylan McGrath on Thursday, February 20, 2020

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; info@tasteatrustic.com

Website: Taste at Rustic

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6. Fishbone

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Fish&MeatBone Clontarf on Friday, December 31, 2021

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.


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; fishboneclontarf@gmail.com

Website: Fishbone

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7. Queen of Tarts

queen of tarts
Source: Photo by Flickr user Laura LaRose used under CC BY 2.0

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; queenoftartsdublincity@gmail.com

Website: Queen of Tarts

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8. Honest2Goodness Farmers' Market

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Our Thursday and Friday Shop opening hours are constrained this month, due to staff resource issues. Our hours are 10.30-5pm. Our regular Farmer's Market hours are 9-3 on Saturdays...

Posted by Honest2Goodness Market on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

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; brid@honest2goodness.ie

Website: Honest2Goodness Market

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9. Lovely Food Company

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Breakfast or lunch? Sorted! Call us on 018309549 to place your order for collection.

Posted by The Lovely Food Co Drumcondra on Friday, February 12, 2021

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

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

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.


Address: 31 Drury Street, Dublin

Contact: +353 1 613 9030; stuff@kaph.ie

Website: Kaph

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11. 147 Deli

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

This weeks special: The 147Jerk Chicken Wrap.. •Charred jamaican style jerk chicken. •Coconut rice & pea. •Chargrilled...

Posted by 147 Deli on Monday, September 28, 2020

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

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

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; nonamebardublin@gmail.com

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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House of Read

The House of Read Dublin's oldest shop dating back to 1670 was originally a cutlery shop. Today, it's a first class coffee shop.

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