When you arrive in Dublin, you will notice that not only Irish people live here but a whole bunch of foreigners, expats, people from all around the world too… Dublin is a dynamic and cosmopolitan city. In this article, you’ll find where you can enjoy food specialties from all over the world. Let the food tour begin!
1. Try Irish food at O’Sheas
O’Sheas is a traditional Irish restaurant located in the heart of Temple Bar. There, you will enjoy classic Irish dishes at reasonable prices. Such specialties include:
-The famous Irish stew served with homemade bread (13.95 EUR/ 16.42 USD): the stew is made of slow cooked Irish lamb and root vegetables.
-Guinness Beef Stew (13.95 EUR/ 16.42 USD): Irish beef marinated in Guinness with vegetables.
-O’Sheas Fish & Chips (12.95 EUR/15.24 USD): fried cod in beer batter served with fries and tartar sauce.
The menu includes many other dishes as well as a kids’ menu (one dish + a soft drink for 10 EUR/11.8 USD).
Address: 23 Anglesea Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
Opening Hours: 10 AM–10 PM Mon–Sun
2. Had a lie in? Let’s brunch at The Bakehouse
Okay, brunch is not particularly food from all over the world, but the Bakehouse deserves to be mentioned! This very cute place is located just across the Liffey River, and a bit away from the tourist crowd! You can eat tasty pancakes for 8.95 EUR (10.54 USD), delicious smoked salmon with eggs (9.95 EUR/11.7 USD), as well as classic dishes (pies, baked potatoes, salads, and soups)…this is highly advised for a lazy Sunday!
Address: 6 Bachelors Walk, North City, Dublin 1, Ireland
Opening Hours: 10 AM–6 PM Mon to Wed 9 AM–6 PM Thu to Fri 10 AM–6 PM Sat, Sunday brunch 10 AM–3 PM
3. Chill in Howth and have fish & chips from Beshoff Bros
Howth is a small fishing village located only 40 minutes away from Dublin’s city centre. In the village you’ll find a harbour, a market, a castle, a few shops, and restaurants. Besides, you can walk around the bay, stunning cliffs, and scenic views are waiting for you! While in Howth, do not miss the fish & chips from Beshoffs. The famous place serves a variety of different fish and chips: amongst them you can choose cod, hake, smoked haddock, scampi, calamari, and even more (chicken for non fish lovers). A classic fresh Atlantic hake and chips is 7.95 EUR (9.36 USD).
Address: 12 Harbour Road, Howth, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 11 AM–10 PM
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4. Let’s fly to Italy at Wallace’s Taverna
Wallace’s wine bars is a group of restaurants specialized in authentic Italian cuisine. Food and wines are directly imported from Italy. Wallace Taverna is located in the Italian quarter (just across the Liffey River after Temple Bar). In Wallace’s Taverna, specialties are stone oven pizzas (a pizza goes for 12 to 16.90 EUR/14.13 to 19.9 USD), pasta and risotto, and meat and fish.
Address: 24 Ormond Quay Lower, Dublin 1, Ireland
Opening Hours: 12.30 PM–10 PM
5. Discover Korean Cuisine at Kimchi Hophouse
Korean cuisine is far less famous than Chinese and Japanese food; however, it is worth a try! This healthy cuisine uses a lot of vegetables, seaweed, and chillies. Start with a classic bibimbap, a bowl with warm rice topped with vegetables, soy sauce, and one ingredient of your choice from tofu, beef, avocado, chicken, mushroom, or salmon. A fried egg is added on top of the dish, you have to stir all the ingredients together before eating. Korean restaurants often offer a free soup as a starter. At Kimchi, bibimbap is 14 EUR (16.48 USD). You can also get other a la carte dishes such as noodles, Korean, and Japanese dishes.
Address: 160 Parnell St, Rotunda, Dublin 1, Ireland
Opening Hours: 12 PM–11 PM
6. Enjoy healthy Mediterranean food at Busyfeet & Coco Café
Holidays abroad can sometimes be tough for your stomach. After too much junk food and alcohol, you would certainly appreciate a healthy break. What about a tasty goat cheese salad or Greek salad at Busyfeet & Coco Café? This cute place is one of my favourite in Dublin for three reasons: it’s affordable (a salad is about 8 EUR/ 9.42 USD), it’s delicious and healthy, and it feels a bit like home, chilled, warm, and the staff is very nice! Besides, this is one of the first fair trade cafés in Dublin.
Busyfeet & Coco Café
Address: 41 S William St, Dublin 2, Ireland
Opening Hours: 10 AM–8 PM Sun to Mon Tuesday 10 AM–9 PM, Wednesday 10 AM–10 PM 10 AM–11 PM Thu to Sat
7. Crazy about Middle Eastern food? Go to Umi Falafel
Umi Falafel is located in Dublin (two restaurants) but also in Cork and Belfast. You’ll find falafels, obviously, but also salads, soups, and many other side dishes. You can take-away at any location. Falafel sandwiches and salads cost an average of 6 EUR each (7.06 USD). Umi Falafel is the perfect place for broke students and budget savers!
Address: 13 Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Opening Hours: 12 PM–10 PM 7 days a week
8. Find the best ramen in Dublin at Kokoro bento
Kokoro Bento is a modern, Japanese style restaurant serving all types of ramen. Ramen are served in huge bowls, so you better be hungry before coming to Kokoro. Ramen bowls all cost 15 EUR (17.66 USD). Sushi is available to take away.
Address: 51 William St S, Dublin 2, Ireland
Opening Hours: 11 AM–10 PM Sun to Wed 11 AM-11 PM Thur to Sat
8 different, tasty places
These 8 restaurants / take away places are very different in terms of style, food, and location but what they have in common is the variety on their menu and that the food is delicious.
Over the years, Ireland and especially Dublin have become more and more attractive. Tourists from all over the world rush to visit the modern, lively city and wild island. Many other cities offer delicious food. If you can, you should stop in Galway, Cork, Kinsale… and do not forget the legendary pub crawls of Dublin ;)
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