Welcome to the capital city of Ireland! Here both English and Irish Gaelic are spoken. Unlike the main British cities, Dublin’s city centre is small enough for you to visit it on foot, which means that you do not have to use expensive public transports. The city offers many treasures, from unique architecture to wonderful shopping streets, and you will have to walk a lot to enjoy it fully. This is an amazing yet tiring experience, which is why you need to know where you can take a break! Here are the best places to have nice stopovers in the city centre of Dublin.
Eat healthy and tasty at Staple foods
Dublin is quite an expensive city, especially if you’re eating out. Fast foods are often the easiest choice, because of their relative cheapness and accessibility. But after a day of eating fatty food, your body is craving greens! In that matter, “Staple foods” is the perfect place to have lunch. It is a nice restaurant located in Temple bar, a famous area known for its dynamic nightlife located in the centre.
Everything that is served there is healthy and fresh. The food is just delicious and tasty; I particularly recommend the salad, one of the best I have ever eaten. Prices are really reasonable, an enormous salad will cost you from 9 to 12 EUR (about 10 to 14 USD).
The restaurant is located at the ground floor of the “Dublin Wall of Fame”, an amazing building that displays huge pictures of famous Irish celebrities: a must-see!
Enjoy a crafted beer with your friends at the Porterhouse central
The Porterhouse central is located near Grafton Street, the most famous shopping street of Dublin. This pub is very special, and for several reasons. First of all, it is located close to the famous Irish rock band “U2”’s personal hotel, and secondly, the pub brews its own beers, allowing you to taste fresh beer flavours.
For people who are not used to strong beers, be careful with some of their specialities, going up to 11 degrees! Yes, even stronger than a Guinness! I recommend that you try the “Red ale”, as it will give you a good idea of Irish taste in beers. The atmosphere is really catchy, with the traditional Irish music selection that adds to the authentic decor. If you’re lucky, you might assist to a live music session. The Porterhouse central is definitely the place to be if you are looking for a casual and friendly evening.
Troll in “Chatham row” after shopping and have a break in Busyfeet & Coco cafe and Taste Food Company
Chatham row is a lovely street in the Dublin city centre: with its numerous restaurants and cafés, it has a very dynamic feel. You can stop at Busyfeet&Coco café if you want a quick meal while doing your shopping. In this café you can get good quality salads and sandwiches for a reasonable price, and an amiable service. They even serve gluten free bread, which is something a gluten-intolerant person is always happy to discover.
If you are looking to take breakfast in the neighbourhood, Taste Food Company is the perfect place, as there is a lot of choice. I recommend the pancakes: they are really tasty and are served with a condiment box (maple syrup, lemon, caramel or Nutella).
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Visit Ireland for a change!
When “continental” Europeans are looking up North, everyone talks about London, which is a beautiful city, I cannot deny it. But if you want to discover something different and less touristy in the area, Dublin is waiting for you. There are plenty of things to see, and the friendly atmosphere will make you fall in love with this city.
Now, one last thing to do: book your ticket for Dublin!
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