Insider's Guide:
5 of My Favourite Dublin Restaurants

First we introduced you to a few of our favourite things to do in Dublin, then we suggested a few places to rest your head. In the last of our three-part Insider’s Guide to Dublin, we recommend a few Dublin restaurants where you can grab a bite (and perhaps as importantly) a pint.

Where to Eat: Dublin Restaurants

Dublin restaurants Thornton’s
This new star of Irish cuisine offers modern takes on classic dishes. Admittedly, it’s a bit fancy-schmancy-pants (a technical term, I know), but has an interesting décor and great menu.


Dublin restaurants Pichet
Admittedly, this café with a French-bistro feel is not very Irish, but that can be a good thing after you’ve had your fill of Guinness. Comfortable and hip, it’s got a  really cool retro décor in a fun part of town.


Dublin restaurants Patrick Guibaud, at the Merrion Hotel
The only two-star Michelin restaurant in not just Dublin, but all of Ireland—and it shows in the menu’s detail and depth of flavour. This is a wonderful meal to be had on the grounds of my favourite hotel in the city.  Make sure you make a reservation, as it books up months in advance.

Explore the Land
of Saints and Scholars

On our Ireland Biking trip, authenticity abounds. Grab a pint and hold on!


Dublin restaurants The Sussex
This local place, outside of the city’s touristy centre, is a fun spot that offers some great gastro-pub fare.



Dublin Restaurants Hatch & Sons
Built around the concept of a kitchen table, Hatch focuses on all day dining of an informal and easy nature. No fuss, just good, honest, Irish food.


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  1. Dane,
    Just wanted to voice agreement with your choice of The Sussex. My wife and I spent a few nights in Dublin in a so-so AirBnB on Lesson Street. The good news was that we were a really short stroll from the great coffee shop, 3fe, and luckily discovered The Sussex a couple of doorways away.
    Not only was the food really quite good, but the all the folks working there were welcoming and engaging. Perfect combination for an ideal meal. The restaurant is very comfortable and the food is just really well prepared and presented. This is not pretentious; this is just fine quality dining.

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