So I’m assuming you’ve booked a trip to Dublin or are considering it? Naturally, the next step is to look into the type of food you will be eating while on your trip. I’m sure you’re thinking it’s all about corned beef and cabbage, but you’re wrong my friend! Dublin’s food scene is emerging and you can find so many great restaurants. Wondering where to eat while in Dublin? We ate our way through Dublin for a weekend and here are a handful of gems we discovered!
We decided to eat at Brother Hubbard for breakfast before a busy day of sightseeing. The menu is middle eastern inspired and varied without being over-extensive and they have a great selection of sweet treats which are on display the minute you walk through the door. If you’re looking for fresh and great quality ingredients, then this is your spot! I promise you won’t be disappointed!
I’m sure you have already realized that Ireland holds a rich history. Many restaurants, like The Bank, also carry a history. The Bank on College Green has been occupied since Viking times and is located in the oldest region of the city in close proximity to the viking Parliament. The interior, which was once the main banking hall, is a stunning example of merchant power and patronage displaying an extraordinary ornate setting, stained glass ceiling and mosaic tiled floors. If you ramble downstairs you will even find the vaults.
The Bank is a great restaurant for a special occasion or even a first time visitor to Dublin. Great service, menu and ambiance. Try the Fish and Chips!
TIP: Reservations are recommended, as this restaurant becomes very busy.
The Bakehouse is the perfect little spot to grab brunch, coffee and sweets. Their motto is “Food from the heart of Dublin” and that’s exactly what it was. The cafe isn’t too big, so get there early if you don’t want to wait. The fresh-squeezed orange juice, cappuccino, and omelettes were all fantastic! I’d say this is a must visit for breakfast if you are in Dublin.
The Rolling Donut is heaven on earth for any doughnut lover! Not only do the donuts look amazing from the window, but they taste incredible! If you’re craving something sweet, then do yourself a favor and stop here! It’s the perfect place to grab and go. Great selection of fresh and unique doughnuts. Vegan? Well, it’s your lucky day, because they have plenty of vegan style doughnuts too!
Tapas de Lola restaurant is co-owned by 2 women, one, a native to Barcelona and the other, pure Irish. Located in the heart of buzzing Wexford Street and Camden Street, Las Tapas de Lola offers Spanish tapas, wines, beers and tasty sangria. We ate here on a Friday night and had made reservations in advance, which we were happy we did, as they were very busy. Fabulous atmosphere and food. Great place to really get a taste of the menu by sharing small plates.
Overall, very authentic Spanish Tapas. Don’t forget to save room for dessert. We ordered churros, flan and an espresso martini to end the night, which were all absolutely delicious. Beware, the espresso martini can be dangerous!
The Brazen Head is Ireland’s oldest pub, dating back to 1198. If you’re looking for a friendly pub experience with great food, then The Brazen Head is well worth the visit. You will find a very relaxed and fun environment with traditional Irish music. Don’t miss out on the Bangers and mash or the Guinness stew!
Have you visited Dublin? What were your favorite places to eat?
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