The Irish capital city of Dublin is visited by tourists from all over the world for its many attractions. One great thing about Dublin is the amount of restaurants on offer across the city. You will find restaurants with some of the best chefs in the country as well as some hidden gems and small cafes. To find out where to eat in Dublin, we asked you to tell us about your favourite Dublin restaurants over at our Hostelworld.com Facebook page. Here’s what you had to say...
The Exchange Restaurant
The Exchange Restaurant in the Westin Hotel - amazing food, great atmosphere, authentic cocktails, friendly staff and all very affordable!
If you’re looking for a stylish yet informal restaurant in Dublin’s city centre then check out The Exchange Restaurant. It’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and brunch on a Sunday. There’s also a quirky cocktail bar with a large variety of drinks on offer.
Location: 35 - 39 Westmoreland Street
Herb Street Restaurant in Docklands just in front of the Grand Canal Theatre good view with an amazing sunset... See u there.
Herbstreet is a charming restaurant in Dublin’s newly rejuvenated Grand Canal Dock. You will find a great selection of food on offer in a modern but relaxed setting with some great views.
Location: Hanover Quay, Grand Canal Dock
Opening hours: Breakfast: Mon - Fri 8.30am - 11.30am, Lunch: Mon - Fri 12noon – 5pm, Brunch: Sat & Sun 10am – 4pm, Dinner: Pre-show 'til 7.30pm
The Bloody Stream
The Bloody Stream in Howth. They're on Facebook too:)
Love the Bloody Stream as well. For great Asian food try Geisha in Ashtown, by the train station, fantastic!
You will find The Bloody Stream in the coastal town of Howth in County Dublin. This charming bar and restaurant is a popular choice because of its old-fashioned feel and cosy atmosphere. It offers a great selection on its menu, particularly when it comes to the locally caught seafood.
Location: Howth Railway Station, Howth, Co Dublin
Opening hours: Food is served daily from 12pm
Queen of Tarts
Céline Kniebihler says:
Queen of Tarts, at any time :) yummy!
Richard Fox says:
House of Tarts... Best lemon meringue around!
The Queen of Tarts café and patisserie is loved by locals and visitors to Dublin City. Here you will find a great cafe with some of the best baked goods in the city on offer. Also does some great meals, especially brunch.
Location: 4 Cork Hill
Cafe Bar Deli
Anuradha Srinivasan says:
Cafe Bar Deli on Grafton Street. It's a cosy place on a charming street and is perfect for a break from the shopping or sightseeing. Ideal for a coffee or pasta. Great vegetarian options as well. My favourites are the couscous salad and the spaghetti with rocket pesto and roasted aubergine. Yum!
Location: Grafton Street
Megan Eaves Writing says:
Hugo's on Merrion Row. Absolutely CLASS restaurant, great wine list - never fails!
This restaurant offers a great selection of French and International cuisine. There is a great selection of food on offer here at reasonable prices.
Location: 6 Merrion Row
Opening hours: Daily 12pm - 11pm
The Hairy Lemon
Julio Stang says:
The Hairy Lemon. The best Irish stew in Dublin!
Nelli Sinisalo says:
The Hairy Lemon!! Have had the best traditional Irish food there!
The Hairy Lemon is one of Dublin’s popular pubs but it’s also a good option for food too. The menu has a great variety including some traditional Irish fare.
Location: Stephen Street
Opening hours: Mon-Wed 9am-11.30pm, Thurs-Fri 9am-1am, Sat 10:30am-1am Sun 12pm-11pm
Franziska Bock says:
Café Irie, 11 Fownes Street, Temple Bar -- best bagels with dried tomatoes and hummus ever.
This pleasant cafe is a popular and reasonably priced place to eat in an otherwise pricey area of Dublin City. They offer an extensive menu of sandwiches, paninis, salads and more.
Location: 11 Fownes Street, Temple Bar
Opening hours: Mon-Sat: 9.00am-8.00pm
Lee McIntosh says:
Pintxo, Eustace Street, Temple Bar.. Best tapas outside of Spain, superb service, brilliant atmosphere and awesome wine too!
Pintxo is a modern yet charming tapas bar with some great food on offer. It’s one of the city’s most popular tapas bars and has a cosy atmosphere.
Location: Eustace Street, Temple Bar
Opening hours: Mon - Thurs: 5pm - 11:30pm, Fri: 4pm - 12:30am, Sat: 12noon - 12:30am & Sunday: 12:30pm - 11:30pm
Cliff Thompson says:
Captain Americas Restaurant and Bar on Grafton Street. My son's favourite spot during our recent foray. If you need a little American food, it's a good stop.
Captain Americas is an American themed restaurant where you can get hamburgers and flame grilled steaks. There’s also a selection of drinks on offer. The atmosphere here is lively and entertaining making it a great spot for a fun dinner with family or friends.
Location: Grafton Street
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs: 12pm - 10:30pm, Fri: 12pm - 11pm, Sat: 12pm - 11:30pm, Sun: 12pm - 9:30pm
Fran Cormack says:
For me it’s got to be Leo Burdocks fish and chip shop, the sit down restaurant. Beautiful.
Leo Burdocks are one of Dublin’s most popular fish and chips take-away and restaurants. The food is traditional and you will find them in locations around the city.
Philip Dunlop says:
My personal favourite is 101 Talbot St. Mainly veggie menu but caters for carnivores (their duck dishes are famous, but I actually end up going veggie usually). Decent prices, and always a great, buzzy atmosphere in the place. And the menu changes regularly so it's never boring! For me, it's an overlooked Dublin institution.
This Dublin restaurant is where you can avail of modern cuisine in a lively atmosphere. This is a great place to eat if you find yourself going to the nearby theatres of Abbey or Gate.
Location: 100-102 Talbot Street
Opening hours: Tues - Sat for Lunch: 12pm - 3pm, Tues – Sat 5pm - 11pm, Closed Sun and Mon.
Darlene Rocha says:
The Church at Jervis St Mary Street, next to Spire. The best Irish traditional food and the best nightclub on the city!! Check out!
The Church restaurant and bar is aptly named as it was once - you guessed it - a church! The building itself dates back to the 18th century and the interior is spectacular to look at. It’s also where you can get some great food and drinks in a charming atmosphere.
Location: Junction of Mary St. & Jervis St.
Uke Escanellas says:
Cornucopia, best meal I had in Dublin!!
If you are looking for some tasty vegetarian cooking then a visit to Cornucopia is a must. They cater for vegan, yeast free, dairy free, gluten free and wheat free dietary requirements too. The food here is popular in the city as the dishes and recipes are full of flavour.
Location: 19/20 Wicklow Street
Michelle Geraghty says:
Best sushi is in Yamamori Sushi on the Quays (there's also a Yamamori Noodles on South Great Georges Street but I don’t think they do the yummy sushi)... mmm sushi! Koh has great Thai food and yep, love Green 19!
Yamamori have two restaurants in Dublin City with this one on the Quays focusing more so on sushi. It’s a popular restaurant for Dublin’s sushi lovers and has a great modern Japanese theme.
Location: 38/39 Lower Ormond Quay
Opening hours: Sun - Thurs 12pm - 10.30pm, Fri & Sat 12pm - 11.30pm
The Pepper Pot
Anna Neubauer says:
'The Pepper Pot' in Powerscourt Town Centre on South William Street - They make absolutely everything themselves fresh every day. They have the cutest decor and all their food is very different and not to mention DELICIOUS!
At The Pepper Pot you can choose from a great menu of sandwiches, bagels and salads. The food is all freshly made and different from what you would get in your average cafe.
Location: Powerscourt Townhouse, South William Street
And many more...
Stefan Jahn says:
Czech inn @ temple bar. One of the best restaurants ever been!
Meggan Boyle says:
The Bad Ass Cafe
Sara Vellani says:
The korean restaurant before the spire!:-)
Nuno Mendes says:
Swai Malaysian Restaurant, North Wall Quay, IFSC
Agnieszka Gutkowska says:
Konkan - the best Indian food I have ever had! And Porterhouse in Nassau Street for their mojitos!!!
Audrey Brument says:
Le Gueuleton or the Mongolian Barbecue or the 101 Talbot And many more :) cheers!
Abbey Court Hostel says:
We love the Port House on Wicklow Street for Tapas, Elephant and Castle in Temple Bar for their famous chicken wings and the Lottes Pub on Liffey Street for a good shtewwww! Keep the suggestions coming everyone - good to know :)
So, if you’re planning to visit Dublin, make sure to check out some of these great restaurants in Dublin.