Our List of the Best Restaurants in Dublin
When it comes to choosing a restaurant in the City we are simply spoiled for choice with so many terrific options. Dublin has been making worldwide waves in the culinary circles, thanks to an unprecedented collection of innovative chefs. Our wide range of quality restaurants has elevated the City to another level, deemed by many as one of the very best in Europe. To save you much time and effort searching for that elusive venue we have put together what we believe to be 20 of the Best Restaurants in Dublin.
Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud
Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2
Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud is a two Michelin star restaurant in Dublin city centre beside the 5 star Merrion Hotel. The cuisine is contemporary Irish with French classical roots and it is acclaimed both nationally and internationally. Since first opening its doors in 1981, the team has been dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and delivering impeccable dining experiences. The kitchen is run by the highly decorated Executive Chef, Guillaume Lebrun who offers a variety of seasonal menus suitable for the most discerning of palates. A profile venue and a landmark for those that wish to indulge in some of Ireland’s finest cuisine. An extremely popular choice for private dining events and a Great Dublin Restaurant.
Shanahan’s Of The Green
119 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin D2
Luxurious American Steakhouse, located in the heart of Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. Shanahan’s offers the perfect balance of elegance and comfort with an enticing fusion of the best in both American and Irish culture. The restaurant boasts some of the best steaks in Dublin and the freshest of Ireland’s native seafood, complimented with exquisite pastries and fine wines. Shanahan’s boasts Premier Dining with the highest standards of service within a relaxed and calming atmosphere. The venue is a popular corporate hub and a great choice as a private dining venue and up there as one of the Best Restaurants in Dublin.
The Fitzwilliam Hotel – 128 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2
Glovers Alley is Located within the 5 Star Fitzwilliam Hotel over looking Saint Stephen’s Green. The restaurant is led by Multi-Michelin star winner Andy McFadden, one of Ireland’s finest chefs. The venue serves refined contemporary food with friendly, attentive service in a luxurious dining space. The kitchen at Glover work closely with Ireland’s most dedicated farmers and food producers to create a series of unique and exciting dishes. A popular venue for corporate events and private parties and another contender for Dublin’s Best Restaurant.
Saba Thai And Vietnamese Restaurant
22 Baggot Street Upper, Dublin 2
Saba is an award winning Thai and Vietnamese Eatery with 2 locations in Dublin on Baggot Street & Clarendon Street. Since Saba opened in 2006 it has won many awards, including “Best Service”, “Best Ethnic Restaurant” and “Best World Cuisine from The Food and Wine Magazine. Their kitchens boast Fresh Thai and Vietnamese herbs as well as vegetables and fruit from Bangkok All the beef, chicken and seafood is sourced locally in Ireland and their tea, coffee and sugar is organic and fair trade. Saba is renowned for their delicious food, exquisite cocktails and fantastic atmosphere. Their venues trade 7 days a week from 12 to late – A terrific venue and one of the best restaurants in Dublin – Highly recommend.
One Pico Restaurant
5/6 Molesworth Place, Dublin 2
Award-winning Michelin guide restaurant, located just of St Stephen’s Green. One Pico is a fantastic fine dining restaurant that has stood the test of time serving some of the best cuisine the city has to offer. The venue boasts Innovative combinations of French technique and Irish produce served in an 18th-century coach house. The restaurant opens Tuesday to Saturday offering well-priced menus, delightful service and a wonderful wine list. One Pico’s Polo room is a beautiful Private Dining event space, located on the 1st floor of the restaurant with separate private entrance – A fitting room for all occasions. One of the cities finest institutions in the city and a Great Dublin Restaurant.
18 – 19 South William Street , Dublin 2
Stunning restaurant located in the popular area of South William Street, Dublin 2. Dining in SOLE is all about the full customer experience. From the moment you are greeted, to eating the best of seafood and enjoying a drink, everything is to the highest standard. Customer satisfaction is the priority here and this is complimented with the ultimate high-end casual dining experience.
The restaurant has been designed with a warm chic interior with bronze and grey tones creating an atmosphere of urban sophistication. The venues Captain’s Table is their private dining experience and one that wows party guests, capturing a moment to remember. The long-table layout is impressive for corporate events and with the inclusion of its private bar, a popular choice for corporate diners. One of the best in Seafood and a Great Dublin Restaurant.
15/16 Chatham Street, Dublin 2,
Fantastic vegan & vegetarian restaurant located in Chatham Street, Dublin. Glas mission statement is to only use seasonal vegetables and local produce to create their sustainably-sourced gourmet food. The venue boasts creative and adventurous dishes full of flavour and texture. The restaurant offers a nice list of carefully selected wines and exquisite cocktails. Glas serves lunch Friday-Sunday, dinner 7 days a week and a great Early Bird Sunday to Thursday. When it comes to vegan & vegetarian food, Glas is in a league of it’s own, top venue and one of the best restaurants in Dublin.
18–19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1
Chapter One is a multi award winning Michelin star restaurant in Parnell Square in Dublin. Bringing together Mickael Viljanen’s energy and passion with Ross Lewis’s experience and mentoring expertise, the new era at Chapter One creates one of the most unique dining experiences in Ireland. Cooking focuses on prime luxury ingredients; Irish where possible, but sourced from further afield when needed to ensure the best quality. Classical French techniques combine with a subtle modernity, as well as plenty of creativity and personality, and the sophisticated, beautifully presented dishes are perfectly balanced, with striking natural flavours. A venue that has stood the test of time and without any doubt one of the Best Restaurants in Dublin.
The Green Hen
33 Exchequer St, Dublin 2
Superb restaurant located in the heart of Dublin City on Exchequer Street. The Green Hen is a French-style Bistro, offering classic dishes in a relaxed atmosphere with a unique ambiance. Situated over two floors, a key feature of the restaurant is its beautifully restored old world bar which is fully licenced and offers a wide selection of spirits, beers and cocktails, as well as an extensive wine list.
To quote The New York Times “The Green Hen, is a much-lauded restaurant on buzzy Exchequer Street, has won many admirers with its combination of French atmosphere and Franco-Irish cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients”. A separate first floor dining room is also available for private parties or groups and includes its own bar. Trending venue, deemed by many as one of the Best Restaurants in Dublin.
13-17 Dawson St, Dublin, D2
Cosmopolitan Brasserie located on the ever popular Dawson Street. If there is ever an argument on the most glamorous and colorful venues in Dublin, with serious attention to detail, then this place in my book wins hands down. Fabulous Fine dining venue offering the very best of Irish cuisine. From Classic brasserie food to vegan & vegetarian options this establishment has something for all.
The Ivy boasts glamorous Art-Deco detail, polished marble floors and striking burnt orange banquettes let you relax in style while enjoying breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. The venue is complimented with a fantastic private dining room, perfectly suited for all special occasions. Stunning venue and without doubt one of the Best Restaurants in Dublin.
11 Baggot Street Upper, Dublin, D4
Bloom Brasserie is a modern, fresh, tastefully designed restaurant on Dublin’s Baggot Street. The restaurant is in the basement, but for all that, it is still a bright and airy space, decorated in creams, with nice art on the walls, shiny wooden floors and some exposed brickwork to add texture. Bloom boasts a fantastic covered outdoor terrace, perfect for those who wish to avail of an exquisite alfresco dining experience. The venue opens 7 days a week serving delicious food made from only the most high-quality, locally sourced ingredients. Great venue and a popular choice with the corporate market.
Fire Steakhouse & Bar
The Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2
FIRE Steakhouse & Bar restaurant is a multi award-winning venue located in the heart of Dublin city centre, in the popular Dawson Street and St Stephens Green vicinity. FIRE’s dining room was originally built in 1864 as the Lord Mayor’s ‘Supper Room and features incredible vaulted ceilings, stained glass windows and a beautiful terrace overlooking the Lord Mayor’s Garden.
The Venue boasts menus that focus on utilising fresh in-season produce to create dishes, bursting with a multitude of flavours. They are firmly committed to supporting sustainable local Irish produce and only serve the finest selection of award-winning meats and produce that Ireland offers.
Culinary Director Richie Wilson carefully assembles food with pride; With over 20 years of experience, he brings to FIRE dedication to Irish produce and artisan producers to create his own ideas of what modern Irish food should be.
FIRE Steakhouse offers the ultimate casual dining experience. Whether you are dining in their main restaurant or looking to experience an intimate evening in one of their private dining rooms, you’ll enjoy a unique setting and perfect ambiance. Signature dishes of wood-fired tiger prawns, and succulent Irish Hereford Prime Steaks are just some of the many mouth watering offerings. Magical venue and one of the Best Restaurants in Dublin.
4-15 Trinity St, Dublin 2, D2
Located in the heart of the city, Pichet is a multi award winning classic bistro. The venue is famed for combining french influence and modern Irish cuisine. The Restaurant opens seven days a week, offering both Set Menu and A la Carte dining. Pichet have a great array of offerings which include an excellent lunch and pre-theatre menu. The venue boasts an excellent wine list as well as an extensive bar menu, offering a wide range of beers, spirits and cocktails. Stylish and trending venue and a highly popular Dublin restaurant.
16 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin, D2
Classic french Bistro located on St Stephens Green, Dublin 2. The building dates from the 1760’s and is classic Georgian Dublin. The décor has the feeling of style & luxury with comfortable leather chairs and reclaimed oak-panelled floor and walls. The dining room is colourful and atmospheric with an amusing mural running the length of the dining room wall. Peploe’s food is classically innovative with emphasis on sourcing produce from the best Irish suppliers. The restaurant boasts one of the largest Wine Cellars in Ireland with an amazing range, which they import direct from Italy, France and Spain.
The restaurant opens for lunch & Dinner 7 days a week, offering a nice variety of well priced menus. Deemed by many as a great institution and one of the Best Restaurants in Dublin – Highly recommend.
80 Aungier St, Dublin, D2
Fantastic little Dublin restaurant, located on Aungier Street, just minutes walk from Stephen’s Green. Darwins is a Family run restaurant offering contemporary international cuisine with an extensive menu catering for “carnivorous, coeliac and vegetarian” diners. Over the years the venue has received much attention having been nominated for numerous awards, including Best Restaurant, Best Steak and Best Customer service.
The restaurant uses local suppliers and prides themselves in offering only the freshest ingredients in their varied menus. All their meats are aged by their own in-house butcher from a small number of specially selected farms. The venue opens for Dinner Monday to Saturday offering a selection of set and A’la Carte Menus.
Donnybrook, Dublin 4
Fantastic little venue nestled in the heart of Donnybrook village and arguably one of the Best Restaurants in Dublin. The venue rotates their menu every week boasting only the finest Irish ingredients in season and there’s an impressive drinks list, with gins, beers, sherries, and of course, their much-lauded cocktails.
The main room is suitable for up to 60 guests and a popular haunt for private parties. Mulberry’s Jewel in their crown would have to be their picturesque outdoor garden, a haven of tranquility. Great fine dining restaurant and private party venue – Highly Recommend.
Sophie’s Restaurant Bar & Terrace
The Dean Hotel – 33 Harcourt St, Saint Kevin’s, Dublin 2
Sophie’s Restaurant Bar & Terrace is located in the heart of Dublin city and just a short walk from St Stephens Green & Grafton Street. The Open top restaurant is a unique venue perched on the top floor of the Dean Hotel. If it’s a view you’re after then this amazing glasshouse rooftop restaurant is in a league of its own. The venue offers gourmet food and classic cocktails cementing its status as a great corporate and private party venue. If your searching for a venue with great food and a view there is few o it better – A Wonderful choice and one without doubt one of the Best Restaurants in Dublin.
Fade Street Social
80 Aungier St, Dublin, D2
Highly Successful business incorporating two of the Best Restaurants in Dublin under one roof. The Fade Street restaurant offers delicious fresh cuisine in a slightly formal setting, while the Gastro Bar offers excellent Tapas and a more casual dining scene. The rooftop winter garden is perfect for pre or post dinner drinks and a great place to relax on a summer evening. For a fantastic chic city centre restaurant, look no further. Fade Street is one of the best places to eat in Dublin and a fantastic private and shared party venue.
The Devlin Hotel – Ranelagh, Dublin 6
Stunning restaurant located on the top floor of the Devlin Hotel in Ranelagh, Dublin 6. Get a new perspective on Ranelagh from Layla’s Rooftop Restaurant. Their glass-surround terrace makes you feel like you’re floating right above the heart of Ranelagh village. Tuck into an inventive menu filled with tasty fare.
The dinner menu boasts everything from small plates & pizzas to pastas and the finest of meat cuisine. From midweek breakfast or a lazy weekend brunch to lunch and dinner this venue has something for all. A wonderful Dublin Restaurant and a popular choice for everything corporate. An amazing venue with a unique setting that Pitts it as one of the Best restaurants in Dublin.
The Clarence Hotel – 6 Essex St E, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Cleaver East is a contemporary Dublin restaurant located within the Clarence Hotel in the heart of Temple Bar. The venue offers a substantial menu, championing locally sourced Irish ingredients with infusions from East Asia, full of explosive flavours, aged craft meat cuts and bone-in grilled seafood. Creative cocktails, interesting wines and passionate staff make Cleaver East a unique, authentic offering which won’t be found anywhere else in Ireland. A popular choice for private parties and corporate events and one of the best restaurants in Dublin.
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