For something simple, the atmospheric bar at the Seven Horseshoes has old-world charm and a decent menu of hearty steaks and grills.
For food head to Le Rendezvous , a deceptively simple-looking French restaurant that serves classic dishes such as boeuf bourguignon and braised lamb shank.
Set in a converted church, child-friendly Viscounts offers carvery lunches, snacks and á la carte dinners. You can feast on steaks, pasta, stir-fries and vegetarian dishes in a mock medieval setting of knights’ armour, swords and jousting banners. Booking is advisable at weekends.
Rosso is a trendy modern place opposite St Patrick’s Cathedral. The slick downstairs restaurant features an ambitious international menu while the more informal cafe upstairs has cosy sofas and serves a tempting selection of salads, wraps and baguettes.