Restaurants

Top Choice Irish in Rathdrum

Strawberry Tree

There's organic, and then there's certified organic – and this elegant restaurant is the only one in the country to be classified as such. Everything on your plate is either grown on nearby organic farms or foraged …
Top Choice Cafe in Greystones

Happy Pear

Half of Greystones seem to meet each other for a chat at this hugely popular cafe, deli and organic grocery. Enjoy your fancy porridge with fruit and seeds, washed down with a soy latte, in the cool upstairs seating…
International in Glendalough

Wicklow Heather

This rustic family restaurant has been around for 40 years, serving everything from breakfast to dinner amid the honeyed glow of polished wood. The dinner menu offers Wicklow lamb, wild venison, Irish beef and fresh…
International in Greystones

Three Q's

This elegant, award-winning restaurant is a neighbourhood favourite, serving brunch as well as lunch and dinner. The eclectic menu ranges from across the globe with dishes such as Peruvian chicken salad with quinoa …
Seafood in Enniskerry

Johnnie Fox's

Busloads of tourists fill this place nightly throughout the summer, mostly for the knees-up, faux-Irish Hooley Show of music and dancing. But there's nothing contrived about the seafood, which is so damn good we'd h…
Pub Food in Rathdrum

Bates Restaurant

Housed in a coaching inn that first opened its doors in 1785, this outstanding restaurant is hidden down a side alley beside a pub. It puts a premium on exquisitely prepared beef and lamb dishes; the chargrilled bee…
International in Maynooth

Gatehouse

The Gatehouse's catch-all menu – breakfast dishes, seafood chowder, pizza and pasta, plus interesting choices such as teriyaki salmon, and venison with rosemary and honey jus – is a crowd-pleaser, but what makes thi…
Irish in Greystones

Hungry Monk

An excellent wine bar, bistro and restaurant on Greystones' main street, the Hungry Monk serves crowd-pleasing classics prepared from the best of Irish produce. Expect dishes such as Wicklow lamb burger, slow roast …
International in Blessington

Grangecon Café

Salads, home-baked dishes and a full menu of Irish cheeses are the staples at this tiny, terrific cafe set in a converted schoolhouse. Everything here – from the pasta to the delicious apple juice – is made on the p…
Cafe in Kildare Town

Agapé

That's ah-gap-ay (as in Greek for unconditional love), not ah-gayp (as in open-mouthed in astonishment), though the quality of the freshly prepared food in this trendy little cafe will leave you pleasantly surprised…