Restaurants

Top Choice Japanese in Temple Bar

Banyi Japanese Dining

This compact restaurant in the heart of Temple Bar has arguably the best Japanese cuisine in Dublin. The rolls are divine, and the sushi as good as any you'll eat at twice the price. If you don't fancy raw fish, the…
Steak in Temple Bar

F.X. Buckley

Specialising in grass fed, 28-day aged steak from its very own butchers, this is beef at its best. The steak may be the star of the show but don't leave without trying the beef dripping chips. Book ahead in high sea…
Burgers in Temple Bar

Bunsen

The tag line says Straight Up Burgers, but Bunsen serves only the tastiest, most succulent lumps of prime beef cooked to perfection and served between two halves of a homemade bap. Want fries? You've a choice betwee…
Indonesian in Temple Bar

Chameleon

Friendly and full of character, Chameleon is draped in exotic fabrics and serves renditions of Indonesian classics such as satay, gado gado and nasi goreng. Choose from three rijsttafel set menus – Java, Sumatra or …
American in Temple Bar

Elephant & Castle

If it’s massive New York–style sandwiches or sticky chicken wings you’re after, this bustling upmarket diner – a long-time presence in Temple Bar – is just the joint. Be prepared to queue, though, especially at week…
Modern Irish in Temple Bar

Cleaver East

Michelin-starred chef Oliver Dunne has brought his cooking chops to bear in Cleaver East, where the decor (think New York brasserie but with cleavers everywhere) is as macho as some of the mains – feast on a succule…
Italian in Temple Bar

Al Vesuvio

Pizzas – with (rosse) or without (bianche) cheese – and pastas are the speciality at this vaulted basement restaurant that is like a rustic piece of the Old Boot. Everything is authentic, from the bruschetta starter…
Barbecue in Temple Bar

Bison Bar & BBQ

Beer, whiskey sours and finger-lickingly good Texas-style barbecue – served on throwaway plates along with tasty sides such as slaw or mac 'n' cheese – is the fare at this boisterous restaurant. The cowboy theme is …
Cafe in Temple Bar

Queen of Tarts

This cute little cake shop does a fine line in tarts, meringues, crumbles, cookies and brownies, not to mention a decent breakfast: the smoked bacon and leek potato cakes with eggs and cherry tomatoes are excellent.…
Seafood in Temple Bar

Klaw

There's nothing sophisticated about this crabshack-style place except the food: Irish oysters served naked, dressed or torched; Lambay Island crab claws served with a yuzu aioli; or half a lobster. Whatever you go f…