Restaurants

Top Choice French in Merrion Square & Around

Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud

Ireland's only Michelin two-star is understandably considered the best in the country by its devotees, who proclaim Guillaume Lebrun's French haute cuisine the most exalted expression of the culinary arts. If you li…
Top Choice Modern Irish in North of the Liffey

Chapter One

Flawless haute cuisine and a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere make this Michelin-starred restaurant in the basement of the Dublin Writers Museum our choice for best dinner experience in town. The food is French-inspire…
Top Choice Scandinavian in Grafton Street & Around

Greenhouse

Chef Mickael Viljanen might just be the most exciting chef working in Ireland today thanks to his Scandi-influenced tasting menus, which have made this arguably Dublin's best restaurant. Wine selections are in the c…
Top Choice Italian in Merrion Square & Around

Etto

Award-winning restaurant and wine bar that does contemporary versions of classic Italian cuisine. All the ingredients are fresh, the presentation is exquisite and the service is just right. Portions are small, but t…
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…
Top Choice Italian in Dublin

Da Mimmo's

Once a traditional fish 'n' chip shop, the son of the original owners converted it into a sit-down restaurant and it now serves some of the best Italian food in the city. Everything here – from the bresaola-and-Parm…
Top Choice French in Merrion Square & Around

L’Ecrivain

Head chef Derry Clarke is considered a gourmet god for the exquisite simplicity of his creations, which put the emphasis on flavour and the best local ingredients – all given the French once over and turned into som…
Top Choice Mexican in North of the Liffey

K Chido Mexico

If you’ve a craving for authentic Mexican food, try this food truck tucked inside a garage. It's a huge hit with nearby office workers, and seats can be tough to find weekday lunchtimes, but for early risers, the br…
Top Choice International in Southside

Farmer Brown's

The hicky-chic decor and mismatched furniture won't be to everyone's liking, but there's no disagreement about the food, which makes this spot our choice for best brunch in Dublin. From healthy smashed avocado to a …
Top Choice French in Merrion Square & Around

Coburg Brasserie

The French-inspired, seafood-leaning cuisine at this revamped hotel brasserie puts the emphasis on shellfish: the all-day menu offers oysters, mussels and a range of 'casual' lobster dishes, from lobster rolls to lo…