Restaurants

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 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 Modern Irish in North of the Liffey

101 Talbot

This Dublin classic has expertly resisted every trendy wave and has been a stalwart of good Irish cooking since opening more than two decades ago. Its speciality is traditional meat-and-two-veg dinners, but with vag…
Italian in Merrion Square & Around

Etto

A superb 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 the fo…
Top Choice Cafe in North of the Liffey

Oxmantown

Delicious breakfasts and excellent sandwiches make this relatively new cafe one of the standout places for daytime eating on the north side of the Liffey. Locally baked bread, coffee supplied by Cloud Nine (Dublin's…
Top Choice Cafe in Kilmainham & the Liberties

Fumbally

A bright, airy warehouse cafe favoured by hipsters, who come for the healthy breakfasts, salads and sandwiches – and the guitarist strumming away in the corner. In 2016 it introduced Wednesday Dinner (mains €15), wh…
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 Modern Irish in Grafton Street & Around

Fade Street Social

Two eateries in one, courtesy of renowned chef Dylan McGrath: at the front, the buzzy tapas bar, which serves up gourmet bites from a beautiful open kitchen. At the back, the more muted restaurant specialises in Iri…
Seafood in North of the Liffey

Fish Shop

The menu changes daily at this tiny restaurant (it only has 16 seats) to reflect what's good and fresh, and the options aren't huge, usually about five different choices. One day you might fancy line-caught mackerel…