Fish & Chips... if you want to experience what Dubliners have been eating for years on end, check out Leo Burdocks in Werberg Street. This is a landmark where there is always a queue and well worth... more
We walked and hunted for a coffee house as our feet were dying from walking all day going from one place to another. Finally....Bewley's appeared before us and we went in to enjoy a rest, great... more
Incredibly disappointed. I'm allergic to spinach - a weird one I know, but as soon as I eat it, I get really sick. I said this to my waitress upon ordering. However, my salmon and brown bread starter... more
Good old cool Bad Ass transformed in the autumn 2011. The refurbishment gone wrong and originality lost.
With that unfortunately the food didn't improve.
Used to be a customer in the past and enjoyed... more
While on vacation, we stopped here because of a sign for fish and chips or salad for 8.25, without knowing their reputation. The fish (cod and haddock) was soggy, even without vinegar or sauce. And... more
We were looking for late-night dinner in the Temple Bar area and came upon Elephant & Castle. Now this restaurant just so happens to be in every single Dublin guidebook so I was reluctant to try it... more
I happened into Foley's one evening with some friends while visiting Dublin. What luck!! We got satisfying pub food, pints of cider, friendly service, and what do you know but an authentic Irish bad... more
I'd actually heard of Butler's through VirtualToursit and was insistant we would have to go to one while we were in Dublin. After spending a few days exploring, we took a day to wander around Grafton... more
For a trip to Italy while in Temple Bar, go to Botticelli's. It's hard to imagine your not in some trattoria in Florence while enjoying the fresh produce Botticelli's takes pride in serving. In fact... more
I have mixed feelings about the Epicurean Food Hall. If you are looking for a quick, tasty meal and lots of choice, this is the place to go. If you want some decent customer service, I would go... more
This japanese noodle house I first enjoyed on my first visit to London in February of 2005. I have since made it a point of collecting their T-Shirts from each place I visit (I'm up to 4). So this was... more
Named one of the top 10 places to dine at in Ireland. It's busy and lively and certainly meets up to expectations with a full-crowd almost everynight. The cuisine - Modern European. The menu changes... more
We ate here on our last night in Dublin. We had spent a great deal of time wandering around trying to find something that struck our interest. After looking at many places that didn't really appeal to... more
They got the name first! And living off the name.....Crowded, slow service... no, very slow service. We ordered...waited 30 minutes, other tables that arrived after us got service, food, beer, and... more
When I was looking through a Dublin guide to find a good restaurant in the Temple Bar area, I was a bit suprised to see that Oliver St. John Gogarty's was described as a good spot - from the outside... more
Bearing in mind that this restaurant is tucked away in a basement in Parnell Square, it was surprisingly light and airy in both decor and ambience. The walls were white, the table settings white and... more
On my last night in Dublin, I decided to eat a quick meal at Abrakebabra -- an Irish fast food chain with an international menu. In particular, I wanted to have the house specialty -- a doner kebab... more
We got hungry as we were walking around in the Temple Bar area and after looking at a few menus, we decided to give The Auld Dubliner a try. There was a live music session going on and the place was... more
James Joyce mentioned Davy Byrnes pub in several occasions, both in Dubliners and Ulysses. In Ulysses in particular, Bloom eats here, as the following quote tells you.
"Mr Bloom ate his stripes of... more
Not exactly sure how to describe it other than pan european as the name of the restuarant shares itself with a city in Ukraine and a neighborhood in New York full of ex soviet union immigrants you... more
The food is very good at this restaurant. It is one of the few restaurants with wheelchair accessible toilets and access on Grafton. I totally recommend the mackerel pate and the pizzas (beef and... more
I saw a sign 10 euros, was hungry and tired so went in. The place was dead so I thought it would be so so especially for 10 euros but I got a large soup for starters and shared a real home made burger... more
The Mongolian Barbeque
Here's a demonstration of the 'All-you-can-eat' policy in the Mongolian restaurant :) The Mongolian Barbeque is an all you can eat restaurant. You pick up your ingredienys, take... more
The Marriott calls the afternoon tea in The Lord Mayor's Lounge at The Shelbourne Hotel "Dublin's only true Afternoon Tea experience". Well, I can't speak to that as I've not tried the other hotels in... more
Little Caesar’s was my favourite restaurant when I studied in Dublin. Whatever the occasion - Valentine’s Day, parents visit or an evening out with friends, it was always a good choice as the food was... more
An Old Irish Blessing
May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
A story from the Sunday Times (31/8/03) I think neatly sums up the kind of affect that Dublin and its famous black liquid can have on people :
RED FACES OF THE WEEK :
Three Italian tourist enjoyed a...