The Church in Dublin City Centre is located off at Jervis St and Mary St (walk North on the left side of O'Connell and turn left on Henry and keep going) St, North of the Liffey River. It is an old church converted to one of the best restaurants in Dublin. Inside the restaurant you will find the Gallery on the upper level, on the main floor is the pub and bar, and the basement is now a disco/club. Offers pre-theatre menu and Traditional Irish Music and dancing Sunday thru Thursday, 730-900. The food is great, but one of the other reasons that I always visit at least once, usually more than once, is Tomas - one of the most gracious, charming and handsome servers in Ireland. I will only stay if I can be seated with Tomas. Reservations recommended and ask to be seated in his area - you will feel that you are the only table in the room in the main floor with his smiling service!!! Tell him Ruth in Florida said "Hi". Countdown continues - 195 days to Dublin 2014!
Favorite Dish: I am vegetarian and have no problem here - my non-veg friends like all the foods on the menu, one always brags on the salmon!
If you have favoritism for authentic Italian Cuisine, then Toscana Restaurant in Dublin that will make you to keep coming back. They have some great Tuscan dishes what i liked is their genuine home made flavour, Next time if I visit I will most definitely make another visit!
Favorite Dish: ZUPPA DI RIBOLLATA (basically a Tuscan soup)
Sliced mozzarella: mozzarella cheese as topping were too much, one word to say a great cheerful dish
We ate just about everything on the menu at this place as you can see and it was all wonderful. The tapas plates were more like full sized and it was all delicious!
Favorite Dish: Albondigas. I have made them at home many times since.
After the Guinness Storehouse tour, we went to Ireland's oldest pub where James Joyce used to sit at a table and write there while having a pint. As you can tell, we had a few pints ourselves. It was also where we decided we absolutely had to have some Irish food. Bangers and mash and beef stew for everyone. There was live music playing upstairs which was something else that Doug can cross off his Things To Do Before I Die List and it was just as much fun as you can imagine. Those Irish do wonderful things with beef gravy. The food was great!
We had a blast at this restaurant. Not only did we enjoy the food but we also had a belly dancer! The food wasn't great but it wasn't bad, either. They had just opened when we visited and have perhaps improved on their food quality.
This restaurant was recommended by the Bed and breakfast owner and it was a good suggestion. Friendly attentive staff and excellent surroundings. The food is a mix of local and International cuisine. Some of the food combinations sounded so good that we would love to come back and try some other dishes on offer.
Favorite Dish: The chicken with coconut was excellent and was served with rice.
La Med overlooks the River Liffey and can also be entered from Temple Bar. La Med serves French, Italian and a wide variety of International Cuisine. Very good service and reasonably priced considering it is in the middle of Temple Bar.
Favorite Dish: Chris adn I both had the gammon with garlic mash....scummy. Jennie wasn't too hungry so settled fr Brischetta folowed by a selection of sorbets.
I love this place. It used to look like an old style diner type place but they recently done it up and the best thing is they haven't upped there prices to match the snazzy interior.
The food is varied and yummy. They serve an all day Irish breakfast for 10 euro and it fills you for the day. You get 2 big sausages, 2 big rashers9proper size bacon for all you american that don't know what a rasher is) Black pudding and white pudding(a must on irish breakfast), mushroon, fried egg and full slices of toast(no cutting into stupid triangles that ya can't make a sandwich with) and tea or coffee.
Great place to eat any time of the day. Especiall good for if your shopping around O Connel Street as its just off it.
Favorite Dish: Mexican Enchilada's and the Irish Breakfast(that i've never ate at breakfast ha)
This restaurant is sophisticated inside and the food is gorgeous. Situated in The middle of the northside area of Clontarf Below the nice chilled bar called The parlour bar.
Great to escape the hectic city centre.
they are apparently opening more restaurants in dublin though yeah!!!
Favorite Dish: Curried vegetable parcels with a sweet mango sauce and chopped up peanuts on top
The name meaning by the water edge is accurate.
I love this restaurant. It is located along Clontarf Seafront (Clontarf Road)right where you would not expect a restaurant as on either side is houses. But as you approach it usually there is a biiiig man standing outside dressed in Indiany style costume. The place is small and cosy. You almost feel like your being welcomed into someones house. The menu isn't huge but the delicious food makes up for this.
You must try this place.
Located near Clontarf Castle Hotel and The Clontarf Court Hotel (Info on both in my Accommodation tips) and numerous BnB's. A great location if you want close to centre but not in in and lovely surroundings
Favorite Dish: All good
This restaurant has top class Indonesian food.
Its not the cheapest but its worth it.
Most of the restaurant involves taking off you shoes to to sprawl accross cushions etc.
Booking ahead is advisable. If there's a group ask for the top room.
Favorite Dish: everything
Dublin's Temple Bar is well known for it's touristic but lively pubs, it's cobblestoned characterful streets and it's bohemian veneer. However, another gem of this central area is the Saturday food market which takes place in Meeting House Square. The market is a delightful mix of organic and speciality foods with home made yoghurts, cheeses and butter to pastries, chocolates, organic veg and breads. The atmosphere is one of relaxed tantalisation as ones tastebuds cry out for satisfaction. One of my favourite Saturday afternoon treats is to wander around the modest sized market, picking up some fresh bread and brie or a piece of quiche and some olives then visit the little wine shop further along the central street of Temple Bar for a bottle of South African Sauvignon Blanc. The coffee shop a couple of doors down is quite helpful for a plastic cup and the wine guy pops the cork at request. I take the whole thing to a sunny bit of park or to the benches along the River Liffey's boardwalk and eat and drink myself ecstatic.
Favorite Dish: It's all good!
Da Pino is a superb place for the traveller to dine in Dublin. Owned and run by a mixed Spanish and Irish family, the restaurant is casual and cheerful. There are no less than four menus of various sizes and shapes to boggle the mind. The vast range of dishes cover the Italian and Spanish kitchens with superb pizzas and big pasta servings. The house red is a Spanish Rioja, which should give you some idea of the good taste brought to bear on the offerings. The restaurant is on the corner of Dame and Parliament Streets, practically across the road from Dublin Castle and a short walk from Trinity College. It is much frequented by discerning Dubliners as well as visitors so it´s a great place to relax and observe us ´natives´. Midweek is generally as regards getting a table but it´s advisable to book on the weekends.
The restaurant also does a lunch special with a set menu for 7 or 8 euro. Well worth a try.
Favorite Dish: Pizza Vesuvio is my favourite pizza though all the pizzas are really substantial and tasty. Tortellini Salsa Bianca is my pasta choice though a bit heavy if you´re not into creamy things. The Ravioli Bolognese is also superb.
Now I am more of a low-key eater but on this trip I was teated to some really expensive and memorable meals, not one of which I could ever afford. The most memorable was when we were taken to Malahide Castle for one of the MOST AMAZING experiences in my life!! We got to eat literally like a King, I sat at the head of the table for a feast I will never forget. I have never had a 5 piece band play while I ate, or been waited on by so many people, it was first class treatment, I could get used to being rich!!!
Hello....I was in a castle, you can not get much more unique than that!
Favorite Dish: It was all to die for, and I do not remember the fancy names for it....:)