Porterhouse pub: Porterhouse pub is the place to be
I have visited many a pub in Dublin, Ireland and by far the best is the Porterhouse. The Porterhouse is a brewery that specializes in making beers that are amazing! They also serve beers from around the world. It's a great place to meet people and they have music some nights. Just be careful of the table flames. I accidentally lit myself on fire by leaning over one! to make it worse I was flirting with someone I just met. Oh well plenty of fish in the sea.
Favorite Dish: Oyster Beer. The Irish have a poetic soul but even Yeats could not describe the excellence of this beer.Related to:
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Kylemore: Excellent Buffet in City Center
Buffets are good places, I think, to get a quick meal when I am in a hurry and usually offer more choices for the side dishes, which I really like. Kylemore is one of the two I found in Ireland that were excellent. The food was well prepared and very fresh tasting.
Favorite Dish: Poached salmon and a huge helping of veggies, with drink cost E10.90. Very good value for very good food.Related to:
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Fitzer's (Dawson Street location): Excellent Food, but Something Amiss
Fitzer's is an upscale treat well-located near St. Stephen's Green, Grafton St. & Temple Bar. The restaurant itself is elegant and beautiful and the crowd was fashionable and trendy. It was packed when our group of 9 went, so make sure you make a reservation.
The menu is more "nouveau cuisine", but excellent. The service however, seemed a little cold to us. It is not a bargain, so be prepared to spend a little more here than average.
Favorite Dish: You can't go wrong. Everything was good and I tasted other dishes as well and theirs was excellent too.Related to:
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THE APPLE TREE: GO TO DINGLE THE PENINSULA.....
Mr and Mrs Garry & Eileen O'Boyle have created 2 fine places to enjoy a meal whether a breakfast, a lunch or an evening meal....
They have called this restaurant-Sandwich Bar THE APPLE TREE because it is located at the ORCHARD LANE and yes, there are orchards....
THE PENINSULA IS A PARADISE.....
Favorite Dish: Dingle is the City Dingle on the Peninsula Dingle in the South West of Ireland, in County Kerry.
HARRINGTONS: YES, THIS IS THE PLACE I ONCE VISITED.....
Yes, Garry & Eileen O"Boyle are the owners of this place too!
And they do a fine job: they have a restaurant & Snack Bar and this place: Specialised in FISH AND CHIPS...
So fish and chips it was and I can tell you it was great!!
Favorite Dish: You will feel at home there and enjoy whatever you order....
Not expensive......good value....
Cornucopia: For Vegetarians and Food Allergetics
This is a great restaurant bang in the middle of Dublin, yet not very well known by tourists.
It is a small place and full any time of day and you got to share tables ---- which is nice, for I always met some interesting people there.
It is VEGETARIAN and the food is excellent!!!! And not expensive with many, many options to vary your menu.
Favorite Dish: Roasted nut loaf with side salad
and then for a carrott walnut cake and some herbal tea!Related to:
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The Horseshoe Pub and Restaurant: Best Pub meal we have had!
We heard the ribs were excellent, and they were. But the vegetarian daughter had a vegetable stuffed phyllo dish that was outstanding.
Favorite Dish: The au gratin potatoes were excellent
For dessert: a chocolate brandy mousse which was divine
Linnane’s Pub: Way off the beaten track!
This pub saved our lives when we were starving and far from anywhere.
Favorite Dish: The homemade vegetable soup - I found the veggie soup in Ireland to be a puree but totally wonderful - and the grilled ham, cheese, onion sandwich were so good!
Poppies.Featured in the film LEAP YEAR.: Home country cooking.
My first impression, the outside was very inviteing, the ambience was warm and pleasent to sit in and have your meal, not a rushed place, you could sit and watch the world go by whilst enjoying a drink.
Favorite Dish: The menu had a good selection, I had poppies special chicken, which was creamy chicken with a cornflake and almond topping, this was accompanied with salad and veggies.
For afters I had a rubarb crumble,with custard. All home made of course. Yummy!
Coeliac disease is very prevalent in Ireland so you should have little difficulty in finding food and drink to suit. Menus often mark gluten free foods with a c in brackets after the name of the dish, indicating that it is suitable for coeliacs. It is always worth asking the staff for recommendations. With regard to drinks presumably you know that wine, spirits and cider are generally all gluten free, Bulmers is a popular brand of cider in Ireland. Some coeliacs drink Budweiser because it is wheat-free but there is a question about whether the barley used has been treated or not. There are several mirobreweries such as The Porterhouse chain (Parliament St and Nassau St in the city centre, and also in Phibsboro and Bray) who produce their own gluten-free beers and offer some gluten free dishes on their food menu. In some pubs you may find gluten-free beers such as Green’s Premium Pils, Estrella Daura and Glutaner.
As mentioned above www.coeliac.ie will be invaluable in planning your trip to Ireland.
Btw, that supermarket chain is called Marks and Spencer! They have two main outlets in Dublin city centre, one in Grafton St and one in Mary St and several other branches around the country. Anne Marie
VAUGHANS Anchor Inn: French Cuisine in a pub
Pub close to the Cliffs of Moher in the village of Liscannor.
Varm and cozy ambiance with open fireplace, pub feeling, Tv with sports.
Special is that the food is kind of a "french cuise" food, from the presentation to the prices as well.
Favorite Dish: The desserts I would say. Faboulous. Fish & Chips I have to say that I ate better back in Sweden. 18 euro for an easy dish, the only thing was the good presentation.Related to:
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The Meetings: IMMORTALISED BY THOMAS MOORE in 1804
Restaurant, Bar & Lounge, En-suite accomodation, Shop & Off-Licence, Convernce/Funtion Room, Craft Shop & Bureau de Change
Favorite Dish: We just stopped for a light lunch and we hade a vegetable soup with brown bread and fried mushrooms filled with creeme chese. Delicious. To that a guinnes.Related to:
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Flannery's Pub: They do lunch "In a big way"
While we were looking for a place to have lunch in Limerick, we found that most pubs had soup and sandwiches and little else. That's all fine but we wanted something more substantial and one barman directed us to Flannery's Pub because they "Do lunch in a big way". Flannery's is one of 5 pubs, each owned by a different cousin, having inherited the pub from their respective fathers. I found Flannery's to be a bright, comfortable pub with a friendly and helpful barman, who came to our table to take our order. While there, we and another couple were entertained by a local barfly who would stop and tell us an old joke every time he went out to have a smoke.
I've heard the craic can be pretty good at night.
Favorite Dish: Flannery's has your typical pub menu. We both ordered the fish and chips, which was yummy. The Guinness was good to boot.Related to:
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Abbey Tavern Barn: An Irish Meal
We ate a lot of typical Irish meals on our trip, but the best one was the one we ate in Howth. We were to have a typical Irish meal and then a show. There was at least one other bus group there at the same time as we were. There were locals there in the bar, but the restaurant is basically set up for tour groups.
Favorite Dish: We both had the leek and potato soup (alternative was Roquefort salad), corned beef and cabbage (alternative was salmon - the cabbage was really good because it was cut up into small pieces and was tender) and I had apple tart and my grandson had ice cream. Afterwards there was Irish Coffee (my grandson had coke and I had nothing)Related to:
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Templars Inn: Divine Cuisine and Affordable Prices
I have just returned from a beautifu trip in glorious sunshine on the Hook Peninsula. It has so much to offer in scenery and quaint little beaches dotted in the most unsuspecting places. The fresh air gave us an healthy appetite and we stopped at a lovely roadside pub that advertised food called Templars Inn.
Our first impression as we walked into the place was the cleanliness of the premises and figured this had to be a safe place to eat for ourselves and the 3 children. It is spacious and offers a lovely little childrens corner much to the pleasure of tired parents.
We were greeted and the children welcomed by Nancy the proprietor and given our menus. The childrens menu was very good and offered smaller alternatives to adult portions if preferred. Both myself and my husband went for the fresh seafood chowder and wholesome brown bread and butter. I chose the salmon and my husband chose the steak for our main course and they were both promptly served with a melody of vegetables and potatoes.
Although we were well satisfied with the meal so far we decided to go for dessert. Both of us chose the homemade fruit crumble with cream even though the bread and butter pudding looked equally as inviting. Our children got a selection of ice-cream 'party style' that went down a treat!!
During coffee we were treated to after dinner chocolates and the kiddies got lollies. We were made feel welcome and when children ask 'can we come back here again' it says a lot for a place.
It was great to get such fresh seafood when visiting the area and at prices we could afford. We will definitely be back.
Favorite Dish: We both agree that the seafood chowder is the best we ever got as it is a favourite with us all, children included, and the brown bread was better than anything we've tasted for a long time.
It was full of seafood goodness and not the usual hot cream and smoked 'bits' that so many call seafood chowder. It also had a lovely balance of vegetables that were well cooked and offered a very unique treat to the diner. A very wholesome and healthy seafood chowder.Related to:
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