I had a handful of preconceived notions about what Dublin was going to be like prior to visiting, but none of them included a vision of the Irish capital with such amazing food. After all, no one really goes to Dublin on St. Patricks Day for the food…that said, I have to say I was really quite impressed and after four days, I left extremely well fed.
What I did notice is that it was hard to find a consolidated list of recommendations – coffee was on one list, restaurants on another, hangover food on yet another – which made it tricky to find the cream of the crop. Whilst Dublin is a small, walkable city and your chances of merely stumbling across somewhere yummy on your travels are pretty high, there’s something to be said for a neat and tidy list.
As such, having scoured many websites, apps, guidebooks and consulted friends, here are my top five eats in Dublin:
Cute as a button
Powerscourt Town House Centre, South William St, Dublin 2, Ireland
Best for: Breakfast/brunch
Highlights: Homemade bagels with a side of a green tea layer cake.
So good, they had to name it twice.
14 Dame Ct, Dublin, Ireland
Best for: Dinner
Highlights: Margaritas. Oh, and the tacos, of course.
A hidden gem. We stumbled across this lovely little cafe after following intriguing signs Alice in Wonderland style
3 Great Strand Street, Dublin, Ireland
Best for: Coffee, cakes, tea
Highlights: Lovely lattes as you sit surrounded by pretty flowers and art.
A little bit fancy and oh so yummy.
55 Drury St, Dublin 2, Ireland
Best for: Dinner and/or cocktails
Highlights: The cantaloupe and ricotta salad was incredible.
Honestly, it was really good pizza.
12 Dame Court, Dublin, Ireland
Best for: Pizza.