Dublin has been always associated with hundreds of pubs and excellent beer. However, culinary advantages of the city are not limited only with these features.
Dublin can also offer the most unusual restaurants, cozy bars and cafes, which will surprise you with the abundance of tasty dishes and an interesting evening program.
So, if you’ll get hungry during your trip to this amazing Irish city, we’ve prepared the list of the spots where you can eat a tasty meal for the reasonable rates.
Taste – is a small café offering meals at really affordable prices. Located close to the shopping mecca (Grafton Street), it’s a very popular place, especially among the students. The position of the café makes it an ideal solution for weekend meetings with friends.
There is no need to order dishes from the main menu (they are quite traditional for Irish bistro), but you should certainly ask to make a “sharing plate”. “Sharing plate” is a huge plate with several kinds of cheese, olives, sausages, fish and different kinds of bread (including gluten-free). And for dessert, take the “Eton mess” – a traditional dessert of meringue, berries and cream.
Address: 40 William St, Dublin
Price range: 5-24€
Opening hours: daily 7.00am-10.00pm
2. Musashi IFSC
Fish and seafood are very popular in Dublin. And, if you want to taste Irish sushi, welcome to Musashi IFSC. Fish is always of an excellent quality there, sushi/maki you can customize on your own, preparing of dishes is very quick. Another advantage of Musashi – is loose leaf green tea (a rarity for Dublin) and a good plum wine.
Address: Unit 2 of Burton Hall, Custom House Square, Mayor St, Dublin
Price range: 3-18€
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 12.00am-10.00pm, Fri-Sat 12.00am-11.00pm, Sun 12.00am-10.00pm
3. Rustic Stone
Rustic Stone is, probably, the best mid-price eatery in Dublin which specializes in healthy food. The restaurant offers superb dishes made only from the local products.
The most popular order of Rustic Stone is a tuna steak that you can cook using the hot stone. It’s also recommended to try a paste of zucchini, avocado salad, and for dessert – an incredibly tasty chocolate cake with grapefruit, yogurt and pecans.
The quality of products and the method of preparation are suitable even for the most demanding followers of a healthy diet.
Address: 17 South Georges Street, Dublin
Price range: 4-40€
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12.00am-2.30pm, 5.30pm-10.30pm, Sat 1.00pm-11.00pm, Sun 1.00pm-9.00pm
4. Locks Brasserie
Locks Brasserie is also a very interesting restaurant. There is an excellent modern cuisine, lovely canal views and impeccable service. As it was mentioned above, the fish and the seafood are the main culinary attractions of Dublin, so you can order there any fish dishes.
You can also enjoy there excellent tartar from swordfish, octopus, hake and lobster dishes and pamper yourself with the dessert. But in case you don’t have a sweet tooth, just try the local cheeses accompanied by the sommelier wine.
Address: 1 Windsor Terrace, Portobello, Dublin
Price range: 7-35€
Opening hours: Tue-Wed 5.00pm-11.30pm, Thu-Sun 12.30am-11.30pm
L’ecrivain is probably one of the best Dublin’s restaurants. It has the Michelin stars, and not without a reason: interesting and refined dishes, excellent service and pleasant atmosphere are always waiting for you there.
So, if you have a special event or you’re hungry – set off to L’ecrivian and enjoy. We recommend you to take a tasting menu with wine – just make sure that you don’t need to get up early the next day.
Address: 109-a Baggot Street, Dublin
Price range: 10-64€
Opening hours: Mon-Wed and Sat 6.30pm-10.00pm, Thu-Fri 12.30am-2.00pm, 6.30pm-10.00pm, Sun-closed
6. Beaufield Mews
Beaufield Mews – is the oldest restaurant in Dublin, which was opened in 1948. It specializes in European cuisine and offers reasonable prices.
In the menu you will find grilled salmon with herbs, spicy fritters, fried rolls with sage, grape roast, many kinds of ice cream for dessert, and free hot chocolate at Christmas.
In addition, Beaufield Mews has an extensive wine list, which includes the best wines from all over the world. There are beautiful flowering gardens around the restaurant, so this picturesque spot is an ideal solution for romantic dinners and different celebrations.
Address: Woodlands Ave, Stillorgan, Dublin
Price range: 6-44€
Opening hours: Mon-closed, Tue-Fri 6.30pm-11.30pm, Sat-Sun 12.30am-11.30pm
7. China Sichuan
China Sichuan is a very popular eatery in Dublin, where you can taste Chinese food at cheap rates. Its menu offers a variety of soups, dishes of fowl, meat and seafood, as well as a great number of snacks, including crispy bagels, vegetarian dumplings, fried carpaccio, pork with chilli and much more.
The restaurant’s interior is decorated in the hi-tech style but with a Chinese accent, which is reflected in the special colors of the walls and doors.
Address: The Forum, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin
Price range: 3-20€
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12.30pm-10.00pm, Sat 5.00pm-10.00pm, Sun-12.30pm-9.00pm
As you see, every Dublin’s restaurant offers something special and is able to surprise even the most refined gourmets. But despite this, all of them have one general feature – they allow you to eat tasty meal and relax. Well, if one day you’ll turn up in this amazing Irish city, just get a rental car and visit any of these restaurants to enjoy a real taste of Dublin.
Author Bio: Lily Berns likes to write and take photos of interesting places. During her free time, she travels in different cities with her friends.