Things To Do In Dublin For Food

Looking for things to do in Dublin that include food and offer imaginative menus and a relaxing environment? Well we’ve done the hard work for you by choosing our hot spots for culinary delight in Dublin. That means you’ve got that little bit of extra time to choose from our eating guide, so you can spend more time relaxing – good luck!

Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud

The Patrick Guilbaud has been open since the beginning of the 80s and it’s gone from strength to strength. This is one of Dublin’s top 8 restaurants and rightly so. You’ll find it at 21 Upper Merrion St.

The Winding Stair

The curiously named Winding Stair is a book shop as well as a café and is renowned throughout Dublin as one of its most famous locations to meet. It was named after a poem by Yeats and yes, it does have a winding staircase. It’s near the river Liffey and offers a fantastic view of the Ha’penny Bridge. It was renowned as a meeting place for writer, artists and musicians – and still is. Here’ll find a great place to talk, debate and write while enjoying a bite to eat.

The food comprises of delicious food made using seasonal Irish produce, while the restaurant carries on above, the famous book shop continues below – you’ll find a warm welcome here with no fuss – just good, well cooked food from first class chefs. You’ll find The Winding Stair at 40 Lower Ormond Quay.

Chapter One

A great restaurant which like The Winding Stair is close to a literary location. Chapter One is near the Dublin Writers Museum and boasts a Michelin starred menu. Here, you’ll find all the best Irish produce giving you the very best seasonal food. There’s a beautiful vaulted basement which is reminiscent of its predecessors John Jameson Irish Whiskey.

Book worms will the love the literary location below the Dublin Writers Museum, but the real appeal here is the dazzling, Michelin-starred food. This is one beautiful environment to dine and you’ll find it at 19 Parnell Square.

The Pig's Ear

A great restaurant offering a la carte menus at lunch and dinner. There’s a relaxed, intimate and informal atmosphere here where you get to eat great food at reasonable prices so you get value for money.

Back in 2009 the Pig’s Ear won a Michelin Bib Gourmand award and has retained it with an entry in the most recent Michelin Guide of 2014.

There are 3 rooms that can be booked for large dining and parties with room for up to 40, 60 or 10. You’ll find The Pig’s Ear at 4 Nassau Street.

Fade Street Social

Here at Fade Street Social you get a gastro bar serving tapas and at the back is a restaurant with Irish seasonal produce, here you can get a 3 course lunch and evening meal, beautiful food and beautiful surroundings. You’ll find the Fade Street Social at 4 & 6 Fade Street Road.


A Japanese restaurant that comes with atmospherically lit interiors serving delicious sushi in new and novel ways. There are other Japanese items on the menu as well as sushi and you’ll find this is one restaurant you’ll want to revisit. You’ll find the Musahi at 15 Capel Street.

Sabor Brazil

A Baroque style decorated restaurant, the Sabor is a Brazilian restaurant where the food is every bit as impressive as the décor. You’ll get to taste a variety of Brazilian dishes here at the Sabor and with different regions to explore. You’ll find the Baroque interiors lends itself well to an intimate and relaxed atmosphere for small parties as well as couples. The restaurant also offers a menu for those that are vegetarian – so no one is left out.

You’ll find the Sabor Brazil at 71A Lower Camden Street.

The Vintage Kitchen

This restaurant is in the old part of Dublin near Mulligans pub and not far from the river LIffey. This is a small restaurant with a fine menu using seasonal local ingredients. As well as a set menu and a 2 course dinner menu there’s great wine and if you like you can explore their vintage arts and crafts selection. You’ll have some vintage music with tunes you may remember, while you eat and it’s easily one of the best eateries in which to relax and enjoy the beautifully handpicked ingredients.

You’ll find The Vintage Kitchen at 7 Poolbeg Street.

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