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Places to See and Visit

10 hottest trending restaurants in Dublin right now

Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud


Ireland’s only 2 star Michelin restaurant, this five star fine dining experience on Merrion Sq is sure to delight so long as you don’t mind paying the premium.


Undoubtedly the most sought after source of sustenance in Dublin on weekends after 2 am Zaytoon is much more than a post-pub munch. Bosting mouth watering Gourmet kebabs starting from a poultry 7 euro, there is surely no match for this middle eastern marvel.

Beshoff Bros

The legendary fish and chip shop located on O’Connell St offers many treats but surely chief among them are the battered smoked cod and the legendary thick cut chips. Some chipper lovers may proclaim Leo Burdocks as the best but Beshoffs is truly the reigning chipper champ on these shores.

The Pig’s Ear

Serving bistro food at masterchef quality The Pig’s Ear has firmly established itself as one of Dublin’s hippest hot spots. Situated on Nassua street, just look for the pink door, but be sure to make a reservation before hand as this is usually jam-packed.


A family run business since the 80′s, Flanagans is the place to go for proper home style meals. The Irish stew and the full Irish breakfast make this a must for repeat visits for anyone looking for a true taste of Ireland.

Winding Stair

With an undeniable charm to it from the moment you enter – it’s literally up a winding staircase up to the restaurant, this higlhy praised eatery offer top class food at affordable prices.

A delightful Dublin restaurant that too often gets overlooked, the South William St stalworth has one of the best lunch offers in Dublin with a great pick and mix selection for only €10.

Pearl Brasserie Restaurant
Awarded best fine dining restaurant in Dublin & Ireland in 2009, 2010 & 2011 Pearl Brasserie offers a delightful dinner experience without requiring a bloated bank account featuring a two course early bird menu at €25.

Jo ‘Burger
Jo ‘Burger features burgers the size of a moderate sized child’s head all in a unique comic book style setting. Armed with some seriously seductive taste combos such as the ‘ikqezi’ burger(caramelized chili banana, bacon & goats cheese) Jo Burger is the go-to gourmet burger joint in town. Some say that Bunson Burger on Camden St is the new holy grail but their small menu and long wait times just can’t compare.

Locks Brasserie

A romantic canal-side restaurant just a five minute taxi ride from the city centre, Locks Brasserie is the ideal place for couples.

Howth is Magic on Ice

Celebrate the festive season with a visit to the Howth Ice Rink.

The Howth is Magic on Ice includes an all weather ice rink, refreshment stands and a free playground for younger children.

If you want a break from the ice rink, or can’t stay up on the ice, you can also enjoy the view of Howth harbour. See if you can see the seals.

Howth is Magic on Ice is open from December 14th to January 13th, from 12pm – 10pm during the week and 11am – 10pm at weekends.

Open hours

Adult – €15
Child Under 12 – €8
Family – €44
Students – €12
School Children – €8
Tiny Tots – €8
Spectators – €2 entrance fee

Enjoy a great day out with Howth is Magic on Ice.

Poulot’s is a class apart

From the moment you step into Poulot’s Restaurant in Donnybrook, Dublin, you are entering a comfort zone, designed so you can relax and enjoy your meal.

And you certainly will enjoy your meal. Charming though the environment may be, the food prepared and cooked by Jean-Michel Poulot surpasses everything. A speciality is a Japanese-style yellow fin tuna, while the loin of venison is wonderful and delicately flavoured.

Poulot’s is not cheap. How could cuisine of this calibre be so? But it is superb value. For sheer flair, its excellence will make any celebration memorable.

The imaginative dishes set Poulot’s in a class apart. Starters include rabbit loin served with basil risotto, pepper compote and sage butter or seared duck fois gras, served with fig compote, toasted brioche and vinegar syrup. Main courses like the fillet of barbary duck is worth ordering just for the buttered green cabbage with which it is served. Seafood dishes include spiced scallops or roasted fillet of sea bass. Both are highly recommended.

For good calorific value try Opera Carupano for dessert. It contains 70% cocoa chocolate fondant! A little of what you fancy indeed.

Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrive!

There are many great wines – some that are known for the vibrant colour, some because they are bursting with flavour, some because of the pleasing packaging.

Beaujolais Nouveau stands out from the pack. It is a wine free of pretentiousness, without the complexities that may intimidate those new to wine tasting.

From Thursday 15th November, Beajolais Nouveau is available at La Mere Zou, in St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. You can book a table at this wonderful restaurant quickly and easily with DublinEvents.

Beaujois Nouveau is very much an ‘immediate’ wine, so don’t miss your chance to sample this year’s vintage.

Don’t think outside the boxty

Who would travel to Italy and not eat spaghetti?

Well, when you travel to Ireland you have to try the local speciality – boxty. And where better than Gallagher’s Boxty House, who specialise in this rustic dish.

Boxty is a traditional potato pancake. While the name comes from the Gaelic “Aran Bocht Ti” (meaning “Poorhouse Bread”) the chefs at Gallagher’s Boxty House have turned this simple dish into a wonderfully special and mouth-watering meal.

Gallagher’s Boxty House is situated along the old cobblestone streets of Dublin’s cosmopolitan Temple Bar district, and has made serving unique Irish food presented in a contemporary, European context a speciality.

The ambience is just right for a restaurant located in vibrant Temple Bar with live traditional and modern Irish music played every day.

Prices start from €9.95 to €12.95, making Gallagher’s Boxty House an ideal choice for a lunchtime meal, available from 12.00pm – 4.00pm). The Early Bird Menu offers great value at €15.95 for 2 courses or €18.95 for a three course meal, available from 4.30pm – 6.30pm.

You can also pick up a Gallagher’s Boxty House polo shirt, cigarette lighter or keyring as a souvenir of your visit to a restaurant that celebrates the finest traditions in Irish cuisine.

You can book a table at Gallagher’s Boxty House quickly and easily with DublinEvents.