Ireland’s wonderfully exciting capital city is a place of history, culture, art and music. Some of the best restaurants in Dublin have been awarded the prestigious Michelin Star. As such, requiring advance bookings, so you can just sit back and relax with a pre-dinner drink in the historic local bars.
When visiting Dublin, enjoy some unforgettable gourmet cuisine for a real sense of Ireland’s food tourism. As for the very best in fine-dining, take a look at our choice of some of the top restaurants in Dublin.
6 of the Best Restaurants in Dublin
The following all set the standard for eating in Dublin. Many of which having either been awarded a Michelin Star or the Bib Gourmand.
This delightful fine-dining restraint was once the home of George Jameson of the famous Jameson Irish Whiskey family. It has also held a Michelin star since 2007 due to the sophisticated dishes created by the head chef, Ross Lewis.
The restaurant is actually in the basement of a Georgian mansion, and the upstairs houses the Dublin Writers Museum. The tantalizing menu boasts luxurious dishes such as truffle and foie gras, which simply must be tried! Or another superb dish is the salt marsh duck served with a traditional Irish black pudding, and olive-fed pork with stuffed trotter.
This very attractive restaurant is the best place to choose, if you are looking for a gourmet meal, in the middle of the week. Every Tuesday it offers a delicious tasting menu that serves five courses for €38 (£34).
The varied menu changes all the time and offers creative and stylish dishes. A really good choice is the roast celeriac and comte pie served with chard and fresh peas.
The tables do get booked up quickly on the ground floor, but the spacious upstairs dining room is very relaxed, making it the perfect place for a really special meal a loved one or friends.
The outside of The Greenhouse may appear slightly staid, but the delicious gourmet food found inside is certainly not! This Michelin-star restaurant boasts authentic Irish cuisine with a twist of Finland, all devised by the head chef Mickael Viljanen who hails from Finland.
The mouth-watering dishes are, available on a six-course tasting menu, and feature fresh hand-dived scallops with frozen oyster and osetra caviar. Or, steamed turbot with roasted yeast tapioca and soy marmalade is another very popular dish.
Each course delivers superb flavour and colour, making The Greenhouse a fabulous spot for a special meal.
Another fantastic restaurant in Dublin, this time awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand. The restaurant opened in 2015 and although it still accepts ‘walk-ins’, it is best to book beforehand. Especially, if you want to relish the seasonal cuisine as Bastible has become one of the best restaurants in Dublin.
The menu changes regularly, giving visitors a taste of really fresh produce. Do try their delicious signature fermented sourdough.
The Pig’s Ear
The Pig’s Ear serves amazing Irish cuisine while overlooking the historic Dublin university grounds. Making it a great location if you wish to combine your food experience with historical local attractions.
The restaurant has also proudly kept its Michelin Bib Gourmand for over ten years. It is a wonderful place for a relaxing long lunch, with a superb set menu that includes their popular delicacy – line-caught cod.
This great place is set in the heart of Dublin’s political area and offers Irish produce with French cooking methods. The building was once a former 18th-century coach house and is highly recommended in the Michelin Guide.
The dishes are amazing and include unusual combinations, such as pigeon with boudin noir and cocoa nibs, or turbot with morels in a roast bone sauce.
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