Where To Eat In Dublin, Ireland

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Dublin's food scene has come into its own in recent years. Showcasing Irish ingredients in innovative ways, contemporary cuisine is being plated up city-wide. Sample the best of it at Michelin-starred dining rooms and cosy neighbourhood cafés alike. Here are three we love.

A dish at Delahunt



In James Joyce's Ulysses, an old Victorian grocer's shop on Camden Street is mentioned. This is it. Transformed since then into Delahunt, the main dining space's panelled walls have been seriously spruced up, and today sport a navy blue hue with graphic images hung on them. The restaurant is open from Tuesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner. Start with an aperitif in the Sitting Room, a cocktail bar with a mid-century feel (nabbing a seat in the bay window if you can). Then, tuck into a tasting menu (there's no à la carte) accompanied by friendly, attentive service.


39 Camden St Lower, Dublin 2, D02 K277


Forest Avenue

Run by husband-and-wife duo John and Sandy Wyer, Forest Avenue is a standout on the Dublin dining scene. The self-proclaimed "neighbourhood dining room", located on Sussex Street in Dublin 4, serves modern food in an intimate setting, with a wine list featuring bottles from small artisan vineyards. The farm-to-plate menu changes frequently and features a multi-course tasting option for £67pp; at lunch, tuck into two or three courses for £28pp or £39pp respectively. Side note: the Wyers have also opened Little Forest, a local Italian-inspired restaurant in Blackrock village where wood-fired pizzas take top billing.


8-9 Sussex Tce, Dublin 4, D04 C7F4



For a quick, delicious bite anytime from morning to late-afternoon, head to ALMA on South Circular Road. The brunch offering is particularly strong - the dulce de leche pancakes are ace - and the sausage sambo is a strong lunchtime order. Solo diners and couples will get the most out of this compact Argentinian-Irish eatery. The best seat in the house? Pull up a stool at the front window and watch the world go by as you munch.


12 South Circular Rd, Dublin 8, D08 XTN5

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