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Where to Eat & Drink in Ireland

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Where to eat and drink in Ireland

Looking for some fantastic dining out opportunities in Ireland? Our handy eating and drinking guide divulges the best bars, restaurants, pubs and cafés to visit during your stay

While exploring the ancient landscapes, historical sites and thriving cities, make sure to stop off at some of the many superb places to eat in Ireland. Dublin has a flourishing café scene, with new and exciting venues focussing on high quality and locally sourced ingredients opening regularly. Make sure to grab a coffee and a bite to eat at Fia based in Rathgar, or a fantastic raspberry cheesecake brownie at Camerino Bakery & Café. However, this trend is not just restricted to Dublin; there are many other cafes in Ireland providing such delicious food and relaxed atmosphere. One such example being Kai Café and restaurant in Galway, an award-winning eatery providing fantastic food and cakes with an interesting twist.

Fresh, seasonal and locally sourced produce is a staple for many of the restaurants in Ireland. The Fatted Calf in the riverside town of Athlone, offers a menu focussed on such ingredients, providing mouth-watering meals that are beautifully prepared. To take advantage of Ireland’s Oyster season in September, head to Moran’s Oyster Cottage in Kilcolgan. The three-hundred year venue offers a wide variety of freshly caught seafood as well as the exquisite Clarenbridge Oysters.

Ireland is renowned for its atmospheric, authentic pubs. Stop off at Left Bank Bar in Kilkenny, this converted bank has become a destination for locals and tourists alike, offering a large social bar area, an outdoor heated terrace bar, live music and fabulous food. While in Dublin, pop into one of the most famous pubs in Ireland, The Stags Head. Known as the backbone of the Temple Bar area, this cosy nineteenth century pub offers a traditional atmosphere, complete with live music each night.

Our guide to food and drink in Ireland offers a magnitude of places to sample the local cuisine.

  • Café Paradiso

    This County Cork café presents an innovative, striking vegetarian menu, with all dishes being matched with a delicious wine from a carefully crafted list. Café Paradiso provides the ultimate meatless dining experience.

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    The Arches
    5 Gas House Ln
    R95 X092

    +353 56 777 2858

    With a dedication to local ingredients, seasonal inspirations, and an unwavering commitment to excellence, Campagne stands as a beacon of fine dining, offering a truly exceptional experience for those seeking to savour the best of Irish cuisine.

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    Chapter One Restaurant

    18-19 Parnell Sq
    Dublin 1

    Chapter One Restaurant in Dublin is a culinary oasis that marries artful innovation with an ambience of sophistication. With its Michelin-starred distinction, creative menu, and commitment to delivering an unparalleled dining experience, the establishment embodies the pinnacle of fine dining in Ireland.

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  • etto restaurant


    18 Merrion Row
    Dublin 2
    D02 A316

    +353 1 678 8872

    Etto is a cosy restaurant that rests close to the National Gallery in Dublin City. Their menu is filled with eye-catching and modern dishes, all of which are generously sized and packed with flavour.

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    Guinness Storehouse

    St. James's Gate
    Dublin 8
    D08 VF8H


    The Guinness Storehouse is a brewery experience introducing visitors to the fascinating history of country’s favourite beer, including tastings and the chance to have a drink in the beautiful rooftop bar of St. James’ Gate Brewery.

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    Irish Whiskey Museum

    119 Grafton Street
    D02 E620


    Experience rich heritage and intricate craftsmanship of Ireland’s iconic spirit at the Irish Whiskey Museum in Dublin.

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    Image Credits: Dieglop - CC BY-SA 4.0

    Jameson Distillery Bow St.

    Bow St
    Dublin 7
    D07 N9VH


    Uncover the art, heritage, and exceptional craftsmanship behind Ireland’s renowned whiskey at Jameson Distillery Bow St.

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  • Moran’s Oyster Cottage

    The ultimate Irish seafood experience – Moran’s farm the finest Galway oysters in naturally optimum conditions to make it one of Western Ireland’s must-visits. As well as baking their own bread and presenting an array of other seafood dishes, this 19th century restaurant really is one-in-a-million.

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    Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud

    21 Upper Merrion Street
    Dublin 2
    D02 KF79

    +353 (0)1 676 4192

    Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud in Dublin is a culinary haven that marries gastronomic artistry with an ambience of sophistication. With its Michelin-starred distinction, innovative menu, and dedication to providing an unparalleled dining experience, this establishment encapsulates the very essence of culinary mastery.

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  • Temple Bar

    Temple Bar

    Temple Bar

    The thriving riverside neighbourhood is often referred to as Dublin’s cultural capital, with a wide range of cafes, pubs, bars and restaurants as well as boutiques and galleries.

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