Locals - please add your favorite spots for fine (or fast) dining in the Dublin area.

Just has to be mentioned

http://www.apache.ie/ - Apache pizza. Eat good pizza from our namesake.

Worth a visit


Luigi Malone's - friendly, international menu. Found in Temple Bar by Millenium Bridge and on Dawson St, 2 min walk from St Stephens Green

Mermaid Cafe, Temple Bar - amazing fine dining experience

Coopers Restaurant - lovely food a few blocks from the venue

Captain America's - well-priced, fast-food style, good food, on Grafton St

Evana - nice restaurant in Ballsbridge, quite near venue, special offers available on website

Bad Ass Cafe - good food, fun atmosphere, good prices, in Temple Bar

Yamamori - Japanese restaurant. Located on George's St, just up from the junction to Dame St.

Wagamama - Asian restaurant chain also found in the UK, and littered across Europe and even in Austrailia. Located underneath St Stephens Green Shopping Centre.

Aya - Sushi Bar off Grafton St, behind Brown Thomas.

Mongolian BBQ - A buffet restaurant with a difference - Opposide Bloom's Hotel in Temple Bar

Uki Yo - Japanese Saki and Karaoke Bar on Exchequer St. From Grafton St, continue down Wicklow St, then find on the right, also close to George's St.

Dunne and Crescenzi - Authentic, traditional Italian wine cellar and restaurant. Located just off Nassau St, turn at Blarney Woollen Mills and it's just up on the right (2 venues, one serves pasta and the other serves everything except pasta)

Cornucopia - Vegetarian/Vegan restaurant on Wicklow St, just off Grafton St. Review


The Porterhouse - Pub with good atmosphere, beer and food. Found in Temple Bar and at the end of Grafton St near Trinity College. Be adventerous - try their own brewed beers and stouts.

Mahafey's - Pub renowned for a pretty decent pint of the black stuff. On Pearse St looking opposide Eastern Corner of Trinity College

aka - Basement located pub on Wicklow St (off Grafton St) opposide Brown Thomas. Good food and the novelty of sitting on a beanbag...

Schoolhouse - hotel, restaurant and pub 10 - 15 min walk down the canal from the venue (turn right if travelling from venue). Restaurant and pub food are recommended (especially the Nachos)

The Market Bar - pub and tapas restaurant on Fade St, just off George's St. Housed within George's St Arcade complex (with separate external enterance)

Fast Food/Take Away

Epicurean Food Hall - On Liffey St; cross to the Northside at the Ha'penny Bridge, and keep going straight, it's on your right. Has something for absolutely everyone.

Godfathers' Pizza - takeaway pizza, two minutes walk from the venue

Leo Burdocks, beside Christ Church Cathedral - seriously good fish & chips, Irish style. Also available in the Epicurean Food Hall


Temple Bar Food Market - in Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Saturday 9am-5pm. Well worth a visit.

External Guides

General Dublin restaurant guide - includes daily-changing vouchers for some restaurants

Another Dublin restaurant guide

Islamic Cultural Centre restaurant - beside the mosque in Clonskeagh, Arabic & Pakistani cuisine, Halal

Dublin Restaurant Guide - with prices and contact details

Worth avoiding

Shanahan's - bad attitude, bad service, expensive

Brasserie Sixty 6 - bad service, huge waits, mediocre food

Old stuff

SanDiego.com dining

SanDiegoRestaraunts.com - Airport area