Dublin has some seriously incredible food! In our time there we found some amazing restaurants, quirky cafes and of course endless brunch options. As a group of food-obsessed girls, we did lots of research before selecting where to eat and I have created a list of my 6 top picks. I would advise booking in advance for most places, especially in busy areas, as you can end up waiting for a table for 40 minutes.
Let’s start it off with The Best Brunch in Dublin.
Elephant & Castle
Dublin has several brunch spots but for me was by far the best. I think many people agree with me as it was always super busy. Located right in the centre of temple bar its light and bright with enough tasty options to keep you deciding for hours. I chose the French toast with berry compote and it was really delicious. This place gets very busy especially on weekends so is definitely one to book in advance.
The Sweetest Thing Cafe
We stumbled upon this cute little cafe shortly after arriving in Dublin. We were looking to get a quick bite and a hot drink when we saw these beautiful homemade buns and cakes in the window and couldn’t resist. Looking it up online afterwards I can see why this place is one of the highest-rated on trip advisor, they were so good by the time I had taken my camera out we had eaten most of them!
Nestled under the Dublin wall of Fame you could easily miss this beautiful Sicilian cafe. We only went in for a quick hot drink to warm up, but once we’re inside I ordered a hot chocolate and couldn’t resist trying a slice of the Nutella cake. The Nutella cake was thick and delicious but the real winner was the hot chocolate. When it arrived I was pleasantly shocked, it was basically a little cup of molten chocolate and tasted like heaven. This is hands down the best hot chocolate I’ve ever had! I already want to go back just to try this again. Although I did quickly find myself regretting ordering both. I left feeling sick but so satisfied.
Cheap eats for lunch
Finding somewhere cheap to eat in Dublin can be tricky, like many capital cities your average lunch will set you back about €13. So when we saw this new York style pizza deli selling pizza by the slice we knew we were on to a winner. You can get a drink, pizza slice and chips for €5, what a bargain! It’s ideally located just on the edge of temple bar opposite the main shopping street next to the shops I would really recommend if your just looking for a quick cheap bite.
The port house
It’s hard to go wrong with tapas, but it’s the atmosphere here that really sold this place for me. It’s adorned throughout with beautiful fairy lights, candles and intimate corners, for our last meal in Dublin it was perfect. The food was everything you would hope for serving all the usual tapas favourites, the portions where a little on the small side but still very filling. This was by far one of the best dinners I had in Dublin.
Tucked away next to a shop on temple bar you could easily miss it the Italian restaurant, but we found it on trip advisor and wanted to give it a try. This was our first meal in Dublin and was a perfect way to start our trip. It’s a little more on the expensive side but gave us a nice setting for our catch up. It has everything you could want from an Italian with fantastic pizza, pasta and wine. We were also fascinated and pleased that all the tables have live goldfish in them, it was just a nice little touch.
Let me know if you visit any of these places or what some of your favourite places to eat in Dublin are!