5 bars for wine and cheese Dublin

Fallon & Byrne

11-17 Exchequer Street
+353 (0)1 472 1010

This place is well known for its beautiful cafe and artisan shopping upstairs, but hidden downstairs is a stunning French brasserie and wine bar. The smell of oak and wines, casks and wisps of faraway cooking immediately hits you as you enter. It’s a very classy and comfortable setting with an exceptional wine menu and superb food.

La Cave

28 Anne Street South
+353 (0)1 679 4409

The oldest and one of the best-known French wine bars in Dublin, hidden away from the bustle of the streets. La Cave serves an incredible range of French wines and international favourites plus many  lesser-known surprises. The food and the cheese boards are wonderfully French.


18 Exchequer Street
+353 (0)1 672 4087

It’s hard to pass this tantalising spot and not grab one of the tables near the door, or outside, and watch the world pass by. There are 400 wines and a formidable food menu featuring platters of French and Irish cheeses, all sorts of seafood and nibbles, and Siberian ice cream to finish.

Ely Wine Bar

22 Ely Place
+353 (0)1 676 8986

A multiple award winner, Ely Wine Bar has a lot to offer between staff recommendations, wines of the month and a considerable choice of wines by the glass, so you don’t have to spend a fortune in such decadent surroundings. Get the Irish and continental cheese board for 2 (9,95 euros) or 4 (19,95 euros).

Bagots Hutton

6 Ormond Quay Upper
+353 (0)1 878 8118

It’s all very hip here. You can tell by the bare brick walls, the art, the colourful seating and the tiny stage for live jazz nights. The food is proper Italian and the pizzas are a firm favourite. We recommend the mountainous meat and cheese board coupled with one of the many wines, champagnes or cocktails on offer.

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