5 places to enjoy some pub grub in Dublin
1) The Bull & Castle Bar
You can’t go wrong with a good ol’ American-style bar and restaurant. They have an excellent reputation for their dedication to the craft and the resulting tenderness and marbling in every slab of beef. There’s also a full bar to compliment every dish.
2) The Old Spot
Highly recommended in the Michelin Eating out in Pubs guide, this is so good it feels just like very fine dining... with a bar attached. It’s elegant and rustic. It’s beers and beef if you like. It’s seabass, cheeseboard and cocktails if you like. Either way, this is an exceptional gastropub.
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3) The Chop House
The Chop House, another award-winning gastropub, has only one thing on its mind and that’s the best possible beef it can source. It is a very relaxed place with soft leather sofas and lots of windows spilling slats of daylight across the wooden floors and bar stools. The menu is exemplary and reads, and tastes, like a Michelinstarred attraction.
4) The Legal Eagle
As far as pub grub goes, this is my number one. They serve every drink under the sun here and one could easily while away the day relaxing with a few drinks (there are over 200 wines). The food menu has a plethora of comfort food classics and new twists (homemade crisps and pickled eggs, for instance). Try the steak and ale pie and the traditional meat platter.
5) L. Mulligan. Grocer.
Away from the fancy gastropubs now and back to what resembles your everyday Irish bar. Simply put, at L. Mulligan. Grocer., the basics are just very well executed. It’s a homely and comfortable place, there’s a huge variety of drinks and the food menu is always evolving. Try the black pudding Scotch egg and the lamb burger if you can. Sensational.
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