5 of the best places for Irish food in Dublin

1) The Winding Stair

Besides being a beautiful bookshop, The Winding Stair is also a restaurant of some renown. This is proper imaginative Irish cooking using only the best of locally sourced ingredients. The Winding Stair stands for a mix of home cooking and artisan style, with an extensive microbrewery beer and wine list.

irish food The Winding Stair

2) Craft Restaurant

This new (2018) Michelin Bib Gourmand recipient is the brainchild of chef Philip Yeung, who is renowned for his modern take on traditional Irish cuisine. In a cosy and unpretentious setting you can savour an original and exciting menu with dishes like roasted hake, venison shank and Thornhill duck, matched with an assortment of unusual salads and vegetables.

the interior of Craft Restaurant

3) Delahunt

The menu of this multiple recipient of the Michelin Bib Gourmand puts an end to the debate about what good Irish cuisine has to offer. Here you can enjoy a selection of unique dishes at very affordable prices in a very comfortable and relaxed setting, with a beautiful cocktail bar.

interior Delahunt

4) The Boxty House

Right bang in the heart of Temple Bar sits the very Irish Boxty. If you have ever wanted to sit down to genuine Irish cuisine, this is the place. Hot filling coddle? Three different stews and Irish breads? You name it. There’s also plenty of salmon, crab cakes, steak, beef and lamb to keep you going.

Irish food Boxty House

5) Bastible

Even if you might not usually eat out at a contemporary neighbourhood bistro, you certainly should visit Bastible. Here you will enjoy immaculate food, prepared with careful attention and a lot of love, with ingredients from artisan food producers. The imaginative menu put together by the very creative kitchen team is forever changing.

restaurant Bastible

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