Eat and Drink
Dublin has become a foodie’s playground, with endless options to sample some traditional Irish fare, or enjoy the culinary treats that await in the gastro pubs, coffee shops, restaurants and bars.
You’ll also find some really great deals on early bird menus that mean you can enjoy the best of Dublin restaurants before taking in a Festival show. Here are just a few suggestions to get you going:
Dunne & Crescenzi
A great place to enjoy delicious Italian food and wine, while catching up with friends in the restaurant or while sitting at an outside table and taking in the buzzing city atmosphere.
A trendy city centre spot that has an upstairs bar with a rooftop terrace, and a restaurant downstairs that serves contemporary Irish cuisine with an Italian influence.
A Dublin institution, this is where you can grab a pint and listen to traditional Irish music every night of the week.
The Brazen Head
The oldest pub in Ireland, this is a good place to enjoy a traditional Irish meal with friends.
A great pre-theatre option, located just metres away from a DDF venue, Project Arts Centre. Here you’ll be treated to delicious Irish cuisine with a focus on locally sourced produce.
Fallon & Byrne
Not to be missed by wine lovers, here you’ll be able to enjoy an extensive wine list and delicious food menu.
Farrier & Draper
Stylish and trendy, this is where you’ll get a cocktail to please even the toughest customer.
Delicious pizzas and loads more, but perhaps what makes Sophie’s so special is its location on the 5th floor of The Dean, offering breathtaking views across the city.
The Library Bar
Absorb the literary culture of Ireland with a visit to the cosy Library Bar located inside the Central Hotel in the heart of Dublin.
Don’t miss this local ice cream gem that serves all the classic tastes as well as everything from Irish gin flavour to blue cheese or brown bread flavour.