8 Of The Best Dublin Restaurants To Try This Year

January 15, 2021

The food scene in Dublin has seen something of a boom in recent years. Now home to over 700 restaurants, 6 of these holding Michelin stars, there's a restaurant in Dublin to suit every taste and budget. From fine dining to food trucks, and burgers to bouillabaisse we've looked across all cuisines and picked 8 of the best in the city for you to try this year.

Camden Kitchen

Camden Kitchen, Dublin
Wicklow Venison, Grilled January King Cabbage, Confit Ceps, Trompette Purée, Shallot and Vinegar Roasting Jus

This contemporary bistro can be found at Camden Market on Grantham Street in central Dublin. They serve seasonal Irish produce with a daily changing menu which showcases regional produce from both land and sea. Camden Kitchen offer early bird, lunch and à la carte dinner menus with delicious dishes ranging from organic Irish salmon with seaweed and capers to confit free range chicken with potato croquettes and fresh peas. Their menus also boast a selection of delectable desserts and local cheeses. Opening hours are Tuesday and Saturday for dinner only and Wednesday to Friday for both lunch and dinner.

China Sichuan

China Sichuan
Great quality Chinese food at China Sichuan, Dublin

With stylish and elegant décor, China Sichuan in South Dublin is a favourite restaurant for locals and tourists alike. Their 3 chefs are all from Sichuan province displaying innovative skills and traditions, blending flavours from the region to create mouth-watering dishes. You can dine in or take out dishes ranging from poached vegetarian, pork or chicken dumplings in spicy broth, pan fried prawns with ginger and stir fried beef with black pepper and merlot. Gluten free dishes are available to order and you can also treat yourself to noodles, teapot hampers, wines and sauces from their online store!

Fade Street Social Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

Fade Street Social Restaurant & Cocktail Bar
Slow roasted pork belly with roasted artichoke puree, fresh coco beans and rosemary @ Fade Street Social Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

This chic eatery in Dublin serves the best, fresh homegrown local produce. This unique project incorporates two incredible restaurants under one roof – The Restaurant and the Woodfired menu served in the cocktail bar. It’s an informal, relaxed 8,000 square feet dining space suitable for both carnivores and vegetarians. Menus are creative, yet affordable with dishes such as ‘Our Fade Street Burger’ made with dry aged beef mince, Comte cheese, onion rings and truffle mayonnaise or hearty mac ‘n’ cheese for two! The cocktail bar is a connoisseurs dream too – a place where mixologists create colourful signature drinks with fragrant flavours for all.

Koh Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge

Koh Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge
The sophisticated interior of Koh Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge

Trendy Thai and Asian eatery Koh Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge in Dublin is divided into three unique areas, with a terrace for outdoor dining, a stylish cocktail bar and a walnut-themed restaurant. There’s room for 90 people and a private dining area at the back. It’s the perfect place for a romantic celebration too, as two intimate alcoves allow you to dine without interruptions. Their lunch and dinner menus include delights such as Gyoza, chicken satay and Thai red, green or yellow curries, plus all of their menus cater to coeliac and vegetarian diets, so nobody has to miss out!

La Caverna Restaurant and Wine Bar

La Caverna Restaurant, Dublin
The stuning dining room at La Caverna Restaurant, Dublin

Tucked away in Temple Bar, Dublin, you’ll find charming La Caverna Restaurant and Wine Bar. This cavern-style Italian restaurant and bar with subdued, atmospheric lighting offers the perfect setting for a romantic dinner or a night out with friends. You can sample mouth-watering Italian stews, hand-cut beef fillets or freshly-caught seafood dishes and wash it down with a glass of full-bodied Italian wine. They offer several menus, ranging from early bird and set menus to lunch, à la carte, vegan and menus catering to diners with allergens. Feast on dishes like garlic pan-fried tiger prawns, risotto and lasagne or try the chef’s favourites - rib eye steak and La Caverna chicken with Parma Ham and gorgonzola sauce!

Las Tapas de Lola

Las Tapas de Lola
Authentic Spanish cuisine awaits at Las Tapas de Lola

Las Tapas de Lola is owned by Anna, a Barcelona native and Vanessa, a born and bred Dubliner. They founded the restaurant on the premise of creating great food, great wine and having fun. Located on Wexford Street and Camden Street this is a place for couples, friends and families to dine together and enjoy lively conversation. Menus are typical of regions in Spain with delights such as Manchego cheese with honey, Galician style octopus, chorizo and black pudding, plus you can even enjoy churros with chocolate dip or order a jug of sangria for the table. They have a separate menu to cater to different food allergens and also accommodate group parties for celebrations!


the Eatyard, Dublin
A huge range of casual dining options at the Eatyard, Dublin

Located on South Richmond Street in Dublin, Eatyard is an eclectic food market and vibrant event space originally created to elevate Dublin street food to new heights. Even if you’re not a street food fanatic, you’re sure to find something here to suit your taste buds. A diverse selection of vendors serve everything from waffles and freshly made salads to vegan fish and chips. It’s open from Thursday through to Sunday from noon until 10pm and even hosts innovative cookery demonstrations, craft making and entertainment. Stall vendors at Eatyard range from one-man band pop-ups to Michelin star chefs too, so if you want to dine with family in a place with a festival-like atmosphere, or are visiting with friends with food allergens, there’s food at Eatyard which caters to everyone.

Banyi Japanese Dining

Banyi Japanese Dining
Japanes food at it's best at Banyi Japanese Dining

Banyi Japanese Dining, as the name suggests, specialises in fresh sushi and Japanese cuisine. Located in lively Temple Bar in the heart of Dublin, the restaurant offers a mix of set menus, à la carte options and bento boxes. Signature dishes include tempura, teriyaki and Katsu curry dishes alongside delicious, decorated sashimi and sushi. They were voted best Japanese and Sushi restaurant in Dublin for 3 years running by TripAdvisor and Lonely Planet says they have the best Japanese cuisine in the city!

Dining In Dublin Magazine

Dining in Dublin
Get the lowdown on the best Dublin restaurants with Dining in Dublin

We hope you've seen something you like. For a more in depth look at the best dining options in Dublin, Dining In Dublin Magazine is delivered to over 12,000 hotel rooms across Dublin every 6 months. This upscale magazine - printed along with beautifully optimised accompanying photos, lists the best restaurants in Dublin for foodies and wine connoisseurs. All the restaurants are categorised by ambience, style and character and it also has each of their opening times listed, how to find them in the city and details if they are open for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner! Inside the magazine you’ll find featured Dublin restaurants ranging from Modern European and Middle Eastern to organic, Japanese, BBQ grill eateries and more. In addition, Dining In Dublin Magazine have a website which expands their restaurant recommendations throughout the entirety of Ireland.

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