During my recent trip to Ireland, my Mom and I spent three days together in Dublin doing lots of sightseeing and eating. As usual, I did some research beforehand and made a Google map of well-rated restaurants and bars that I wanted to try when we were there. Of course there was no way I’d get to try all of them; in fact, I think we only visited one out of 20 or so places that I researched in advance! The rest of the spots we visited were all recommendations from locals (or Google) and each of them turned out to be a hit.
Here I’ve put together a list of my recommended restaurants in Dublin for you. After the name of each place, I’ve included the address. At the end of this post, I include a map which lists the restaurants we tried, as well as the ones I saved. Hopefully you will at least get to try them!
My Top Dublin Restaurants
Taste Food Co.
40 William St S, Dublin, Ireland
Taste Food Co. was recommended to us by the staff at our hotel. We ate here twice during our trip and enjoyed their mix-your-own breakfast bowls with porridge, fruit, and muesli, smashed avocados and poached eggs on an English muffin with pico de gallo, and Americanos. The food was tasty and the service was fairly good.
43 William St S, Dublin 2, Ireland
Located around the corner from Taste Food Co., Metro Cafe was another convenient breakfast choice. The restaurant is known by locals for its all-day brunch and cozy bistro vibe. We easily found a table for breakfast one morning and ordered their Breakfast Booster (yoghurt with dried cranberries, fresh berries, organic honey, and a homemade granola bar), sourdough toast, porridge, and lattes.
The Atrium Lounge
The Westin Westmoreland Street 2, College Green, Dublin, Ireland
One thing I absolutely wanted to do in Dublin was to go out for afternoon tea. I haven’t been able to find anywhere in Germany that offers afternoon tea service so I made it a priority to fit in during our time in Dublin. There are lots of upscale hotels that offer it, but one of the best rated was at The Westin Dublin in The Atrium Lounge. They offer several kinds of afternoon tea service, including A Most Peculiar Afternoon Tea (with a teapot filled with Victorian Mojito instead of tea!), Traditional Afternoon Tea (with all the classics), and Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea (with an optional Red Rose Queen cocktail). We opted for the Traditional Afternoon Tea which included tasty gourmet sandwiches, freshly-baked scones, jam, cream, and a variety of dainty desserts. The service was very friendly and we were offered refills on our pots of tea. Delicious! Reservations recommended.