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You want to try out the best gourmet restaurant? You’re looking for a cosy café? You’re looking forward to relishing local specialities? Or you want to turn the night into day at a cool club? Let our select choices inspire you.

    • The Lobster Pot

      Traditional fish restaurant
      The Lobster Pot has been a part of Dublin's restaurant scene for more than 30 years. The combination of elegant ambiance, cosy atmosphere with a crackling fireplace, dishes featuring fresh fish, seafood and Irish meat, and a comprehensive wine list promises a wonderful evening. How would you like oysters to start, steak tartar as your main course, and Crêpe Suzette for dessert? Simply delicious.
      9 Ballsbridge Terrace
      Dublin 4
      +353 1 668 00 25
      thelobsterpot.ie
    • Rustic Stone

      Cosy and stylish
      Premium cuts of meat sizzling on a hot stone, fine pasta dishes like tagliatelle in truffle sauce and fresh salads – there's something for every taste. The discerning menu at Rustic Stone is rounded out with plenty of appetisers and nibbles. Nearly all ingredients are organic and the ambiance is so cosy, you won't want to leave. The dishes are handily coded for easy recognition, whether it's vegetarian, gluten-free and/or sugar-free.
      17 South Great Georges Street
      Dublin 2
      +353 1 707 95 96
      rusticstone.ie
    • 101 Talbot

      Modern and temperamental
      Guests enjoy 101 Talbot for its festive, laid back atmosphere and its comprehensive menu, including a good variety for vegetarians. The modern dishes are mainly prepared with fresh ingredients from the region. You'll definitely notice the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influences. They make it even better. Contemporary art from local artists often adorn the walls.
      100-102 Talbot Street
      Dublin 1
      +353 1 874 50 11
      101talbot.ie
    • Queen of Tarts

      Sweet delicacies
      Try their breakfast, an abundant brunch on the weekend, a hearty lunch, or one of their sweet delicacies like scones, cakes and brownies in-between. It's all delicious and something special at the Queen of Tarts. Relax with a refreshing beverage and fruity apply crumble, sit on the sunny terrace and watch life on the busy streets, or get cosy inside with tea and freshly baked scones on a rainy day. One thing is sure; once you've been there, you'll be back.
      Cows Lane, Dame Street
      Dublin 2
      +353 1 633 46 81
      queenoftarts.ie
    • Elephant & Castle

      Breakfast and brunch
      At weekends the Elephant & Castle is full of guests brunching and feasting till they're ready to burst. You'll already see the first hungry brunch fans lining up in front of the place just before it opens. The menu seems never-ending, not to mention hearty: omelettes, eggs on toast with guacamole and sandwiches alongside pastries and healthy stuff like French brioche, yoghurt with granola, and fresh-squeezed juices. During the week, breakfast is served from 8 a.m. This is the perfect start to your day, as the place is right in the lively Temple Bar district.
      18 Temple Bar
      Dublin 2
      +353 1 679 31 21
      elephantandcastle.ie
    • Ely Wine Bar

      Wine instead of beer
      If you aren't in the mood for beer, try a side trip to Ely Wine Bar. The extensive wine list has something for every taste and pocketbook. Their passion for wine is evident in the competent and friendly customer service. One thing is sure; even in the beer republic of Ireland, a good glass of wine tastes wonderful after a long, adventurous day.
      22 Ely Place
      Dublin 2
      +353 1 676 89 86
      elywinebar.ie
    • The Cobblestone

      Cosy and traditional
      This traditional pub has the charm of an old, somewhat washed-up village tavern; the kind of place that makes you feel at home immediately. The guests are chatty, which makes the pint of Guinness twice as good. There's a rustic atmosphere where people listen to Irish music and small concerts take place in the Back Room. The music ranges from folk to roots to traditional Irish.
      77 King Street North
      Dublin 7
      +353 1 872 17 99
      cobblestonepub.ie
    • Porterhouse

      Little brewery
      You'll marvel at the incredible list of their own beers on the menu. Try a stout like an Oyster, for example, which actually gets its unusual flavour from fresh oysters, or a Wrasslers, which will leave you wondering whether it's the strength or the depth that gives it its taste. So, next time you're strolling around the lively Temple Bar district, stop in and give one or more of their beers a try – you won't find the likes of these anywhere else.
      16-18 Parliament Street
      Dublin 2
      +353 1 679 8847
      theporterhouse.ie
    • The Church

      Bar, restaurant and club
      Five areas on four storeys. The Gallery Restaurant is located in a former church gallery and summer's mean grill specialities on the terrace. The café serves up coffee, scones and other bakery goods during the day and the bar draws Dubliners who enjoy a pint after work, while the club is the place for those who love the night to dance Friday and Saturdays into the wee hours of the morning. The location is an absolute jaw-dropper, as the former church atmosphere is still evident all around. By the way, tourists are encouraged to add their impressions to the guest book.
      Jervis Street / Mary Street Junction
      Dublin 1
      +353 1 828 01 02
      thechurch.ie
    • Hughe’s Bar

      Small and laid back
      Far from the commotion of the Temple Bar district you'll find this small, cosy pub. Traditional Irish music plays while guests drink a delicious Guinness and enjoy the original, friendly pub culture of the Irish to the max.
      19 Chancery Street
      Dublin 7