21–24 January 2018RDS, Dublin, Ireland
The Woollen Mills
Dining on several levels, including an outdoor patio with view of the river Liffey, the restaurant has been beautifully fitted into the old mill on the site.
The Cake Cafe
Set in a leafy courtyard, this is an oasis in the city centre where people enjoy sugar-dusted sponges, lemon slices, the most excellent coffee, glasses of processco, baked egg & soldiers or their famous beans on toast.
Eat Drink Shop
Fallon & Byrne
An amazing award-winning emporium and wine bar- if you like new York style foodshops, you will love this!
3FE Great coffee by design. Well it doesn’t happen by default. 3FE offer some of the best coffee in the city with beautifully designed service and surrounds.
Enjoy a cocktail and tapas in this generous, reclaimed space while relaxing on mid 20th century design classics.
Michelin-starred restaurant headed up by husband and wife team Derry and Sally-Anne Clarke. serving up French-style, fare for over 20 years and is still as popular as ever.
Dating as far back as 1938 and under management of the Casari family for over 16 years. Enjoy Italian Mediterranean cuisine in lovely surroundings just off Baggot Street.
In the heart of the U2 owned Clarence hotel is a calm and classy oasis from the buzz of temple bar. Enjoy a pre dinner cocktail or cosy up in front of a real fire in the snug.
Marker Hotel Roof Bar
Repair to the Marker Hotel’s rooftop bar for sundowners and scenery while you drink in all the city’s landmarks.
Enjoy old Dublin charm and atmosphere just a stones throw from the canal. While its a landmark bar, largely unchanged for 100 years you’re more likely to find locals than tourists.
Markets with a Difference
A cooperative providing organic, non-gmo food to its members. Also sundays selling a variety of vintage, clothing and flea market goodies.
The Pigs Ear
Two restaurants in one. On the first floor you’ll find the consistently good fare that put it on the best restaurants list. Upstairs you can enjoy a unique and intimate experience.
The Winding Stair
The Winding Stair (and it is winding) is nearby, with fusion food served is always popular. Before going up the stairs, browse in the best literary bookstore in Dublin.
Good enough for many great writers (Patrick Kavanagh was a regular) and it’s a great place to sit and eavesdrop apparently!
With its long mahogany bar and a snug snug for quiet pints of plain and toasties Kehoes is one of the city’s must-visit Victorian pubs.
Silk Road Cafe
With food from Afghanistan, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Morocco and Palestine is part of the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin Castle. The Library is on the ‘must see’ list, but the café is worth going to in its own right.
A Michelin-starred experience with less of an impact on your wallet – this much-coveted, fine dining experience. Offering wide ranging menus.
A Dublin institution. This renowned pub and night spot plays host most nights to Irish and international musicians.
Its not many art gallery cafe’s that care about their coffee, but the RHA is an exception. Enjoy good quality coffee, a range of teas, cakes and sandwiches.
Le cafe du Journal
The perfect place to relax, indoors or outdoors, with tempting homemade fancies.
A cool organic eaterie and foodshop, run by two brothers, that happy pair of the title
A wine bar at, serving delicious salads, with an extensive and excellent wine cellar (Try the white from the Republic of Georgia).
The Magpie Inn
Fusing the old with the new, this warm bar in sleepy seaside spot Dalkey, serves a selection of craft beers from around the world as well as modern takes on bar food favourites.
To get a flavour of the old style Irish bar cum hardware shop, visit the quirky Mary’s Bar. From the outside, it looks ridiculously tiny – but it’s roomy inside. Catch an Irish music session on Tuesday evenings. 8 Wicklow St, D2
Cocu- the name derived from Counter Culture – the concept being to offer fast, over-the-counter, healthy food, using local, nutritious and seasonal ingredients. 9 Upper Baggot St Dublin 2
A neighbourhood dining room style restaurant offering stylish food in a relaxed setting. Its 5 course tasting menus get rave reviews from foodies (closed Mondays and Tuesdays).8 Sussex Terrace, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.
If steak is your thing, you have to try this. New, very popular, but, unfortunately, no bookings accepted. A cracker for steak and stylish cocktails. 91b Dawson St, D2
41 The Residence
This award-winning restaurant on the iconic St Stephen’s Green offers fine dining in sumptuous surroundings. Luckily, you don’t have to be a member of this snazzy club in order to dine here. Tasting menus on offer.41 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2
What started out as a ‘pop-up’ fish and chips stall has become a permanent fixture in this old part of Dublin city, serving fresh local seafood. You cannot book but you could always have a pre-lunch/dinner drink in The Dice Bar opposite while you await your table.6 Queen St, Smithfield (Red Luas tramline to Smithfield stop)
Fallon & Byrne, the People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire
This award-winning restaurant and food hall opened this sister restaurant recently in the magnificent setting of the People’s Park Dun Laoghaire. Climb afterwards to the rooftop deck for magnificent views of Dublin Bay. The People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire. Take the DART along Dublin Bay to Dun Laoghaire.
Cavistons of Glasthule
This family-run restaurant and food emporium has been running since the 1940s. The restaurant specialises in seafood. Set among a cluster of vibrant shops and beside the 64 Wine Bar - great selection of wines. Glasthule village. Take the DART to get there.