Top 10 Restaurants in Dublin

Whether you are looking to impress or are just looking for great value and service we have something to suit all.
1) Castle Vaults - Bar & Restaurant

Just over 2 years ago the Castle Hotel opened its new Castle Vaults Bar & Restaurant, boasting a bigger dining and entertainment area than before. The “Castle Vaults” are situated in an original 19th Century Wine Vaults” with the warm stone walls and original Vaulted Ceilings exposed. Modern touches of lighting and seating have been added to make it a unique dining experience.

Dinner is served daily from5-9pm Monday to Wednesday and 5-10pm Thursday to Sunday. An A La Carte & Pre Theatre Menu as well as a Children’s menu is available.

The Bar also offers Live Traditional Irish Music 4 nights a week during summer months and 2 nights a week during winter months. A great pint of Guinness can be got and traditional Irish beers, O Hara’s Ale or O Hara’s Larger can be enjoyed in this fine bar. A Wine Menu is also available and boasts a fine bottle of House Wine or you can choose something a little more adventurous from our Cocktail menu.

Enjoy an evening of great food and excellent entertainment where you always will be welcomed with a smile.

2) One Pico

Located on Number 10. Molesworth Place Dublin 2, off St Stephen’s Green, One Pico is open for Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week and is Top of the list for the Top 10 recommended Restaurants in Dublin City Centre. The food is cooked to excellence and this cosy little place is perfect for private dining with a group of friends or a special family night out.

Winner of ‘Fine Dining Gold Medal Awards’ & ‘Restaurant Food and Wine Awards 2010’ One Pico serves modern Classic Cuisine with innovative touches using the best of Local produce in season and menu’s changing by the month and always offering the best in customer value.

An extensive Wine list is available to suit all tastes. The Chef-owner Eamonn O’Reilly has won ‘Chef of the Year Award 2010’ from the Georgina Campbell Guide and also has been recommended by Michelin Guide, Zagat, Frommers & Conde Nast.

To make a reservation you must contact the Restaurant One Pico directly, private room hire is also available.
3) The Chophouse

The Chophouse Restaurant is located close to the Aviva Stadium in Dublin 4 on Number 2, Shelbourne Road and is Dublin 4’s newest Gastro Pub. The Chophouse offers locally fine food at very reasonable prices and also offers private room hire. Their main focus is about French Cuisine, with inspiration from across Asia & Japan.
The Chophouse offers a little Terrasse, providing a perfect space for

Al-Fresco dining. There is also a beautiful function room for those special occasions. Michelin quality food is served at reasonable prices & a nice selection of wines is available at the Chophouse. There is plenty of transport from O’Connell Street area to reach this Restaurant.

The Chophouse is open 7 days a week for Lunch & Dinner.

A nice selection of wines are available.

4) Brasserie Sixty6

Located on “66” South Great Georges Street, Brasserie Sixty6 is right is the middle of vibrant Dublin 2. This stylish and busy Restaurant offers great food and drink in an exciting atmosphere with very reasonable prices with great special offers and is open 7 days a week.

All food is cooked to order using only the finest of ingredients – all produced locally. The expert Chefs takes extra care in preparing and cooking each dish. Brasserie Sixty6 is one of the Top Restaurants in Dublin for food, service, atmosphere and value. Catering for Corporate Events and parties. Open 7 days a week for Lunch, Brunch & Dinner, enjoy a nice meal with a cocktail accompanied by family or friends in this vibrant location. A great selection of wines is available at standard prices, all carefully selected for good value and great taste.

5) KOH Restaurant

KOH Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge is a Modern Thai & Asian Cuisine located on 6/7 Jervis Street, Millennium Walkway, Dublin 1 and offers reasonably priced food, original quality and traditional Asian dishes. KOH Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge is divided into 3 main areas,

A Spacious Outdoor Terrace – for those who like to relax with a coffee,

A Stylish Cocktail Lounge – to enjoy a fresh flavour of ingredients poured to your taste &

A La Carte Restaurant – which prides itself in Modern Thai & Asian flavours and foods.

KOH uses a distinctive share-dining concept, Nung Kin Khao (‘translates from Thai as ‘let’s all gather around and eat’) The Kitchen using the finest of fresh ingredients to create fine Asian food, with many dishes perfect for sharing and the best in Asian and Thai flavours. The Cocktail Bar challenges to find ingredients to compliment the food and wine. The Cocktails are bright and crisp – balanced by a touch of freshness. KOH Restaurant offers a live DJ and opens 7 days a week.

 6) Chapter One

Chapter One a is Michelin Star Restaurant and is located on Number 19 Parnell Square Dublin 1, just steps away from the Castle Hotel and on the doorstep of Dublin’s Writers Museum and The Municipal Gallery & housed in the former Jameson Whiskey Family Home. It was awarded Michelin Star in 2007 and since opening in February 1992, Chapter One and its team have been honoured many awards for service and food over the years such as, Best Dublin Restaurant, Best Restaurant, Best Chef and Best Wine List to name a few.

The Head Chef is Ross Lewis and he aims to focus on local & seasonal produce to create an array of modern dishes with a combination of robust flavours. Reservations are strictly by booking only, so book early to avoid disappointment. Private dining is available - The Jameson Room is a modern dining room, which is a warm and intimate dining experience that holds a maximum of 14 people. The Vaults Room is a semi-private dining area, which is annexed to the main Bar and is perfect for group reservations and holds a maximum of 16 people.

Chapter One is open for Lunch, Pre Theatre & Dinner from Tuesdays to Saturdays.

 7) FXB’s

FXB’s has a chain of Restaurant locations around Dublin City Centre

F.X. Buckley Restaurant is located on Pembroke Street Lower, Dublin 2

F.X. Buckley Grill is located on Crow Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Ryan’s & F.X. Buckley Grill is located on Parkgate Street, Dublin 8

Bull & Castle, Beerhall & Steakhouse is located on 7 Lord Edward Street, Dublin 2 and they also have a FXB Pub in Monkstown Co Dublin.

The Buckley Family have built a reputation as purveyors of quality meats for over 6 generations. Meat comes fresh from their butchers to your table. They guarantee the highest quality in beef in texture and flavour.

The Buckley group have now teamed together with Carlow Brewing Company to launch the F.X. Buckley Golden Ale. Private dining is available on request & holds up to 55 people and is perfect birthday Groups, corporate events or family events. The F.X. Buckley group is open everyday till 7pm, choose from Lunch, Early Bird, All Day Value Menu & A La Carte. Great wine choices, cocktails and spirits are also available.

8) Aurora Gastropub

This Stylish Gastropub, Bar & Grill is located on Eccles Street, Dublin 7 and is perfect for a tasty Lunch or Dinner, alone or with friends, The Aurora also offers private dining and is situated over 3 floors of Bars & Restaurant and food is served early till late & offer Live Music at the Weekends.

 Prices are reasonable and a lively relaxed atmosphere surrounds you.

The location is right beside Temple Street Children’s Hospital and the Matter Hospital Complex’s. It is a family runned business and you are always guaranteed great food, excellent service and a warm smile.

Enjoy a light lunch with a cocktail, or enjoy a nice evening meal with a good glass of wine. The Chef’s seem to get it spot on every time and there is always great “craic” in the Bar and you sure to enjoy your night here.

 9)  Salamanca

Located on Number 1. St Andrew’s Street Dublin 2, Salamanca Tapas Bar & Restaurant is a “Hot Deal” in a great vibrant location and has been operating for the past 11 years. Enjoy a lovely Tapas meal with good Spanish wine with a group of friends or family at very reasonable prices.

Salamanca prides itself in only using good quality fresh foods everyday and is proud to serve original Spanish Tapas meals from their Spanish Chefs. Their Head Chef, Raffa is from Granada and has worked at top Restaurants in Granada and Marbella. Lunch & Early Bird Menu is available 7 days a week and a wide range of dishes are available & great value on Lunch Specials. Enjoy a glass of Spanish Cava or Sangria, or check our their Wine List for more options. Book early to avoid disappointment and feel the spirit of Spain.

10) Gallagher’s Boxty House 

The true home of Irish Traditional Irish food and is located in the heart of Temple Bar at Number 20-21 Temple Bar, Dublin 2. They serve the best in light Boxty pancakes cooked on a hot griddle and served with a chose of fillings, soaked in the Restaurants own unique sauces. Vegetarian dishes, coddle, children’s menu, steaks & seafood is also available.

A selection of menus is available including, A La Carte, Early Bird and Wine lists.

Gallagher’s Boxty House started from a native from Co Leitrim travelling to Venezuela in the Early 1980’s to observe the Syrians practicing their native home-cooking and preparing Pitas and Koftas. He promised himself that when he returned to Ireland he would set up his own Restaurant and share his favourite food with the people of Dublin and its visitors. Money saving Lunch deals are available and bookings in advance is recommended.

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