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Popular Restaurants in Ireland

If you're a first time visitor to Ireland, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a smaller local eatery could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but the restaurants may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about restaurants in Ireland.

What are some good restaurants in Ireland?

Here are some of the most recommended restaurants in Ireland.

The Palace Bar
21 Fleet St Dublin 2, Ireland

(01) 671 7388
8 Poolbeg St Dublin City, Ireland

(01) 677 5582
The Vintage Kitchen
7 Poolbeg Street Co. Dublin

(01) 679 8705
Dromoland Castle Hotel
Clare, Clare

(061) 368 144
Fishy Fishy Café
Crowleys Quay Kinsale, Cork

(021) 470 0415
14-15 Trinity St Ireland

(01) 677 1060
Gravity Bar
St James Gate Dublin 8, Dublin

(01) 453 8364
John Kavanagh (Grave Diggers)
1 Prospect Square Glasnevin, Dublin

(01) 830 7978
The Pig's Ear
4 Nassau St Dublin City, Ireland

(01) 670 3865
Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud

(01) 676 4192
Chapter One Restaurant
18-19 Parnell Square North Co. Dublin

(01) 873 2266
The Original Durty Nelly's
Bunratty, Clare

(061) 364 861
22 Quay St Galway, Ireland

(091) 565 001
Aqua Restaurant

(01) 832 0690
The Front Lounge
34 Parliament St Dublin City, Dublin

(01) 670 4112


Here's what Trippy members had to say about restaurants:

"Dublin and The Palace Bar There are also some great bars in Bairro Alto Lisbon and I have a really soft spot for Perch in Los Angeles"  See More

"For a real treat (and here the Irish Coffee is a must, and made at your table) go to Chapter One Restaurant a Michelin starred place that has a great (and good value) pre-theatre option - you must book ahead as it's always busy and although a little expensive the food is absolutely worth the price."  See More

"A little more upmarket but with a great early-bird special is Pichet (a 10 minute walk) or, one of my favourite little places The Vintage Kitchen (exceptional value for lunch and a byo wine) - book ahead it's always busy and is a tiny place but the food is consistently good."  See More

"If you decide to visit the Burren you could go upmarket and stay in Dromoland Castle Hotel or, at the other end of the scale Kinvara Guesthouse is a pretty comfortable place in a lovely small town in Co."  See More

"In Kinsale try to book lunch in Fishy Fishy Café Howth Head walk is lovely with views of the bay all the way over to Dun Laoire."  See More

"They offer tours and you can have a free pint in their Gravity Bar which has nice views of the city."  See More

"I would add Famine Memorial Farmleigh House Glasnevin Cemetery (with a trip afterwards for a pint of Guinness in John Kavanagh (Gravediggers' pub)  Take a wander around parts of old Dublin like Stoneybatter and, if you have time take a trip on the DART from Tara Street Train Station to Dalkey (Southbound) or Howth (Northbound) to get coastal views and take a walk by the sea."  See More

"My favourite bars in Dublin centre are Mulligan's Grogan's The Palace Bar and The Front Lounge."  See More

"And most of all, drinking a pint of beer at The Original Durty Nelly's sorrounded by folk music, history and locals is one in a million experience!"  See More

"Definitely eat at Ard Bia at Nimmos and McDonagh's ."  See More

Where can I find out more about Ireland?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Ireland.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

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