Dublin’s best restaurants

With Covid lockdown restrictions beginning to ease and places starting to open up, you may be starting to plan your next getaway. Most of us are in need of a break, and with Ireland on the UK travel green list, you could be considering Dublin as the place to choose. In Dublin, there are many restaurants and bars you can choose to dine at however here are just a few that will get your tastebuds tingling.

In a city where it seems that almost every week a new restaurant opens their doors in Dublin, you can order anything from aromatic Asian out-of-the-box food, to an artisan pizza alongside a cold pint, or a sit down Michelin starred meal that will satisfy your cravings.

Chapter One

Chapter One is a restaurant located in Parnell Square in Dublin, and is a fine dining restaurant that has been awarded one Michelin star. It offers good food at a reasonable price, including pre theatre dining which includes three courses, with the likes of scallops, Angus beef and Baileys mousse on the menu, as well as private dining on the Chef’s table with a 7 course sampler menu style meal.

If you enjoy dining in luxury, this restaurant should definitely be at the top of your list for places to visit, and it will for sure leave you wanting more.

Flanagan’s Restaurant

Flanagan’s Bar and Restaurant is an Irish food and steakhouse restaurant located in the heart of Dublin on O’Connell Street. They serve fresh and tasty food, and there is a wide range of options across starters, mains and desserts. The 120 seater restaurant is open 7 days a week, and the Speakeasy Bar in the basement is an ode to the speakeasies of the Art Deco era. With a private bar, jazz piano, intimate tables and lighting, it’s home to events such as Jazz nights, match games and private functions.

You can book to visit this gorgeous restaurant with squaremeal here. To book your table, you will need to enter the size of your party, as well as a date and time that you plan to visit the restaurant.

Terra Madre

Hidden away on Dublin’s Bachelor’s Walk, you can find the little taste of Italy that is Terra Madre. Meaning Mother Earth, this restaurant feels more like the kitchen of an Italian family as it is based in a tiny basement that is barely bigger than a domestic kitchen.

It is widely said to be one of the most authentic Italian restaurants in Dublin, and the focus at Terra Madre is on sourcing the best ingredients and not over complicating them. On the menu you can expect to find food items such as truffle gnocchi, duck pasta and traditional Italian tiramisu dessert.

This rounds off our list of just a few of Dublin’s best restaurants that you should have on your intinerary list. Hopefully, it has inspired you to seek out some of their other fine dining restaurants in the area, and possibly even book a trip there to find out how good the food is first hand!

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