Traditional Irish Food in Dublin
You can sample many Irish dishes across Dublin at restaurants dedicated to making them in the same way as their ancestors.
O’Neill’s Pub is a great place to start. Close to Trinity College, this institution has stayed true to its roots. The menu lists Irish classics like Bantry Bay mussels and beef and Guinness stew. Make sure you arrive nice and hungry for the Sunday roast, as you’ll definitely want to go back for seconds.
If you’re looking for a finer interpretation of Irish cuisine, then sit down at L. Mulligan Grocer in Stoneybatter, also known as Mulligan’s. It’s a real hit among Dublin’s locals, and you can choose from main courses such as slow roasted pork belly and spiced crab.
The Boxty House is another spot that ranks highly among local food critics for its take on traditional Irish food. Try their popular version of boxty, a traditional Irish potato pancake, or the decadent Guinness cheesecake.
The Pepper Pot is a great place for a bite to eat at lunchtime. The food’s nice and homely, and the Guinness and pumpkin seed bread topped with locally made cream cheese is a highlight. If you want to support local food producers further, go for dinner at the Exchequer restaurant. It’s in a fine brick building, and the steamed cockles and mussels come highly recommended.
If you want to try Irish cuisine in the best restaurants in town, then try Parnell Square’s Chapter One. The smart eatery boasts a Michelin star and understated yet elegant dining rooms. Finish your meal with a traditional Irish coffee, a must-try while you’re in Dublin.