From tantalising Asian cuisine to the flavoursome delights of the Mediterranean, Dublin’s food scene is more multicultural than ever. Our list of brilliant buffets in Dublin gives you the chance to dip your toe (albeit figuratively) into the bountiful options of delicious dishes from every corner of the globe that are just waiting to be devoured.
Let’s face it, quality and quantity don’t always come hand in hand when it comes to all-you-can-eat restaurants. That’s why we’ve searched high and low to find the very best buffets in Dublin that are serving up the finest dishes from around the world without cutting corners or scrimping on the good stuff.
1. Mongolian Barbeque, Temple Bar
Promising a unique dining experience in the heart of the city, Mongolian Barbeque certainly starts our list off with a spice-infused bang. Master chefs are ready and waiting to prepare and cook authentic Mongolian dishes right in front of your very eyes. To start off, decide whether you want meat, seafood or tofu as your base before taking your pick from the vast selection of fresh herbs, fragrant spices, veg and sauces. The aromatic scents of turmeric, cumin and ginger fill this superb eatery that has been serving up mouth-watering Mongolian stir fries and other East Asian dishes since it first opened in 1996.
7 Anglesea St, Temple Bar, Dublin, D02 K376
2. Lao Chinese and Korean BBQ Restaurant, Central Northside
Pick and choose from Lao Chinese and Korean BBQ Restaurant’s wide range of succulent meat and fish-based hotpots and help yourself to the impressive selection of condiments that promise to give your meal an added kick. We highly recommend their magnificently doughy dumplings (small bite-sized delights that are the restaurant’s most sought-after specialty). As well as serving up mouth-watering Korean and Chinese delicacies, this BBQ restaurant also has its very own karaoke room. That’s right! You can belt out your go-to karaoke song while sipping on an iced tea or white wine (just know we’re not liable for any broken glasses or windows).
102 Parnell Street, Dublin, D01 VOF1
3. Fusion Brazilian Grill, North City
Turn up the heat at Fusion Brazilian Grill and try out their selection of flame-grilled meats and traditional Brazilian grub. For just €12, you can pig out on as many tasty Brazilian delights as you can handle. Try authentic Brazilian cuisine as well as finger-licking street food that can only be found on the jam-packed stalls of Rio de Janeiro and sandy shores of Copacabana beach. One of their to-die-for dishes is the feijoada – a black bean stew cooked with pork and prepared on a low heat in a thick clay pot. Try out these wonderful dishes while sipping on a refreshing caipirinha or a fruity guaraná soft drink at this fabulous restaurant that’s bringing the best of Brazilian food all the way to Dublin.
1 N Lotts, North City, Dublin, D01 K8N3
4. Wing’s World Cuisine, North City
One of the best features of Wing’s World Cuisine is the live cooking stations dotted around the restaurant. One station has culinary experts grilling marinated meats to perfection while another has the finest chefs preparing an unlimited supply of delicious sushi that flies off the station in no time. Although these cooking stations are certainly impressive, the restaurant’s pièce de résistance has to be their incredible dessert selection. Dip a range of fresh fruit and squidgy marshmallows into the free-flowing chocolate fountain or fulfill your fairground fantasies with a never-ending supply of candy floss at the very popular dessert bar.
5. Spicy Bite Open Buffet, Central Northside
Two cuisines collide at the marvellous Spicy Bite Open Buffet that’s hidden away in Moore Street Mall. Considering how cheap the place is, we’d say that this all-you-can-eat diner is one of the most underrated buffets in Dublin. Pay 7.99€ upfront and polish off as many authentic Pakistani and Indian dishes as you’d like. Fancy a rich biryani or flavourful tandoori chicken? How about a delicious balti curry with a side of naan to mop up the leftovers? Say no more! With so many tasty options to choose from, Spicy Bite Open Buffet has you covered.
Moore Street Mall, 58/66 Parnell St, North City, Dublin 1, D01 P688
6. Global Cuisine, Dundrum
Located on the outskirts of the city centre is Global Cuisine, an all-you-can-eat paradise that boasts over 100 delicious dishes from all over the world. From tantalising Thai curries to authentic Italian crowd-pleasers, this restaurant promises to put you in a food coma thanks to their grand selection of international foods. Take a trip to Greece and indulge in a tzatziki-filled gyros before stopping off in Spain to try their famous paella without having to deal with those agonizing airport queues. Who needs Ryanair when you have all these delectable dishes right here on your doorstep?
CSA, 2m Dundrum Town Centre Dundrum, Dublin 16