It’s difficult to make choices at the best of times, but with this much grub on offer, it’s nigh on impossible. This list includes a vast range of delicacies to cover all your cravings after a few pints of Guinness. Tuck in and enjoy.
1. Elephant And Castle
Any sucker for chicken wings should take up residency here. Born in New York, named after a place in London, and now hosting this spot in Dublin—it’s been quite the journey, but seriously, get any grilled dish here and you’ll be back on a permanent basis.
📍 18-19 Temple Bar
2. Il Vicoletto
Head to Il Vicoletto for a grand ol’ Mediterranean feast. This Italian restaurant takes recipes from central/northern Italy and neatly slots them right into the heart of Dublin’s Temple Bar. Think striking tagliatelle, caramelised pear and cheese risotto, interchangeable seasonal-ingredient ravioli, and so much more.
📍 5 Crow Street, Temple Bar
3. Montys of Kathmandu
A Nepalese palace turned into a Temple Bar paradise. A well-stocked wine cellar combined with some of the finest meat and veggie dishes around Dublin, you’re in for a merry and flavourful evening at Montys.
📍 28 Eustace Street, Temple Bar
4. Banyi Japanese Dining
Banyi is Temple Bar’s home of all things sushi. A bento box during a busy lunch break? An immersive sit-down experience that transports you away from frantic city life? Banyi covers all grounds with some of the finest sushi rolls and sashimi to boot. Sushi masterclasses are also on offer here so you can garner up all the secrets of the trade and become a true maverick.
📍 3-4 Bedford Row, Temple Bar
5. Thunder Road
Given Thunder Road’s namesake derives from Springsteen, you’d expect the grub to be “Born In The USA”? And you’d be spot on. Wings, zingers, ribs, strips, buffalo burgers, the lot. They even have a burger called “The Boss”. Straight up American munch. Stop by Thunder Road for a swell meal before a cocktail class.
📍 52-57 Fleet Street, Temple Bar
6. The Porthouse Pintxo
A great location for a spot of tapas at Temple Bar. Tuck into typical Spanish cheese, jamon, beers and wines ’till you can’t move. Keep those plates coming! Additionally, it has a beautiful terrace which is the best place to enjoy this cuisine. Our summer won’t quite match up to Madrid‘s, mind you — but every now and again the sun does come out to play.
📍 12 Eustace Street, Temple Bar
True to its name, Meltdown serves up some of the best melted-cheese-between-bread in the game. Meltdown takes toasties to the next level. Whether its pesto, mac ‘n’ cheese or pulled pork, you’ll be chomping at the bit for more cheesy excellence.
📍 Curved Street, Temple Bar
8. Gallagher’s Boxty House
This one comes personally recommended by our Editor-in-Chief and Chief Potato Lover. If it’s traditional Irish fare that you’re after, the humble spud is a brilliant place to start. Gallagher’s is home to the OG Boxty pancake, after Pádraic Óg Gallagher perfected the recipe in 1988. Served with a variety of fillings in a variety of ways, we’d recommend the Chicken Boxty packed with Irish free-range chicken and a smoked bacon and leek cream sauce. Alternatively, try the Gaelic Boxty with beef and whiskey, or your choice of Boxty Dumplings.
📍 20-21 Temple Bar