From left: Fish Shop, Delahunt, Hatch & Sons
A renewal of interest in traditional Irish cookery has seen a flurry of restaurants experimenting with modern twists on old flavors. A top choice is Delahunt, set within a historic Victorian building that boasts picture-lined walls, lace curtains and a long mahogany bar. The elegant menu is contemporary with a backbone of tradition – there’s Guinness bread, home-smoked salmon, and dishes such as venison haunch cured in treacle.
Sitting snugly beside traditional Dublin pub Mulligan's, The Vintage Kitchen places a focus on great local ingredients such as Irish beef, slow-roasted lamb and Wicklow duck, in a laid-back environment that features a 1970s record player and vintage arts and crafts.
Slightly outside of the city center, the district of Smithfield is a great place to seek out authentic tastes, with restaurants such as Fish Shop and Wuff, as well as charm-filled traditional pubs. A short walk from here in Stoneybatter, you’ll find L. Mulligan Grocer with local craft beers and acclaimed gastro pub food with dishes such as black pudding scotch egg; rare breed pork belly; and rib-eye steak with whiskey and peppercorn sauce.
Is your mouth watering yet? For food with a side order of fun, dine out in Dublin – the very definition of delicious.