Whether you’re looking for a place to spend your lunchbreak, or your’e just visiting Dublin and want to sample the best the city has to offer, our comprehensive list will cover all bases to ensure you have the best lunch in Dublin.
Special occasion coming up? Want to woo a client or a new squeeze? Michelin starred restaurant, The Greenhouse, is the place to go. Head Chef Mickael Viljanen, hailing from Finland, cooks delicious modern food with passion. The lunch menu starts at €45 for two courses, with dishes such as foie gras and beetroot, walnut, smoked eel, quince with voatsiperifery pepper. Main course dishes include monkfish and roe deer, incredible ingredients to satisfy your lunchtime hunger. Viljanen tells a culinary story worth listening to. You’ll need to book in advance as this is one of the hottest restaurants in Dublin.
Dublin’s Merrion Row has a whole load of places to eat and drink, but this award-winning restaurant deserves your lunchtime presence. If you’re in a rush grab the workers lunch, a sumptuous pasta dish that would make even Sophia Loren happy, made of orecchiette pasta, nduja, cherry tomatoes, rocket and parmesan. This dish does change fairly often, and it’s always a treat. If you have a little more time to spare, their set menu is the one to go for. Get two courses for €23 or three for €27, not bad. Everything on the menu is interesting, from the deer carpaccio to the kohlrabi, blue radish, rocket, and caper salad.
Overlooking ha’penny bridge is Yamamori North City, it’s located in two stunning Georgian houses still containing original features. The menu covers all bases, a wide range of sushi and Japas (Japanese tapas), think lots of tempura, gyoza, Kara Age chicken, and delicious salads like beetroot and lychee, and the sashimi salad, made from salmon and hamachi sashimi, cooked prawns, and drizzled with wasabi and white truffle oil, topped with masago and radish. Delish.
10 Fleet Street
Decorated in a New York 1920s art deco style, 10 Fleet Street is a stylish seafood and steak restaurant, where you can enjoy the finest contemporary Irish cuisine. The informal lunch menu is the perfect pick me up during a busy day touring the hot spots or working away in the office. Choose classic bar favourites and fresh salads, the kind of salads you’d order even if you’re not trying to be healthy. The venison burger is the one to go for if you’re feeling particularly peckish, served with homemade ketchup, inside a brioche bun with mixed leaves, and sweet potato fries.
Marco Pierre White
Go old school and visit famous chef Marco Pierre White’s Steakhouse and Grill on Dawson street, his first Irish home. The opulent interior is the perfect place to enjoy one of the steakhouse classics, steak, fried egg, and frites, or the honey roasted confit of duck leg, or even the pumpkin ravioli. If you just want to go for a steak, they use the finest quality grass fed irish beef, dry aged for 28 days, and available in the following cuts: sirloin, ribeye, centre cut fillet, and Peter Hannon’s salt aged delmonico ribeye. Get booking.
Another day, another steak restaurant. Barbecue food in the centre of Dublin, and great quality to boot, Asador is a crowd pleaser for any carnivore. Their dry aged steaks and game are cooked over fires of oak, apple, and lump wood charcoal. The perfect place to spend lunchtime.