Creative Quarter Dublin

City Guides

Clara Bejjani | Date posted - 03 Oct 2018
Hanging out in the Creative Quarter in Dublin? Make your way to one of the most important buildings in Irish history. Juxtaposing medieval, gothic revival, and Georgian architecture, all set on top of old Viking grounds, you’ll find Dublin Castle. Stick to the theme of royalty and eat like a king at the best restaurants in the Creative Quarter of Dublin.

Bull and Castle

Looking for amazing seafood and perfectly seasoned beef, all with a view of Dublin Castle? Consider your search over. The Bull and Castle restaurant near Dublin’s Creative Quarter, is a stone’s throw away from this beloved attraction (just a four minute walk). Enough about the architecture though; let’s talk food. Go for the Surf ‘N’ Turf: a 28 Day dry-aged ‘Picanha’ rump cap steak with grilled Dublin bay prawns. Spice things up a bit with the chimichurri sauce and a delicious drink and you’ve got the makings of a fairytale dinner.


It might be time to loosen things up with a margarita & 100% Blue Agave Tequila cocktail. Awarded “Best World Cuisine, Dublin” by the Irish restaurant awards 2017, this restaurant is definitely on the right path to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. 777 is only a four minute walk from The Chapel Royal and is a great place to share some delicious, filled corn tortillas, or a mouth-watering dish from the wood burning grill. Let the bold flavours and warm spices take over your taste buds. Ay Caramba!!
When on the grounds of Dublin Castle, don’t forget to take a tour around the world-famous Chester Beatty Library. It displays some of the world’s oldest manuscripts, rare books, and treasured artefacts from world culture and religion and is a great place to visit when in Dublin’s Creative Quarter.

Dada Restaurant

Continue your journey to enlightenment by discovering flavours of Andalusian and North African cuisine. Only an eight minute walk from the Chester Beatty Library, Dada Restaurant offers a fusion of authentic Moroccan, Spanish, and Moorish dishes. Savour delicious grills, tagines, and couscous with rich spices like cumin, coriander, saffron, chillis, cinnamon, and paprika.

Drop Dead Twice

You Only Live Twice is our favourite Bond movie, and Drop Dead Twice is fast becoming our favourite watering hole. Just 10 mins away from the Guinness Storehouse, it’s a spectacular place to go when you’re in the Creative Quarter in Dublin. Bring a bottle of your favourite spirit and one of the talented bartenders will create a selection of unique cocktails according to what you like. There’s only one payment to make on entry and then all you have to do is relax, reminisce about your daily adventures around Dublin, and enjoy your cocktails.
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