Restaurants near Trinity College Dublin

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Clara Bejjani | Date posted - 02 Oct 2018
Take a walking tour around Trinity College and learn how this institute became an economic & political powerhouse since its foundation in 1592. Admire the picturesque architecture of the oldest university of Ireland. In the Old Library, they have the famous Book of Kells, alongside five million other books from all over Great Britain. Here, you’ll get the chance to walk in the footsteps of some of the greatest writers, scientists, and physicists like Samual Beckett, William Campbell, Ernest Walton, Oscar Wild, and many more. When you’re done, check out the restaurants near Trinity College that make great food for a quick stop off.


Get the full Trinity College experience by going for a meal in the traditional Gallaher’s Bistro and coffee house. Built in 1891 by J.F Fuller for Gallaher’s Tobacco Company, it soon became Dublin’s meeting spot for journalists, Trinity students, and architecture enthusiasts. Serving contemporary European-style dishes, Gallaher uses only fresh, locally-sourced produce from the best of Dublin’s suppliers. You are definitely in for a real feast!

Red Torch Ginger

Thai, Asian Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Only three minutes away from Trinity College, Red Torch Ginger serves Thai and Asian cuisine. Adding their personality and creativity to give traditional dishes their own unique stamp, this is one of the best restaurants near Trinity College. Enjoy the famous five-spice crispy calamari, followed by authentic street food dishes like their delicious Pad Thai noodles. And if you’re looking for a challenge, add some spices and chillies for the full Thai experience!
Feeling ready for a quick walk now? Good. Just five minutes away from Red Torch Ginger, you’ll find Sweny’s Pharmacy, best known for making an appearance in the classic novel Ulysses. Sweny’s Pharmacy still holds daily readings of Joyce’s books. It is the perfect interlude before heading off for some more eats!

Marco Pierre White Steakhouse and Grill

As the youngest British chef to win three Michelin stars, Marco Pierre White’s cuisine has always been associated with quality and brilliance. Learning his craft from the likes of Raymond Blanc and Michel Roux in the 80s, you’d quite rightly expect his restaurant to deliver top class cuisine and oh, does it deliver. Not many restaurants can get a rib-eye steak, crispy fries and a Béarnaise sauce all done to absolute perfection but Marco Pierre White has managed to execute each element perfectly. I mean, just look at the photo!

Yamamori Izakaya

Just a stone’s throw away from Dublin’s Trinity College, enjoy a taste of Tokyo at Yamamori Izakaya. Much like Ireland has its pubs, Japan has its Izakayas, a type of Japanese bar in which a variety of small plates and sushi are served to accompany alcohol. The interior transports you to the busy streets of Tokyo with Manga cartoons and lanterns, and the food is nothing short of magical. The rainbow rolls with black rice and crispy dragon rolls are a particular highlight, and don’t forget after dinner you can party the night away downstairs, with tunes from the best of Dublin’s up-and-coming DJ’s.
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