For those of you seeking a truly memorable dining experience, why not visit one of Dublin’s top restaurants. Whether it’s for a celebration, a quiet business meeting or simply a chance to indulge in great food, these five luxurious venues provide the perfect setting.
L'Ecrivain Restaurant, in the heart of Georgian Dublin is a modern, contemporary restaurant run by husband and wife team, Sallyanne and Derry Clarke. This award-winning restaurant, has built itself a reputation for innovative Irish/French style cooking, using the very best of Irish produce. Their extensive wine list features new and old-world wines from across the globe. For larger groups, l’Ecrivain has three private dining rooms; The Malt Room, The Salon Prive and the live ‘Kitchen’, where guests can observe their food being cooked and prepared and have the opportunity to interact with one of L’Ecrivain’s senior chefs.
Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud
Established in 1981, the two-Michelin star Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud is renowned as one of the best restaurants in Ireland and is internationally acclaimed. Situated in an 18th century Georgian Townhouse adjoining the Merrion Hotel in Dublin city centre, it houses an impressive collection of Irish art. This bright, elegant restaurant, run by Stephane Robin, serves modern classic cuisine using the best Irish produce in season. Chef Guillaume Lebrun’s signature dishes include Lobster Ravioli, Roast Challans Duck, Coeur de Guanja and Chocolate Tart.
The Garden Room Restaurant at The Merrion Hotel
The Garden Room is set within The Merrion’s private garden in a newly constructed building. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open on to a terrace – for al fresco dining during the summer – and capitalise on leafy garden views when the weather is cool. This is a restaurant with character and comfort with a menu designed for sharing tastes and flavours and whimsical combinations, created by gifted executive chef Ed Cooney and his team. Think artisan food producers and small plates of Liscannor Crab brioche baps, smoked carrot blunts and truffle and parmesan arancini with fresh Irish sourdough made downstairs every morning. The Garden Room is open all day – for breakfast, lunch, snack or dinner, alone or with friends, family or colleagues.
Chapter One Restaurant is located in Dublin city centre on the north side of Parnell Square. As the former home of John Jameson, it retains authentic granite walls and sash windows and has been carefully renovated to create wonderfully a sumptuous and comfortable restaurant. Chapter One is one of Dublin's leading restaurants having won numerous awards for both food and service. The food is a delicate blend of old style with innovative twists, with an emphasis on organic and seasonal ingredients.
The King Sitric
Established in 1971, Aidan and Joan MacManus have earned an international reputation for fresh seafood in their harbour-side restaurant in the picturesque fishing village of Howth. Fresh fish landed daily on Howth Pier, oysters and mussels from the west, lobster caught by their own fishermen in Balscadden Bay are among the specialities.