Established in 2008, The Pig's Ear is a Michelin rated Irish restaurant located in the South Inner City area of Dublin. Reminiscent of an old-school Irish pub, with a touch of modern-contemporary tones, this is where you can expect to have a complete Irish experience. The restaurant serves seasonally inspired Irish cuisine in a warm and welcoming setting offering a high-end dining experience with emphasis laid on value for money.
Queen of Tarts lies on the edge of Temple Bar and is one of the city's finest cafes. Everything on the menu is home-made on the premises, and the cafe specializes in excellent cakes, scones and crumbles. Tasty breakfasts, delicious savoury tarts and good coffee are also on offer. Queen of Tarts has built up a considerable reputation for fine food and courteous service after only a few years in business; and has now established a branch in the newly refurbished City Hall, right across the road.
Patrick Guilbaud's restaurant is one of the most exclusive dining rooms in Dublin. Located in what originally was an 18th-century Georgian townhouse and featuring a variety of original works by established Irish artists, Guilbaud is tastefully furnished, sophisticated and expensive. The restaurant specializes in an imaginative, often innovative style of contemporary French cuisine and includes dishes such as lobster ravioli, and sole and duck confit. It is Ireland's only restaurant which holds a two star Michelin. Â
The Church is a popular dining, drinking and entertainment hub of the city. It offers something for everyone and disappoints none, as it welcomes almost 700,000 guests every year. Its popularity is evident from this fact and with each passing year it simply increases. If you're hungry, head to the on-site Gallery Restaurant and savor the delicacies served. The Tower bar and Main Bar offer an excellent concoction of heady cocktails and live Irish music. For party animals, Church's Cellar Bar and Nightclub is the best bet. However, if you want to get away from the crowds, the enchanting terrace will provide you with much needed serenity. Offering a little bit of everything, The Church is certainly worth a visit.
Legit Coffee Co. is a specialty coffee house. Set in a former butcher shop, this lovely cafe is a hit among the locals. Enjoy sips of craft coffee, nosh on tasty bites and engage in a healthy conversation with the friendly staff. This cafe will tempt you with their fare, be it their delightful cuppas or their food items. Get ready to be addicted to Legit Coffee Co.
Rosa Madre is an Italian restaurant in Dublin which specializes in seafood preparations made with some of the freshest fish that the city has to offer. The interiors are fairly simplistic with clear-cut lines and wooden furnishings. Do try their Calamari and Gamberi served with spicy spinach, which is their specialty seafood dish. Don't worry if you're not much of a seafood fan as they also serve up some mean steaks which are perfect for sharing. Rosa Madre also have a very underrated selection of Italian and international wines which are displayed on the walls of the restaurant.