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Brother Hubbard's famous pulled pork sandwich. Photo: Alfredo Casas
Brother Hubbard's famous pulled pork sandwich. Photo: Alfredo Casas

Food & Drink

Food in Dublin is better than ever

Let’s face it, Dublin has never been famous for its cuisine. While the home of U2, Guinness and James Joyce is well known for its rich cultural heritage, music and legendary pub culture, the same couldn’t be said for its gastro scene. Until now…

Post-crisis Dublin has seen a flurry of culinary activity, with new restaurants, bars and cafés popping up all over the city to cater for an ever-more inquisitive, ever-more hungry population of foodies. We visited some of the most exciting new additions to Dublin’s burgeoning restaurant scene to find out more:

Whitefriar Grill

Forming part of Dublin’s new gastro quarter located around South William Street, Castle Market and South Great George’s Street, the Whitefriar Grill thoroughly deserves its reputation for the best brunch in town. Highlights include the lobster hash and crab cake benedict.

Whitefriar Grill

16 Aungier Street, Dublin

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Crackbird

One of five trendy eateries owned by Dublin restaurateur Joe Macken, Crackbird has almost single-handedly brought fried chicken back in fashion. This place is known for doing one thing and doing it really well and that is chicken. Crackbird’s finger-lickingly delicious signature dish, the bucket of soy chicken, is definitely not one to be missed.

Crackbird

60 Dame Street, Dublin

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Amuse.

Amuse

The latest venture of Irish chef Conor Dempsey, who previously worked at Michelin-starred restaurants in the UK and France, serves a delightful blend of exclusive Franco-Asian cuisine. Choose one of the tasting menus – five courses for €55 or seven for €76 – and let your taste buds be amused.

Amuse

22 Dawson Street, Dublin

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The Woollen Mills

Located in one of Dublin’s most iconic buildings, overlooking the Ha’penny Bridge and River Liffey, there’s something quintessentially Irish about the Woollen Mills. It’s billed as an ‘Eating House’, in which guests should feel equally comfortable grabbing a coffee and a sandwich in the café, or savoring a seven-course meal of crab claws, anchovies and beef rib in the more formal upstairs dining room.

The Woollen Mills

42 Ormond Quay Lower, Dublin

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Forest Avenue chef and co owner John Wyer.

Forest Avenue

Since opening its doors just over a year ago, Forest Avenue has established a reputation for offering high-end fine dining that doesn’t break the bank. Inspiring and unpretentious, with a five-course tasting menu priced at €49 and a wine list that focuses on small producers and unusual grape varieties, it’s easy to see why Forest Avenue become such a fast favorite with Dublin’s food lovers.

Forest Avenue

8-9 Sussex Terrace, Dublin

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