Top restaurants in Dublin for business celebrations and events
With covid restrictions lifting and life getting back to normal, it’s a great time to support our local businesses. Few industries have suffered as much as hospitality over the past 18 months.
With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of our favourite restaurants in Dublin city centre.
Use the list as inspiration for your next business meeting, to wine and dine clients, or to reward your hardworking team. And perhaps consider giving the gift of a voucher for your favourite eatery, or any local business, as the festive period approaches.
Andy McFadden, a Multi-Michelin star winner, is back in Dublin, and one of the greatest things he has ever achieved is Glovers Alley. Apart from being an incredible room and offering tasty food with a French taste, there’s so much more here – more pizzazz, more style, and more energy. This fascinating new restaurant in Dublin is currently open and ready for you. So, if you’re a food lover, this should be your go-to option.
This incredible wine bar/ restaurant is located on St.Stephens green in the south city centre of Dublin. The restaurant serves a huge variety of European dishes, including a traditional steak and daily fish. Are you a diner who enjoys seafood? Well, Peploe’s will provide you with a handmade crab tortellini well-cooked by the heed chef, Graeme Dodrill.
Patrick Guilbaud, which is located in the centre of Dublin, sits in an old-style brick structure that improves the area’s culture. If you want an iconic meal, you should try this combination of classic Ireland and a splash of France. The primary focus of Guilbaud was to ensure that Ireland acknowledges the experience of fine dining. He appointed Guillaume Lebrun, his long-time friend, as head chef and believed he would make his idea a reality.
Etto is a popular restaurant and wine bar on Merrion Row, Dublin. They offer a seasonal menu that’s served in an informal and relaxed environment. While using ingredients from local suppliers and producers wherever possible, dishes are often simple and honest. Our wines are carefully chosen with an emphasis on intriguing grape varietals. The top chefs are Paul McNamara and Barry Sun Jian.
It’s a chic, cosy restaurant that has continuously evolved. Apart from the staff being welcoming, the atmosphere is always refreshingly relaxed. Classically based cooking has creative elements, stimulating flavour combinations, and lots of personalities. Chef Mickael Viljanen offers accomplished, stylish modern French cooking. Some people claim that he routinely travels to Paris to acquire some of his high-quality produce.
Eamonn O’Reilly (Chef-owner) cuts quite a dash, yet it’s his modern, daring, and sophisticated cuisine that attracts visitors to his restaurant found in a quiet lane just several minutes from Stephen’s Green.
Graham Neville (head chef), with his contemporary Irish cuisine, applies the best local produce. This offers a memorable experience of culture and taste that’s renowned all across the Irish Capital and out of Dublin. The Owner, Olivier, invites you to experience this passion for wine and food at Dax Restaurant. Their renowned, impressive wine list will seduce all food and wine lovers.
It consists of a 3-course gourmet restaurant encounter for two, providing fresh Irish lamb, Irish salmon and homemade poached peaches comprising savoury vanilla panna cotta. Head Chef Richard Stearn will guarantee that you enjoy your special evening as you relax in the comfortable, atmospheric ambience of this amazing restaurant perched in Dublin’s Georgian Mile.
The Pigs Ear offers seasonal, contemporary Irish dining in a bright room overlooking Trinity College. Chef Stephen McAllister will present you with nostalgia-inducing desserts that typically come in jam jars and sweet bags.
The venue consists of bespoke furniture by T. Hatchett, a fire pit, a large bar, and spectacular river views. Hugh Higgins is leading Allta’s kitchen as head chef.
Glas, deriving its name from the Irish term for green, is an all-new, vegan and vegetarian dining concept in Dublin’s city centre. The restaurant tries to serve its guests with innovative meat-free dishes from a menu created by Sam Moore (head chef). Signature plates include spiced cauliflower ribs consisting of sticky BBQ sauce, king oyster mushroom scallops, and chickpea polenta fries comprising black garlic mayo.
Besides making exquisite food, they serve it in a smart setting. Their menu is divided into desserts, mains, snacks, and starters. Among these snacks are good quality basics such as olive oil, good bread, melt-in-the-mouth cured meats, olives, and almonds. Chef Paul McNamara runs the show here.
Fade Street Social
With much emphasis on high-quality Irish produce, Dylan McGrath (an award-winning chef) has curated a wide range of menus. Their main menu is usually split between braised, woodfired, smoked and charred. When it comes to the gastro bar, it is all about tapas made using the best cuts of meat and fresh seafood.
Taste at Rustic by Dylan McGrath
Mr Dylan invites you to experience the five tastes: bitter, sweet, sour, umami and salt, each of which matches with flavour patterns distinctly and accentuate the humblest of produce. McGrath has paid more focus on utilising authentic Japanese flavours.
Pichet’s decor is chic and sophisticated, with an incredible marble-topped cocktail bar, tobacco leather seating, and classical French bentwood chairs. Some of the starters here are the tuna sashimi with avocado, sesame, cucumber, a soya/ginger dressing, etc. Harry Quinn took Stephen Gibson’s role as the head chef.
What is your favourite restaurant in Dublin for a team night out or an upscale client meeting? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!
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8 Clanwilliam Square
Grand Canal Dock
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