This weekend, Sunday 17th March 2013 marks St Patrick’s Day – dedicated to the Patron Saint of Ireland. Along with the religious aspects of the Saint's day, the festival is traditionally marked with food, drink and general merriment.
St Paddy’s Day, as it is affectionately referred to, is celebrated all over the world but if you’re lucky enough to be in the capital city of the Emerald Isle on Sunday you’re sure to experience some of the best celebrations. And, if you’re in need of a good meal while you’re there, we at TripAdvisor have put together a list of the top restaurants in Dublin according to our community of reviewers*:
1. Sabor Brazil – this Brazilian restaurant in Dublin City offers a culinary insight into the different regions of Brazil. As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “Excellent food, delicious wines, and the most perfect service.”
2. Arch Bistro – located in the Dublin suburb of Rathgar, this restaurant serves modern European cuisine with classical French influences. As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “The food here is excellent. I've been to many of Dublin's top restaurants and very few come close to this.”
3. Beaufield Mews – Beaufield House & Mews opened originally as an Antique shop in one room, opening only at night serving tea and homemade biscuits and scones made by the present owner who made them as a child for pocket money. After 57 years, the coachhouse building has been lovingly restored and now houses two restaurants. As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “Every time I go to Beaufield Mews the service is excellent and the food is exquisite.
4. Rasam Restaurant – located in Glasthule at the heart of a busy Dublin suburb, Rasam serves authentic Indian cuisine. As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “This must be one of Ireland's best kept secrets. This is a restaurant that hits the mark on every level.”
5. Dax Restaurant – this restaurant servings its customers with an array of continental and rustic food and wines. As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “The ambience was superb, the food top drawer and the wine exquisite.
6. Mayfield Deli Eatery – located in Terenure Dublin, this restaurant offers freshly prepared, home-made food. As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “Great atmosphere, with an interesting menu.”
7. Ruposhi Indian Restaurant – this restaurant serves traditional Indian food infused with fresh herbs and spices. As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “A really well priced menu with excellent food, generous service and a nice laid back atmosphere.”
8. Patrick Guilbaud – Ireland’s only two-star Michelin restaurant, situated in Dublin city centre, the cuisine is contemporary Irish with classical roots. As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “This is the best restaurant I’ve eaten in. The service is outstanding and the food incredibly creative and perfectly presented.”
9. Queen of Tarts – Queen of Tarts opened in 1998. Sisters Regina and Yvonne Fallon trained as pastry chefs in New York City, returning home to Ireland to establish and run their own café. Customers can relax on the outdoor terrace with a coffee or glass of wine and watch the world go by; or curl up inside with tea and a slice of warm plum tart. As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “Loved this little place! We visited it for a cuppa and something yummy and it didn't disappoint.
10. Chapter One – located in the basement of the Dublin Writers Museum on Parnell Square in Dublin’s city centre, Chapter One is an award winning Michelin star restaurant. As one TripAdvisor traveller commented, “The staff were, polite, attentive and friendly, the service was excellent and the food was delicious and beautifully presented. Superb meal.”
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*List is according to TripAdvisor’s popularity index. Please note the popularity index is dynamic and can change at any time. List was accurate as of 25 February 2013.