With new seafood, pizza and cocktail spots opening their doors in recent months, there’s never been a better time to dine out in Dublin. If you’re a food-loving local or planning a visit, here are eight of the best new (and new-ish) restaurants to try.
SOLE Seafood & Grill
This stylish seafood restaurant has only been open a few weeks but it’s already impressing the locals with its chic interior and first-class cooking. The team is passionate about provenance, so expect fresh oysters from coastal waters, locally sourced smoked salmon, top quality beef, and Irish lobsters. Why not catch up with friends over fish pie and a bottle of wine? Or for a real treat, splash out on one of their decadent seafood sharing platters.
With its tiled floors, linen-clad tables, and classic French menu, this Monkstown newcomer is old school in all the right ways. It’s a collaboration between chef Temple Garner (San Lorenzo’s) and Conor Kavanagh (former manager of The Old Spot). Enjoy an aperitif at the bar before trying traditional Gallic dishes like rabbit fricassee, côte de veau, and tarte tatin.
With a wood-fired oven, and many of their ingredients, imported directly from Naples, it’s fair to say this new opening takes its pizza pretty seriously. They’re right next door to the Olympia Theatre, so you can pop in for a pre-show Margherita or linger over lasagne and a glass of red. For something a little different, try the Genovese – a pesto base topped with mozzarella, Parmesan and Italian sausage.Continue Reading