Eat out in … Dublin

Heading to Ireland to celebrate St Patrick’s Day or planning a trip later this year? Don’t rely on the luck of the Irish when it comes to eating out – check out five of the best places to dine in Dublin right now.

Citron – Currently our top rated restaurant in Dublin with an impressive score of 9.3. Set inside the stylish Fitzwilliam Hotel, the restaurant is airy and elegant with a suitably zesty colour scheme. The menu is equally modern, giving local ingredients a Mediterranean makeover, and prices are reasonable.

The Pig’s Ear – This down-to-earth eatery overlooks Trinity College playing fields and serves up generous portions of home-cooked Irish classics. If you like country-style terrines, roast pork, oak-smoked salmon and Shepherd’s Pie, you won’t go hungry here.

Pearl Brasserie – Popular with a young foodie crowd, this ultra-modern dining experience is not to be missed. Combining Irish charm with flawless French cuisine, chef Sebastien Masi serves up dishes like squab pigeon Rossini and fillet of aged Irish beef with red wine jus. Perfect for romance and special occasions.

Thai House – If you get tired of the local specialties and fancy something more exotic, head for this laid-back gem in Dalkey. Using a mixture of local produce and authentic Thai ingredients, their talented team serve up fragrant curries, spicy seafood and wok-fresh stir-fries.

The Saddle Room – Part of the chic Shelbourne Hotel, this steak-and-seafood restaurant offers a glam setting for business lunches and dinner with friends. Settle into one of the gold upholstered booths and feast on sirloin, salmon or their sumptuous seafood platter – great for sharing.

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