Hi beautiful people! I know that when in Ireland one must drink as much Irish whiskey as one can, but we must not forget to eat to bear with all of that drinking, dancing, singing and happy Irish vibes.
There is much more than binge eating on potatoes, so here are my top 3 restaurant recommendations for when you are next in Dublin and are staying close to The Temple Bar! You must definitely give them a try and let me know what you think
Are you ready to make your eyes fall in love and your mouth water?
When in Ireland, why not listen to an Irish band? Here’s a cover of an oldie… with cellos … enjoy … along with a glass of wine.
♥ 2 Cellos -With or Without You (Acoustic)
1. FISH SHACK CAFÉ (13 PARLIAMENT STREET, TEMPLE BAR, DUBLIN – $$$)
My first recommendation is Fish Shack Café. When you enter this restaurant I swear you feel absolutely welcomed, the staff is attentive and the service is great. I can’t give the Chef enough compliments – the food is unique, the beer is carefully brewed, and they work closely with local fishermen, assuring that they have the best, and freshest, seafood available! It made my mouth water thanks to the delicious and freshest of flavors.
Let’s take a look at the food!
HEALTHY PICK! The first one is the “Warm Salmon Salad” with Irish salmon, cooked with a citrus glaze and served with roasted red pepper salad. YUM!
I also decided to order the Cobb salad, as I can never miss out on a fresh salad with grilled chicken, bacon, hard-boiled hen’s egg and blue cheese dressing. As a TIP, if you want to take care of your diet, ask for the dressing on the side. You will also be able to taste all the delicious ingredients without having the dressing overpower your meal, and trust me; blue cheese dressing is a powerful one!
I highly suggest not missing out on the specials, amongst the well-assorted menu, they have amazing all natural ice cream flavors, fresh salads, sandwiches, bay fish soup, seasonal specials, lobster fish snacks and the best part being that everything is around 12 euros! Not bad!
2. ELEPHANT & CASTLE (18 TEMPLE BAR, DUBLIN – $$$)
This restaurant has been here for over 24 years and is most well known for its wings. I decided to try other dishes and I can assure that you will enjoy them as much as I did. The presentation of the dishes are great, tasteful and makes this stop a must visit when in Dublin.
Time for the good stuff!
I encourage you to try the appetizer of crab cakes with celery root remoulade, it is so scrumptious that I wanted to have a second order of this as a main meal!
I am grateful that I waited for my main dish because it was out-of-this-world. I ordered the homemade Tagliatelle with Langoustines, Scallops, and Connemara Mussels. One word; Foodgasm.
You won’t regret going to this restaurant either, the prices are a great draw in, at around 12 euros per dish, they have a good variety of items on their menu including duck, lamb, salmon, steak, chicken, and a super yummy selection of salads! There is something for all those meat eaters in the group and the healthy go-getter.
3. OLIVER S.T JOHN GOGARTY (FLEET STREET AND ANGLESEA STREET, TEMPLE BAR, DUBLIN 2 – $$$)
My last, but not least recommendation, is this awesome place. It serves traditional Irish food and has traditional Live Irish music every day of the week. I had a blast while enjoying the traditional music, it is open late, and it is a perfect option to start or end your night. The prices on the menu are affordable, and everything looks super appealing to the eye.
A final scrumptious dish
For logistics reasons I had the “Traditional & Continental Cheese Board”, but they also serve fresh Seafood dishes, prime Irish Beef and have yummy vegetarian options and a mind-blowing wine list!
You just gotta love Ireland! Just don’t forget to eat or you may not remember the awesomeness that happened there!
$$$$ Did I just buy a ticket to the moon?
$$$ EPIC value for money
$$ Not bad, not bad.
$ Cheap, Cheap, Cheap! Eat on!