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We love Dublin. It has everything you look for in a big city but it is really practical and enjoyable to visit walking (when it doesn’t rain). We experienced it on S. Patrick’s Day, and in less crowded days, and it’s always beautiful. But Above all, its culinary scene is really interesting.
Therefore, here are our gastronomic tips, all personally, not to miss during your stay.
If you’re a burger addict, this is the place to go. There’s a wide choice on the menu and the place is really cool. We tasted a TAXIDRIVER (American cheese, house onion ring, Cajun relish, chipotle mayo, dill pickle, salad) and a GBK Cheese and Bacon (Crispy bacon, BBQ sauce, house mayo, dill pickle, salad. You can choose from aged Irish Cheddar, smoked Applewood or American cheese). Just go.
You go crazy for donuts? The choice at The Hot Donut is embarassing, there’s literally anything you want! We tried a cheesecake stuffed donut and a raspberry one. If you have a sweet tooth, this is your heaven.
We had breakfast at Keoghs Cafe: the scones are really good, the muffins are soft and cappuccino is Italian-approved.
Do you know what it feels like when it’s not lunch time yet but you are really hungry? At Bobo’s we found the compromise: one had brunch with a cheese&bacon omelette and the other had lunch with a THE CASHEL burger (Beef with Cashel Blue cheese, cured smoked bacon, tomato relish, black pepper, onion, tomato & rocket). Yum.
Sophie’s rooftop itself is worth a visit. If you add their FRENCH TOAST with caramelized bananas, their PANCAKES with mixed berries & fresh cream, their POACHED EGGS with toasted buttered muffins, spinach & smoked salmon with hollandaise sauce or their FULL IRISH BREAKFAST you have it all!
Chameleon is the Indonesian restaurant you didn’t know you had been waiting for your entire life. We chose SUMATRA and JAVA tasting menus, both with seven courses. Everything was exquisite.
One of the best scones we’ve had in our lives, plus a good choice of pastries (ricotta and lemon, carrot and pistachio just to mention a few). Don’t miss the chance to taste their soft drinks (we had blackberry and sage lemonade, very good). If you go before 11:30 am, you get the Morning Special: tea or coffee and a pastry or scone for only £5.95.
The oldest pub in Ireland, we knew this place for beer, but we also discovered its interesting cuisine. We had Beef & Guinness Stew, Medallions of Beef and Steamed Mussels. Traditional dishes with excellent taste.
Less expensive than the other burgers we had, with no lack in taste. The menu is not big (it fits in a business card), but tastiness is huge.
That’s the place for a good cocktail. The choice is wide, with a touch of originality. We had a THE LOCK IN (Beefeater Gin, violet liqueur, cherry lavender syrup, lemon, coconut & whites – €13), a RHUBARB & CUSTARD (Wild rhubarb infused Beefeater gin, rhubarb & vanilla shrub, rhubarb liqueur, vanilla syrup & fresh custard – €12) and a RASPBERRY BON BON (Raspberry bon bon vodka, raspberry syrup, rose syrup, Beefeater Pink gin & rose lemonade – €13). All very good.
Ok, everyone knows this place, but… have you ever had an Irish Coffee at The Temple Bar? If your answer is no, it’s time to make up for it.
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