Taste the local flavours of Ireland and experience hospitality at its finest across the country.
From Indian to French and everything in between, there is no shortage of international dishes found in Ireland. But local favourites are equally popular.
Fine dine at an Italian restaurant, eat at homely Irish cafes and find yourself feasting in a 2nd-century restored building.
Hungry? It’s time to enjoy the local and international tastes of Ireland at these must-try restaurants.
Ireland restaurants that are packed full of flavour
The Winding Stair
Popular among book lovers because of the bookstore downstairs, The Winding Stair has expanded into a restaurant where you can find some of Dublin’s finest Irish fare.
Locally sourced ingredients are used and the chef will keep you guessing with modern twists.
You’ll find an excellent wine list, Irish farmhouse cheeses, meats and superior seafood.
40 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin
One of Ireland’s best fine-dining restaurants, Bon Appetit made a name for itself only after two years on the scene when it was awarded a Michelin Star. Since then, it’s gone strength to strength.
What you’ll get when arriving are contemporary French dishes made with locally sourced and seasonal ingredients.
The interior is modern chic and is the perfect spot to enjoy an expertly paired meal and wine.
9 James Terrace, Malahide, Co. Dublin
This Michelin Star winning restaurant has an ever-changing menu to ensure fresh and seasonal local ingredients only are used.
It serves a set tasting menu of contemporary Irish dishes that are presented as a dazzling display that packs a punch in the flavour stakes.
18-19 Parnell Square, Dublin
The Fumbally has a relaxed vibe with mismatched furniture and communal tables for guests to dine at.
The menu is ever-changing with a Mediterranean influence and is driven by locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.
Some favourites such as the pulled pork sandwich remain a staple on the menu.
Fumbally Lane, Dublin
Kai Café + Restaurant
Kai Café + Restaurant uses fresh, organic ingredients that are sourced from local suppliers.
The menu changes daily based on what is offered by suppliers and each plate served bursts with flavour and colour.
20 Sea Road, Galway
Ard Bia at Nimmos
After winning Food & Wine magazine’s best regional restaurant, Ard Bia at Nimmos has only gotten better.
It uses locally sourced and seasonal produce to create mouth-watering dishes such as chickpea pancakes with spinach and feta.
The dining room is cosy and artsy and is certainly one of a kind.
Spanish Arch, Long Walk, Galway
Attracting both locals and visitors, Ristorante Rinuccini is an internationally acclaimed Italian restaurant.
The family-run restaurant imports wines straight from Italian vineyards and not much else needs to be said as the scrumptious food speaks for itself.
1 The Parade, Kilkenny
Royal Spice offers guests a comfortable and warm atmosphere to enjoy their Indian cuisine.
Authentic Indian cooking methods are used, and as a result Royal Spice serves some of the finest Indian foods in Kilkenny.
Royal Spice, 2-3 Watergate, Kilkenny
Treyvaud’s Restaurant is a family-run establishment that serves international dishes.
Some classics that decorate the menu include traditional rustic tomato soup, Kenmare Bay smoked salmon and seafood chowder.
The father crafting the dishes is a world-class chef and one of the sons is already being compared to Jamie Oliver. Get in quick before word gets out.
62 High Street, Killarney
At Bricín you’ll find high-quality traditional Irish food in a 2nd-century restored building.
There are natural stone walls and stained glass windows which the owners have kept for a truly authentic Irish experience.
26 High Street, Killarney
Ireland food tours and cooking classes
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Image: The Winding Stair