Eating Out

Here’s our choice of the top ten restaurants and eateries in Dublin



if you want to experience what Dubliners have been eating for years on end, check out Leo Burdocks in Werberg Street. This is a landmark where there is always a queue and well worth the wait. Its a take away but if you head back up to Dame street you can sit down in a tiny little square and feed the pidgeons whilst you sample this delicious food. Not for those who dislike greasy food. Only about a 10 minute walk from the hostel – right beside Christchurch Cathedral. Price – roughly €5 to €7 for fish and chips


Slightly larger than Burdocks with a sitdown option. A bit more commercial than Burdocks with a few branches round Dublin but they still serve fresh fish daily and serve the proper chunky real potato chips. If you’ve got a hunger for the grease not a bad choice. Near O’Connell Bridge on Westmoreland Street. About a 15 minute walk from the hostel.



Opposite the tourist office on Suffolk St. The carvery runs every day between 12-4. offering mansize portions of food from €10 its great value. After four the a la carte menu kicks in except on Fridays. On Sunday the carvery runs until 10.



Tapas bar – reasonably priced – plates from €6.50 to €13.00. Friendly relaxed atmosphere. Open late. They have concerts as well on various nights and drinks promotions. A great place to eat and kick back for the night. A five minute walk from the hostel on Georges Street. Visit


One of the closest, cheapest and best restaurants near the hostel. 2 minutes walk down Aungier Street. This Dublin restaurant serves “Govinda’s Special” daily that includes a feast of vegetables tastefully prepared and served with basmati rice and salad. The Dish of the Day changes and includes healthy options like Moussaka, Lasagne, Sheperds Pie and Gauranga Potatoes (golden bake potato).The Veggie Burger is always a popular option and can be made to suit Vegans on request. Staff favourite is the take away tray for just €7. Visit


Located on Dame Street, this small café/restaurant serves some of the best soups and sandwiches in town. They bake everything in the shop and in the evening they serve a wide range of ecclectic meals starting from about €10.00. Don’t miss this one.


This cool noodle bar is located underneath St. Stephens Green shopping centre. Its noisy and busy, so definitely not a place to go if you want privacy. Check out the sake its great.Visit


The Bald Barista

Our very own Bald Barista is open every day and serves ‘the best espresso in Dublin’ (The Irish Times, The Dubliner). The café also serves a huge variety of sandwiches, soups and cakes to suit every palate.

Cafe Irie

Upstairs on Fownes Street in temple bar, a great little bohemian sandwich spot. Small but cosy, the same building houses a tattoo parlour, piercing studio, hairdresser and clothes shop.

Simon’s Place

Great coffee, great atmosphere – always buzzing. You can find it in the Georges St arcade just five minutes down the road. Sandwiches, soup and pastries. Simon’s Place is one of the longest established cafes on the street. Try it!


Just at the corner on South William Street. Prides itself on friendly service. Has a nice outdoor area. Really popular at lunch time. The sandwiches are good here with all kinds of breads and styles to choose from like ciabatta, cracked wholegrain, bagels, croissants and so on.

Sufi’s Cafe

Sufi’s Café is a well-kept secret in Dublin that stays open extra late every weekend. It is found on 45-50 Lower Stephen’s Street It has comfy surroundings, good food and a large selction of tea and coffee.