The most mouth-watering restaurants in Ireland

photo by Boon Lee Fam

Those who think that Irish cuisine is too bland or too simple have obviously never been to some of the most mouth-watering restaurants in Ireland. Because Irish cuisine can indeed be mouth-watering, even those dishes that were created during times of famine using limited ingredients. With the benefit of modern culinary trends, Irish cuisine is better than ever, and you can grab a delicious bite at Michelin starred restaurants and small town pubs alike. If you want the taste of Ireland to be etched in your memory forever, here are some places that you should check out.

Bobby Byrnes Bar, Limerick, Co Limerick

Bobby Byrnes Bar is an institution in Limerick city, and one of those adorable old fashioned places where everyone knows your name after a few visits. This is the place where you can get some of the best full Irish breakfast in Limerick, and where the lunch and dinner menus, as well as the bar food, never disappoints. Succulent carvery meals, chunky seafood chowder with brown bread, aromatic sandwiches and an utterly amazing roast duck with berry sauce and red wine.

O’Connor’s Seafood Restaurant, Bantry, Co Cork

O’Connor’s Seafood Restaurant has been featured in the Michelin guide as well as Taste of Ireland, so you can be sure that what you get on your plate will be fit for even the fussiest gourmet. The menu is a seafood lover’s bible, with delicacies such as monkfish on a smoked venison risotto. There’s a tank full of live lobsters for those who want to see their dinner before it ends up on their plate.

Louie’s Bistro, Mountjoy Square, Dublin

Louie’s Bistro is located in one of the many Georgian buildings in Mountjoy square, and has a beautifully restored interior that is both stylish and cozy. The menu features traditional bistro fare with a twist, and the delicious slow cooked lamb shank, beer battered cod and home-made hamburgers like none other make this friendly place of the most mouth-watering restaurants in Ireland.

Saddle Room Restaurant, Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin

Shelbourne has established itself as one of the best hotels in Dublin, and as such it is no surprise that it has one of the best restaurants as well. The dishes cooked up by the Saddle Room staff are astonishing value for money, and there’s no other place in the city where you can eat such delicious meals in such an elegant setting.

Riva Townhouse Restaurant, Dundalk, Co Louth

One word to describe Riva Townhouse Restaurant is glamorous, from decorations to menu. Dishes like tequila and lime cured salmon, grilled lamb kofta, curried chicken samosa or crab and crayfish gratin will make your taste buds melt with delight, and the whole experience of dining at Riva will stay with your for a long time.


Leave a Reply