With only three days in Dublin, the decision not to wait in line to see an old book but to search the best restaurants in Dublin. and the likely chance that it would rain most of the day I put the word out on Facebook for suggestions of what I love most – where and what should I eat?
Love Irish Food? Make this Guinness Irish Beef Stew at home.
I was surprised to see so many people recommended champ – which is essentially mashed potatoes with green onion.
Does it really need its own name? Just call it what it is, mashed potatoes with green onion. Many people also recommended soda bread, which left me feeling a bit deflated – was the best of Dublin really a cocktail of carbs?
I stayed a few hours at my hostel in Dublin to have a quick look at options. Fortunately I was on Twitter at the right time to see Not Without My Passport whole-heartedly recommend The Winding Stair, which lead me on a very interesting journey through restaurants in Dublin.
The meal at The Winding Stair was amazing and I discovered my server Colin was a fellow Canadian so I asked for his advice on where to eat in Dublin.
At Oxmantown I met Connor who lead a kitchen with incredibly hearty sandwiches that are ridiculously low priced for Dublin standards. After I had his pulled pork sandwich I decided to continue to trail and ask him about restaurants in Dublin.
And when I asked him where he ate in his spare time he admitted he had little but enjoyed the ribeye steak at L’Gueleton French bistro. I decided that would be my last stop but I made the mistake of having the braised venison instead as I adore venison. It was…okay. I should have tried the ribeye.
If you’re traveling as a family these may not be right for you, I’d recommend Karen’s post on things to do in Dublin with kids.
But overall it showed me that there are interesting restaurants in Dublin and perhaps I didn’t try the most traditional but I guess that means I’ll simply need to come back. But I’d like to stay longer and see more of the country, especially after reading about this Ireland road trip.