With the mix of cultures we have in Dublin, it makes a great place for trying out different types of cuisine. Ranging from local Irish food to more European style food like Italian or French food. What’s even better is that some of the pubs in Dublin have a great menu for eating and you can drink to your hearts content. But lets face it, for the older generation, Dublin is where you go to eat mostly now with the night scene becoming more for the younger generations.
Dublin has become a more vibrant food city over the last decade,” says Catherine Cleary, food critic for the Irish Times. The economic crash is partially to blame; as rents tumbled across the city, a new generation of chefs could suddenly afford to open their own restaurants. But Cleary says Dublin’s restaurant boom also owes a debt to the Nordic food movement, which “inspired chefs to look to the abundant Irish larder of ingredients for inspiration and deliciousness.” In everything from suave dining rooms to crab shacks, restaurants are serving beef raised on Burren, wild Irish fish, and lobster hauled straight from Dublin Bay. Dublin dining has also extended beyond traditional Irish fare, with first-rate Indian, Italian, and Cantonese restaurants particularly becoming very popular.