eat, drink, do


local haunts

  • Fagan’s Pub, a famous Irish pub frequented by some of the country’s most famous faces including Bill Clinton. 
  • Anderson’s Café and Creperie.
  • The Whitworth Dining & Bar serving brunch, lunch, dinner & cocktails.
  • The Back Page is a pub in Phibsborough that covers an eclectic mish-mash of ideas from music, drinks, games of all sorts, salads, pizza and sports events of all descriptions.
  • Cotto is a great pizza place in Phibsboro.
  •  Il Corvo is an Italian restaurant on Drumcondra Road.
  • Casa del Toro is a Tapas bar serving the finest contemporary and traditional Spanish food in the heart of Drumcondra. 
  •  The Ivy House is a great bar for atmosphere. 
  • The Mint Leaf is an Indian restaurant serving authentic Indian cuisine at reasonable prices. 
  •  John Kavanagh “The Grave Digger” opposite Glasnevin Cemeteryis a pub famous for its coddle (Irish dish).
  • Other local fast food restaurants include Domino’s Pizza, McDonald’s and Diep at Home (delicious Thai food take-away).

tourist attractions

  • Cityscape Hop on Hop off Bus tour – We sell tickets to a wonderful bus tour that takes you to the 27 most popular tourist attractions in the city. The tour lasts for 2 hours and is jam packed with historical knowledge delivered with a bit of craic and Irish charm.
  • Sacred Irish Tours - a unique Dublin based tour company that visits some of the most sacred Irish destinations.
  •  Dublin’s most famous street; O’Connell Street is a 25 minute walk away or 5 – 10 minutes on a bus.
  • Trinity College, Ireland's oldest University and home to the Book of Kells.
  • The Guinness Storehouse, learn how the Irish beverage is made and how to pour the perfect pint!
  • EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is an interactive experience. Step through 20 themed galleries on a journey to discover the stories of Irish emigration around the world. Find out why people left, see how they influenced the world they found, and experience the connection between their descendants and Ireland today. Take a tour for more info.


dining in the city - avoca house picks

  • Chapter One; Michelin star restaurant €€€€ - Excellent food, more on the fancy side, but you’re on holiday treat yourself! Keep in mind, you'll need to make a reservation in advance.
  • Pichet; MasterChef Ireland judge Nick Munier restaurant €€€€ - A modern take on a classic bistro.
  • Fallon and Byrne Wine Cellar €€€ - Best selection of wines in Dublin, with fantastic food. Get the jumbo wedges with basil garlic dip!
  • P.Macs Craft Beer Pub €€€ - Some of Ireland best craft beers in Ireland, and our absolute favourite place to eat at the moment. You can’t leave Ireland without trying the garlic, parmesan and bacon fries from here!
  • Coppinger Row €€€€ - Fantastic food, with a great outdoor area, right in the middle of the creative quarter.
  • Fade Street Social €€€€ - Amazing tapas with great atmosphere and even better cocktails including the best espresso martinis we’ve ever had!
  • Super Miss Sue LUNA €€€€ - Sister restaurants with some of the best fish dishes I’ve had. Such a great mix, fish tacos is a stand out. Also next door they have a Fish and Chips shop, but not like your usual one, this would be considered a “glam” fish and chip take away.
  • Pepper Pot €€ - Fantastic for lunchs and brunchs – tip, the specials are always a stand out
  • 777 €€€ - Best margaritas in Dublin, and fantastic Mexican food, great interior.
  • Market Bar €€€ - One of the trendiest places on this list, fantastic cocktails, great food and great if you have a large gang with you.
  • Gravity Bar – Guinness Storehouse €€€ - This is a stand out, you can see the Guinness Storehouse and get an unbelievable feed. For tourist attraction restaurants, this is top notch!
  • Beeftro €€€ - Fantastic steaks. Full stop.
  • Fire Restaurant €€€€ - Set in Dublin’s mansion house, Lord Mayor of Dublin residence. Wood fired steaks is a stand out. Our son likes it so much he’s been over 12 times!
  • FX Buckley – all venues €€€€ - Most likely the best steak in Ireland, famous for there meats, they own the farms and the restaurants – so its straight from the field to your plate, and you can tell!
  • Afternoon tea Westbury Hotel €€€ - You can’t come to Ireland and not get afternoon tea in the Westbury over looking Grafton street. It’s the best!
  • Aungier Danger Donuts € – they are INSANE.