My Dublin favourites: Food, Drinks, Dance

A lot of times I get asked about my favourite places to go to in Dublin. This is why I put together this list of things I would recommend to everyone who’s ever coming to Dublin.

Favourite Pizza

  • The Big Blue Bus, Bernard Shaw – A pub with a pizza bus in their courtyard. Definitely don’t miss out on it!
  • Di Fontaines – A New York Deli kinda place where I can never not stop by after a night out.
  • Manifesto – SO DELICIOUS.
  • Skinflint – So good that I’ve already written an article about it here.
Skinflint Pizza

Skinflint Pizza

Favourite Bar

  • No Name Bar – This bar just has a super cool vibe, cool crowd and an even cooler smoking area.
  • Chelsea Drug Store – Delicious cocktails and later at night you can even dance to a pretty cool DJ downstairs.
  • Bernard Shaw – Yes, the second mention here, but it’s just a pretty cool pub full of art and creative people.
Courtyard at Bernard Shaw

Courtyard at Bernard Shaw

Favourite Place to Dance

  • Workmans – I just love it there, even though I can’t really explain to you what it is about this place. But it’s great.

Favourite Café

  • Kaph – This is the place where I fell in love with Matcha. And apparently their coffee is pretty good as well. 
  • Queen of Tarts – Definitely don’t go there if you only want a quick coffee. Their choice of cakes is enormous and I’m sure none of you would be able to go out there without trying one!
Oh, the beauty of Kaph's Matcha!

Oh, the beauty of Kaph’s Matcha!

Favourite Dinner Spot

This is really hard because there are many cool places. Obviously the pizza places are all part of it but there are a few more.

  • Musashi – Really delicious Sushi in an authentic surrounding.
  • Yamamori – Another, maybe slighty fancier, Sushi place that I love.
  • Wow Burger – It started off as a Burger Place in Workman’s, but now they have different shops around town. Check it out, their fries and burgers are delicious!
  • Neon – A thai inspired restaurant that serves free ice cream with every dish!
Yamamori's Brown Rice Sushi

Yamamori’s Brown Rice Sushi

Favourite Sweets

  • Marks&Spencers Cookies – This is not really particularly Dublin-ish but whenever I’m there I NEED to get Cookies from M&S because they are just the best things ever.
  • Brownies from Camerino – I am madly into Brownies, which is why I’d recommend the ones from Camerino to you, but I’m pretty sure the rest if their baked goods are just as delicious!

Favourite Breakfast/Lunch/Brunch

FAVOURITE BRUNCH EVER at Taco Taco

FAVOURITE BRUNCH EVER at Taco Taco

Favourite Place to calm down and relax

  • Botanic Gardens – As I’ve said on my Instagram before, I need to spend more time at Botanic Gardens because they are just so soothing and relaxing, especially when you’re in a big city.
Botanic Gardens Dublin

Botanic Gardens Dublin

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Dublin Restaurants: Sushi

Anyone a Sushi fan out there? Because I definitely am.

And there are two places in Dublin that any Sushi fan shouldn’t miss when they are in town. (There might be more but those are my two favourites so far!)

#1 Musashi

Musashi is located at Capel Street on the south side of Dublin just close to Mary Street.
It has a great selection of sushi, including the usual ones but also some special, not so common creations. On top of that, for everyone who’s not that into Sushi (for whatever reason I don’t understand) they also have rice and noodle dishes that always look really great as well. Prices are normal, just what you expect for Sushi places I’d say.

Tipp: Definitely book a table or bring some (waiting) time with you, because it is packed no matter what day it is.

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Edamame, Dumplings and Spicy Salmon Roll

#2 Yamamori

There are three different Yamamoris in Dublin (if you google it, they say four but two of them are at the same location), one at South George Street, just close to Temple Bar, one just across the street from it and one at Ormond Quay, around the corner from O’Connell Street.
I’ve been to two of them and the Sushi is really really good. It tastes really fresh and they do have a few specials that are worth a try. And non-Sushi-lovers also won’t be disappointed here since they offer a wide range of different noodles or rice dishes for you to choose from.
At Yamamori they serve their Sushi with black rice, which I’ve never had before but just tried last week and I gotta say it is really good! BUT I felt like it also fills you up more than the white one does, so keep that in mind when your hungry eyes are ordering.

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Black Rice Sushi

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Edamame and Sashimi Salad