Variety Jones

78 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

The food: Cooking with fire

Cooking with fire from chef Keelan Higgs (formerly Luna and Locks), with an emphasis on family-style dining, homemade pasta and big flavours...


Castle Way, Golden Lane, Dublin 8

The food: Bistro

Neighbourhood bistro formerly in Dún Laoghaire which moved to the city centre in 2018...

Assassination Custard

19 Kevin Street Lower, Dublin 8

The food: Seasonal, Italian, Middle-Eastern

Run by couple Kevin and Gwen Doherty, this tiny, special cafe serves seasonal small plates...


1 Windsor Terrace, Portobello, Dublin 8

The food: Modern Irish

The latest incarnation of longstanding Locks, from Paul McNamara and Conor O'Dowd, is widely said to be its best yet...

Clanbrassil House

6 Clanbrassil Street Upper, Dublin 8

The food: Modern Irish

Casual dining, small plates and plenty of wine, from Bastible chef/owners Barry Fitzgerald and Claremarie Thomas...


111 South CircularRoad, Dublin 8

The food: Modern Irish

Contemporary dining from Barry Fitzgerald, former head chef at Etto and the Michelin starred Harwood Arms in London...

The Fumbally

Fumbally Lane, Dublin 8

The food: Seasonal, healthy eating

Ethically sourced food, elevated to new levels of deliciousness by their clever staff...

Two Pups Coffee

74 Francis Street, Dublin 8

The food: Café

First rate coffee and quality food at this lovely little café that’s part of the Francis Street Collective...

Gaillot et Gray

59 Clanbrassil Street Lower, Dublin 8

The food: Pizza, bakery

French pizzeria and bakery, topping pizzas with Emmental instead of Mozzarella...


Clancy Quay, Islandbridge, Dublin 8

The food: Café

Individual cafe in Islandbridge serving some of the most interesting food and coffee on the Dublin cafe scene at the moment...

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