The Best Restaurants To Order Food From When You Can't Get Off The Couch
We see you. You're still full from Christmas dinner, you've barely moved in three days, yet you still can't put down the chocolates. You're officially done with turkey and ham sandwiches and even the cheese board has lost its shine, but you're not emotionally ready to cook again after the military efforts of the 25th. This will be all of us at some point between Christmas and New Year's, and that's when you need our list of the best restaurants to order food from wherever you are in Dublin, because there's more to food delivery than pizza and chips (but that's there too if you want it - no judgement). This is where we'll be ordering from this festive season, thanks to Just Eat.
Bullet Duck And Dumplings, City Centre
Delivery areas: Dublin 1, Dublin 2, Dublin 8, Dublin 7, Dublin 3
Bullet Duck and Dumplings opened in August boasting of chefs from China and Hong Kong who are all grandparents - that's a lot of combined years of experience. They specialise in roast duck and pork, cooked in their bullet oven flown over from China, and their dumpling selection includes har gau prawn with sesame seeds and micro herbs which Irish Independent food critic Katy McGuinness called "excellent" when she reviewed them last month. Order from Bullet Duck & Dumplings here.
Shaka Poké, City Centre
Delivery areas: Dublin 1, Dublin 2, Dublin 4, Dublin 8
Irish poke specialists Shaka Poke serve Hawaiian fish bowls like the 'Heatwave' with Ahi tuna, wakame, jalapenos, cucumber, sweetcorn and chillies, and the 'Off The Wall' with salmon, edamame, carrot, red cabbage and mango, and we guarantee that this will swipe the last remnants of Christmas dinner from your system. Order from Shaka Poke here.
The Juicery, City Centre
Delivery areas: Dublin 1, Dublin 2, Dublin 8, Dublin 4, Dublin 6, Dublin 7
Now is actually the perfect time to give your body a little break so you can do it all again over New Year's. If you're feeling sluggish and weighed down by too much rich food (safe to assume this applies to everyone except maybe vegans), you need some cold-pressed goodness from The Juicery in George's Street Arcade. With the menu solely consisting of juices, smoothies, acai bowls and bone broth, there's nothing to even remotely pull you off course. Order from The Juicery here.
Zaytoon, City Centre
Delivery areas: Dublin 2, Dublin 6, Dublin 8, Crumlin
Everyone's favourite kebab house Zaytoon had a slick makeover earlier this year in advance of their expansion to Swords and Ranelagh, and the new menu is better than ever. Try the kubideh - delicately spiced and skewered beef and lamb mince, which comes with fresh bread, salad and chilli garlic sauce, or go old school with a lamb doner. Order from Zaytoon here.
Konkan, Clanbrassil Street & Dundrum
Areas covered: Dublin 8, Dublin 6, Dublin 12, Dublin 14, Dublin 18, South Co, Dublin
Konkan (which has two branches so covers most of South Dublin) specialises in South-Western Indian food, like chicken Chettinad with coconut and curry leaves, Kerala lamb and potato karri with green chillies and tomatoes, and spinach and buckwheat chaat (pakoras topped with yoghurt and chutneys). It's constantly mentioned by those in the know as somewhere that's amongst the best Indian restaurants in Dublin, and it's very good news that you can also eat it from your couch. Don't forget a side of creamy Tarka dahl. Order from Konkan Clanbrassil Street here, or Dundum here.
Pizza Yard, Ranelagh
Delivery areas: Dublin 6, Dublin 4, Dublin 8
Nothing keeps the festive mood going like a yard (or two) of pizza, and sure you've well and truly fallen off the horse at this stage, you may as well keep going. Each yard can combine up to three pizzas, like the 'Chilli Gambari' with crushed tomatoes, mozzarella, prawns, garlic and chilli, or the 'Mountaineer' with garlic olive oil, mozzarella, chorizo, goat’s cheese and wild mushrooms, and it's pretty perfect entertaining food when you want to impress but definitely do not want to set foot in your kitchen until the New Year. Order from Pizza Yard here.
Areas covered: South County Dublin
Anywhere that's good enough for Cher is good enough for us, and after eating in Indian Ruchii during a trip to Dublin in October, she liked it so much she went back the next night. BUT they were full so even the Goddess of pop had to make do with a takeaway. Be like Cher with a Nali Gosht (lamb shank simmered with golden onion, green cardamom, star anise and ginger), or a prawn biryani with caramelized onion, cardamom, fresh mint, rose extract and saffron. Order from Ruchii here.
Delivery areas: Dublin 15
We are all about delivery sushi. It's one of the only cuisines that will look as good on your plates as it does on the restaurant's, and Musashi are one of Dublin's go-to sushi spots. They have everything you might be craving due to cabin fever, from your basic salmon sashimi and spicy tuna rolls to the more adventurous soft shell crab tempura futomaki or eel and avocado temaki. Order from Musashi Blanchardstown here.
Kathmandu Kitchen, Malahide & City Centre
Delivery areas: North County Dublin, Dublin 1, Dublin 2, Dublin 8, Dublin 6, Dublin 7
Kathmandu Kitchen specialise in Nepalese cuisine like their Himalayan prawn curry with cashew nuts, natural yogurt, fresh coriander, green chilli and sweet onion, and Nepali biryani with coconut rice, spinach and lamb. They also have a tandoori clay-oven for their Hansko Masu duck legs with curry, ginger and coriander, and their jumbo prawns marinated in Nepalese spices. They also have two locations, in Malahide and the city centre, so cover much of North and South Dublin. Order from Kathmandu Kitchen Malahide here and city centre here.
San Sab, Drumcondra
Delivery areas: Dublin 9, Dublin 3
How better to make yourself forget that it's completely baltic outside and you're a total eejit for not just booking those flights to Thailand for Christmas than with a papaya salad and Massaman curry? San Sab in Drumcondra has a kitchen full of native Thai chefs, and everything is cooked from scratch on the premises, so it's basically like being there, without the weather. Order from San Sab here.
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