*Updated - 6th May '20*
It's been the strangest few weeks most of us have ever known. We've watched the restaurants we love evaporate, the majority of hospitality staff in the city (and country) let go, and chances are you yourself have been affected whatever industry you work in. Like you we are counting the days when life returns to normal, but until then what hasn't changed is we still need to eat. Many restaurants are attempting to adapt to this unknown situation we've found ourselves in by offering delivery for the first time (along with collection if you can get there), so the next time you're feeling blue about not being able to go to your favourite restaurant, take a tiny bit of solace in knowing that some of them will come to you. (Please note: this situation is changing daily so we will update this article as and when we can)
Nunki Tea House, Dun Laoghaire
Regional Chinese specialists Nunki Tea House in Dun Laoghaire are open for delivery or collection with a huge menu including specialties that need to be pre-booked 24 hours in advance. You can choose from stewed pork ribs with pickled cabbage; prawns with crab sticks, black fungi and wolfberries, or Nunki's special deep-fried milk custard. See the menu and how to order here.
Coppinger Row/Charlotte Quay
Sister restaurants Coppinger Row and Charlotte Quay have launched their 'at home' menu with dishes from both sites available for delivery, including smoked duck flatbread with grilled peach, crumbed feta and molasses; Coppinger's meatball linguine with salsa verde and parmesan, and lemon polenta cake with set yoghurt and raspberry. They're also doing bottles of pre-mixed cocktails for two (including a Fig Old Fashioned and an Aperol Negroni) for €15. See the menu and how to order here.
Stalwart of the Dublin dining scene Yamamori is now available for delivery or collection from Thursday - Sunday from 17:00 - 21:00. There's sushi and sashimi, yakisoba and katsu curry, ramen and gyoza. See the full menu and how to order here.
Hang Dai, Camden Street
Modern Camden Street Chinese Hang Dai have a new takeaway and delivery menu featuring favourites like their sesame prawn sourdough toast with yuzu mayo and mapo tofu with minced pork, along with their take on classic takeaway dishes like crispy, sticky sweet and sour pork with roasted pineapple and Kentucky fried kung pao chicken with peanuts and chilli. They're also doing a set family meal for €50, with two starters and mains, two kids meals and icebergers for everyone. To order call them on 01 5458888 or head to Deliveroo.
Cocu, Baggot Street
Healthy eating café Cocu on Baggot Street has reopened with a limited lunch menu from chef Holly Dalton and coffee from Cloud Picker. We're liking the sound of the meatball marinara with orzo and the Middle Eastern chicken salad. Find them on Bamboo, Just Eat, Deliveroo and Flipdish, or collect yourself. Open from 12:00 - 16:00 Monday - Friday.
Grove Road, Portobello
Canalside café Grove Road in Portobello, site of possibly the crispiest rashers in the city, are open for collections or takeaway via Deliveroo. They're doing breakfast like granola, sausage rolls and croissants, cakes, juices and coffee, and for collection they're also doing some of their most popular brunch/lunch dishes like the breakfast sandwich and the avocado and feta smash - don't forget to add bacon. Call them on 01 5446639 or find them on Deliveroo here.
Urban Brewing, IFSC
Urban Brewing, the IFSC brewery and restaurant are doing a regularly changing menu for delivery or collection featuring dishes like flatbreads, fish and chips and beer-brined chicken. They're also delivering a wide range of beers, including growlers (just under a litre), of their own brews, and there's some decent wines to be found there too, at equally decent prices. See here and here. Order online at www.urbanbrewing.ie/clickandcollect or call them on 01 5685989. Delivery is free from Dublin 1-8 with a minimum order of €20.
Roly's Bistro, Ballsbridge
Old school Ballsbridge bistro Roly's have moved with the times and are offering a collection and delivery menu, including meals to heat yourself at home. The menu isn't exactly earth-shattering, with options like fish pie, salmon with stir-fried noodles and vegetable and chickpea korma, but possibly one for the person who doesn't like their food "too fancy". Chilled meals, to cook yourself at home, are along with same lines, with things like braised beef and Guinness, chicken korma and lasagne. Call them on 01 6682611 or order on their website.
North city centre pizzeria BoCo have always made their pizzas available for collection, but now they'll come to you too. They're doing pizza (numbered from 1-13, no fancy names here), sides including woodfired flatbreads and truffled mac n cheese, salads and desserts. Don't forget at least one dip for the crusts. Order from BoCo here.
Featherblade have joined the takeaway brigade in the past couple of days, meaning the lucky ones in their catchment area (around a 5k radius) can now get their 'Bacon Cheese Deluxe' beef burger with sugar pit bacon, aged cheddar and black garlic mayo on a brioche bun, or their 'Hot Stuff' chicken burger with hot sauce, slaw, pickles, blue cheese mayo and iceberg lettuce delivered straight to your door. Order here.
Missing Chimac's KimCheese burger, sriracha caramel nugs and ice-cream sandwiches? Us too. Lucky for all of us then that you can get it delivered or collect from the door if you're not city centre adjacent. It will be the best car picnic imaginable. Order by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or on Deliveroo.
Slice in Stoneybatter are operating a mainly sweet-based delivery and collection menu on Fridays and Saturdays for the time being. Minimum order for delivery is €30, and there's bread, cakes, cookies, pancakes and overnight oats to choose from, as well as bags of 3fe coffee. See the menu on their Instagram page and order by 5pm the day before by emailing email@example.com.
Ciamei Café, Blackrock
Blackrock Italian Ciamei Café are offering delivery in the Blackrock area (as well as collection), with a selection of pizzas (€10), salads (€9) and pastas (€12) including pumpkin tortelloni with prawns, rocket and cherry tomatoes, and rigatoni with Italian sausage, mushroom and parmesan. They're operating Thursday - Sunday from 18:00 - 21:00 and you can order by calling 0868978418.
The Cake Room
The Cake Room in Blackrock are also offering delivery from Thursday - Sunday, with a menu of soups, stews, casseroles, sandwiches and salads. Not forgetting the all important cake. Check out that day's menu on their Facebook page and order by calling them on 0872508504.
Good news for Cirillo's fans (which seems to be all of you), their pizzas (and truffle aioli) are now available for delivery or collection from the restaurant. We very much recommend the Calabra with tomato sauce, mozzarella, nduja, Young Buck blue cheese & basil, or you can't go wrong with their classic Margherita, and truffle aioli is obviously non-negotiable. See their menu and how to order here.
Coke Lane Pizza
Coke Lane pizza have been killing it at The Circular in Rialto recently, so when the doors shut they switched to delivery. Get the 'Scarface' with ventricina, chillies and chili-infused Irish honey, or the 'Mrs Mia Wallace' with roasted chicken, smoked Irish bacon, rocket, parmesan and caesar sauce. Order from them here.
Thai restaurant Nightmarket is offering delivery within a 5km radius of their Ranelagh restaurant. It's the same extensive (often spicy) menu with a €2.50 delivery charge. See more information and their take-away menu here.
Elephant And Castle
Missing hot and spicy chicken wings? The good news is that Elephant and Castle are doing delivery. As well as the famous wings with blue cheese dressing, you can also have baby back ribs, Caesar salad and seven different types of burgers delivered to South County Dublin, Dublin 1, Dublin 2, Dublin 4, Dublin 6, Dublin 7 and Dublin 8. Order from Elephant and Castle here.
Stillorgan restaurant Riba have reopened for delivery and collection only with a reduced menu. Regulars will be glad to know the Roaring Water Bay rope mussels with nduja and fennel cream are on there, as well as the fritto misto and the hand-rolled pappardelle with Italian sausage ragu and buffalo mozzarella. They're also offering their wine list at very sharp prices to drink at home. We would be going for a bottle of Jamsheed's 'La Syrah' at €32 for a weekend treat. They start tomorrow from 17:00 - 21:30 and orders can be placed by calling 01 2881999.
One Society, Gardiner Street
One Society have shut but are doing pizzas for delivery and collection from 16:30 - 21:00. Try the 'Sizzling Garlic Prawn' with Toonsbridge mozzarella, parma ham and fresh chilli, or 'The Farmers Wife' with Toonsbridge mozzarella, red onion, parmesan and slow cooked pulled brisket from the owner's sister’s farm. Order by calling them on 01 5375261 or find them on Just Eat here.
Wallace's Asti, Drumcondra
Wallace's Asti near Croke Park have a pizza collection and delivery service seven days a week covering a 2km radius from the restaurant, including Drumcondra, Fairview, Mountjoy Square and North Strand. See the menu here and order by calling 01 8847500.
Lobstar are doing a short, frequently changing takeaway and collection menu. No lobster on there unfortunately (for the moment anyway) but you can get a seafood chowder with homemade soda bread, oven baked salmon with lemony butter sauce and bread and butter pudding with vanilla custard. They're open Tuesday - Friday from 17:00 - 21:00, Saturday from 13:00 - 21:00 and Sunday from 13:00 - 20:00. There's no delivery charge but the minimum order is €25, and they're covering all surrounding areas including Monkstown, Killiney, Dalkey, Blackrock, Dun Laoghaire, Sandymount and Glasthule. See the menu and how to order here.
Do you know any other great restaurants who've just started offering delivery? Let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.