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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Botanical Garden
“Located in Glasnevin, County Dublin, the National Botanic Gardens are noted for their fine plant collections holding more than 15,000 plant species and cultivars from a variety of habitats from around the world. The gardens are famous for their exquisitely restored and planted glasshouses, notably the Turner Curvilinear Range and the Great Palm House, both recipients of the Europa Nostra award for excellence in conservation architecture. Visitors can enjoy such features as the herbaceous borders, rose garden, the alpine yard, the pond area, rock garden and arboretum.”
  • 113 locals recommend
Stadium
“Croke Park is a stadium as well as a conference and concert venue. It offers a Skyline Tour with Dublin’s highest open-viewing platform, offering panoramic views of the city from the mountains to the sea. ”
  • 82 locals recommend
Stadium
“Great for Football / Live Music and much more. Also has Historical significance ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“The most authentic Italian food in a family run restaurant My parents are from Casalattico, Italy (between Rome and Naples). They emigrated to Dublin in 1956 and in 1960 purchased 148 North Strand Road, for the princely sum of 4000 Irish pounds. My parents ran a Fish & Chip shop at the premises like many Italians in Dublin at the time. They ran a successful business there until 1975 and they leased it to another Italian family. I took over the premises in 2010 and wanted to open a ‘Sapori D Italia’ so Da Mimmo was born! We serve fresh home made Italian food daily from 10:30 – 11:00 pm Our specials board changes daily. Our 2 course lunch 8.50 euro is very popular. Da Mimmo was nominated for the Lovin’ Dublin ‘Best Restaurant’ catagory in November 2014. In December 2014 we celebrated 4 years in business. We are proud of our family food tradition at North Strand. We hope future generations of our family will be here serving you in years to come. See you in Da Mimmo soon!”
  • 51 locals recommend
Pub
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“Situated in the heartland of Drumcondra, Fagans has been a drinking oasis for over ninety years and was first licensed in 1907 under the guardianship of a Mr Fagan. Like the village of Drumcondra itself this old world pub has been capturing a lot of attention in recent times due to its architectural renaissance as a result of ongoing renewal and renovation.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Café
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“A sister branch of Andersons of Andersons Food Hall and Cafe this cafe offers divine breakfasts. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Dubliners love brunch. Millennials love brunch. Two Boys Brew does excellent brunch. Need I say more. This is an up-and-coming area of Dublin, full of locals, but also full of fixies and coffee lovers. Worth a wander up the street for.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Café
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“The name says it all... Lovely Food! Fresh ingredients, fabulous sandwiches, salads and soups. Coffees, cappuccinos and wines. Gets busy - so go early for lunch. Seating outside weather permitting, blankets provided in cooler weather.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Good Food, little pricy though. Walkable distance. Stop off in the Gravdiggers pub in way back!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Join us in this beautiful building, immortalised by James Joyce in Ulysses, and we will treat you to great music, friendly staff and above all great food. All of our food is cooked to order using the finest of ingredients. Every soup, sauce, parfait, chutney & jam is made in-house by our talented Chefs, who leave nothing to chance. We source the best of Irish produce from dry aged beef steaks and fresh fish to hand roasted single origin coffee and mouth watering pastries, all delivered daily. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Popular pizza/pasta restaurant. Great food, nice staff, lively, Family friendly.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Pub
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“Dining & Bar serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Our menus are Argentinian inspired using charcoal and wood roasting with Spanish & Italian influences. Serving craft beer, fine wine and mouth watering cocktails. Dine in our dining room or enjoy a drink in our bar or heated beer garden. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Pub
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“A cosy traditional side bar since 1922 that serves a honest pint including craft beers, whiskey’s, scotches & wines, all warmed by the open fire place”
  • 12 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Highly recommended, great value, friendly Italian restaurant. Open Tue - Sunday. Tue night buy a bottle of wine and get a free large pizza, early bird specials and stunning affordable wine listTel 343 1 8847500 to book www.wallacewinebars.ie ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“great for lovers of Mediterranean food. They sell very fresh food every time. suitable for vegans”
  • 11 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Because it is very old and beautiful and has some very significant 19th-century architecture. It is also just minutes away.”
  • 11 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Italian Restaurant
“The most authentic Italian food in a family run restaurant My parents are from Casalattico, Italy (between Rome and Naples). They emigrated to Dublin in 1956 and in 1960 purchased 148 North Strand Road, for the princely sum of 4000 Irish pounds. My parents ran a Fish & Chip shop at the premises like many Italians in Dublin at the time. They ran a successful business there until 1975 and they leased it to another Italian family. I took over the premises in 2010 and wanted to open a ‘Sapori D Italia’ so Da Mimmo was born! We serve fresh home made Italian food daily from 10:30 – 11:00 pm Our specials board changes daily. Our 2 course lunch 8.50 euro is very popular. Da Mimmo was nominated for the Lovin’ Dublin ‘Best Restaurant’ catagory in November 2014. In December 2014 we celebrated 4 years in business. We are proud of our family food tradition at North Strand. We hope future generations of our family will be here serving you in years to come. See you in Da Mimmo soon!”
  • 51 locals recommend
Pub
“Situated in the heartland of Drumcondra, Fagans has been a drinking oasis for over ninety years and was first licensed in 1907 under the guardianship of a Mr Fagan. Like the village of Drumcondra itself this old world pub has been capturing a lot of attention in recent times due to its architectural renaissance as a result of ongoing renewal and renovation.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Café
“The name says it all... Lovely Food! Fresh ingredients, fabulous sandwiches, salads and soups. Coffees, cappuccinos and wines. Gets busy - so go early for lunch. Seating outside weather permitting, blankets provided in cooler weather.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good Food, little pricy though. Walkable distance. Stop off in the Gravdiggers pub in way back!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Pub
“Dining & Bar serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Our menus are Argentinian inspired using charcoal and wood roasting with Spanish & Italian influences. Serving craft beer, fine wine and mouth watering cocktails. Dine in our dining room or enjoy a drink in our bar or heated beer garden. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Popular pizza/pasta restaurant. Great food, nice staff, lively, Family friendly.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Highly recommended, great value, friendly Italian restaurant. Open Tue - Sunday. Tue night buy a bottle of wine and get a free large pizza, early bird specials and stunning affordable wine listTel 343 1 8847500 to book www.wallacewinebars.ie ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“great for lovers of Mediterranean food. They sell very fresh food every time. suitable for vegans”
  • 11 locals recommend

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