Clarion Hotel Dublin Liffey Valley
Liffey Valley Complex
Phone: (353) 1 6258000
Fax: (353) 1 6258010
Located in the Lucan Spa Hotel, Honora D is famous for its classic Irish dishes and classy atmosphere. Tired after touring all day? Simply relax in the cozy surroundings of Honora and enjoy its lip-smacking preparations. And if you are anywhere around Lucan on a weekend, don't miss the restaurant's special Sunday lunch. Call the hotel for more details.
This cosy restaurant and guesthouse is close to the city but has all the ambiance of a country retreat. Sophisticated Irish dishes with a French influence are served and the restaurant often caters for small business meetings and intimate wedding receptions. After dinner you can take a stroll in the beautiful walled gardens or retire to one of the seven en-suite bedrooms.
It’s fair to say that La Dolce Vita, on its own, is not worth a trip out to Kilmainham. But for those who find themselves visiting Kilmainham Gaol, Phoenix Park, or the Museum of Modern Art, this reasonably-priced Italian restaurant offers good refueling potential. Situated above the historic Patriot’s Inn pub, the décor is bright and breezy while the layout is spacious and relaxed. Diners can feast on generously-sized pizzas or traditional pasta fare, and a fine selection of beers and wine are available from downstairs. The food is simple but effective, the service prompt and friendly, and all in all La Dolce Vita provides a laid-back alternative for the Temple Bar-weary traveler. – Gareth Thornton
Dining out has never been so much fun! There's just plenty to choose from at the Coral Island Chinese and Thai Restaurant, which is located in the suburban village of Malahide. Eat your heart out at this joint that serves up a fusion of Chinese, Thai and Asian fare. The prices are reasonable, the cuisine, exotic and the settings, memorable. So, when you're in town, remember to stop by at this great place!
Deriving its unusual name from a phrase from Dublin children's rhyming-slang, this restaurant has real character. The dining room is made of two converted ground-floor rooms in an old Georgian house and the interior offers a simple homey welcome, with fireplaces and large wooden tables. The Gaspipes is very popular with Dublin's theatre crowd and offers a pre-theatre/early bird four-course menu. Live jazz performances are also a regular staple on Friday and Saturday nights. The menu offers quality modern-Irish and international cuisine.
Placed within the Plaza Hotel in Tallaght, The Olive Tree Restaurant presents an impressive array of mouth-watering Mediterranean dishes. The place is known for its cozy atmosphere and quick service. Reservations are highly advisable as the restaurant gets quite packed during dinner hours. With a location that is just a few miles away from Dublin city, the Olive Tree is definitely worth a try for tourists. Please contact the hotel for more details.
Given the fact that the Smithfield Square area is currently undergoing a major facelift at the moment, it's quite likely that the Cobblestone will become extremely popular in the not-too-distant future. At present, however, the pub offers traditional music in an authentic Dublin setting, featuring live music at the weekends. The upstairs venue also plays host to a variety of traditional, folk and rock acts. It's always worth a visit, particularly on a Saturday night when the spectacular gas lamps in the adjacent Smithfield Square are burning brightly.
Kelly and Ping is a quality Asian restaurant that's divine in looks, presentation, service and style; it's well worth taking a trip out to Smithfield for a meal here. The restaurant itself looks fantastic, all black and red, with huge painted murals and stained glass art. The menu is simple, and there is a glossary in the back to explain all the Asian food terms. It's not too expensive either, and there is a daily Happy Hour in the bar from 5pm-8pm with drinks on special reduction.
Located a little out from the city center, this spacious bar is certainly worth a visit if traditional music's your thing. Featuring live music most nights, the pub has quite a reputation for its impromptu set-dancing sessions that attract a wide cross-section of Dublin punters. The bar stays open late on certain nights.
The Old Dublin is influenced by the Scandinavian and Russian history to be found in this part of the city, which dates back to Viking times. This restaurant is a series of cosy, low-ceilinged rooms with blazing fires. The food is unusual for Dublin with items like Borscht, Piroshkis and Blinis, as well as a Planked Sirloin Hussar, which is a steak baked between two oak planks... which is very much delicious! You'll also find a multitude of antique shops in this area, so the Old Dublin should be a welcome respite from hunting out that bargain!
A fine Chinese restaurant located in the city's south side suburbs, Wong's offers excellent dim sum in a relaxing environment. The decor is impeccable here, with dark green walls and beautifully-restrained Chinese prints and screens. The clever organisation of tables allows the restaurant to cater for large groups as well as couples without annoying either. With over a hundred main courses representing all the main regional cooking styles of China, you may be tempted just to ask the waiter for a recommendation.
The Lord Edward, Dublin's oldest seafood restaurant and pub, is prime-placed amidst Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin Castle and St Patrick's Cathedral. Completely old-world in atmosphere, with waiters full of character to match, the food at the Lord Edward is superb, with fresh fish being the highlight of any day's menu. If you have a group of four or six, you can request a table which overlooks the beautiful Christchurch Cathedral.