Where to Get a Good Honest Feed - The Best Pub Grub in Dublin
Sometimes having a few pints and some comforting pub food is all you need after a busy day at work. Pub grub is often a great alternative if you fancy inexpensive food in a casual atmosphere. So here is a list of some fine Dublin establishments, delivering the best pub grub in the big smoke.
L. Mulligan Grocer
L. Mulligan Grocer describe themselves as a ‘drinking and eating emporium’ and it’s true. Located in Stoneybatter, this pub has an extensive range of Irish craft beer but also serve some of the best pub food in Dublin. They focus on delivering seasonal, local produce in this traditional looking Irish pub. Try their Sir Jack McCarthy's Black Pudding with beetroot puree, apple & red onion boxty, Plums and Fivemiletown goats cheese, you’ll want to go back every week.
L. Mulligan Grocer, 18 Stoneybatter, Dublin 7
The Bull and Castle
The Bull and Castle is a beerhall and one of the best spots for watching sporting events. FX Buckley has a steakhouse downstairs which means that you can enjoy a scrummy steak while having a few pints in the beerhall. Chilli hot dog, Cashel blue cheeseburger or craft beer battered haddock are some of the items on the menu and you can even order finger food for two if you wish.
The Bull and Castle, 5-7 Lord Edward St, Dublin 8
Ely Gastro Bar
Ely Gastro Bar doesn’t look like an Irish pub but is a fantastic place to go if you’re in this part of the city and in need of a quick bite with your friends during a night out. Their bar bites menu is inexpensive and includes the usual fare of spicy chicken wings, beef burger or fish and chips all for under €20. If you’re with a group you can order one of their gastro bar platters (farm, fish or cheese) to share between three or four people.
Ely Gastro Bar, Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2
This award-winning gastro pub is probably one of the trendiest on the list and it’s always busy. If you don’t feel like cooking on a Sunday check out the Exchequer’s ‘carve-it-yourself’ Sunday roast for four people. For lunch why not try fish and chips or a lamb Shepherd's pie? The dinner menu includes steamed cockles and mussels or Irish farmhouse cheese and meat board just to name a few.
The Exchequer, 3-5 Exchequer St, Dublin 2
O’Neills is a huge pub and while it looks a little touristy, if a carvery is all you can think about then this is one of just a few spots to find one in the city centre. The menu includes pretty much all the Irish traditional dishes: seafood chowder, Irish stew, Dublin coddle, colcannon, etc… It’s all about comfort food that will remind you of your Mammy’s cooking.
O’Neills, Suffolk street, Dublin 2
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Originally from France, Ketty Elisabeth is a food blogger and food tour guide based in Dublin. Her blog ‘French Foodie in Dublin’ is an online diary of her food experiences in the Irish capital. From quirky cafes to fine dining, Ketty loves eating her way around Dublin and sharing her tips on her blog.