A day of shopping always warrants a delicious meal to reward all your hard work (and all the steps you notched up as cardio). If you want to make an occasion out of your post-browsing meal, give these spots a try, and thank us later. Here are our picks of the best restaurants in Dundrum.
A spot right on the outside of Dundrum shopping centre, ANANDA serves exquisite Indian food that will be nothing short of impressive after a day of being on your feet. Relax in this stylish restaurant whilst you enjoy an innovative dining experience full of flavour. Want to go the extra mile? Treat yourself with their tasting menu, combining traditional Indian flavours with contemporary sophistication. Their long-standing place in the Michelin Guide is totally justified.
With rooftop views overlooking the Dundrum fountain, Siam Thai is a wonderful spot to enjoy a tasty meal after a day of browsing. This gorgeous candlelit spot serves vibrant Thai food, fresh and full of flavour. If you’re in need of a tipple, their house cocktails will certainly impress you – lots of smoke and unique serving vessels. A sight for sore eyes.
This multi-award winning restaurant overlooks the eye-catching fountain in the Dundrum Shopping Centre. Dunne and Crescenzi is all about authentic Italian hospitality and demonstrating their love for simple cooking with their delicious Italian food. With comforting dishes, high quality ingredients, bright interiors and an array of wines to choose from, this is a great place to wine and dine after a day of shopping in Dundrum.
Surrounded by the luxurious offerings of Brown Thomas inside Dundrum Town Centre is the quirky Edition Café. This garden-café is all about supporting local producers with plant-forward dishes. With friendly staff and quality food, you’ll be impressed by the array of creative dishes on offer here. With an all-day breakfast menu, you can enjoy classics like their Brioche French Toast, or opt for their take on Shakshuka. You won’t be disappointed.
This idyllic spot is great for anyone who wants to slow things down after a busy day of browsing. Drop the bags down and enjoy the cosy atmosphere of The Port House Ibericos, a cosy tapas restaurant perfect for anyone who wants to try a little bit of everything. The Port House has an extensive menu of delicious small plates with plenty of Spanish flair and an extensive wine list to unwind with after notching up an impressive step count.
Led by Head Chef, Chris Allen, who has worked at some of Dublin and London’s most exclusive restaurants, the Loft is one of Dundrum’s newest additions. This stylish spot sits upstairs in Donnybrook Fair, serving locally sourced food with a modern Irish twist. A great place to unwind after a morning of shopping, opt for brunch classics or a decadent burger for your refuel.
The perfect example of farm to table ethos, Overends is located on the Airfield Estate beside the Dundrum shopping centre, a 38-acre farm producing the fantastic homegrown produce which appears throughout the menu. Simple, honest, fresh food is the order of the day in this casual, family friendly spot.
Based on the Upper Kilmacud road, Konkan specialises in Southern Indian cooking. Their dishes are flavour-packed, with the team making their spice masalas, yogurts and paneer in house. You’ll recognise some of the classic Indian dishes on the menu, with an extensive selection of seafood and vegan options – there’s something for everyone at this venue.
A long day of shopping should be rewarded by treating yourself, and The Flying Duck is a great choice. Located beside Harvey Nichols, this funky venue offers a touch of glamour and plenty of delicious options, from contemporary Irish dishes in the restaurant to small plates and cocktails in the bar. Offering musical acts on occasion, you can enjoy a buzzing evening right in the Dundrum Shopping Centre.
A gastropub by name, Brickyard offers casual, hearty fare alongside a wonderful selection of beers, wines, cocktails and everything in between. With enticing lunch, brunch and dinner menus, choose from tempting small plates like corn ribs and barbacoa tacos, large plates like chicken parmigiana, or try one of their many decadent burgers. With an exciting reopening following months of renovations, expect a fresh new look to this Dundrum local!
Aiming to make the best friend chicken sandwiches in Ireland, Mad Egg is one of the best to get some crispy, succulent fried chicken. With a large focus on the sustainability of their products, they only source free-range chicken from a local family-run farm. As a self-proclaimed fried chicken connoisseur, Mad Egg serves some of the best fried chicken around. If you’re a buffalo lover, you must try their Wild Thing burger – it’s a thing of beauty. Paired with their refreshing hybrid house beer, Mad Yoke, and finishing it off with their famous cheesecake, you’re in for a treat at Mad Egg.
Some of the Best Restaurants in Dundrum
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