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The Toast Guide To Restaurants in Dublin, From Small Plates to Cheese Toasties

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There’s plenty of restaurants dotted around Dublin city centre, serving different cuisines and at a range of price-points to suit the occasion. Toast, the all-in-one POS platform, have got you covered with a guide for where to eat when you’re in the city. Whether you’re looking for a special occasion spot, some small plates and drinks or a quick lunch on the go, here is the Toast guide to restaurants in Dublin.

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Uno Mas

Receiving some well-deserved hype in the last year all over social media, Uno Mas has become one of the go-to restaurants in Dublin for small plates and great wine. Serving Spanish-style plates and nibbles, with the option for larger mains if you’re feeling hungry, it’s no wonder this restaurant has become increasingly popular. The salt aged Delmonico is a favourite if you’re sharing, but their vegetarian options are always just as enticing, with unique flavours that’ll have you asking for seconds. Although booking in advance is a must, it is well worth the wait, so if there’s a particularly special birthday or anniversary coming up, add Uno Mas to your list.

Bovinity

Flame-grilled steak, refreshing cocktails and the ultimate fun vibes – Bovinity is a fabulous spot on Capel Street that really has something for everyone. With premium steak cuts made to share, you can bring a group of friends and try a little bit of everything. If you’re looking for a place with an impressive drinks menu, Bovinity’s cocktails are expertly crafted and are absolutely delectable. Their Sunday roast is also a must-try, with a classic roast beef and all the tasty trimmings for the best end to a long week.

Amy Austin 

A stylish wine bar serving delectable sharing plates, Amy Austin rightly hold a Michelin Bib Gourmand. A casual spot based in the heart of the city centre, this is a great one to visit if you’re with a group of friends looking to catch up over a few delicious cocktails. If you love seafood, their options will certainly be enticing to you, with dishes like octopus tacos and torched scallops, but equally, their beef cheek Mole Negro is just as delectable. As a wine bar, they naturally have an impressive selection of both bottles and options on tap – you’re really spoiled for choice, and a few hours at Amy Austin are always well spent.

Kicky’s

One of the newer restaurants in Dublin, Kicky’s is Eric Matthews’ and Richie Barrett’s new operation, and it has been very well received since its opening. Serving Mediterranean-inspired dishes grilled over fire, as well as fresh pasta and an impressive selection of drinks, it’s no wonder they have already made their way onto the Michelin guide. We recommend bringing a group of buddies and ordering plenty of dishes to share, because once you take a look at the menu, you’ll want to try a little bit of everything. Their rabbit bolognese is popular for a reason, so this is a must try. Using all Irish produce, you’ll certainly be impressed with a visit to Kicky’s.

The Pepper Pot Cafe 

Looking for a breakfast spot perfect for people watching? Head to the Pepper Pot Cafe in the Powerscourt Town Centre. This is a quirky, comforting cafe serving all day breakfast to start your day off right. Whether you’re more of a sweet or savoury person, a visit here will always warrant plenty more. The Pepper Pot are known for their delicious scrambled eggs – simple and wholesome, just what you need to kick off your day. They also serve plenty of treats and pastries to pair with your coffee. Open for lunch too, you can find a selection of filling, flavourful sandwiches, so give them a visit next time you’re feeling peckish.

Griolladh 

Who doesn’t love a toastie? Griolladh are the masters of the sambo, getting their start in food trucks at Ireland’s best festivals and markets, before opening up their brick and mortars across the city. Pop in here for an indulgent breakfast sandwich or a lunch break visit. You can go simple with just a cheese toastie, which will give you the ultimate cheese pull, and pair that with a classic tomato and basil soup. If you’re really hungry, one of their other tasty sambos will go down a treat, like the Chicco, with roast chicken and caramelised veg, or the Beefo, with 12-hour slow cooked beef brisket and their house jus – what a dream. Dip your toastie in their electric pink garlic mayo and thank us later.

Wishbone 

Chicken wings and good vibes – that’s the aim of the game at Wishbone. Undertaking a recent impressive makeover, the interiors of this Dublin favourite have had a total revamp, as has their menu. Fret not, their wings are still very much available and better than ever, but the options have grown and have made it difficult to choose what to order… so why not just order it all? As big fans of chicken and waffles, this is a welcome addition to the menu, plus chicken bao buns and Karaage chicken have made their way on there too. Wishbone are open for brunch too, and the fried chicken Benny certainly warrants a visit. Order a couple of cocktails while you’re at it, you won’t regret it.

Daruma

Inspired by the Japanese izakaya, Daruma offers a memorable, authentic Japanese experience in Temple Bar. If you’re a sushi lover, then a visit to Daruma is a must – they serve some of the freshest sushi and sashimi around. Of course, if raw fish is not your cup of tea, you’re not left out of the picture, with an impressive menu that is guaranteed to please everyone. Much like a Japanese izakaya, you can enjoy robata dishes from their binchō-tan grill, like A4 Wagyu Striploin, ox tongue and more. With small plate options available too, there really is something for everyone. Drinking is an important part of Japanese culture, so grab a few of your friends, order some Sake cocktails and have a merry time.

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About Toast

Toast is not just a POS. Toast is the all-in-one POS platform that’s built for restaurants and designed to make your life easier by bringing many disconnected technologies under one roof and seamlessly integrating with the rest — out of the box. Toast is on a mission to connect your entire business, from front of house to back of house, with handhelds, kitchen display systems, integrated payments and deep partner integrations. Powerful reporting and restaurant-grade hardware come standard, all designed to help streamline your operations, grow revenue and improve your bottom line. 

Easy to learn, and even easier to use, Toast aims to keep your staff happy, so you can keep your staff. Plus we offer best-in-class onboarding and 24/7/365 award-winning customer support that’s there when you need it most. Say goodbye POS. Say hello Toast. 

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The Toast Guide To Restaurants in Dublin – Article by Sara Abdulmagid

I’m a Palestinian who grew up in Cyprus and moved to Dublin in 2013, so I’ve had a mishmash of different cultures and cuisines surrounding me my whole life. I’m an avid foodie, and after realising that life as a lawyer was not for me, I studied media and became a radio host for Dublin City FM. I’m now writing for TheTaste full time, but I also have my own food blog where you can find a mixture of restaurant reviews and the occasional recipe. I talk a lot about being Palestinian; to be honest, I talk a lot in general. That’s why I did radio!

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