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Six Great Restaurants To Get A Healthy Dinner In Dublin

By Kiara Keane

August 30, 2019 at 2:47pm


It’s hard to say no to almost any plans that come your way now that summer is here and the sun is (sometimes) shining. But dinner and drinks with your mates doesn’t have to mean ordering something greasy or heavy – there’s plenty of great places around the city where you can get yourself a healthy, delicious dinner.

Here’s a few of my top picks around Dublin…

Balfe’s, Balfe Street

Balfe’s at the Westbury does a special selection of delicious, healthy dishes created by Siobhán and Paul Byrne of BodyByrne Fitness so it's super easy to eat well here. Dishes include grilled salmon with spinach and butter beans, and turkey burgers with paprika sweet potato wedges, and the menu also has a great vegan and vegetarian selection so there’s really something for everyone here.


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Beo Wine Bar + Kitchen, Stoneybatter

This new wine bar that popped up in Dublin 7 earlier this year serves up an organic plant-based tasting menu and also has a focus on natural, organic wines.

The menu includes a creative take on a vegan cheeseboard with a range of different flavours including turmeric and paprika, kimchi and pumpkin seed, and seaweed and pickled tomato that’s well worth trying out.

Shouk, Drumcondra

This fab little Middle Eastern restaurant uses only the freshest ingredients to create an authentic Israeli-inspired menu. Portions are generous and the menu features sharing plates, hummus loaded with spiced meats, falafels, vegetarian mains and traditional stuffed pitas.

Another great thing about this place is that it’s BYOB (best enjoyed out on their cute outdoor terrace), so it won’t break the bank either.

Bay, Clontarf

I recently wrote about this cute seafront café and restaurant being my go-to brunch spot, and they also have a seriously delicious dinner menu.

Each dish is listed with handy nutritional information and there’s plenty of healthy options including turkey burgers stuffed with feta and basil, plenty of seafood, and a dedicated vegetarian section.

Cornucopia, Wicklow Street

This vegan and vegetarian restaurant is most people’s go-to when it comes to going for a healthy meal in the city, and for good reason.

Their seasonal, tasty menu is a real hit with vegetarian foodies and you can expect to see the likes of goulash, sweet potato korma and cannelloni with hazelnuts and roast mushrooms on their frequently updated menu.

The Ramen Bar, South William Street

This Japanese spot tucked away downstairs on South William Street makes its own fresh noodles in-house and serves up loads of tasty, healthy options. They’ve got 16 different kinds of ramen (their kokoro torishio is light and delish) which you can customise however you want with a choice of additional vegetable toppings.


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Tonkotsu ramen originated in Fukuoka, , which is located on the northern shore of Kyushu island in Japan, and it is a specialty dish in Fukuoka and Kyushu In Fukuoka, the dish is often referred to as Hakata ramen. The dish is prepared in ramen shops in all other regions of Japan. Tonkotsu ramen was originally prepared as an affordable food for laborers at fish markets. In contemporary times, tonkotsu ramen is renowned for the significant time it takes to prepare a proper version of the dish. Exactly the way we do it at The Ramen Bar. #travel #facts #histrory #broth #slowcook #soup #onlylocal #localingredients #tonkotsu #pork #japan #flavour #ramendublin #theramenbar #dublinrestaurant #experiencedublin #ireland #dineindublin #knowyourfood #bambooshoots #healthydining #dining #tasty #spicy #originalrecipe #original #foodography #latenightfood #noodles

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