With the amount of new businesses and restaurants popping up across the city, you could be forgiven for thinking that our economy is finally beginning to get going again.
We thought we'd profile twelve amazing restaurants and cafés that have opened in the past few month. From Mexican party caverns to super fresh salads, permanent pop-ups to Scandin-Asian bars, these twelve restaurants are extremely welcome additions to the Dublin restaurant scene.
This restaurant in Millenium Walkway has amazing industrial decor, great tunes, craft beers and some of the best banh-mi you'll taste this side of the world.
Gorgeous new patisserie and café on Baggot Street that only opened yesterday.
This steak spot appeared in the SMS Popdown space serving steaks, cured meats and charcuterie.
Cocktails, dinner and dancing in the former Eden building in Temple Bar.
The 'pop up' from Blackrock Market and Dun Laoghaire pier now has a permanent home in Smithfield where city-dwellers can get their fish and chips fix.
This spot in the National Bank building on Camden Street has a gorgeous garden out back, perfect for the coming summer months.
While it's a relative newcomer, this bar has established itself as a classic pub that serves simple yet brilliant food on the corner of Stephen's Green.
Cool new Scandin-Asian bar serving everything from kanelbulle (cinnamon buns) to sushi and dim sum.
A slick restaurant dedicated to tacos from the makers of San Lorenzo's, housed in the ground floor of Odessa.
Amazing new spot on Baggot Street for healthy lunches where you can build your own salads, and they have plenty of gluten free treats as well.
Traditional Irish cooking, done amazingly well on Camden Street.
Mexican food, dangerously drinkable margaritas and a place that turns into a banging nightclub once the kitchen closes.