One of the challenges of having vegetarian friends is finding nice restaurants to go to that satisfy meat-lovers and salad-munchers alike.
While there are quite a few places now that do specific vegetarian options, many of them are cafés that only serve lunch.
You can also usually find something for everyone at Italian restaurants, Indian restaurants and sushi places, but a lot of other restaurants seem to insist on only serving meat and fish for the main course.
We’ve put together a list of sit-down dinner restaurants where there is more than one vegetarian option for the main course. So no more stressing about what the vegetarians will eat.
1. Brasserie Sixty6 - South Great Georges Street
Vegetarian mains: €14-15
A nice, atmospheric restaurant filled with booths and dark wooden tables.
As well as their fabulous cocktails, they also boast the option of having a separate vegetarian menu with four different mains options. These include vegetable tagine, butternut squash risotto, aubergine and brie fritter, and spinach and ricotta tortellini.
2. 101 Talbot – Talbot Street
Vegetarian mains - €15.50
101 Talbot is airy, modern, and comes with a couple of interesting vegetarian options for the main course. The options are a 'Shepherdess Pie' with beans, lentils, vegetables, tomato and a mash potato and goats’ cheese crust, alongside a sweet potato, cauliflower, spinach and chickpea curry.
3. Farm – Dawson Street
Vegetarian mains - €16-18
Farm pride themselves on their fresh and organic vegetables and “approaching vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dishes with the same passion, and insistence on quality that we bring to all of our meat, poultry and fish dishes”.
They have five vegetarian dishes on the al a carte menu, including a superfood salad and a vegan curry.
4. Fallon & Byrne – Exchequer Street
Vegan mains - €19
Fallon & Byrne do a special vegan menu, with two starters, two mains and two desserts. They also have a vegetarian option of butternut squash gnocci on the main menu.
5. Winding Stair – Ormond Quay
Vegetarian mains - €23
The Winding Stair has two vegetarian options on the al a carte menu: caramelised ‘onion’ and potato waffles with Wexford mushrooms, roasted celeriac, spinach, blue cheese and buttermilk dressing; and roasted ‘onion’ squash with smoked Drumlin and nutty crumble, leeks, dried tomatoes, sage and pumpkin & maple dressing.
6. The Woollen Mills – Ormond Quay
Early bird - €24-29
Sister restaurant of the Winding Stair, and overlooking the Ha’Penny Bridge, it has two vegetarian options on the early bird menu; sweet potato pancakes and mac and cheese. They also have wine sourced from boutique wineries and breads made on-site.
7. Chameleon Restaurant – Temple Bar
Vegetarian set menu - €30
This Indonesian tapas restaurant does a set tasting menu, with a separate menu for vegetarians. The six courses include Balinese yellow curry, a crispy tofu steamed bun and sesame fried vegetables.
Do you know of any other good restaurants to bring vegetarians? Let us know in the comments.