A Shortlist Of Dublin's Best Restaurants Have Been Announced In This Year's 'Food Oscars'

By Sarah

March 10, 2018 at 11:54am


Trying to think of somewhere to head for dinner this weekend? Lucky for you, a shortlist of Dublin's finest spots to grab some grub has been announced by the Restaurants Association of Ireland.

They released a list of those in the running for winning in the Dublin region of the Irish Restaurant Awards 2018 and it features the best restaurateurs, chefs and hospitality management in the Dublin area.

The winners will be chosen based on a mystery diner visit and judged by experts in the industry with the winners of Dublin's "Food Oscars" revealed in May. Here's some of the top picks from this year's shortlist...

Best Gastro Pub

  • Abbey Tavern
  • Davy Byrne’s Pub
  • L. Mulligan Grocer
  • The Bull & Castle
  • The Cellar Bar at The Merrion Hotel
  • The Chophouse
  • The Exchequer
  • The Legal Eagle
  • The Old Spot
  • Wrights Anglers Rest


Best Newcomer

  • 3 Leaves – Blackrock
  • Bresson
  • Clanbrassil House
  • Feast Restaurant
  • Klaw The Seafood Café
  • Michael’s Mount Merrion
  • Nightmarket, Ranelagh
  • Old Street Restaurant
  • The Legal Eagle

Best Restaurant

  • Chapter One
  • Dax Restaurant
  • Etto
  • Forest Avenue
  • Heron and Grey
  • L’Ecrivain
  • Luna
  • Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud
  • The Greenhouse


Best Emerging Irish Cuisine

  • Bastible
  • Clanbrassil House
  • Craft Restaurant
  • Delahunt
  • Forest and Marcy
  • Locks Windsor Terrace
  • Mr Fox
  • Old Street Restaurant
  • The Legal Eagle
  • The Pig’s Ear

Best Casual Dining

  • Bagots Hutton
  • Craft Restaurant
  • Da Mimmo
  • De Ville’s
  • Deep Restaurant
  • Ember – Milltown
  • Richmond Restaurant
  • Roly’s Bistro
  • The Vintage Kitchen


Best World Cuisine

  • 3 Leaves Blackrock
  • Chameleon
  • El Grito
  • IL Vicoletto
  • Nightmarket
  • Old Town Chinese Restaurant
  • Pickle Restaurant
  • Rasam Restaurant
  • Rosa Madre
  • Shouk


Check out the full shortlist here

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