The Top 10 Places In Dublin To Bring Your Mammy For A Nice Lunch

High on taste, low on notions.


Whether you've moved to the big s(h)moke or have been born and bred in the capital, there's always something special about taking your mother out for a nice lunch in the city.

But you probably don't want to be taking her somewhere where she "can't hear herself think!", doesn't like the cut of that shifty-lookin' waiter, or deems the menu to have more notions than food. So here are 10 thoroughly mammy-friendly spots in the capital...

10. Avoca

A classic name in Dublin restaurant circles and a very reliable spot to go for some lunch. The abundance of shopping opportunities will go down a treat with the mother too.


9. Taste Food Company

A great place on South William Street to go for a big, fancy, tasty lunchtime meal. The food here is pretty much flawless, especially their poached egg meals.


8. The Bailey

Easily one of the best locations in Dublin to sit outside, dine and watch the world go by. A great spot to enjoy a fine meal, people watch and open up a memorable conversation.


7. The Bay, Clontarf

Splendid setting indoors and outdoors, but especially outdoors. Sitting on the terrace looking out on the bay and then going for a stroll is sure to be a winner with the mother.

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6. Pichet

A brilliant city centre restaurant to go if you're feeling a little flash with the cash. Bringing your mammy for a sophisticated French meal like this will go a long way to convincing her you've got your shit together and have essentially become a viable human being.

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5. Roly's Bistro

With over two decades of experience in doing it right, this Ballsbridge establishment offers a quality dining experience at any time of the day. Herbert Park is a lovely nearby feature too.


4. The House, Howth

With the pier and Howth Hill nearby, going here for lunch sets you up for an incredible day out. Bringing your mammy to The House is a great way to show appreciation for all those 99s and Beshoff's chips out here over the years.

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3. The Mayfield, Terenure

Homey yet elegant - a perfectly fitting setting to treat your mammy to a special lunchtime meal. This is an ideal out of town spot to head to for a superb lunch.

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2. Peploe's

This restaurant has a beautiful Parisian feel to it. In addition to it's lovely decor, Peploe's scores so high on this list because of their attractive set lunch menu options, so you can treat you mum to a fantastic meal within a very reasonable price range.


1. Afternoon Tea at The Merrion Hotel

Plush, plush and more plush. Going for afternoon tea at the five star Merrion Hotel is indeed is a pricey option, but it's an experience you wont forget in a hurry. Nothing's too expensive when it comes to your old dear, right?


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