Marlay Park is brimming with sensational musicians his month and we're personally really excited to hit up a few gigs there. Anyone living within a ten mile radius was probably luck enough to hear Arcade Fire on Sunday night. If you're attending any of the gigs and have food on the brain like we do you might be wondering where to go for a bite to eat. But with the concerts starting early and ending late and the traffic being pretty bad near the park a lot of people are wondering where to eat in the area.
We threw it out on Twitter asking for suggestion and the below are all the recommendations we got in. A lot of the places seem to be pub grub spots, but to be honest before a night of partying and having a few (too many) drinks, soakage might be the right call. Many of these restaurants are new to us so we'd love you to let us know what you think of them if you've tried them out before. If you have any other restaurants suggestions in the area around Marlay Park, let us know.
Enigma Grill and Wine Bar
The first suggestion we got was the Enigma Grill in Rathfarnham Village. The menu looks simple enough but with burgers and grilled sandwiches it might be an ideal place for a bit of soakage before a gig. It's all reasonably priced too which is handy if you're broke after splashing out for your concert tickets.
The Mango Tree
There's nothing like a big plate of noodles to fill you up before a night out. The Mango Tree was suggested to as as a good Thai restaurant in the area, so might be worth checking out if you're feeling in the mood for something spicy.
The Arch Bistro
Another suggestion we received was The Arch Bistro. Their menu seems to be a range of comfort food classics- roast meats and fish, pasta, risotto, fish & chips and bangers & mash. They have a set menu and an early bird menu also to choose from.
I know Jamie's Italian isn't super close to Marlay Park but it is on the way if you're coming from town and they're doing a special menu for people going to the Marlay Park gigs. For €19.95 you can get a starter, main and a cocktail or beer. While it is a chain you can always count on a decent, tasty meal in Jamie's.
You're going to see your favourite rockstar and maybe you want to feel like one too. Then why not splash out on some lobster and champagne in Rock Lobster in Harvey Nichols in Dundrum?
The Eden House
The Eden House couldn't really be closed to Marlay Park if it tried. If you want a nice creamy pint of Guinness and a bite before the concert then try this place out for some classic pub food.
The Yellow House
Another suggestion for simple but good pub grub was The Yellow House in Rathfarnham. The menu seems to do lots of pub food staples like curries, beef pies, burgers etc.
Another spot in Dundrum if you're driving past on the way to your gig is Beeftro. We haven't been yet but our we're being told on twitter that it's a great spot to check out. As you can guess it serves all beef dishes so if you're craving a steak or a burger, this is probably the spot for you before you head on in to Marlay Park.