Search icon


30th Jun 2020

What restaurants are open in Dublin? The definitive live list

Alan Fisher

It’s been a long time coming but here’s the list of what restaurants are open in Dublin that you have been waiting for…

Now that Ireland has entered phase 3 of the roadmap, many people will be wondering what restaurants are open in Dublin. We’ve compiled a list in order of reopening date which will serve as the perfect guide as you plan your next lunch or evening meal out.

We will continue to update this list as more restaurants open their doors. (Last updated July 7)

What restaurants are open in Dublin?


Sitting down on their little terrace beside the canal during the summer. Yes, give that to us.

They are also open for takeaway from their deli.

As One

Handy spot for a healthy nib, and a stellar cup of coffee on the Quays.


This lovely place sits above Spar in Monkstown and is easy to walk by but you should not.

The gnocchi here is to die for.


Avoca will be back with all the stores reopening.

Who isn’t looking forward to one of those gigantic scones?

Baan Thai

If you are into your spicy food, you have got to try Bann Thai out.

Both of their locations, Ballsbridge and Leopardstown, are now open.


If you want a truly excellent steak meal, this place is your man.

Perfectly placed on South William Street for a few pints after too.

Bowls By Kwanghi Chan

Great spot for a banging lunch. Dumplings, dim sum or a bowl – everything is just so tasty.

Brew Dog

Beers, burgers and wings. Never met a beer I didn’t like here.

The Bridge 1859

A matchday favorite as it’s based in Ballsbridge and does some delicious grub.

A pint of stout out the front after a game just feels right.

Brother Hubbard North & South

Bring on the brunch. We are looking forward to starting our Sundays here again.


Based on Bolton St., Boco just know how to do a good pizza.

Top tip – try dipping the thick crusts into their buffalo garlic mayo, pure magic.


Oh, baby, bring back the burgers.

We are delighted to see that all of the Bunsen restaurants are back in business.

Butcher Grill

Serious one for a date night; tuna tostados and top quality cuts of meat for the win.

The Cake Cafe

Back open with all their usual amazing treats.

Casper & Giumbini’s

This was a very welcomed addition to Dun Laoghaire late last year. We even checked it out for our Early Doors series.

Take a look:

The ChopHouse

If you’re looking for a serious feast give The ChopHouse a go.


Coffee, cakes & catch ups with the guys/gals – Cinnamon’s two locations in Monkstown and Ranelagh are back.


Authentic Italian anti-pasti, wood-fired pizza and delish pasta dishes. A slice of pizza perfection.

Coke Lane Pizza @ The Circular

These pizzas are top-notch, you will keep going back for more!


If you like Indian food, you have got to try Daata.

The original in Bray and the newer restaurant in Greystones are both open for business.


Dalkey’s darling. We would love to keep this one all to ourselves, but it’s too good not to share.

Steak dinner and espresso martinis for dessert – bingo.

Dockyard No.8

Heading for a nice stroll in Bray and stopping in Dockyard No.8 in the harbor is a must.

Grab some delicious brunch to refuel.


Relatively new to the scene, a modern Indian restaurant in the city centre – their house blend chai is fab.

Elephant & Castle

I mean, you know what’s up. Some of the finest wings you’ll get.

All of their locations are now up and running which include Blanchardstown, Monkstown, Rathmines, Temple Bar, and Sandyford.

Fallon & Byrne Exchequer St

Fresh fine food, perfect for a special occasion or for after a long day shopping.

Farmer Browns

We love Farmer Browns.

We often pop into the one in Ranelagh for one of their top-class sambos.

Fire Steakhouse & Restaurant

Great spot for a cheeky date night, we are looking forward to heading back here soon.

Forno 500

Bringing a bit of Naples to Dame Street via fresh home-made pasta and wood fired pizzas – NOM.


First tried here with one of my vegan mates and was so impressed, I’ve been back since – defo one for your list. Check out our first impressions review here.

Green Bench Cafe

We could CRY with happiness.

Everyone working in the surround areas will know exactly what this means.

Yes, this means that #sausagerollfridays are back. Hallelujah!

Glovers Alley

An Insta-huns dream interior, and the food lives up to all expectations too.

The black olive and Parmesan bread is life changing and they are soufflé masters.

Gotham Cafe

Such a classic for a bit of pre-gig food with a handy location just off Grafton Street.

Gourmet Food Parlour

GFP is a great spot for any time of the day, relaxed atmosphere with good food. Locations in Skerries, Santry, Salthill and Swords have re-opened.

The Grayson

In a gorge townhouse off St Stephen’s Green with a terrace out the back, their brunches and Sunday roasts are quality.

Grover Road

Cute coffee shop in Rathmines, for lunch grab one of their amazing sambos and a cheeky chocolate coconut brownie.

The Harbour Bar

The best pint of black in Ireland? It’s up there.

Pair it with a toastie and you’re golden.


If Isabelle’s terrace isn’t enough of a draw for drinks with the gals – their brunch is cracker.

Kites of Ballsbridge

Authentic Chinese restaurant in the heart of Dublin 4, very tasty and defo worth a try.

La Cave Wine Bar

A hidden gem off Grafton Street, this is the spot for a bottle of wine & a plate of cheese.


Yes, we will have 50 macaroons and a flat white, please.


With a rooftop in the middle of Ranelagh, Layla’s is perfect for a few drinks and a spot of people watching.

Legal Eagle

Looking for out of this world pub grub? This is the place.

Their home made crisps in a DIY crisp sambo, with a pint is the actual cure.


A lobster and steak restaurant in Monkstown; the combination of great food and great staff will make your evening.

Marco Pierre White Steakhouse

Based on Dawson St. they always have a great early bird menu for a quick one after work.

Market Bar

Luckily for Market Bar, they have a huge open seating area with loads of room for social distancing.

Pop in for some tasty tapas.

Monty’s of Kathmandu

Great authentic Nepalese food, so tasty – definitely book a table before you go.

Mr Fox

An atmospheric and relaxed fine dining experience, we are definitely fans of the Fox.


Sushi central, there is so much choice! With locations on Capel St, Parnell St, the IFSC, Hogan Place, Blanch and Sandyford – theres bound to be one near you.

M&L Chinese

If you haven’t tried M&L – where have you been?

This spot, just off O’ Connell St is the ultimate for an authentic Chinese feast.

One Society

For brunch they do ridiculously fluffy American pancakes, or if savoury is more your thing – they’ve a great selection of sambos and pizzas.


If Thai and Vietnamese dishes are your thing, give Opium a shot.

Patrick Guilbaud’s

The winner of two Michelin Stars, Guilbaud’s is the epitome of luxury dining.

The Pepperpot

One of Dublin’s most beloved little spots for a bite to eat. Sambo central.

Peruke & Periwig

A slightly hidden gem on Dawson Street with a prohibition style ambiance – think heavy gold frames and luxurious red velvet interiors.

Pick a cocktail and let the magic happen.


π is a mathematical constant – and Pi is also constantly good. Pizza & beer, all about it.


A modern Parisian bistro vibe with an extensive wine list – a must try in Dublin.


On the Michelin Guide, this one should be on your list too.

Check out Pickle for dinner, or even try a Tiffin Box for lunch.

Pinocchio Ranelagh

Almost hidden at the bottom of the stairs at Ranelagh’s Luas stop; Italian food cooked with passion.

Platform 61

A slick underground spot on South William Street, Platform 61 does whopper boozy brunches.


Yes, we are ready for a nice stack of pancakes.

Both of their locations, Tara St. and Bachelor’s Walk, are back open.

On top of that, they have a third cafe in the works out in Malahide.

The Port House

Tapas. Sangria. We shouldn’t need to say anymore!

Ramen Co 

It was just up and running when the lockdown hit and people were loving it.

Both of their locations, in Rathmines and Stoneybatter, are now back up and running.


An authentic Indian restaurant in Glasthule, their Thali plates are some of the best we’ve ever tried.

Roly’s Bistro

A family style bistro that we all know and love, great spot for a bite to eat with the parents.


If you’re into your Thai and Vietnamese food, Saba is the spot for some top quality munch.

SOLE Seafood and Grill

A seafood spot on South William Street, few oysters and a glass of wine. Ideal.


You know it’s summer when you in the rooftop bar, sipping a nice cocktail in the sun.

Oh, and they do pretty delicious food, as well.


Bringing back all that delicious homemade pasta.

It quickly became one of our favorite places and we can’t wait to pop back in.


Enjoy the freshest Middle Eastern flavours in Tang’s Abbey Street location, for lunch or for breakfast.


High end fast food in a retro gaming arcade.

Token made lasagne nuggets a thing, so much to try you will keep going back.


A well-known and well-loved reliable; wings, nachos, omelettes… none of which will let you down.

Union Cafe

Union is a great spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Looking for a quick bite and a coffee? Grab a Vietnamese iced coffee and a sandwich from the front.


A funky bar serving East Asian cuisine, this is a whopper spot for a night out.

Vice Coffee Inc

Boyyy do these guys know their coffee – iced latte and a toastie, and you are good to go.

Vintage Cocktail Club

We once described The VCC as “Dublin’s worst kept secret (in the best way)” and it is so true.

Not only do they do ridiculous cocktails, their food shouldn’t be overlooked.

Wing It (Tallaght)

One of the more popular wing spots in Dublin and there is a good reason why.

Their wings are to die for and they are back serving.

The Woollen Mills

A really popular lunch spot, The Woollen Mills serves fantastic food and their open terrace is a slice of heaven on a sunny day!


It was never easy to get a spot in 777 but it never stopped us before.

It’s worth waiting for their tapas and frozen margaritas.

8a Brasserie

On Monkstown Crescent, if you can get a spot outside on a sunny day you are golden.

Here are all the Restaurants opening July 1

Bloom Brasserie

Based on Baggot Street, Bloom Brasserie serves up nothing up excellent food.

Catch lunch or dinner here when it re-opens on the 1st.


A Ranelagh hotspot, well-known for its American style brunch – chicken & waffles with a Bloody Mary is our go-to.

Fade Street Social

Innovative dual-dining experience on Fade Street; try the tapas bar or the restaurant for two different vibes.

F.X. Buckley

Said it before, and I’ll say it again – big fan.

Monkstown and Pembroke Street are back in business on the 1st.

Las Tapas De Lola

One of Dublin’s favourite tapas spots.

It’s a pretty small venue but they’ve just put in a nice ledge to chill out at.

Hang Dai

This spot is a vibe with a built in subway car. Their roast duck is famous at this stage.

Lenehan’s Bar & Grill

A weekend staple on the Rathgar Road. A Waygu beef burger you say? Yes please.

Marco Pierre White Donnybrook

Fab food and a great atmosphere; perfect for brunch, pre-match meals or after work catch ups.

One Society

One Society tease us with brunch and lunch from the 1st of July. The breakfast bun – insane.

Queen of Tarts

Cakes, pastries and tarts. Lunch or maybe a slice or two of cake. Yum.

The Revolution Rathgar

These guys specialise in pizzas and tacos, their pulled pork loaded fries also hit the spot.


A neighbourhood Italian inspired restaurant in Stillorgan, you can always expect a tasty meal at Riba.

Riba, you had me at burrata.

Richmond Restaurant

Earlier this year Richmond were awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand, and for good reason.

Their menus are innovative and are regularly updated to keep it fresh.

Salamanca Tapas Bar

Tapas for days. This spot does it all, and we love it.

Soup Ramen Bar

Can’t beat a warm bowl of Ramen and a side of Kimchi. Oh baby, yes.

Suesey Street

Contemporary restaurant with fresh Irish produce, and a great cocktail menu to boot.

Here are all the Restaurants opening July 2


Well known for their delicious brunch, Balfes gives off chic bistro vibes.

Balfes has fast become a solid favourite in the Instagram circle.


Gourmet French fine dining restaurant on Pembroke Street.

The perfect place to celebrate a graduation or an anniversary.


French cuisine in the heart of Monkstown, Bresson brings a relaxed atmosphere to fine dining.


The food gets better and better with every course. Why not have a few drinks in The Sitting Room beforehand?

The Gallery at The Westbury

Treat your mom and book Afternoon Tea in The Gallery. Top tip – give the Nutella hot choc a try.


Hartley’s have a prime location in Dun Laoghaire, and a great terrace for the summer.

Recently they introduced their takeaway cocktail box & nibbles too.


Hugo’s use fab Irish ingredients, and we are always torn on what to order

Mad Yolks

We love a good brekkie bap, and these guys have made it acceptable to have at any time of the day.

So many options, one better than the next.

The Old Spot

A well-known gastro pub on Bath Avenue, delish food and relaxed atmosphere.

And only a stone’s throw from town.

On the Grapevine

Wine. Cheeseboards. Lobster rolls. Coffee. Wine. Yes please.

Pizza Yard

Oh how we have missed those pizzas, these may be the longest pizzas in the whole world.

Rosa Madre

Owner Luca has been keeping us updated on Insta, and they are back!

Incredible authentic Italian food with a family feel.


This restaurant will give you a gourmet and traditional Indian experience from the middle of Blackrock.

Thundercut Alley

A quick spot in Smithfield and holey moley do they know how to do a bottomless brunch.


Probably one of the most Instagrammable spots in Dublin, WILDE is where good food is served and Whispering Angel flows.

The Winding Stair

Top notch home cooking with local Irish produce, The Winding Stair always delivers on flavour.

Here are all the Restaurants opening July 3


We are looking forward to these guys coming back onto the scene and spicing up Dundrum again.

Huge selection of local Indian dishes to choose from.


These guys won a Michelin Bib Gourmand award earlier this year and they received the sign just in time for re-opening.

Ely Wine Store Maynooth

As the Ely team work to prepare their other locations, grab a bite to eat or a bottle of wine at their Maynooth store.

F.X. Buckley (Crow St., Bull & Castle, Parkgate St.)

FXB’s is synonymous with top quality Irish meat that is dry-aged in their own facilities in Rathcoole.

The family-owned chain has several locations that are open from July 3rd – Crow Street, Bull & Castle and Parkgate Street.


Fresh. Pasta. Heaven. Can’t take that Italian holiday this year? This spot will transport you.

We can’t wait to get back here, it’s been too long.

Greenville Deli

Cracker lunch spot, we hear that theres a new meatball sub going on the menu. Oh, yes.

Lemon & Duke

Lemon & Duke is solid fave for a few drinks, and they also have a delish menu for brunch and dinner too.


Fab fresh food, and a great selection of wines. Seriously good combo.

Here are all the Restaurants opening July 5

The Fourth Corner

Another Mad Yolks spot, give it a try if you haven’t already.

Here are all the Restaurants opening July 8

Coppinger Row

If it’s good enough for Beyonce, it’s good enough for us.

Whether you’re looking for dinner or a class brunch – these guys have you covered.


With a huge selection of tasty dishes, Kinara serve excellent and authentic Eastern cuisine.

Several locations in Clontarf, Ranelagh and Malahide.


Luxuriously dressed in velvets, this spot is a pre-theatre classic serving up great Irish produce.

Here are all the Restaurants opening July 9

Clanbrassil House

Clanbrassil House got the nod this year with a Michelin Bib Gourmand, and we know why – it has to be because of the hash brown chips.

Yeah, you read that right – hash brown chips.

(header pic: @butchergrill on Instagram)

READ NEXT: What restaurants are doing takeaway in Dublin