Five Deadly New Bars And Restaurants To Check Out In Dublin This Weekend

Saturday night sorted

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We can hear the three day weekend calling our name. 

Sunshine is planned to soak the city in its rays all weekend long, we still have some cash left after payday and oh boy are we ready to make this Bank Holiday weekend the best evah.

Where oh where to go? We've done all the scouting around for ya. Here's five new places that have sprung up in Dublin in the last few weeks well worth checking out.

Go forth and feast x o x 

The Lucky Duck

Located on 43 Aungier St, The Lucky Duck is a protected structure of architectural, historical and archaeological significance. 

A cosy bar downstairs is merged with three sleek cocktail bars on the upper floors. We've our eye on sampling the Low Down (€11), made with Gunpowder Irish Gin, Ban Poitin, Mezcal, Vanilla and Celery. 

Food is traditional Irish fare with a modern twist and includes bar snacks as well as bigger plates.

Nutbutter

The shiny new Nutbutter on Forbes St is everything you want a place to eat in Dublin to be: affordable, beautifully designed, and serving the best Irish ingredients you can put on a plate.

Four signature grain bowls, four Poke bowls and four signature salads make up the main lunch menu, with late plates available from 5-9.30pm. 

The dinner plates sound amazing: Rainbow Pad Thai, Jackfruit Tacos, Brisket & Puy Lentil and a Chorizo Temphe. 

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Tokyo Kitchen

Tucked away from Smithfield's main square is Kish Fish, a family run fish shop and now home to Tokyo Kitchen, a sushi bar. 

Vegetarians are looked after with tofu options and veggie sushi, but let's not mess around here. You've come for the sushi. Portions of sushi nigri are keenly priced at just €3 for two pieces and a Rainbow Roll (€15) is packed with salmon, tuna, whitefish, crabmeat, avocado and cucumber. 

Meltdown

Meltdown is Dublin's newest communal pop-up that serves melted cheese madness, artisan coffee and wine. 

They take the wonderful Irish delicacy, that is the cheese toasty, to a whole new level with a range of drool-worthy flavours.

There are five decadent sandwiches on offer at the moment, each one cheesier than the last. They even serve a pulled pork toasty loaded with mac'n'cheese, omg. 

Vietnom

Vietnom is a (yep, you guessed it) Vietnamese food truck that moved into The Glimmer Man pub a few weeks ago, just in time for summer.   

Vietnom focuses on "local, free range, sustainable, organic and seasonal ingredients to create vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options" for their fusion street food.

The tangy Banh Mi offer a different take on the beloved Vietnamese bite: honey mushrooms and a BBQ Teriyaki paneer is how it's done at Vietnom.

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Now, you're sorted for brekkie, lunch, dinner and drinks. 

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Written By

Sarah Clayton-Lea

Deputy Editor at Lovin Media Group, Sarah is obsessed with food and travel.She's also never come into the office without winged eyeliner. Seriously, not even once.Email: sarahc@lovin.com. Social: @sazzyclay

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