Search icon


10th Mar 2017

A Foodie Guide To An Amazing Weekend In Dublin


Imagine a weekend where you didn’t have to cook a single thing.

Not a dish to wash or a cup to clean.

Below is our ultimate guide to a very foodie weekend indeed. From Friday night drinks to your Sunday roast, it’s all there! 

Dig in!

Friday Night Drinks – The Square Ball with Fowl Play

Start your week off with a few quiet ones after work at The Square Ball, home to Dublin’s coolest pub grub.

Fowl Play, created by the guys who own The Big Grill, is where you can find Texan smoked chicken straight off the rotisserie. Partner your poultry order with some of their niche sides such as frickles (deep fried pickles) or peanut butter slaw.

Be sure to wash it all down with one of The Square Ball’s wide range of beers on tap.

A delish start to your heavenly weekend.

Saturday Morning – Hatch & Sons

This café is renowned for its breakfasts and is all about good, honest, Irish food. It is the sister café of the Little Museum of Dublin, a quaint experience on St. Stephen’s Green. 

The best part is how well-priced everything is considering the sheer quality of the food and the relaxing atmosphere of the restaurant.

Saturday Lunch – Whitefriar Grill

This steakhouse, located on Aungier Street, is famous for its brunch/lunch menu, with a host of egg dishes and freshly made juices to choose from. Their menu is super inventive and even includes a black pudding waffle served with whipped foie gras and plum chutney.

Mouthwatering or what?

Saturday Afternoon Coffee – LEGIT Coffee Co.

When the afternoon slump hits, be sure to head to LEGIT Coffee Co. on Meath Street, where they serve great coffee and yummy freshly squeezed juices. Their selection of gourmet sandwiches and sweet treats are beautifully presented too.



Saturday Pre-Dinner Drinks – Bull & Castle

A trip to Bull & Castle is a must to kick off your swanky Saturday night out on the foodie town. They have all the craft beers you could possibly ask for and they also take plenty of pride in their accompanying steakhouse. A foodie’s paradise, one could say.

Every so often, they host foodie events such as beer tasting workshops and barbecues.

Saturday Night Dinner – Luna @ Super Miss Sue

If you’re looking for atmosphere for your Saturday night dinner, then you’ve come to the right place. Luna’s interior will transport you back to the 1960s and their food will take you to foodie heaven. 

Bonus points for their starters, which are so good that they make you hesitant about moving onto the tasty mains!


Sunday Brunch – The House

If you ever wanted to feast your eyes on a mammoth brunch menu, then look no further than The House in Howth. With plenty of variety, there’s everything from a veggie fry to a wide selection of fish dishes, including the famous Howth seafood chowder.

A truly unique brunch menu that’s worth a look.

Sunday Roast – Brookwood

Sandwiched between the Dáil and the Merrion Square, this restaurant is a product of its environment – high-end. 

If you ever wanted to treat yourself to a truly luxurious meal, then Brookwood is the place. All their cuts of meat are superior quality and cooked to perfection, down to the last second. And their service is on the ball too.

This would have to be the highlight of your weekend.

Sunday Night Cap – Zozimus

To round off your hedonistic weekend, indulge yourself in the plush surroundings of Zozimus with an iconic series of cocktails named after famous Irish literary figures.

You will feel as if you’ve been transported to another world as you enter under the canopy of floating umbrellas into the dark blue polished interiors.

A magical end to a gastronomic weekend.

READ MORE: 11 Dublin Food Markets That Are Definitely Worth Checking Out This Week