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Best things to do in Portobello, Dublin 8

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

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“Woodfired pizza served in double decker bus. Djs, craft beers and great local atmosphere. ”
142 locals recommend
Café
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“Fresh, organic, and from local suppliers. Good vegan and gluten free options and famous for their eggs!”
125 locals recommend
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“Whelans - 25 Wexford St - famed for live music and is the indie and alternative heartland of Dublin. A traditional country pub in the heart of the city, the venue has played host to such musical legends as Jeff Buckley, Nick Cave, Christy Moore and Peter Buck and Mike Mills from REM and was the mecca around which my college social life revolved. There’s a variety of different spaces behind the big facade, the intimate Parlour Bar, a big smoking area in the interior courtyard and an indie disco in the back room after gigs, whose set list has remained the same as I’ve gotten older but will always make you dance. It’s been the home of many a great night out, where just the one becomes a 3am finish. ”
78 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“There are a few of these restaurants in Dublin and they are definitely the best burger in town. ”
70 locals recommend
Café
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“Bibis - 14A Emorville Ave - 25 minute walk. Popular spot in the middle of the trendy neighbourhood of Portobello, this is a fantastic spot with really delicious food, the turkish eggs are a particular favourite of mine. Portobello would be a good stopping off point on your way into town but be warned Bibi’s can be extremely busy with long wait times. ”
66 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“12 Wexford St - is located in the heart of buzzing Wexford Street and Camden Street, Las Tapas de Lola offers award-winning Spanish tapas, wines, beers and tasty sangria for every occasion. It’s an Irish-Spanish co-production from the lovely Vanessa & Anna and has incredibly warm service that keeps everyone coming back, as well as the mouth watering tapas of course. There’s a nice terrace area out the front that is great for people watching. I would recommend you book here as everyone loves this Dublin institution. ”
47 locals recommend
Café
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“A rising name in the competitive Dublin food scene, Brother Hubbard boasts an impressive array of food. Originally starting with cakes, they've now added breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. Guaranteed to find a tasty dish if you go here and it's on the way to the city centre from Rathmines. ”
38 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Easily our favorite restaurant in the neighborhood. Irish cuisine and seasonal produce with an incredible 'Tasting' menu. Book (well) ahead to avoid disappointment! ”
32 locals recommend
Premise
“another iconic live music venue in Dublin .....check out their web site for details of what on”
34 locals recommend
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“Funky, modern cafe with Mediterranean-inflected menu using local produce with small balcony/terrace.”
37 locals recommend
Meal Delivery
“Good food with no fuss, Relaxed and informal Asian street food restaurant ”
30 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
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“a little oasis 5 minutes away highly recommend on a sunny morning sit outside & have breakfast potter through bookshop after ”
39 locals recommend
Beer Bar
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“Modern bar with a huge array of local and international craft beers on tap and big-screen TV sport.”
28 locals recommend
Pub
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“Great pub grub and some good beers on tap… they also have a gin bar upstairs if you’re gin drinkers! ”
37 locals recommend
Tea Room
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“Homemade gluten free cakes tonnes of tea and a very nice house blend coffee ”
23 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Delahunt is a contemporary Irish restaurant and bar situated in a historic Victorian building on Dublin's Camden Street. This cozy, restored space is complete with a long bar, vintage furniture & a cozy cocktail bar upstairs. The menu is small but perfectly formed with great seasonal irish ingredients in a very special setting. ”
23 locals recommend