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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Pub
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“A bit noisy for this old fart but a great selection of Irish and international independent beers and spirits.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Cozy café known for its coronation chicken salad
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“Cinnamon is a comfortable and spacious eatery, coffee house and fully licensed restaurant with a family of warm, genuine and friendly staff. They have an extensive breakfast and lunch menu to offer Monday to Friday with our famous brunch running Saturday and Sunday from 9am! The coronation chicken is as good as the rumours say! Cinnamon caters to all, with a kids eat free deal running between 5pm-7pm every night, a free flowing prosecco deal every Tuesday and spacious venue ideal for hosting brilliant private events. Cinnamon has a full cocktail, wine, spirits and beers list so you won’t go thirsty!”
  • 46 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“You could be in Italy here, excellent pizza & wine, in fact all good, only down the road, also does takeout ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Park
“The ideal spot for a quiet stroll, this park also boasts a popular Sunday market for local Irish produce”
  • 38 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Since opening in 2001, TriBeCa has become Dublin's most popular restaurants thanks to their New York style 'casual but grown up' food and expertly made cocktails, craft beers and wonderful wine list.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Glossy US-style restaurant and bar with a Modern American menu, including brunch and cocktails.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Upmarket shopping centre with small boutiques and cafes as well as a well stocked supermarket.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Newly opened Cinema in Rathmines, what makes it special is that it’s a fully refurbished Art Deco cinema that serves wine, beer etc.. Our cottage is really close and there’s a shortcut through Grosvenor Square that brings you straight into Rathmines (just ask me).”
  • 34 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Low cost but high quality grocer (has fresh baked goods every day at back of store)”
  • 15 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“This comfortable restaurant, specialising in Pakistani and Eastern cuisine, won Best Ethnic Restaurant in Ireland at the Good Eating Guide Awards.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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  • 16 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Housed in a converted butchers’ shop, The Butcher Grill does beef better than anyone else in Ranelagh, possibly better than any other restaurant in the whole of Dublin.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Pub
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“The Bowery based in the bustling bohemian area of Rathmines in Dublin it's a unique, dedicated live music venue and Rum bar. Showing all major Live Sports.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“The Exchequer Wine Bar has an extensive wine list and a food menu, is accessible to everyone no matter your palate or budget”
  • 22 locals recommend
Regional fine dining in an intimate corner restaurant
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“Locks - 1 Windsor Terrace, Portobello - 25 minute walk. A beautiful spot sitting right on the canal you can watch the swans go by as you enjoy the great service and brilliant food. It previously held a Michelin star but without it it under promises and overdelivers. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
“If you fancy a late night, there's only one place in Ranelagh. It will be heaving at 1am on a Friday. Or if you fancy listening to trad music on a Sunday evening, this is the place. ”
  • 19 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Cozy café known for its coronation chicken salad
“Cinnamon is a comfortable and spacious eatery, coffee house and fully licensed restaurant with a family of warm, genuine and friendly staff. They have an extensive breakfast and lunch menu to offer Monday to Friday with our famous brunch running Saturday and Sunday from 9am! The coronation chicken is as good as the rumours say! Cinnamon caters to all, with a kids eat free deal running between 5pm-7pm every night, a free flowing prosecco deal every Tuesday and spacious venue ideal for hosting brilliant private events. Cinnamon has a full cocktail, wine, spirits and beers list so you won’t go thirsty!”
  • 46 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“You could be in Italy here, excellent pizza & wine, in fact all good, only down the road, also does takeout ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Glossy US-style restaurant and bar with a Modern American menu, including brunch and cocktails.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
“This comfortable restaurant, specialising in Pakistani and Eastern cuisine, won Best Ethnic Restaurant in Ireland at the Good Eating Guide Awards.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“Housed in a converted butchers’ shop, The Butcher Grill does beef better than anyone else in Ranelagh, possibly better than any other restaurant in the whole of Dublin.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Regional fine dining in an intimate corner restaurant
“Locks - 1 Windsor Terrace, Portobello - 25 minute walk. A beautiful spot sitting right on the canal you can watch the swans go by as you enjoy the great service and brilliant food. It previously held a Michelin star but without it it under promises and overdelivers. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Pub
“Victorian pub under wooden-beamed eaves, with bikes hanging on the walls and a party vibe.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Cafe
“They serve up amazing breakfasts - perfect for Saturday and Sunday mornings but don’t forget they do super lunches and dinners! It’s only about a 2 min. walk from the cottage.”
  • 12 locals recommend

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