Dublin’s fine dining scene has been expanding rapidly over the past few years although the heavy-hitters that have dominated the culture are still stalwart favourites. New restaurants like San Lorenzo’s and The Greenhouse are muscling in on the famed Michelin-starred territory of Chapter One and Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud. Head to L’Ecrivain for another Michelin-level French eatery with beautiful décor. If you’re looking for more than on place offering great vegetarian options then head to Kinara Kitchen in Ranelagh for exquisite Pakistani cuisine that offers more than just the prerequisite single option for veggie diners. For a more experiential dining option look to Forest Avenue, one of the most exciting new entries to the fine finishing scene, or the Chef’s Table in Chapter One that give you the option to enjoy a tasting menu with special insight into the kitchen. Fine dining options around the capital have expanded and while all of these restaurants have a dedication to local Irish producers, the nature of the dishes are becoming more experimental and exciting. These are the places to go if you’re looking for special menus and chef interaction, nods to international cuisine and beautiful surroundings where there is plenty of attention to detail.
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