Best Places for Lunch In Dublin



The Irish lunch could usually be typified by the limp, refrigerated sandwich served with vegetable soup in a pub. This is no longer the reality and the standard of the lunchtime offerings in Dublin has sky rocketed with great options for vegetarians and those with food allergies and intolerances. Colourful and inventive salads from Brother Hubbard and Roasted Brown are accompanied by excellent coffee. Sandwiches stuffed with high-quality ingredients and bread sourced from the best bakers in Dublin City Food and its spicier counterpart at Pablo's Tortas on Clarendon Market.

Affordable sushi and Bento boxes at Musashi on Capel Street are paired with top notch omelettes and pizzas in the psychedelic interior of Foam Café around the corner. If you're a steak lover then grab a great value steak sandwich over in Bear on South William Street or if you're a hardcore veggie and want to try the best falafel in town then make it your business to head over to The Fumbally in Dublin 8 - it's worth the detour.

All of this list concentrate on delicious lunches that can be grabbed for under ten euro and offer value for money paired with excellent ingredients and supreme tastiness to make keep you fed until dinner.




If you've spent an afternoon perusing the shops and need a well-earned break then look no further than The Pepper Pot. Perched on the first floor of the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, this quaint cafe offers a delicious and innovative range of...  Read More




Stepping into Foam Cafe is like stepping into another world, one full of flower garlands, mirrors and clashing prints over two floors. It's hidden away on Strand Street Great, just a stone's throw from the new Italian Quarter just off the quays....  Read More


Bear
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Bear is the love child of popular restaurateur Joe Macken and Irish rugby player Jamie Heaslip. Concentrating on making the most of less popular cuts of meat the two have created Bear which gives off the vibe of being in London's SoHo. The...  Read More




Brother Hubbard is a recent addition to trendy Capel Street and they're setting the bar high. Coffee and tea is sourced from two of the best Dublin suppliers, 3FE and Wall and Keogh and their homemade drinks including orange and lemon barley...  Read More


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The Itsa family started as a single bagel purveyor in Dun Laoghaire and now includes multiple bagel cafes, restaurants and a flourishing catering business. Run by sisters Domini and Peaches Kemp, Itsa Bagel has gone from strength to strength and...  Read More


Pablo's Tortas
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The latest addition to the Pablo's family is handily located just beside its Clarendon Market burrito-house but takes some of the most delicious Mexican treats and creates hearty sandwiches with great sides to match. See slow roasted pork, steak...  Read More


The Fumbally
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The Fumbally found its home in a large space that fell victim to the bust of the Celtic Tiger and had been left empty since its construction. What's come from that is a café and restaurant that is more reminiscent of continental Europe in it's...  Read More




Enter into this mysterious Japanese haunt on Capel Street and you'll be surprised to find a slick and modern interior with light wooden benches and tables and a calm atmosphere. Musashi does great, fresh sushi and regular Japanese staples like...  Read More




Located above Filmbase, the Dublin resource centre for film makers, Roasted Brown is one of the hubs of good coffee in the city centre. The floor to ceiling windows and relaxed leather couches are perfect for whiling away an afternoon...  Read More




Nestled amongst restaurants and cafes galore just off Grafton Street, Dublin City Food is setting the bar extremely high for good sandwiches in the city centre. Named after neighbourhoods around the city, the generous sandwiches are served on...  Read More


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Meet Emily Carson

Emily grew up in Dublin, and studied French and English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. During her university years, she lived in both Scotland and France, but traveled around Europe...  More About Emily

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