One of the greatest benefits of being a city by the sea is the access to fresh produce for the city's vibrant and exciting seafood restaurants. Many of these restaurants are situated in close proximity to where they get their produce and are well worth making the pilgrimage to in order to sample some of their delicacies. That doesn't mean to say that the city centre's restaurants fall short in any way, with places like La Maison Des Gourmets, The Oyster Bar and Darwin's offering exciting and tasty options that are just as fresh.
The range of produce on offer is particularly broad and you'll be sure to find somewhere that provides whatever you're hankering for from lobster to oysters to crab to crayfish to John Dory to sole to hake. Travel to Howth for Spanish seafood tapas or enjoy the classic French twist on whole grilled black sole in Les Frères Jacques at brilliant, affordable prices. Take the commuter rail out towards Dalkey or Dún Laoghaire to sample Ouzo's crab and lobster menu or Caviston's scallops and crab claws. Meanwhile restaurants like Darwin's and FX Buckley's combine their excellent meat range with seafood to create the best surf and turf possible. The one thing that you can be absolutely sure of is that you are receiving the best that the sea and the city have to offer.