Grab a Bite to Eat Near Dún Laoghaire

Dún Laoghaire and its surrounding villages have a strong tradition of seafood restaurants, classic Irish pubs and music venues. From Hartley’s, which resides in the old Victorian ticket office of the now defunct Kingstown train station, to The Purty Kitchen which claims the title of Dublin’s third oldest pub and the food market and restaurant Avoca Salt in Monkstown. A short walk, bus or DART ride will take you to the hearts of each of these village suburbs and allow you to sample some of the great food on offer nearby.

In Dalkey there are fabulous seafood restaurants and lovely pubs filled with locals, Ouzo's is a particular highlight. As you walk back to Dún Laoghaire via Sandycove you can stop for delicious pizza in Weafer and Cooper or tapas and live music at the Gourmet Food Parlour. For those pitching up at the port, the Royal Marine Hotel boasts fabulous views and a lovely dining atmosphere in their Dún Bistro. Anywhere where you can get a good view of the coastline alongside some great food is definitely ideal in these parts, first and foremost of these is Purple Ocean, a seafood restaurant jutting out from the ferry port with panoramic views of the harbour. Between stunning views and exciting, modern restaurants there are plenty of great establishments to grab a bite to eat in.



Located on the main road between Dún Laoghaire, Sandycove and Dalkey, Tribes is a contemporary European bistro that has heavy influence from French cuisine. The menu is constructed around seasonality and sourcing local produce. With an early...  Read More

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Caviston's is located right by the source of its produce in Glasthule and its menus are influenced by exactly what is coming out of the sea that day. After 50 years in the seafood business the restaurant opened its doors in 1996 and has been at...  Read More

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You can't get better attention to detail than the name and fishing spot of the supplier but Ouzo's in Dalkey does just that. All their crab, shrimp and lobster is supplied by Ivan Toole, skipper of the MFV Lynn Catherine and is caught locally...  Read More



Situated in the houses where the Weafer and Cooper families resided in 1911, this fairly new addition to the Sandycove main street is a purveyor of tapas, pizzas, brunch and deli offerings. There is definitely a dedication to quality here and...  Read More



Winner of the 'Dublin's Best Gastropub' title of 2013 - 2014, The Purty Kitchen is the third oldest pub in Dublin and the oldest in the Dún Laoghaire area. Taking regular gastropub fare and putting a unique twist on the ingredients, The Purty...  Read More



Gourmet Food Parlour is one of several establishments in coastal towns across the city that have positioned themselves as cafés and wine bars. The Dún Laoghaire GFP has the added bonus of tapas and live music nights that are fast becoming a...  Read More



Located at the crossroads where Dún Laoghaire's main street hits the coast road and winds round to the ferry port, Hartley's lies in the old Victorian Railway station that used to serve 'Kingstown'. With beautiful high ceilings and classic...  Read More



Purple Ocean is one of the beacons of Dún Laoghaire that you will see as your cruise liner docks. Located on St. Michael's Pier and with stunning 360 degree views, Purple Ocean has a rich menu featuring more traditional meals alongside ethnic...  Read More



Dún Bistro is the main restaurant in Dún Laoghaire's premier seafront hotel The Royal Marine. Their Michelin-trained Head Chef Darrin Parrish strives too bring some of the best of Irish cuisine to the table in these plush surroundings. There...  Read More

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Salt in the seaside suburb of Monkstown is the most recent addition to the Avoca family but it prides itself on the same ideals of great, wholesome food and drink. It is the first of the Avoca franchises to be solely based around food with both...  Read More


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