New Restaurants for Dublin's Booming Dining Scene

By Publications Checkout
New Restaurants for Dublin's Booming Dining Scene

Several new restaurants have opened in Dublin in recent months offering a wide range of fare, as the restaurant sector continues to improve in the capital.

Renowned celebrity chef Ross Lewis of Chapter One has had a successful first month after opening a sister restaurant, Osteria Lucio. Replacing Pizza e Porchetta in Grand Canal Dock, the traditional Italian restaurant serves up everything from cicchetti to fried sole and stone-baked pizza.

Söder+Ko (pictured) on George's Street brings the original combination of Asian food and Scandinavian drinks. The cafe-bar replaced lively nightclub The Dragon, and the 'Scandin-Asian' dishes include Vietnamese crab roll and shredded duck, to be washed down with a Swedish ale.

In Dublin 2 Sophie's restaurant in the new Dean Hotel on Camdem Street offers fine dining in hip surroundings and Delahunt, also on Camden Street, continues to impress critics, the Irish Times describing it as "a place that feels properly romantic, like stepping into a photograph of handsomer times."

Further afield, restaurants such as Papillon (tapas) in Clontarf, Doran's at the Beachcomber (seafood) in Killester and Rio Rodizio (Brazilian) in Ranelagh have all opened in recent months and have enjoyed success.