Best Looking Things to Eat in Dublin This Week 17/04/23

Words: Shamim de Brún
Images: Instagram



Words: Shamim de Brún
Images: Instagram



When it comes to dining out in our fair city, it’s easy to get caught up in the bright lights and bustling atmosphere of the city centre. It’s accessible, there are loads of options, and let’s face it, we all have favourite haunts.

But sometimes, the best culinary experiences are found off the beaten path, in hidden corners of the city that many may overlook. The same can be said for sexy dishes. So, for those willing to venture beyond the city centre, the rewards can be deliciously unexpected. For this week’s edition, we were fortunate to partner with FREENOW to help make these experiences come to life.

05 Lobster

King Sitric

Lobster is fab. It’s pretty universally loved. Doubly so by sea-foodies. There’s no better destination dish this April than a classic fresh lobster from King Sitric in Howth. This charming family-run restaurant is just a short jaunt from Dublin and offers diners a taste of the ocean with its locally sourced and expertly prepared seafood dishes.

The star of the menu, however, is undoubtedly the lobster, which is caught daily by Howth’s local fishermen and served with a simple yet perfect accompaniment of lemon and garlic butter. Dining at King Sitric is not just about the food but also the ambience – the restaurant’s idyllic setting overlooking Howth Harbour and the Irish Sea adds an extra element of magic to the dining experience. If you’re looking to hop out of the city for a little bitty, then this is the dish for you.

04 Donabate Dexter Lasagne

Pala Pizza

Irish people disproportionately love lasagne. Literally, it is a stalwart in the Irish kitchen. But this is a game changer of a lasagne. Quality beef makes a quality lasagne people literally queue up for. The Dexter Lasagne launched shortly after Pala Pizza did at the end of last year, and people legit can’t get enough of it. Most lasagne in Ireland is made with standard mince. This bad boy is made with minced Dexter Beef. Dexter is an indigenous Irish type of cow. You know it’s local cos it’s ginger AF. But What makes it really special is that sweet, sweet marbling. Dexter beef is rife with a bit of well-integrated fat, which adds the kind of flavour worth hopping in a car and high tailing it over to Fox Rock for.

03 King Scallops


Starter of the week this week is definitely the King Scallops with cauliflower puree, baby spinach, hazelnuts, and black pudding from Tarbh – the newest addition to the Bread 41 cinematic universe. This dish is a true masterpiece, with perfectly seared scallops served atop a velvety cauliflower puree and paired with the earthy crunch of hazelnuts and the rich, savoury notes of black pudding. The dish is finished with a sprinkle of baby spinach, adding a pop of colour and freshness to the plate. Each element of this dish is expertly executed, resulting in a harmonious combination of flavours and textures that is simply divine. Just look at it. Doesn’t it beckon to you?


Volpe Nera

Sometimes you just want a big slab of beef to share with your lover. It’s built into our Irish psyche that steak is the ultimate love language, and the salt-aged Delmonico beef with a side of beef dripping hash potatoes and béarnaise sauce is the ultimate dish for indulging in this carnivorous delight.

The Delmonico cut is a particularly flavorful and tender cut of beef, aged to perfection with a sprinkle of salt to enhance its natural flavours. The beef-dripping hash potatoes offer a crispy and savoury complement to the juicy steak, while the rich and tangy béarnaise sauce provides the perfect finishing touch. It’s a dish that combines the best of classic steakhouse fare with modern culinary techniques and flavours, resulting in an unforgettable dining experience that is sure to satisfy even the most discerning of palates. For a truly indulgent and satisfying meal, the salt-aged Delmonico beef with beef dripping hash potatoes and béarnaise sauce is a must-try.

01 antipasti

Da Mimmo

If you want a little taste of heaven on earth, you need to get on board with antipasti, the ultimate treat of the week. We’re talking a cornucopia of cured meats, cheeses, and all kinds of savoury snacks, all served in small, bite-sized portions that are perfect for sharing. Whether you’re looking to impress your friends or want to treat yourself to a fancy snack, Da Mimmo has got you covered with their decadent antipasti board. And let’s be real. There’s nothing quite like washing down some prosciutto and olives with a nice glass of Italian vino.

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