Dublin City Restaurants & Bars

Dublin city boasts many fine bars and restaurants all offering a fine and varied choice of Irish and international cuisine. Clontarf Castle Hotel can highly recommend the following bars and restaurants in Dublin.

Bon Appetit

Clontarf Castle can highly recommend Bon Appetit restaurant in Malahide. Only 15 minutes from Clontarf Castle, Bon Appetit offers two unique dining experiences - a fine dining Michelin Star restaurant and a casual atmospheric brasserie - both linked to a classy piano bar - perfect for pre-dinner drinks or "one for the road". On the first floor, Restaurant Bon Appetit is a sophisticated dining experience offering the very best in contemporary French cuisine. The Brasserie with its relaxed informal surroundings offers fresh and seasonal ingredients and real value for money! Whether it is a quick bite after work, or Sunday lunch with the family the Brasserie is a most enjoyable dining experience.
For more information on this fantastic Dublin restaurant, please visit www.bonappetit.ie

The Long Hall Bar

The Long Hall, is an elegant traditional bar on South Great George's Street that possesses all the old charm of Dublin. It is one of the few remaining untouched Victorian pubs. The long mirrored bar showcases replica muskets. It is decorated with old-fashioned etchings and hunting scenes.

It is a unique bar with a charming atmosphere.

51 South Street Great Georges Street,
Dublin 2.
Tel: + 353 (0)1 475 1590 

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Abbey Tavern

This world famous 16th century Abbey Tavern is a genuine tavern located in the lovely fishing village of Howth which is only 20 minutes from Clontarf Castle Hotel. With blazing turf fires, original stone walls flagged floors, gas lights and a really warm welcome, Abbey Tavern is the ideal place to lunch or just relax for a drink with friends in the genuine old world atmosphere. The pub is one of the oldest in Dublin and entertainment includes "Traditional Irish Evening" in The Barn, featuring the world famous Abbey Tavern singers and musicians with a lively performance of music, song and the very best of Irish Dancing. The Restaurant with a warm and unique atmosphere, offers a tasty menu selection with local specialities from the Harbour each evening. For further information please visit www.abbeytavern.ie.


Located in the picturesque fishing village of Howth, there are few restaurants in Dublin that can offer such a spectacular environment in which to dine. Their cuisine could be best described as Continental, using only the best local produce available. They have an extensive selection of wines from some of the most renowned vineyards around the world, which have been carefully chosen to complement their diverse menu. Their friendly staff are eager to cater to your every need, their aim is to ensure your visit is memorable and that you will be happy to return again and again. For further information please visit www.aqua.ie

Hin Keng Chinese Restaurant

Located one floor above the traditional Irish pub "Clontarf Court" on the seafront. Hin Keng restaurant boasts of authentic Chinese cuisine accompanied by a great wine list and friendly staff. The restaurant is busy most nights with an eclectic atmosphere to suit all moods.

Johnnie Fox's Pub

Situated in Glencullen on top of the Dublin Mountains, Johnnie Fox's Pub is one of Ireland's oldest and most famous traditional pubs - and also famed as the highest pub in the country. It is located approximately 25 -35 minutes drive from city centre and has live Irish music 7 nights a week. For more information please visit www.jfp.ie


Also located in the local area of Clontarf, this Irish and Pakistani owned authentic eastern cuisine restaurant offers a great ambiance, professional service and excellent quality food. For further information please visit www.kinara.ie

L'Ecrivain Restaurant

This modern, contemporary restaurant has an array of awards under its belt and has built itself a reputation for innovative Irish/French style cuisine using the very best of Irish produce from small indigenous producers all in season. It is also well known for its fresh fish which is caught all over Ireland on the same day as used. L'Ecrivain is an experience not to be missed. For more information please visit www.lecrivain.com/


Housed in a converted Victorian redbrick just ten minutes walk, Moloughney's is a cosy, laid back eatery with seriously good food & wine. Chef Liam Moloughney uses seasonal, Irish produce to prepare dishes that let the ingredients speak for themselves. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For menus please visit www.moloughneys.ie or call 00353(0)1 8330002 to make a booking.

Picasso Restaurant

Another Clontarf restaurant offering, just a stone's throw from the coast, Picasso is a family-run restaurant that has found favour with the locals for its quality Italian fare. The menu is vast and offers a great selection of Italian classics alongside interesting daily specials, many of which feature delicious seafood dishes. www.picassorestaurant.ie

Shanahan's on the Green

In the heart of Dublin city, this 250 year old Georgian building has been painstakingly restored to its original architectural splendour.....and is now home to Shanahan's on the Green, an authentic American Style Steakhouse and Seafood Restaurant. For more information please visit www.shanahans.ie

Thornton's Restaurant

Excite and delight your pallet with cuisine created by Ireland's most exciting and acclaimed chef, Kevin Thornton. Considered by foodies to be Dublin's finest restaurant. Signature dishes such as roast suckling pig with poitin sauce are slipped discreetly before you. For more information please visit www.thorntonsrestaurant.com


Every big city has a theatrical restaurant where actors and theatrical types congregate, Dublin's version is the Trocadero. Opened in 1956, and with richly painted red walls, heavy velvet drapes, gleaming mirrors and decadent lighting it is all pure theatre at the "Troc". For more information please visit www.trocadero.ie

For more information on directions and more local restaurants and bars please contact our Concierge Team on concierge@clontarfcastle.ie