Hotspot: Sandycove & Glasthule
Dublins coastal seaside villages of Sandycove and Glasthule are the perfect spot to frequent on a sunny day for lunch, or grab a glass of wine in the evening. It has a local friendly vibe about it with passers by saying hello to each other on the street and cafes serving cake that looks right out of your Grannys oven. Here’s some of our favourite eateries in the area.
This idyllic little coffee shop is relatively new to the village but it’s brimming with coffee lovers at the weekend. Grab a cup and one of their yummy treats (the donuts!) and people watch from their window bench or outdoor seating. PS. the ham and cheese toasties they serve during the week are mouth watering.
The popular chain opened in the village last year and has become a favourite for locals for it’s comforting Italian food and relaxed atmosphere. Perfect for families or a low key date night.
Buried in the back of this busy wine store are tables to sit at and order plates to go with any wine off the shelf. They serve delicious (and large portions of) meat and cheese plates, along with hummus and various antipasti. The best thing being all of their plates come with a mountain of warm crusty bread drizzled in olive oil.
If you love Fallon & Byrne in town then you’ll love Cavistons. It’s part deli – part restaurant means food is fresh and produce is local. If you love fish then it’s definitely worth a visit!
A cosy traditional pub with friendly lounge staff and a relaxed atmosphere. It’s brimming with sport-watchers at the weekend and serves a good pint.
Known for being one of the best Indian restaurants in the area, Rasam serves elegant portions of food packed with flavour. The setting is more formal but it’s still perfect for a mid week bite.
You couldn’t come to the coastline without spotting a fish based restaurant, and the FishShack is definitely one to try in the area. Everything is local from the fish they serve to the ice cream for dessert.