Where To Find The Best Food in South County Dublin
The selection of places to indulge your foodie wants and needs are exceptional down south of Dublin city. Working our way south from Bray, prepare yourself for a journey of seas, smells and culinary delights.
Tucked away in the Bray harbour, this gem is worth getting Google Maps out for. The journey is to The Harbour Bar is worth it to see what the Lonely Planet voted as “The World’s Best Bar”. It’s solidly local and the natives have seen it at its best so it remains as it was. The Fish Bar in the beer garden serves up dishes even a Japanese sushi chef would be proud of.
Hidden down a little alleyway, you might think your lost in the streets of Venice when you come across Foro Ragazzi Bakery. All the bread is made with 100% Italian flour and baked on site every morning. Be sure to pick up a filone intergrale, a half crusty baguette & half sourdough. It’s perfect for any chutney and cheese kind of afternoon.
Situated in the middle of Dalkey village, the 1909 Wine Bar has foodie offerings down to a tee. Whether you’re going for The Trio of Wicklow Lamb or Goats Cheese Wellington, you’ll be rolling your way out the door. Their wine is a must try and will definitely leave you planning another visit back down south.
Additionally, Ragazzi restaurant is the Italian food institute of Dalkey. However, ask anyone and they will tell you a story about the trials and tribulations of getting a reservation. Prepare yourself for this restaurant, and if you like red wine then go grab a bottle of the Nero d’Avola. For those who are unfamiliar, Nero d’Avola is a Sicilian wine which is utterly delicious and goes beautifully with your antipasto misto.
If coffee is your jam, this is your top-notch sourdough toast. The Hatch serves high quality coffee (and delectable treats), inspired by a trip to the epicentre of coffee, Melbourne. They serve up 3FE coffee that is roasted at Dublin Port. 3FE coffee changes with the seasons and only work with small producers
Inside the Haddington Hotel might be pure decadence. However, their Hut Bar situated on the greenest of grass with an airstream bar overlooking the water is where you ought to be. They serve delicious thin crispy woodfire pizzas. You may suspect that they have hired an Italian gentlemen to tend to the woodfire. You must ensure to treat yourself to a homemade boozy lemonade.
With a food hall in the city centre that rivals Harrods in London, it’s no surprise the food at Fallon and Byrne in Dun Laoghaire is top notch. A glass of wine accompanied by their farmhouse cheese board overlooking the people’s park will make you feeling like a lady of leisure
The famous Dun Laoghaire Sunday market is also a foodie’s nirvana Artic Stone Ice Cream are based here and offer hand rolled ice-cream, the banoffee and jaffa ice-cream which is a must try.
Before you even get through the front door of Avoca you will want to move in 3 different directions. Should it be to the temperature controlled cheese cave with a range of delicious smells? Or would you be tempted by the onsite rotisserie from Poulet Bonne Femme? Alternatively, you can head to the counter where your mouth will be watering from the pastries on show. Avoca is a foodie heaven and hell, depending on your state of your bank balance.
After moving from London to Dublin, Brittnay from The Nut Butter Hub is shocked, shocked at the how easily Dublin outdoes London. The people, the ocean views and most importantly the delicious food! Check out her Facebook for more foodie bits!