What is Irish food ??

When we think about food in Ireland, we tend to think about the traditional dishes, but as the tourist industry has grown, so too have the food options. Ireland is now considered one of the most cosmopolitan countries in the EU. We have an array of Michelin * restaurants (15 new ones since 2011), we boast some of the most delicious fish/seafood options, and our dairy is second to none !!!

The larger cities in particular like Dublin, Galway, Belfast and Cork are home to some of the most trendy restaurants. You’ll also find some lesser known hidden gems sprinkled throughout the country.

Here’s a small sampling of the top ones. For full list & review, please check out the article from Taste Ireland. http://thetaste.ie/wp/best-new-restaurants-dublin-ireland-2017/  Also full list featured from CNN Traveler magazine: http://www.cnn.com/travel/article/ireland-best-new-restaurants/?iid=ob_homepage_deskrecommended_pool

Heron & Grey – Blackrock, Dublin: http://www.heronandgrey.com   At Heron & Grey we provide a tasting menu that is focused on the seasons, whether the season is local or from abroad we are only using the very best ingredients that we can source.


Nightmarket – Ranelagh Dublin : https://www.nightmarket.ie/ Traditional authentic Thai food.

Kai, Galway, http://kaicaferestaurant.com “The fish fingers with buttermilk and panko crumb are the signature dish at this laid-back restaurant run by Kiwi chef Jessica Murphy and her husband David. The puddings menu also offers tempting reminders of an Irish childhood, such as the chocolate Angel Delight and grapefruit.”

OX Belfast. http://oxbelfast.com Ox offers some of the best-value Michelin-starred cuisine you’ll find in Europe.

So this is just a “taste” of some of the great foodie options in Ireland – check it out on your next visit there.       Photo creds: The Taste i.e., CNN Travel,