Local eateries and bars are second to none around the Mews...but knowing what's current and where... is what guests need. Considering booking in advance of a stay can be a great idea...particularly over a busy rugby weekend.
The best table over a busy rugby weekend is upstairs in the Chophouse (corner of Bath avenue and Shelbourne Road) overlooking the spectator walk along the Shelbourne Road to the Aviva Stadium. The food here is really good and local including dry aged steak, salted chips, corn fed chicken risotto, tempura of hake, fois gras, yellow fin tuna, prawns and scallops.
Across the road from the Chophouse at Number 58 Upper Grand Canal Street you'll find easy good food at Paulie's Pizza (restaurant) or its associated Juniors (Café) around the corner. The restaurant is open 6pm to 10pm 7 nights a week and is famous for its traditional Neapolitan pizza using an authentic Italian oven. Local clams make a great linguine and Paulies' Mac 'n Cheese is hard to beat.
For brunch, lunch, dinner, wine and cocktails check out Angelinas at 55 Percy Place. For brunch try the granolas or porridge, pancakes and benedict's. For lunch the soups, zucchini, salads and pizza or for dinner the woodfired seabass or fennelled pork. The cocktails are special and mocktails for those who abstain.