Dublin’s Best Outdoor Dining

October 25, 2023 10:55am

It’s time to start making reservations… Dublin’s restaurants are open for outdoor dining from the 7th of June ?  With areas around popular Grafton Street and Merrion Row to be pedestrianized this month, there will be a massive choice of restaurants, cafés and bars offering outdoor seating. Whether it’s catch-up drinks with friends, celebrating a special occasion with the family or a long awaited date night, Dublin will sort you out. Our favourite Dublin eateries are all within walking distance of Staycity Dublin Castle and Staycity Christchurch, so you can roll back to your apartment after your meal without worrying about taxis or public transport. Book now for groups of up to six people and start dreaming of frothy pints and juicy steak.


1. Hen’s Teeth 

Part art gallery, part lifestyle store, part creative café serving the likes of prawn cocktail rolls and veggie tempura, Hen’s Teeth knows how to impress. Located in Dublin’s eclectic Liberties neighbourhood, explore the local shops and street art before landing here for some natural wine and sharing bites. Lunch is served til 4pm but you can grab a coffee and snacks til 6pm (or 5pm on Sundays).



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2. Baste Outdoor Food Market

Baste is back this summer with a sexy new makeover. This garden BBQ style restaurant, located in an old carpark on Clanbrassil Street, has wooden pallet furniture and colourful bunting aplenty. This year they’ve added a seafood shack (Sharkbait Shelby’s) and delicious woodfired pizza from The Big Blue Bus, with more food stalls to announced over the next few weeks. Go for the food, stay for the party atmosphere and hand-rolled ice-cream.



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3. Bonobo

Sitting on the edge of Smithfield, one of Dublin’s coolest neighbourhoods, you’ll find a contemporary bar with a massive outdoor yard filled with young creatives and cocktail connoisseurs. Dublin Pizza Company do the grub here, so expect Italian quality pizza with fresh Irish ingredients to soak up your craft beer or citrus martini. Whatever you do, order a side of the truffle aioli – you’ll be licking your fingers for days.


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4. L’gueuleton

This French bistro style restaurant is Dublin’s trendiest brunch spot. L’gueuleton’s outdoor seating is covered by traditional stiped awning and spills out onto the newly pedestrianized Fade street. Try one of their famous cocktails (they do a mean espresso martini) and load up on their potato hash or moules frites. Come back later for dinner plates and lots of buzz, this street has a festival atmosphere after dark.


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5. Fade Street Social 

Right next door to L’gueuleton, through a little door and up the stairs, you’ll find a semi-covered rooftop bursting with plants, candles and buckets of atmosphere. Fade Street Social is a gastronomic oasis in the middle of Dublin. Chow down on their wood fired menu and slurp on New York style cocktails. There’s additional outdoor seating street-side and an at home menu for cosy nights in.


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6. Chez Max

A slice of Paris next door to Dublin City Hall. Chez Max has table and chairs tumbling onto the pedestrianized palace street. Typically French right down to its staff, try the croque monsieur or one of their drool-worthy sweet and savory crepes. They’re open from breakfast to dinner so there’s no bad time to stop for a coffee and a bite.


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Dublin’s calling… Book Staycity Dublin Castle or Staycity Christchurch for summer 2021 now.



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