dublin's best outdoor dining

Last updated Jun 04, 2023

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 our aparthotels, so you can roll back to your apartment after your meal without worrying about taxis or public transport. 


1. the grayson

The restaurant is located right next to St Stephen's Green Park, making it the ideal starting point for your exploration of Dublin. Whether it's brunch, lunch or dinner you’re after, you'll find plenty of delicious dishes on the menu. The restaurant is open every day from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.  (Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) From Thursdays to Saturdays they have a DJ playing, creating the perfect weekend vibes.

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2. herbert park farmer's market

Herbert Park is located to the south of Dublin City, and has extensive green spaces, sports areas, and a playground as well as a Farmer’s Market, which takes place every Sunday from 10am to 4pm. You’ll find a wide variety of stalls and food trucks - from falafel, churros, fresh baked goods, dumplings and much more, there's something delicious for everyone!

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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 striped 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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