Good one By Lynn Kuehner

This weekend, from 9th to 11th October, the Smithfield & Stoneybatter Business Association is having the inaugural Food Festival, Food In The City with an exciting and well-packed programme! This part of Dublin has ever had a close relation to food and drink traditions and now they have created a festival that brings all this together. There will be tastings, special menus, brilliant banquets, delicious brunches and an amazing festival atmosphere.

For even more pleasure, we collected the Top 10 Restaurants to visit during this weekend’s Smithfield & Stoneybatter Food Festival!

 

1.Slice

Slice is a sister of The Cake Café and is based in Stoneybatter, Dublin 7 serving up tasty lunches, dinner, craft beers, wine and of course lots of cake. They use Irish ingredients from local farms and small producers and create simple tasty food. Brunch is served all day Saturday and Sunday, also during the festival on the weekend. What a lovely start!

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2. Cucina

This cosy restaurant in Manor Street is perfect to enjoy pizza, pasta or a glass of wine during the Smithfield & Stoneybatter Food Festival. It offers an authentic Italian cuisine (pizza, pasta, steak and seafood) and is open every day until 10 pm. Plus: Cafe Cucina was awarded the 2015 Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor – try it yourself! 

 

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3. L. Mulligan Grocer 

At L. Mulligan Grocer you will get lovely whiskeys, Irish craft beer and a tasty seasonal menu. Due to their long whiskey history, they know a lot about it and only carry whiskeys that they enjoy drinking, have tasted on their travels and are excited about. Make your own whiskey experience at L. Mulligan Grocer! Food is served from 5 pm Monday-Friday and from 12.30 pm Saturday and Sunday.

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4. Wuff

The cosy neighbourhood bistro Wuff serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch at the weekends. Food and wine menu change and evolve all the time but keep their quality and creativity. They aim to bring top quality simple ingredients in a casual dining experience to the heart of Dublin’s Smithfield area. Try them during this weekend’s Smithfield & Stoneybatter Food Festival!

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5. Fish Shop

Fish Shop is a new seafood restaurant in Smithfield where you can sit inside or outside in a cool atmosphere and taste fresh food from their wood oven. They only use seafood of the highest quality, sourced from Irish waters, and write their menu when we find out what’s been landed that day.

 

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6. Mi Thai

You love Thai Food? Check out this delightful restaurant They serve a wide range of modern and classic Thai dishes, cooked by a real Thai cook. We recommend you sample the delicious ‘Pla Neng See Ewe’ which is steamed sea bass in a light soya sauce topped with fresh ginger, scallions & coriander.

 

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7. Bel Cibo

Prefer Italian food? Bel Cibo offers excellent value in traditional Italian food with an emphasis on casual eating in a stylish but informal setting – a great pre- or post-cinema restaurant for friends and families with a great range of handcrafted pizza and pasta dishes complimented by a wide range of coffees wines beers, smoothies, milk shakes and frozen presses.

 

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8. Caffe Gusto

Another great option for Italian food is cosy Gusto cafe and restaurant. The menu changes regularly, and the quality of the food is always excellent. Populated by regulars who have discovered this gem in the heart of Dublin, the food and value is phenomenal. Visit Caffe Gusto during Smithfield & Stoneybatter Food Festival and try their lovely pizza, pasta, steak or seafood!

 

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9. My Meat Wagon

This one is special: Was a Wagon, now a Restaurant – this is My Meat Wagon! Located on Smithfield Market Square, they sell smoked meat and street food, also during the festival. Ideal for meat lovers!

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10. Boqueria

The Boqueria Restaurant in Stoneybatter creates modern Irish and Spanish flavours by chef Matt Fuller. It is inspired by the famous market hall La Boqueria de Barcelona and the atmosphere in Dublin’s Boqueria is almost as vibrant as the original one in Barcelona. So if Parmesan lollipops or beef with hazelnut Creme Brulee sounds like you thing; then so are they.

 

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