A casual Asian café with an urban vibe is the best way describe HX46. The décor is simple and completely untraditional in appearance to other Asian restaurants. The reviews on this café are full of high praise and complements highlighting its amazing quality food. The dishes are well priced between €5.50 and €11.50. There is a full range of starters, soups, salads, rice and noodle dishes, curries, and wok prepared meals. HX46 is located in Harrold’s Cross and Goatstown however, information through the grapevine says a new restaurant is to be opened in Rathfarnham, so watch this space.
This Mexican-style restaurant has locations in Galway and Dublin and serves some of the finest Mexican dishes in the country. The menu has everything you would expect such as enchiladas, quesadillas to steak and tapas. They also have a range of vegetarian option and coeliac friendly dishes. The interior is truly in keeping with the Mexican theme with vibrant colours throughout. Prices are set very reasonable with starters from €2.95 to sharing platters for €29.95. They also offer an early bird menu from Monday to Saturday with three courses for €19.95 and if you feel like a treat they offer a bottle of the house wine for €12.
Terenure based Vermilion is an Indian restaurant, their name comes from the red pigment used to create the ‘Bindi’ seen on women’s foreheads. The menu is what you would expect an Indian cuisine eatery to have like Korma’s and tika masala but it also caters for a less adventurous palate. There are also low carb options available. Vermilion offers a set three-course meal with tea and coffee for €27 from Sunday to Thursday.
This hidden gem is located in the boutique hotel the 12th Lock in Castleknock. The restaurants culinary genius is down to their chefs, Randi Gill from Canada and Dubliner David Hackett. While seafood is their speciality there is more to offer on the menu if you are not a fan of fish. Other specials include Caesar salads, duck liver terrine, prime Irish fillet steak and the supreme of chicken. If you want to kick back and relax they have a superb cocktail menu which will be prepared by Italian mixologist Raffale. However, it is reservation only so make sure to call before you drop in for dinner.
Dun Laoghaire’s newest Asian dining sensation is deserving of the hype! From the same team as Kyoto Sushi and Noodle in Limerick, this refreshing street food addition has hit South County Dublin by storm and is on course to becoming a locals favourite in a such a short space of time. Open from midday to 10pm everyday, Kyoto is perfect for lunch or dinner and cool enough for any first date!
Newly opened in April in Dun Laoghaire Feast’s menu looks fantastic. Their Instagram account is packed full of images to get your mouth watering. The prices range from €5.90 for starters and up to €25.95 for the main course. They also have a breakfast menu which features a pancake selection perfect to start the day. The lunch menu is packed full of original dishes sure to break the cycle of traditional choices elsewhere.
Silver is an Italian restaurant and cafe that serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The 40-seater restaurant is the perfect size to create a homely Italian feel. The menu includes Coeliac options, Crepes, European, International, Irish, Mediterranean, Sunday Lunch, Vegan-Friendly, Vegetarian ensuring everyone’s taste is catered for. Prices start at €4.50 for a soup starter up to €15.00 for a Chargrilled 10oz Steak.