|Top 5 places to find real Irish food in Dublin|
"Coddle, a classic Dublin broth made of boiled fatty sausage and diced vegetables may have cut the mustard with hungry Dublin dockers in the 1940s but nowadays Dubliners prefer something a bit more sophisticated.
The friendly folk at O’Neill’s, bang in the city centre and one of Dublin’s finest traditional bars, know a thing or two about Dubliners’ tastes – they’ve only been at it for 300 years. There’s little concession to modernity on the menu here, thankfully, where the only kind of foam they serve is on top of a freshly-pulled pint. Come with an appetite – their pile-em-high traditional carvery lunches and Sunday roasts are an endeared institution. Drop in for a creamy bowl of Bantry Bay mussels, a dark beef in Guinness stew or a dozen oysters to be mopped up with a slab of soda bread. If Behan were alive, we bet this is where he’d still fuel his muse."
Oda OCarroll, Lonely Planet (click here for the complete article)
Rick Steves, Rough Guide, Eyewitness Travel, Guías Visuales, Time Out, Lonely Planet or Petit Futé, take your pick, O´Neill´s are mentioned in every internationally recognised guide book written about Dublin. So no matter where you´re from you´ll be able to read what the experts in tourism have to say about us, ´from the horses mouth´ as we say here. What do we have that the critics love, well let´s see ...
Our ´Really Good´ Breakfast Menu is availabe from 8am or our Award-Winning Carvery from 12 noon, with a great choice of freshly cooked meats and a range of vegetables you wouldn´t believe, try a taste of every one if you like. We serve food until 10.30pm every night.
A great choice of beer, with over 40 draught beers on tap and the largest choice of Irish Craft Beers in Dublin. For the whiskey lover, don´t worry, we have a superb selection of vintage malts.
We have music 7 night a week, featuring some of the best traditional bands on the circut today. This is enjoyed in the close surroundings of O´Neills and you really feel the energy and mood of the music. Get there early to secure a table, this is a very popular venue for the local traditional Irish music lovers.
We are situated in the historic heart of old Dublin City on Suffolk Street. We´re surrounded by museums, galleries, churches, cathederals and 2 minutes from Dublin Castle. If you´re brave enough to take ethe open-top tour of the city we´re across the road from bus stop 8 on the Dublin City Sightseeing Tour.
As well as all of this you´ll always receive a warm and friendly welcome. Drop in and see! Slainte
"The best cure for a hangover may be an Irish breakfast - the “full Irish” - in the native vernacular: a fried egg, sausages, bacon, potatoe cake, mushrooms, black (blood) pudding, white pudding and baked beans. And you’ll find the best Irish breakfast in Dublin in a pub, of all places: 300-year-old O’Neill’s Bar & Restaurant, across from the Dublin Tourism visitors center, which begins the traditional “fry-up” at the civilized hour of 8.00a.m. and uses all local ingredients, including Guinness in the sausages and brown sauce, all served with sympathetic smiles."
Jon Marcus, Hemisphires Magazine
United Air Lines Inflight magazine
The carvery at O'Neill's is so huge, and so tasty...the most popular dish is the roast rib of beef, dished up in gigantic portions by head chef Dermot Kelly."
The Dubliner - 40 Best Things to Eat in Dublin, Summer 2009
"Sunday lunch at O’Neill’s is an institution so get there early, nab a corner in one of the front rooms and prepare to feast’’
Good Food Ireland
"O’Neill’s is mentioned in just about every guide to Dublin, and with good reason. If you are a visitor it’s a must as a Dubliner its almost certain you have been here"
Paolo Tullio-Food Critic; The Restaurant (Irish TV series)
"O’Neill’s is the real Dublin’’
Lucinda O’ Sullivan’s Little black book of great places to stay and eat.
- Los Angeles Daily News
- The Independent (UK)
- The Globe and Mail (Canada)
- The Seattle Times
- Sunday Times (UK)
- Irish Pub Music Award
- Dining Pub of the Year Award (The Dining Pub Guide)
- Dining Pub of the Year (The Irish Pub Guide)
- James Joyce Award – this pub has been granted this award for being ‘an outstanding example of the tradition which Joyce immortalized in his works. It is an authentic Irish Pub which retains a genuineness of atmosphere, friendliness, and presence of good company’.