Dingle is a small coastal town in southwest Ireland, surrounded by an otherworldly landscape – rolling hills, foamy waves and craggy cliffs. The town itself is a picturesque hub of traditional Irish pubs, cafes and of course restaurants. Though Dingle’s cuisine unsurprisingly specialises in seafood, it can surprise you with other offerings too. From the Chart House to the Dingle Diner, here are our 10 favourite restaurants in Dingle.
The interior decor of Grey’s Lane Bistro makes the restaurant look and feel like a lovely home kitchen and dining room. The walls are half wooden paneling and half cream-yellow paint, with homely wooden chairs and quaint tables. The dishes, however, are diverse and well designed, including sweet potato tortilla, roasted red pepper jam, fresh basil pesto and salad, or a mouth-watering hake fillet in a chilli, ginger and garlic broth with basmati rice and salad.
The Global Village Restaurant promises an authentic taste of Ireland with inspired locally sourced and sustainable dishes. The award-winning restaurant is a warmly lit, welcoming space where you can escape the gusty coastal wind and tuck into hearty fare. Vegetables grown on sandstone bedrock and rinsed under the Atlantic rain fuel the vegan plates, while the fresh meat and fish comes straight from local farmers and fishermen. Seafood fans should try the turbot, Dingle Bay prawns and purple sprouting broccoli, and the friendly staff are always ready with recommendations for the perfect zesty wine pairing.
Chloe Byrne contributed additional reporting to this article.