La mère ZouThis elegant French restaurant has served the area for more than 20 years and is still going strong. Le mère Zou can be found in the basement of a spectacular Georgian-era residence on St. Stephen’s Green, which has been refurbished and is now a sleek, modern and elegant space. It combines the best of French cooking with the world renowned hospitality of the Irish. A very popular and busy stop for hungry travellers on their way to the nearby Gaiety Theatre and National Concert Hall.
Le mère Zou, 22 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, +353 1 661 6669
Il Posto is among the very best Italian restaurants in Dublin. Here patrons will find delicious Mediterranean food served in an intimate and very comfortable setting. The wine is predictably excellent and reasonably priced, while the service is prompt and helpful. The perfect choice if you’re looking for a romantic evening for two in Dublin.
Il Posto, 10 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, +353 1 679 4769
For a distinctly non-Irish experience you could pop by this Asian buffet on the top floor of St. Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre. You can feast upon everything you can think of, from jumbo prawns to strawberry ice cream. There is also an impressive selection of vegetarian options available. Of special note is the magnificent view of Stephen’s Green you are treated to when you look out the window, which may be worth the price of the meal in itself.
Tucked away in the basement of the Little Museum of Dublin, incidentally one of the capital’s best hidden gems, Hatch & Sons is an old fashioned establishment in the very best sense of the word. Nothing beats relaxing in peace and quiet after a long day’s shopping and sightseeing with a refreshing cup of coffee and some traditional home made Irish soda bread in front of a warm fireplace. One of the best places in the city if you’re after a quick bite to eat in a quaint environment.
Hatch & Sons, 15 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, +353 1 661 0075