So, you may or may not remember that a couple of months ago now, I (along with Mat and Remi) hopped on a flight over to Ireland with ASOS, for a couple of whistle stop tours of the beautiful Dublin and Belfast. Okay, so they may have been pretty fast paced, but that’s not to say that we didn’t pick up names of some true hidden gems- and although it’s been a while, I couldn’t help but share, especially if you’re planning a trip soon! Also- let me know if you have any favourites there too, I’d love to add to this list (plus stay tuned for my Belfast guide too)!

The Bernard Shaw Dublin
#1 The Bernard Shaw

From the outside, the Bernard Shaw may not seem much more than a cutesey pub, but step inside and I can assure you, you'll be greeted with some of the best Italian and mediterranean lunch you'll ever have (if only I could have bought their panini and desert recipes back with me)! The place is super cosy inside, with homely touches (ahem, crochet lamp, ahem) and some of the friendliest, most knowledgeable staff around- definitely one to take note of.

11-12 South Richmond Street, Dublin - check the site here!

Skinflint Dublin Skinflint Dublin #2 Skinflint

It's no secret that I'm a bit of an Italian food fiend (see above), so hitting Skinflint for some completely delicious grilled pizza (with some incredible topping combinations) was a real treat. Not only does this place boast amazing pizza, but you can rest assured they have meatballs, not-so-boring salads and the best chocolate mousse I’ve ever tasted on the menu- which is definitely saying something.

19 Crane Ln, Dublin - check the site here!

Bunsen Burger Dublin #3 Bunsen Burger

It seems to be a routine event for me, that whilst travelling anywhere- I have to find a blooming good burger spot. Firstly, who can resist a science based pun? Yup, thought not. Okay, so the menu may not be particularly extensive, but when it comes to hitting a good burger on the head- these guys have it sussed, plus do the best milkshakes to go hand-in hand too. Also- did I mention they have gluten free and paleo options? Extra brownie points!

36 Wexford St, Dublin - check the site here!

Vintage Cocktail Club Dublin #4 Vintage Cocktail Club/The Liquor Rooms

Being a non drinker, it’s extra special when you stumble across a cocktail (or, y’know mocktail) bar that can cater to your specific needs, and go the extra mile concocting drinkable potions based on flavours you truly love. With the Vintage Cocktail club tucked away in Dublin’s side streets (you have to ring a doorbell to get in, making it almost feel like a secret party of Gatsby’s) and the Liquor rooms offering live stand up artists and a black and white photobooth- both places are exceptionally cool, with staff that know cocktails inside out.

VCC: 15 Crown Alley, Dublin - LR: 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin - check the sites here and here!

Guinness Storehouse Dublin Guinness Storehouse Dublin #5 The Guinness Storehouse

Whether you’re a Guinness drinker or not, a visit to the storehouse is the perfect way to spend a morning getting an amazing insight into some of Dublin’s vast history, as well as learning about a certain beverage I’ve heard is pretty famous in that part of the world. On top of that, the top floor bar shows views across thw whole of the city, making for a pretty wonderful escape on a bright day- not bad hey?

St James's Gate, Dublin - check the site here!

The Library Project Dublin
But don't forget to visit...
Shotsy Vintage/Cocoa Atelier/Temple Bar/The Library Project bookshop/Little Museum of Dublin


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So, you may or may not remember that a couple of months ago now, I (along with Mat and Remi) hopped on a flight over to Ireland with ASOS, for a couple of whistle stop tours of the beautiful Dublin and Belfast. Okay, so they may have been pretty fast paced, but that’s not to say that we didn’t pick up names of some true hidden gems- and although it’s been a while, I couldn’t help but share, especially if you’re planning a trip soon! Also- let me know if you have any favourites there too, I’d love to add to this list (plus stay tuned for my Belfast guide too)!

The Bernard Shaw Dublin
#1 The Bernard Shaw

From the outside, the Bernard Shaw may not seem much more than a cutesey pub, but step inside and I can assure you, you'll be greeted with some of the best Italian and mediterranean lunch you'll ever have (if only I could have bought their panini and desert recipes back with me)! The place is super cosy inside, with homely touches (ahem, crochet lamp, ahem) and some of the friendliest, most knowledgeable staff around- definitely one to take note of.

11-12 South Richmond Street, Dublin - check the site here!

Skinflint Dublin Skinflint Dublin #2 Skinflint

It's no secret that I'm a bit of an Italian food fiend (see above), so hitting Skinflint for some completely delicious grilled pizza (with some incredible topping combinations) was a real treat. Not only does this place boast amazing pizza, but you can rest assured they have meatballs, not-so-boring salads and the best chocolate mousse I’ve ever tasted on the menu- which is definitely saying something.

19 Crane Ln, Dublin - check the site here!

Bunsen Burger Dublin #3 Bunsen Burger

It seems to be a routine event for me, that whilst travelling anywhere- I have to find a blooming good burger spot. Firstly, who can resist a science based pun? Yup, thought not. Okay, so the menu may not be particularly extensive, but when it comes to hitting a good burger on the head- these guys have it sussed, plus do the best milkshakes to go hand-in hand too. Also- did I mention they have gluten free and paleo options? Extra brownie points!

36 Wexford St, Dublin - check the site here!

Vintage Cocktail Club Dublin #4 Vintage Cocktail Club/The Liquor Rooms

Being a non drinker, it’s extra special when you stumble across a cocktail (or, y’know mocktail) bar that can cater to your specific needs, and go the extra mile concocting drinkable potions based on flavours you truly love. With the Vintage Cocktail club tucked away in Dublin’s side streets (you have to ring a doorbell to get in, making it almost feel like a secret party of Gatsby’s) and the Liquor rooms offering live stand up artists and a black and white photobooth- both places are exceptionally cool, with staff that know cocktails inside out.

VCC: 15 Crown Alley, Dublin - LR: 7 Wellington Quay, Dublin - check the sites here and here!

Guinness Storehouse Dublin Guinness Storehouse Dublin #5 The Guinness Storehouse

Whether you’re a Guinness drinker or not, a visit to the storehouse is the perfect way to spend a morning getting an amazing insight into some of Dublin’s vast history, as well as learning about a certain beverage I’ve heard is pretty famous in that part of the world. On top of that, the top floor bar shows views across thw whole of the city, making for a pretty wonderful escape on a bright day- not bad hey?

St James's Gate, Dublin - check the site here!

The Library Project Dublin
But don't forget to visit...
Shotsy Vintage/Cocoa Atelier/Temple Bar/The Library Project bookshop/Little Museum of Dublin


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35 comments:

  1. Lovely pictures :)
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  2. I feel like a complete failure. I'm from Ireland and I'm in Dublin at least once a week... I havn't been to half of these places! :P

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  3. Nice pictures and great travel tips.

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  4. Amazing guide post! Hope to visit there soon! =)

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  5. Looks like you visited some incredible places Olivia, that burger looks dang awesome too x

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  6. I'm going to Dublin next month, so this was a really useful post for me to stumble upon! & they all sounds like places I would really enjoy, so.. thanks! :) xx

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  7. Love skinflint their lemonade is amazing! Counter burger is also brill for their sweet potatoe fries!

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  8. ooohh these all sound amazing!!

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  9. great photos and great post! x
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  10. awesome! must go!!
    xx
    daniella
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  11. These all look like lovely places
    L x
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  12. Love this kind of posts! Dublin must be wonderful ♥

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  13. I studied abroad in London this Spring semester, so I was lucky enough to visit Scotland and Wales during Spring Break. It was really a shame we didn't have enough time (or money left over) to visit Ireland - Dublin looks beautiful, and I can't wait to see photos of Belfast!

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  14. I really NEED to visit Dublin :)
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  15. super pics:)) xx
    Bianka
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  16. Great post! Would love to go there someday, looks lovely!
    Summer x

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  17. Great photos. I love the Guinness Storehouse, especially the bar on top with panoramic views of Dublin!
    Katie
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  18. I've always wanted to go to Ireland! And this post has made me want to even more. Lovely post as usual.
    Love Laura
    xox
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  19. I've always wanted to visit Dublin it looks like a beautiful place.
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  20. I am heading to Dublin in a few weeks so loved this post, looking forward to the Belfast one too.

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  21. I was in Dublin in February and this post would have come oh-so-handy. I agree, the storehouse is a must. One of my big favourites was St.Stephen's Green, but I'm a sucker for parks! Also, while we had luches and dinners at pretty basic places, we did find an amazing cafe. It's called Brother Hubbard and it really is THE best cafe I've ever visited.
    -P.
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  22. I would absolutely love to visit Dublin! Sounds like such an interesting place xx

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  23. Nice places! I'll take note of the addresses :)
    The Guinness Storehouse is still on my list of places to visit in Dublin. It seems to have great views!

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  24. Great tips! I had dinner at Skinflint once and it was amazing!
    xx,
    E.
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  25. Great post Liv, I'd love to go again. We had such a fun time, will always look back on that with fond memories.

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  26. Check out the BAD ASS cafe. Don't know the name of side street but off the main drag. Close to Guinesses.Great food and life entertiment. Was great....

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  27. your blog is darling, and i am saving this for a trip to dublin! Xo

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  28. WOW! These photos are amazing and paint a lovely picture of your trip. Marking these down as must-sees when in Dublin! xoxo
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  29. Great spots, you missed my favorite Wall & Keogh Tea house in Portobello... best chill or spot in capital by far.. but otherwise good work :)

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  30. Look like great places to visit!
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  31. Look like great places to visit!
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  32. I've never been to Dublin, but is definetely a city I want to visit so thank u so much for this post!! :)

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