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What are the best restaurants and cafes in Dublin?
Indulge with a reservation at two Michelin-starred restaurant, The Greenhouse. It's one of Dublin's best restaurants and champions local, seasonal Irish produce. Menus change, however plates may cover anything from deer with preserved blackberry, to milk tart with honey and lemon, and cod with Jerusalem artichoke and celery. A table at The Greenhouse is a spectacular night out if you’re celebrating a special occasion and want to use return flights to Dublin to experience modern Irish cuisine.
Located inside The Westbury Hotel, Wilde is a haven for carnivores. The restaurant is known for serving up exceptional steaks doused with cafe de Paris butter. Wilde is open for lunch and dinner and offerings vary between services. Choose between starters such as spiced venison carpaccio, hot smoked trout salad and Thornhill duck breast with sage brown butter, before moving onto the likes of miso-glazed salmon, grilled lamb rump with lentil tabbouleh, or surf and turf with lobster or tiger prawns.
What are the best places to stay in Dublin?
During the late 19th century, Portobello became a refuge for Eastern European Jews and the neighbourhood is now fondly called, ‘Little Jerusalem’. Today, it's one of the hippest areas of Dublin. Choose to base yourself in Portobello upon arriving on flights to Dublin if you’re hoping to spend your time in the Irish capital dining out at innovative restaurants, browsing boutique shops and admiring the works inside contemporary art galleries. If you're buying return flights to Dublin and want to experience the Camden Quarter's famous nightlife, Portobello is only a 15-minute walk away.
Smithfield is in the north of Dublin, between Temple Bar and Phoenix Park. Stay here if you're looking to avoid the more touristy parts of the city. There is still plenty to do while in Smithfield though, including restaurants and pubs and clubs that are open late. Those headed to Dublin with an interest in food and drink can book a tour and tasting at the nearby Bow Street Distillery. This experience sees you have the chance to taste Jameson straight from a barrel.
Temple Bar is the beating heart of Dublin's nightlife scene. While more than 100,000 visitors buy flights to Dublin to bar hop through the area for St. Patrick’s day, that's not all the neighbourhood has to offer. You can visit the neighbourhood’s art galleries, markets, movie theatres and craft shops. There's also an excellent coffee shop culture, and any of the cafes are a great place for people watching.
The Docklands is one of Dublin's best-kept secrets. The area was originally settled by the Vikings, and has grown to emerge as the Silicon Valley counterpart of Dublin. It is home to modern architecture, tech companies, bankers and the River Liffey. If the weather is good while you’re in Dublin, you can rent a kayak or stand-up paddle board and take to the water to see the city from a unique perspective.
Merrion Square is a beautiful part of Dublin. Stay here and explore the streets characterised by 18th-century townhouses, cobbled streets and landmarks such as the National Gallery, Fitzwilliam Square and the National History Museum. While you're in the area, visit the Little Museum of Dublin to learn more about the city through its crowdsourced curiosities. Oscar Wilde fans interested in cheap flights to Dublin may also be tempted to stay in Merrion Square, as the famous writer spent much of his childhood growing up here and studied at nearby Trinity College.
What is the best way to get around Dublin?
For a cheap and easy way to get around Dublin, take the public bus. There is an extensive network that covers the inner and outer suburbs, as well as the city centre. If you want to save money on transport, purchase the DoDublin card after your flights to Dublin land. For EUR 35 ($56 AUD), you'll get 72 hours unlimited access to the Airlink Express bus, the Hop-on Hop-off City Tour bus and all public bus services.
The Airlink Express is one of the quickest ways to get from Dublin Airport (DUB) to various locations in the city. It has space for large bags, and there is free WiFi available for passengers. The service leaves the airport every 10 minutes and makes pick-ups at Terminal 1 and 2. Tickets cost EUR 7 ($11 AUD) for a single ride, or you can buy a return for 12 EUR ($19 AUD).
Luas is a light rail transit service. It serves the city with two lines, and you can buy tickets for a single journey or Flexi-Tickets which are valid for up to 30 days. The Red Line can take you to attractions such as the National Museum of Decorative Arts & History and the Kilmainham Gaol. The Green Line runs to the village of Ranelagh (famous for its food), Dundrum Town Centre and the Leopardstown racecourse.
If you don't want to take public transport from Dublin Airport (DUB), the next best option is a metered taxi. While prices are higher than the bus, if you're buying tickets to Dublin as a group, it can sometimes work out cheaper depending on your final destination.
While you don't need to hire a car for travel around Dublin, it may be worth hiring one if you’d like to head out of the city on occasion for road trips and day excursions. Some of the most popular day trips from Dublin include to the iconic Cliffs of Moher or Blarney Castle. When you buy your flights to Dublin with Webjet, you can reserve a car at the same time or choose from what is available at Dublin Airport (DUB).