Trying to decide where to try to eat in Dingle before hitting the pubs. Where do you recommend? We'll try anything and offbeat ideas are welcome. Heading there in July.
I liked Ashes.
This link is helpful http://thetaste.ie/wp/24-hours-dingle-food-guide-kerry/
When I travel I always look at food blogs to help me find new places to try and hopefully enjoy.
Seems the sweet coffee house I liked going to for a nosh has permanently closed. Was the Wren’s Nest Coffee House and Garden. Too bad.
Enjoy Dingle. Slainte!
It was a bit of a splurge, but Lord Baker’s was just wonderful. I had perhaps the best lamb I have ever had there, and the rest of the meal was equally terrific.
The only place I'd recommend is the fish and chips place Reel Dingle Fish. It's take out, you can walk to the Marina for a nice water view with your meal.
Out of the Blue, seafood restaurant in Dingle was very good. The only place we made a reservation well in advance for!
Extremely good meal at Out of the Blue. Walked in early (about 6PM I think) w/o reservation. A little later would have been impossible w/o reservations. Also as many of the restaurants we visited in Ireland they have a "limited" menu selection for early dining at a fair discount. 2nd night dinner at John Benny's pub, which I would rate as "ok".
Lunch at Reel Dingle Fish and Chips was also extremely good. We split an order of fish and chips (we had the cod) and it was plenty for two.
Is it usual to be able to get into a restaurant early without reservation? Might be right up our alley to have dinner around 6, then head to the pubs.
We did this 4 times during our 10 days in Ireland at nice restaurants. Would suggest no later than 6 pm. Obviously sometimes got less desirable tables, sat at the bar once. Apparently a FEW tables are available for early diners along with the "senior discount" sometimes. Of course we were also turned away at Rick's top choice in Temple bar and Galway. All restaurants were always completely filled by 7 pm.
Also note that dinner with a bottle of decent wine ran about 105 euros. Basically 30% more than Greece last year.
@Evocative-for popular places like Out of the Blue in high season, you should definitely make reservations. I second the recommendation for Lord Baker’s. Very good. Global Village is also excellent, but pricey.