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What Dublin restaurants are opening for indoor dining? We’ve collected a list

Words: Emily Mullen

From July 26th restaurants, cafes and pubs all across Ireland will be opening their (actual) doors to indoor hospitality

The news that indoor drinking and dining would be returning to our shores, was quite the shock to the hospitality industry. The announcement by the Taoiseach came a mere five days before the date of the reopening. Meaning that businesses across the country were left scrambling to place orders, rota staff and rearrange bookings. That’s aside from the government criteria which outlines that only those fully vaccinated or those who have recovered from Covid in the last couple of months can eat or drink indoors. It’s unsurprising that not that many restaurants are prepared for indoor dining, those that are, we’ve done our best to collect a list* of them. Here’s our list of restaurants, cafes and gastropubs that will be serving food indoors:

Dublin 1

-Chapter One by Mickael Viljanen will be open from Tuesday July 27, thereafter they will be open for dinner Tuesday to Saturday, and for lunch Thursday to Saturday. In line with Government direction, the team have said “if you have a reservation for the coming months, the guidelines in this initial phase of reopening require you to be fully vaccinated or have recovered from Covid-19 in the previous 9 months. In both cases, proof is essential.”

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Urban Brewing are waiting until “we have read and implemented the new guidelines before” they open indoors, in the meantime their outdoor Hop Garden Terrace or Suntrap Bar are open. You can find Urban Brewing at Custom House Quay visit their Instagram for more information.

-The Big Romance has said that the news has arrived too late for them to open next week, writing “we decided to sit tight and wait for the latest government update rather than get everything ready again and then be told we can’t open (again!)”. You can find The Big Romance at 98 Parnell Street, for more information visit their Instagram account.

Admiral Restaurant will be open from Tuesday July 27th for indoor dining, and the team have given this information for guests “When visiting a restaurant, you must have a certificate confirming full vaccination against Covid-19 (QR-code for scanning)”. You can find Admiral Restaurant on Marlborough Street, for more information visit their Instagram account.

-101 Talbot are opening from Thursday, July 29th. Tables can be booked through emailing talbot101dublin@gmail.com or calling 018745011.

Brother Hubbard North will be reopening on July 26th the team wrote “we will be operating fully in accordance with Government regulations as regards Covid!”.

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Dublin 2

Mister S will be open from 5pm Tuesday 27 the team have said that they are now open for bookings. You can find Mister S on 32 Camden Street Lower, follow them on Instagram for more information.

Drury Buildings will be open from 12pm on Monday, July 26th. You can find them on 55 Drury Street, for more information visit their Instagram.

Peploe’s St Stephens Green will be reopening for indoor dining Tuesday July 27th at 12pm. The team have said “Our new @rensairpurifier and @novaerus air purifying systems are in place and we are strictly adhering to all government guidelines for a safe reopening for customers and staff.” You can find Peploe’s at St Stephens Green, follow them on Instagram for more information.

Pickle have announced that they will reopen on Tuesday, July 27th. Pickle have announced that they will be stopping their outdoor dining but customers can still avail of their takeaway service and order via their website. The team have said, “If you have an upcoming reservation, the guidelines require you to be fully vaccinated or have recovered from Covid-19 in the previous 9 months. In both cases, proof is essential.” You can find Pickle on 43 Camden Street Lower, follow them on Instagram for more information.

Ely Wine Bar will be reopening from Thursday July 29th, they will be operating from Thursday – Saturday from 3pm – late. You can find Ely on 22 Ely Place, follow them on Instagram for more information.

FIRE Steakhouse & Bar have announced that they will not be opening indoors any time soon, writing “we will continue to welcome all FIRE customers over the coming months as we continue to offer outdoor bookings”, the restaurant have three outdoor areas. You can find FIRE Steakhouse & Bar at Dawson Street’s The Mansion House, follow them on Instagram for more information.

The Port House Cava will be open for indoor dining from Monday July 26th, the team have said “when booking you will have the option to book indoor or outdoor in our restaurants.” You can find the The Port House Cava on 21 Camden Street Lower, Saint Kevin’s, for more information visit their Instagram account.

The Well will be reopening on Monday, July 26, their outdoor terrace area will still be available, the team have also said “We will be adhering to all government guidelines and recommendations”. You can find The Well in 130 Street Stephen’s Green, follow them on Instagram for more information.

Bison Bar will be reopening from July 26th⁠ and are now accepting bookings. You can find Bison Bar on 11 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, follow them on Instagram for more information.

SOLE Seafood & Grill will be reopening for indoor dining on Wednesday 28th July, the team have announced that they will be open from Wednesday and Thursday from 5 pm and Friday – Sunday from 12.30 pm. You can find SOLE Seafood & Grill on 18-19 South William Street, follow them on Instagram for more information.

Glovers Alley will be reopening on Tuesday, July 27th. The team have said the safety of their staff and customers is “paramount” and will be enacting “hygiene and social distancing measures”. You can find Glovers Alley at 128 St Stephen’s Green, for more information visit their instagram account.

Beef and Lobster will be reopening on Wednesday July 28th. You can find Beef and Lobster on 39-40 Parliament Street for more information visit their Instagram page.

Ka Shing opening on Monday July 26 from 12pm, walk ins for the first week with reservations returning on August 2nd. You can find Ka Shing on 12A Wicklow Street follow them on Instagram for more information.

Fowl Play BBQ reopening from Wednesday, July 28 and are now accepting bookings. The team wrote “From next Wednesday you will be able to sit inside and not risk the weather. On arrival all members of your group will be asked to show their vaccine pass”. You can find Fowl Play BBQ on 45 Hogan Place, visit their Instagram for more information.

The Port House will be open for indoor dining from Monday July 26th, the team have said “when booking you will have the option to book indoor or outdoor in our restaurants.” You can find on The Port House 64 South William Street, for more information visit their Instagram account.

BrewDog Dublin Outpost will be reopening on Monday, July 26, with a limited amount of outdoor reservations from this date also – making sure there is something for everyone. The team wrote “all guests must be vaccinated or have had Covid in the previous 9 months to get booked in for indoor dining. For either, proof in the form of a covid certificate is essential, and will be checked on arrival”.

Maneki Restaurant will be open for indoor dining and private karaoke from Monday 26th July “for Vaccinated customers”. You can find Maneki Restaurant 43 Dawson Street for more information visit their Instagram.

Port House Pintxo will be open for indoor dining from Monday July 26th, the team have said “when booking you will have the option to book indoor or outdoor in our restaurants.” You can find the Port House Pintxo on 12 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, for more information visit their Instagram account.

One Pico will be reopening on Thursday July 29th, with bookings now open until December 23rd. The team have installed an airdog purification system, C02 monitors and will also be keeping their front and rear doors open, they have also stated that customers will require a “full vaccinated or recovery certificate”. You can find One Pico at 5 Molesworth Place, visit their Instagram page for more information.

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Dublin 3

Prado have announced that they will be reopening for indoor dining on August 4. The team have said “Please note just like boarding a Plane we will need to see all the necessary info”. You can find Prado in 9 Vernon Ave, Clontarf, follow them on Instagram for more information.

Dublin 4

Cinnamon restaurant in Ballsbridge will be open indoors from Monday, July 26th. You can find Cinnamon on 87 Ranelagh, visit their Instagram account for more information.

Girl and the Goose restaurant will be opening for indoor dining on Monday July 26th, they are currently taking bookings over email. You can find Girl and the Goose on 10 Merrion Rd, Ballsbridge, follow them on Instagram for more information.

The Old Spot have announced that they will be reopened from next Thursday. You can find the gastropub on 14 Bath Ave, follow them on Instagram for more information.

Dublin 5

Perfect Day Cafe will be open on Monday 26th July for both indoor and outdoor dining. You can find Perfect Day Cafe in Greendale Shopping Centre, for more information visit their Instagram.

Suas Restaurant have said that they will reopen The Watermill Bar for indoor dining from Monday, July 26th while they get a “handle on indoor dining and to troubleshoot any items to provide the best reopening transition”, following that Suas Restaurant will fully open from next Thursday, July 29th at 5pm. Suas can be found on 411 Howth Road, Clontarf, you can follow them on Instagram for more information.

Taza Restaurant will reopen for indoor dining from Monday July 26 for fully vaccinated people or those who have recovered from Covid in the last couple of months. You can find Taza in 2 Ardcollum Ave, Beaumont, follow them on Instagram for more information.


Dublin 6

Cinnamon restaurant in Ranelagh will be open indoors from Monday, July 26th. You can find Cinnamon on 87 Ranelagh, visit their Instagram account for more information.

Bijou have said that they will be opening “next week” but have asked their customers to check their page for updates “More to follow on the T&Cs of what’s needed etc for the indoor dining experience.” You can find Bijou in 46/47 Highfield Rd, Rathgar, follow them on Instagram for more information.

Shakshuka have announced that they will be reopening on August 10th (after a staff holiday break). They has yet not clarified if they will be reopening with indoor dining, you can find them on 3 Wynnfield Road, Rathmines for more information visit their Instagram.

Ashtons have said that they will be reopening “next week” the team wrote “you can trust us folks to look after you for both indoor dining and outdoor dining… we have been working very hard to make customers feel at ease and feel safe in our outdoor spaces and will continue do so when we reopen for indoor service next week”. You can find the gastropub in Bóthar Chluain Sceach, Rathmines, follow them on Instagram for more information.

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Dublin 7

Grano have said that they will be opening “next week” and are currently taking bookings, they wrote “So excited to wake up our little Grano from its long sleep. We are busy bees in the sun today getting everything ready”. You can find Grano on Manor Street in Stoneybatter, follow them on Instagram for more information.

L. Mulligan. Grocer will continue to serve outdoors only for the coming weeks, “for the safety of our team, our community and you, our lovely guests.” The team in Stoneybatter will be sticking with outdoor and takeaway for the time being. You can find L. Mulligan. Grocer in 18 Stoneybatter, for more information, visit their Instagram account.

Stone Pizza will be open for indoor dining from Wednesday July 28th. You can find Stone Pizza in Norseman Court, Manor St, Stoneybatter, follow them on Instagram for more information.

The Bald Eagle will be open for indoor hospitality from Monday 26th July at 3pm, are are accepting bookings at the time of writing. The team wrote “we will be following Government Guidelines in order to provide a safe space for Customers & Staff”. You can find The Bald Eagle on 114-115 Phibsborough Road, follow them on Instagram for more information.

Token have announced that will be reopening for indoor drinking and dining on Friday, July 30th. Writing that they can’t wait to welcome customers back they added, that they would be operating with socially distanced tables and games, at limited capacity, mask-wearing, as “the safety of our staff and you is more important than anything”. You can find Token on 72-74 Queen Street, Smithfield, visit their website for more information.

Dublin 8

Daddy’s have announced that they will not be reopening for indoor dining for “a couple of weeks more”, the decision was made as many of the cafe’s staff are not yet fully vaccinated. Daddy’s will still be available for takeaway, from their spot in Rialto, follow them on Instagram for updates.

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Rascals will be opening up indoor dining from Monday July 26th, the team have said “we’re required to see vaccination proof for indoor”. The outdoor area out the front will still be open at their spot off the Tyrconnell Road, Inchicore, visit their Instagram for more information.

Lucky’s have said that they will reopen “all areas” on Thursday 29th July. The team wrote “We are taking a few extra days before opening our indoor space, to get to grips with the new systems and figure it all out.” You can find Lucky’s on 78 Meath Street, follow them on Instagram for more information.

Dublin 9

Shouk have announced that they will be open for indoor dining from Wednesday July 28, the team have said that their outdoor area will also be open. You can find Shouk on 40 Drumcondra Road Lower, follow them on Instagram for more information.

Dublin 13
-Crabby Jo’s have announced that they will not be opening for indoor dining from Monday 26-Sunday 31st due to “unforseen circumstances” but their outdoor dining options are still available. You can find Crabby Jo’s at 14 West Pier, Howth, follow them on Instagram for more information.


Dublin 14

The Port House Ibericos will be open for indoor dining from Monday July 26th, the team have said “when booking you will have the option to book indoor or outdoor in our restaurants.” You can find the Port House Ibericos on Pembroke Cottages, 5-6, Ballinteer Rd, Dundrum for more information visit their Instagram account.

County Dublin

Cinnamon restaurant in Monkstown will be open indoors from Monday, July 26th. You can find Cinnamon on 87 Ranelagh, visit their Instagram account for more information.

Ribeye Steakhouse will be opening for indoor dining from Monday 26th of July, with a brand new menu. You can find Ribeye Steakhouse on 9 Townyard Lane, Malahide, follow them on Instagram for more information.

Casper & Giumbini’s will be open for indoor dining from July 26th, they have said “Please be aware that indoor diners must be fully vaccinated and present vaccination certs at arrival.” You can find Casper & Giumbini’s in The Pavilion, Dún Laoghaire, visit their Instagram for more information.

*This list is relevant at the time of writing and is based purely on the social media copy published by the businesses mentioned. If you have an amendment or you wish to be included in this list please email me on emily.mullen@districtmagazine.ie.


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