• Best Outdoor Dining Spots In Dublin

Best Outdoor Dining Spots In Dublin

As the nights draw in, al fresco dining might seem a less appetising proposition than at the height of summer. In Dublin, however, the colder months are just an excuse to get cosy, inside or out.

Here are eight of the best outdoor dining options in Dublin this winter.

Fire Steakhouse and Bar

The Mansion House, Dawson St, Dublin 2

Ireland is rightly known the world over for its extraordinary cattle, and extraordinarily tender beef to boot. Acclaimed for their exceptional meat offerings, local produce and set menu, Fire also boasts an exceptional outdoor terrace. Overlooking the gorgeous Lord Mayor’s Garden, in winter the terrace sports overhead heaters and cover from the rain.

The Porthouse

12 Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Seriously good tapas on the terrace? Yes please! Sporting a few Dublin locations with outdoor spaces, the Temple Bar covered terrace is unmatched for views, looking out over Meeting House Square. Besides the outstanding food (the manchego slider is a must try), the selection of Iberian wines is highly impressive.

Coppinger Row

1 Coppinger Row, South William Street, Dublin 2

What’s the food like at Coppinger Row? Think Mediterranean with a twist. From Italian to North African, Coppinger Row offers a little hit of summer flavour even in the middle of winter. With its covered outdoor terrace and overhead heaters, Coppinger Row is the perfect venue for some locally sourced fusion eats.


22 Baggot Street, Dublin 4

Serving freshly prepared Thai and Vietnamese food, Saba is all about authenticity. With a large number of Thai and Vietnamese chefs on staff, this place is the real deal. Dine under canopies in the Saba Secret Garden, and enjoy the flavours and textures of somewhere else entirely. Bonus: all of Saba’s meat is sourced within Ireland!

Wallace’s Asti

15 Russell Street, Drumcondra, Dublin 1

Offering chewy sourdough pizzas alongside other exceptional Italian fare (the traditional zuppa di pesce is scrumptious), Wallace’s Asti proves that hearty food and al fresco dining is the pairing of this winter. From traditional dishes to charcoal crust pizza, enjoy spectacular Italian cuisine under awnings.


13 Baggot Street Upper, Dublin 4

Baggot Street is a popular locale for al fresco dining! Eathos is known for its incredible pancakes and savoury breakfast food. What could be cosier than a piping hot pancake on a cool winter’s morn. If you get there for lunchtime, then freshly prepared salads await you. Oh, and they have covered seating and space heaters. Catch us there!


2 Fade Street, Dublin 2

Where would a list of top dining spots be without a nod to the home of gourmet cuisine, France! At l’Gueuleton, they’re serving top quality, modern bistro food on a covered terrace. A mixture of old classics and modern revamps, you’ll find extraordinary food paired with an extensive wine list.


Hotel 7, 7 Gardiner Row, Rotunda, Dublin 1

Beautiful and cosy. Hotel 7’s CourtYard is a hidden haven for al fresco dining in the middle of the city! The heated outdoor area is known for its relaxed and intimate vibe. It’s the perfect way to spend an autumn or winter afternoon in Dublin!

Going out for drinks and some chat? The CourtYard has a wide range of craft beers, wines, whiskeys, and gin! If you’re in the mood for afternoon tea, this outdoor dining area also offers freshly-cut finger sandwiches, homemade scones with jam and fresh cream, and delectable sweet treats! Of course, they are accompanied by a selection of freshly brewed teas or coffee!

Your Base For The Best Outdoor Dining In Dublin

Visiting Dublin in autumn or winter? Finding restaurants and bars with good outdoor dining shouldn’t be a hassle, especially if you’re staying at a fantastic location such as Maldron Hotels partner Hotel 7 Dublin!

This boutique hotel in Dublin the ideal base when exploring the vibrant Irish capital since it’s also close to other attractions and famous places, such as O’Connell Street, Croke Park, Dublin Zoo, Temple Bar, Guinness Storehouse, Jameson Distillery and much more.

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