On January 25, 2017, two Irish-Scottish siblings made headlines due to their great passion for food. Irish Central covered the story behind how the Bahamas-born sisters named Peaches and Domini Kemp paved a broader path for the diversification Ireland's local cuisine.
By the turn of the millennium, these expat teenagers opened the first bagel store in Dublin. Bringing authentic American (East Coast) cuisine in Ireland was a great breakthrough, and everything else fell into place afterward. In the following years, they have expanded their horizons in other areas of food capitalism. "Itsa," their brainchild innovation, continues to champion the face of the country's unique local cuisine.
There are other eateries in Ireland's capital city. The best restaurants in Dublin prove that there's more to this country's bad Guinness beer and potato stereotypes.
Drury Buildings. As one of the best restaurants in Dublin, the Drury Buildings is famous for its rudimentary but eclectic interior design. Among its signature dishes are local comfort foods like salami, crostini, and olives. This place also has the city's best selection of liquors (talk about stereotype!). The Drury Buildings is located at 52-55 Drury Street.
Cavistons. Once a fish shop owned by the Cavistons family in 1940's, this place has become one of the best restaurants in Dublin that serve the best local seafood dishes. Its signature dishes include sardines, haddock, and salmon. Cavistons is located at 58-59 Glasthule Road, Sandycove.
The Winding Stair. If there is another thing that sustains a sophisticated erudite traveler better than food, it is a good book. Fortunately, one of the unique eateries in Ireland combines both a bookstore and a bistro for cultured visitors. This place serves a remarkable assortment of entrees (e.g. lamb, fish and cheese) and beverages (beer and wine). This place is located at 40 Lower Ormond Quay.
Yamamori Noodles. There aren't many luxury Asian bistros in the city. This makes Yamamori Noodles as one of the unique eateries in Ireland. Located at 71-72 South Great George's Street, this place has been serving its renowned sushi and ramen for over 20 years.
Ely Place. What makes this bistro unique is its 'literal' subterranean setting. Located near the CHQ Building and the International Financial Service Center, this distinct stone-vaulted wine bar also serves a wide array of organic fares.