Hi everyone! As you may have seen on our Instagram, we recently got back from a three-day trip to Dublin with Dan (@guywithamap) and Kerrey (@k_rrey). As all four of us are gluten free, we enjoyed a tremendous amount of gluten free food between the four of us! Hannah already listed many gluten free Dublin recommendations in this post, so we won't go into as much detail in this post, but we at least wanted to share our food photos in one convenient place to help people get a better idea of the options available at different restaurants.
Lemon Crepe & Coffee Co.
Hannah mentioned this in her previous Dublin post, but just to reiterate: this is a great gluten free breakfast/brunch/lunch spot. The buckwheat batter is great and they do try to be careful about allergies. We ate here twice while in Dublin
Oh my goodness, guys. The food at Boxty House is so good that I almost couldn't believe it could possibly be gluten free. Boxty House specializes in "boxty," which is like a heavenly potato pancake. And it just so happens to be gluten free. Two of us got the Gaelic Boxty (Irish beef wrapped in one of these yummy pancakes), and two got a dish with cabbage, corned beef, and boxty dumplings (basically little lumps of the boxty dough), which was one of the greatest things I have ever eaten. We also got an order of fries to share. They were good - very crunch and crispy. The restaurant was really cozy and cute: such a great place to go on a chilly Dublin evening.
Seomra Tae in Malahide
Seomra Tae does not appear to have a website, but it had lots of gluten free options, including gluten free wraps and bread and baked goods. Many menu items could be modified. It made for a perfect lunch after touring Malahide Castle and the surrounding grounds.
Another one that Hannah mentioned in her other post, and another great meal. Dan and I both ordered the cottage pie with cheese, while Hannah got the fish pie. Kerrey ordered a phenomenal lamb dish, which was cooked to perfection. This was one of our favorite meals of the trip.
Queen of Tarts
Lots of good gluten free baked goods, plus bread for sandwiches. Kerrey and I forgot to take pictures of our breakfast here (I was feeling really sick that morning and didn't eat any of it, although it did look delicious. But Hannah and Dan remembered to take pictures of theirs!
Afternoon Tea at the Atrium Lounge (The Westin)
Guys. We've tried several gluten free afternoon teas, and many of them have been good, but this one blew everything else out of the water. It was a little pricy, but totally worth it: there was so much food that we couldn't have hoped to finish it all. Our favorites? All of the sandwiches, the Belgian chocolate on the second tier, and the flourless chocolate cake on top.
The menu for this place is funny - literally just a card with a handful of options to choose from. But Bunsen does what they do very well, and everything on the menu can be gluten free. We all ate truly great gluten free burgers and split orders of sweet potato and shoestring fries, which were both great.
No Guinness for us, but we did enjoy wine and cider on our trip, as well as a tour of the Teelings whiskey distillery that ended with a whiskey tasting. Overall, we had a great trip and found that Dublin has some truly fantastic gluten free options if you know where to look!