Almost 15 years of eating and drinking my way around Dublin on various budgets over the years has given me a well-informed knowledge of Dublin's most trusted restaurants and cafes where the best food and value can be had. Exciting new eateries have been opened up by Dublin's best chefs in recent years, where delicious food at even better value, lower prices is being offered to attract custom and counteract our struggling economy. Literally, only the best have survived.
I've chosen my 30 recommended places to eat to reflect a range of different budgets and preferences - I'm a stickler for atmosphere and a social setting so there are more than a few of my personal favourites in there, balanced by a few of Dublin's Michelin-starred eateries, as well as equally fantastic cafes offering amazing value.
One of Dublin's best features is its compact city centre space, so you can walk to and from most of my recommended hotels to almost all of these eateries and cafes.