Kick the Kebab to the Curb – Dublin’s Finest Late Night Restaurants for Midnight Feasting

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We’ve all been in that situation where an after dinner drink turns into three, and suddenly its after 10pm and dinner plans have dissipated, leaving you hungry and with very few dining options.

But a late night feast needn’t force you to resort to the nearest greasy takeaway selling a mostly beige food offering of southern fried chicken, chips, and burgers. Increasingly, you can sit down and enjoy proper after hours dinner at many of Dublin’s best restaurants.

We’ve compiled a list of late night restaurants that not only serve great food, but serve at least a partial kitchen menu after 10.30pm during the week or up to midnight at the weekends – there’s really no need to settle for your local kebab shop.

Hang Dai

Hang Dai Chinese

Brought to you by chef Karl Whelan and gig guru Will Dempsey, at Hang Dai you are always guaranteed innovative Chinese food and, come the weekend, some of the best DJs in town too.

Last Orders:

Monday-Thursday: 10.30pm
Friday-Saturday: 11pm-ish, for dishes from the main menu, a snack menu is served until 12.30pm.

Where:

20 Camden Street, Dublin 2

Luna

The dark, sulty, impeccably designed dining room at Luna is surely one of the smoothest places to share a late night feast.

Last Orders:

Tuesday-Sunday: 11pm

Where:

Unit 2-3 Drury Street, Dublin 2

Nightmarket

Can’t get a booking at Ranelagh hottest new eatery? Take advantage of Nightmarket‘s late opening hours and a midnight Thai feast.

Last Orders:

Wednesday & Thursday: 10pm
Thursday: 10.30pm
Friday & Saturday: 11.30pm
Later sittings can be arranged for groups who reserve in advance

Where:

120 Ranelagh Dublin, 6

Taste at Rustic

The Japanese inspired, exploration of flavour offered at Taste at Rustic will stimulate all your senses and is something that you can enjoy late into the night.

Last Orders:

Tuesday-Saturday: 11pm

Where:

17 South Great George’s St, Dublin 2

Rustic Stone

On the ground floor of the same Georgian building that houses Taste at Rustic, Dylan McGrath’s longstanding Rustic Stone has become a dining go-to, no matter what the hour.

Last Orders:

Sunday-Thursday: 10.30pm
Friday-Saturday: 11pm
– Sunday: 10pm

Where:

17 South Great George’s St, Dublin 2

Fade Street Social

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Sister restaurant to Rustic Stone and Taste at Rustic, at Fade Street Social‘s you can embrace the sharing concept at the Gastro Bar or enjoy composed dishes of contemporary Irish food at the Restaurant.

Last Orders:

Gastro Bar:
Sunday-Friday: 10.30 pm
Saturday: 11 pm

Restaurant:
– Sunday-Thursday: 10:30 pm
– Friday-Saturday: 11 pm

Where:

6 Fade St, Dublin 2

Hugo’s

Just on the corner of St. Stephens Green, along Merrion Row, Hugo’s has been a shining stalwart of Dublin’s dining scene since 2007 and right up until late head chef Maggie Roche and her team will offer you their signature warm service, hearty food and stellar wine list.

Last Orders:

Sunday-Thursday: 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 11pm

Where:

6 Merrion Row, Dublin 2

Monty’s of Kathmandu

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Don’t settle for a bog standard curry house when late night hunger strikes, instead make your way to Monty’s of Kathmundu Ireland’s first, and still the best regarded, Nepalese restaurant for an authentic and aromatic feast and a top notch wine list.

Last Orders:

Monday-Sunday: 11pm

Where:

28 Eustace Street, Dublin 2

The Blind Pig

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Keeping to its underground speakeasy nature, slink down into this secretive, stone-lined dining room at The Blind Pig after hours for creative cocktails and well-executed comfort food.

Last Orders:

Monday-Friday: 10pm
Saturday: 11pm

Where:

18 Suffolk St, Dublin 2

Las Tapas de Lola

Las Tapas de Lola

Spain has always been the place where, after an evening siesta, you would eat and drink late in the night, and in true Spanish tradition Las Tapas de Lola have adopted this formula.

Last Orders:

Monday-Thursday 10.30pm
Friday & Saturday: 11pm
Sunday: 10pm
Hours above relate to hot food orders only, desserts and cheese & meat ‘tablas’ are served until close

Where:

12 Wexford St, Dublin 2

Market Bar

Another city centre tapas destination, enjoy the Spanish speciality and social vibes (there’s a no-music policy) beneath the vaulted ceilings at Market Bar.

Last Orders:

Monday-Thursday: 11:30pm
Friday-Saturday: 12pm-1:30am,
Sunday: 12pm-11pm

Where:

14A Fade St, Dublin 2

Yamamori Sushi

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If you find yourself north of the river with a late night sushi craving Yamamori Sushi should be your number one choice. It’s also the obvious place to fuel up before a heading to a gig at Tengu, the late night bar adjoining the restaurant.

Last Orders:

Sunday-Thursday: 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 11pm

Where:

38/39 Ormond Quay Lower, Dublin 1

Yamamori Izakaya

Yamamori Izakaya

Yamamori has you equally covered on the south side, head to Yamamori Izakaya for food and drinks and afterwards slink downstairs to the basement for some dancing.

Last Orders:

Thursday-Sunday: 11pm
Monday-Wednesday: 11pm

Where:

12/13 South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2

777

777

At Ireland’s leading contemporary Mexican restaurant, 777, the party is only getting started when other restaurants are closing. Grab one of their notoriously strong margaritas, order a feast of sensational Mexican comida to share, and allow the pumping music and energetic atmosphere to transport you to Mexico City’s edgiest taqueria.

Last Orders:

Sunday-Wednesday: 10pm
Thursday: 11pm
Friday & Saturday: 12pm

Where:

7 Castle House, South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2

Whitefriar Grill

Whitefriar Grill

A pioneer in Dublin’s brunch movement, Whitefriar Grill does more than serve one of the best brunches in town. You can rely on this ribs ‘n’ rump nirvana late into the night, seven days a week.

Last Orders:

Monday-Thursday: 10pm, later bookings can be accomodated
Friday-Sunday: 11pm

Where:

16 Aungier Street, Dublin 2

Bow Lane

Bow Lane

When Whitefriar Grill’s owner Geoff Nordell took over the unit next door he transformed it from a traditional pub into one of Dublin’s slickest cocktails bar, Bow Lane, open for drinks and bar bites until late.

Last Orders:

Monday-Thursday: 10pm, later bookings can be accomodated
Friday-Sunday: 11pm

Where:

17 Aungier Street, Dublin 2

Vintage Cocktail Club

Vintage Cocktail Club

While booking a table for this ‘secret’ speakeasy-esque bar is recommended savvy and sophisticated will slink up to the black door of Vintage Cocktail Club late at night for the gourmet plates served alongside their award winning cocktails.

Last Orders:

Monday-Sunday: 10.45pm

Where:

15 Crown Alley, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Dollard & Co

The newly opened gourmet food hall in Temple Bar Dollard & Co is a must visit shopping and all day dining ‘grocerant’ for food lovers. But after hours famished foodies can flock to the big neon sign that highlights Dollard’s pizza hatch, just inside the front door on Wellington Quay.

Last Orders:

Monday-Sunday: pizza hatch serves until 4am

Where:

2-5 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

FEATURE BY ERICA BRACKEN

erica-brackenErica grew up with a baker and confectioner for a father and a mother with an instinct and love for good food. It is little wonder then that, after completing a law degree, she went on to do a Masters in Food Business at UCC. With a consuming passion for all things food, nutrition and wellness, working with TheTaste is a perfect fit for Erica; allowing her to learn and experience every aspect of the food world meeting its characters and influencers along the way.

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