On the north bank of the Liffey River, L. Mulligan Grocer is always packed. This 200-year-old institution was once neglected but returned to its former glory, even becoming a must in Dublin. It retained the old-school pub look, with a black and red front, solid wood shared tables commonly found in 19th-century inns, old concrete tiles and period wooden floors.
In the kitchen, L. Milligan Grocer rather bets on creative and ambitious recipes, an approach that made it a spearhead for Irish “gastropubs”. The menus are housed in old children's books that come apart, presenting dishes inspired by traditional Irish gastronomy, with a touch of modernity. Served with a glass of beer, cider or whisky – to be enjoyed in moderation, of course – you shouldn't pass on the house special: the scotch egg, a soft-boiled egg wrapped in breaded sausage meat. Nothing better to discover genuine Dublin cuisine in all its subtlety!
L. Mulligan Grocer
+353 (0)1 670 9889
Menu: around 30 EUR