I am back in Copenhagen now. It was a tough day, I didn't have breakfast in Dublin and because of the time difference I arrived home hungry as hell at 2pm haha. No nice. Anyway I put together a food guide from some of the places we went to in Dublin. It is a little depressing. I went from eating like a god to exam food and frozen pizza. Need to push through this week and on Friday I can go to Helsinki! Anyway, hope this can be helpful if you decide to go to Dublin and need nice dinner places.
First evening we went to The Pig's Ear. It is a really chic restaurant in the Dublin city centre with a view of the Trinity College playing grounds. It had a very danish feel, really minimalistic furniture and it had a very spacious feel. The restaurant was awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2009 and has retained it since, including the most current 2016 edition of the Michelin Guide. I started with Roasted carrots with cream cheese, fried sourdough and dried marigold. The others had a green salad and Irish Salmon. The main course was as delicious as the starters. I had chicken with grilled leaks. I must say the menu was filled with attractive things- I could eat everything there! Unfortunately towards the end the light was bad so I didn't get good main course pictures.
The second dinner was at the Winding Stair, it is a cafe located above a bookshop overlooking the river Liffey. Also a very nicely furnished place with a lot of space and beautiful natural light. It has always been a popular place for artists and writers to meet and discuss their work. All the food was based on old fashion Irish meals and all the produce is sourced from the Island. We tried three starters, mozzarella, seafood chowder and potted dingle bay crab. For the main course I tried a rib eye steak, which I never get and I also had it rare, so it was a big experience for me- I think I have had steak once before this. I am more a burger person haha. All the food was really nice and we also tried some nice wine.