Are you traveling to Dublin, Ireland and looking for top-notch gluten free restaurant recommendations? I've got you covered!
We recently visited Dublin in December 2019. Here's where we ate, and what we ordered!
The Pepper Pot: Website description: "Quirky tea room offering cakes, all-day breakfast, salads and sandwiches, plus first-floor terrace. Located in the heart of Dublin City in the historic Powerscourt Centre. Homemade gluten free breads and pastries, and delicious breakfast and brunch items.
We Ordered: Creamy scrambled eggs with chorizo, homemade gluten free toasted brown bread with butter, latte' with whole milk, almond ricotta cake. 5 Stars!
Charlotte Quay: Lovely waterfront restaurant near the iconic Bord Gais Energy Theatre, and perfect pre-show spot for cocktails and dinner. They have a flavorful, creative menu featuring locally sourced ingredients.
We Ordered: Mixed marinated olives, Gambas pil pil, chilli, garlic, white wine, grilled gluten free toast, Pan fried halibut, buttered leeks, scallop ravioli, shellfish sauce, Roast venison, potato mousseline, glazed parsnips, almond & cocoa crumble, Dark chocolate brownie, vanilla ice cream. 5 Stars!
Coppinger Row: Sister restaurant of Charlotte Quay, featuring Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. This restaurant prides itself on sourcing local Irish produce to create fresh cuisine.
We Ordered: Tomato & mozzarella bruschetta on gluten free toast, salsa verde, Pear & blue cheese salad, caramelised walnuts, and Pan fried sea bass, prawns, basil crushed potatoes, prawn bisque. 5 Stars!
The Brass Monkey Seafood Restaurant and Wine Bar: Located in the charming seafront fishing village of Howth about an hour train ride North of Dublin.
We Ordered: Deep Fried Calamari (Lightly battered with seasonal leaves & a chili and lime dip) and Smokies (Natural smoked fish, cherry tomatoes, spring onion, fresh thyme, crème fresh, grated cheese. Served with crusty gluten free toast.) 5 Stars!
Chef Erica Drum: By far the best thing we did while traveling in Ireland was a private cooking class with Chef Erica Drum! We spent an entire afternoon with her at her home and she taught us how to make gluten free Irish soda bread, gluten free scones with cream and jam, gluten free Irish stew, and gluten free fish and chips with mushy peas. She even had a variety of Irish gluten free beers for us to sample. Everything was incredible. She is a very knowledgeable and gracious host and we felt like family! Book a class with Chef Erica by emailing her here. Make sure you mention this blog!
Blog disclaimer: This blog, and its author, are not affiliated in any way with the restaurants or chefs mentioned above, and does not make any representations, warranties, or guarantees that the dishes mentioned or featured in this blog are gluten free, safe for consumption by those suffering from Celiac Disease, or available. The information contained herein is accurate as of the date of publishing and has not, and will not, be updated to reflect current menu offerings, restaurant closures, restaurant website links, or any other information that may be pertinent. If you are interested in dining with one of the above-mentioned facilities, please contact the facility directly and ensure that it is able to accommodate any dietary requirements you may have.