7 Dublin city restaurants specialising in sharing plates this spring 1 month ago

7 Dublin city restaurants specialising in sharing plates this spring

Fancy some sharing plates in Dublin's fair city?

Look no further than this list that we have so graciously put together for you, someone who is looking for somewhere nice, tasty, cool and hip, to eat.

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Whether you're in the market for some pasta, some prawns, or even some potatoes... it's all here, and it's all perfect for sharing.

1. Sprezzatura

A classic among pasta lovers and anyone who enjoys a cheap, delicious feed, Sprezzatura has been delighting diners with their sharing plates since before the pandemic - and with a new menu that's just dropped this spring, they're showing no signs of stopping.

The Italian favourite - boasting two locations on Grantham Street and Rathmines - has just launched their tastiest menu yet, with a new array of vegan options and more arancini than ever before.

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Get the prawn tagliatelle if you're in. You're welcome.

2. Winedown

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This restaurant is still a hidden gem - but won't be so hidden for long if that menu has anything to do with it.

Winedown pairs the comfort of a dinner with good pals with the luxury of a gourmet meal that's been created with some of the finest local ingredients the country's got to offer. The brainchild of Meltdown founder Meave O'Malley, arrive and you'll simply need to order one of everything. It's that good.

The menu is also extremely reasonably priced and caters easily to vegans, veggies, and meat-eaters alike (croquettes, anyone?) Just make sure you order the seared tuna with the sesame crust. There are no words other than exquisite. 

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3. Lucky Tortoise

Nestled inside a tiny Aungier Street spot is a dim sum restaurant with a modern twist that's perfect for a cheap eat, a group scenario, a date, a double date, a solo feed... you name the vibe, you're going to get it here.

From potstickers to bao to okonomiyaki (delicious), the Lucky Tortoise's menu is small, but it's mighty. Go 'all in' and get a bit of everything. You'll be rolling out of the place, but it'll be worth it.

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4. Las Tapas de Lola

We couldn't mention sharing plates without mentioning the classic Las Tapas de Lola. Think 'tapas' and here's where you'll end up, ordering a handful of mussels, some gorgeous bravas, and whole load of Spanish chistorra for the table.

Las Tapas is a must for any tapas aficionado. In fact, if you're reading this, you've probably already been there.

5. Hang Dai

Chinese, but not like you've ever had it before. Hang Dai has been a staple of Dublin's Camden Street for a few years now, and its tables (especially the booths) remain some of the most sought after in the city.

If spicy tofu is your thing, if delicious seasonal cocktails are your vibe, if the tastiest prawn toast in the country is what you and your mates are up for, look no further. Hang Dai has got sharing plates galore, many of which you'll want to order all for yourself.

6. Library Street

A new spot for Dubliners that only opened its door last year, Library Street is already fast becoming one of the most popular places in the city for delicious food, unique flavours, and group experiences.

"EVERYTHING is meant to be SHARED," says their Instagram page, so if sharing isn't your deal, you, my friend, will be eating elsewhere.

But if it is, then hurry up and book yourself a table. The whipped stout Namelaka looks incredible.

7. The Port House

Another solid shout for those in the market for some delectable Spanish tapas - and the good news is you can pretty much nab yourself a bite all over the city.

The Port House crew have been serving up succulent prawns, gorgeous tempura, and melt-in-the-mouth meat for years now. Their plates are small, ideal for sharing, and with a menu as extensive as this one, you'll never be stuck for something new to try.

Dundrum, Camden Street, Temple Bar... go to them all, they're all great.