Dingle has recently been named the Top Foodie Town in Ireland and for good reason. This award recognized Dingle for actively promoting itself through joint activities such as food festivals, gourmet trails and farmers’ markets as well as great dining experiences. Here are some of our favorites
Global Village (Main St)
With the sophisticated feel of a continental bistro, this restaurant offers a fusion of global recipes gathered by the well-traveled owner-chef, but utilizes sustainable local produce, such as the Kerry mountain lamb. The wine list is excellent.
The Boatyard (Strand St.)
The Boatyard restaurant is located down by the pier overlooking Dingle Harbor. It has an elegant conservatory overlooking the Harbor and the outside decking is an ideal location for relaxing with a friend, having a chat over a glass of wine and perhaps a bowl of freshly steamed mussels.
Out of the Blue (Strand St)
'No chips', reads the menu of this funky blue-and-yellow, fishing-shack-style restaurant on the waterfront. Despite its rustic surrounds, this is one of Dingle's best restaurants, with an intense devotion to fresh local seafood (and only seafood); if they don't like the catch, they don't open. With seafood this good, who needs chips?
Ashes (Main St.)
Owned by a distant relation of Gregory Peck this elegantly fronted gastropub serves modern takes on seafood in old-fashioned surrounds. The tempura of pollack with coriander aioli is mighty fine
Grey’s Lane Bistro (Grey’s Lane)
Recently relocated to new premises, this is one of Dingle's most popular spots for international bistro fare – from lamb tajines to Thai green curries, ginger stir-fries and Mediterranean casseroles.