5 Pub Favourites & Authentic Irish Dishes in Dublin

If you find yourself in Dublin and you’re craving some seriously good Irish food, you’re in for a treat. Irish cuisine is all about hearty stews, fresh seafood, and a whole lot of flavour. Whether you’re a local looking to try something new or a tourist on the hunt for an authentic Irish meal, you’re in the right place. Let’s check out five dishes you absolutely have to try when you’re in Dublin.

Our Top 5 Must-Try Irish Dishes

  1. Beef and Guinness Casserole

When you think of Irish food and drink, Guinness is probably the first thing that comes to mind. And what could be better than combining the iconic stout with tender chunks of beef? Our Beef and Guinness Casserole is a classic comfort food that’s slow-braised to perfection, with carrots, leeks, and onions soaking up all that rich Guinness gravy. Served with creamy mashed potatoes, it’s a hearty meal that will warm you up on a chilly Dublin day.

  1. Traditional Irish Lamb Stew

Another staple in Irish food culture is lamb stew. Our version uses tender Wicklow lamb cooked with carrots, leeks, onions, and rosemary in a flavourful herb broth. It’s a dish that speaks to Ireland’s rural heritage and is perfect for those looking for traditional Irish dishes. Pair it with creamy mashed potatoes, and you’ve got a meal that feels like a warm hug.

  1. Shepherdless Pie

For our vegetarian friends, we’ve got something special: Shepherdless Pie. This take on a classic shepherd’s pie is made with slow-cooked lentils, mixed beans, and tomatoes, topped with a layer of mashed potatoes. It’s served with a selection of fresh vegetables and is a satisfying and hearty option that doesn’t skimp on flavour. Even if you’re not vegetarian, you’ll want to give this one a try!

  1. Seafood Chowder

Ireland’s coastline offers a bounty of fresh seafood, and our Seafood Chowder showcases it beautifully. This creamy broth is filled with a medley of fresh fish, smoked fish, and shellfish. Served with traditional Irish brown soda bread, it’s a dish that reflects the best of Irish food and drink. Perfect for lunch or dinner, it’s a must-try when you’re in Dublin.

  1. Irish Oak Smoked Salmon

For a lighter option, try our Irish Oak Smoked Salmon. Served with homemade Irish brown soda bread, horseradish crème fraîche, pickled beetroot, and a dressed salad, it’s a delightful dish that’s as refreshing as it is tasty. The smoky flavour of the salmon pairs perfectly with the tangy crème fraîche, making it a hit with locals and visitors alike.

You can find all of these delicious dishes at Brannigan’s, our family-run pub in the heart of Dublin. 

We’re open daily from 12 pm to 9 pm, serving up these and other legendary dishes. And of course, we’ve got a wide range of Irish craft beers, whiskeys, and gins to complement your meal. Come on in, and let us treat you to a taste of Ireland!

Browse our menu now to discover more mouthwatering Irish specialities waiting for you at Brannigan’s!