As official City Sponsors of the iGaming Super Show in Dublin the team here at bring you our final round-up of things to do and places to see in and around Dublin. This time giving you the benefits of our size 36 waists with a round-up of the best eateries that our fair city has to offer.

Dublin’s culinary scene is about more than Irish stew and potatoes with almost every taste catered for from across the globe. No matter whether money is no object or you’re on a budget there’s something for everyone.

Wine n Dine

So let’s start at the top. If you need to impress a prospective client or affiliate then you’ll want to go somewhere plush. There aren’t many business deals concluded in McDonald’s right? Therefore head along to the uber-posh Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud (21 Upper Merrion Street). It’s the only restaurant in Ireland with two Michelin stars and as the name suggest serves deliciously expensive French cuisine. Expect to pay over €100 each for dinner, but know that it’s worth every cent. Lunch is a bit more affordable but will still set you back €50 or so.

If top class Italian food is more your thing then give Dunne & Crescenzi (14-16 South Frederick Street) a try. Locally sourced produce served in an unpretentious manner will make you feel right at home. Perfect for a light lunch or a slap-up old-style-Italian-get-together the food is “bellissimo”. But brush up on your Italian wines before you get there as there’s a wide and varied selection on offer. Here at we’re working our way through the list!

For a proper meat-feast look no further than FXB Steak and Seafood Restaurant (Pembroke Street). Its 28-day dry-aged steaks are pretty special. It’s a great place for entertaining guests and although at the upper end when it comes to costs you won’t be disappointed. We can personally vouch for the indulgent pork belly dish. Hmmmm pork.

Nice n Easy

The magnificently named The Pig’s Ear (4-5 Nassau Street) restaurant is a great place to sample some good honest Irish grub. With dishes such as “Beef ‘tongue n’ cheek’ Guinness Pie” and “Hob Nob Biscuit & Homemade Jam” you can be assured that it’s down to earth food you’ll be eating. Owner Stephen McAllister is a well-known face on Irish television and the high standard of food on offer at the restaurant has been recently rewarded with a Michelin Bib Gourmand.

Where else would you expect to find one of Dublin’s most modern Asian Fusion restaurants but in the… Italian quarter of the city. We don’t do ‘obvious’ here in Dublin. But don’t let that put you off a visit to KOH Restaurant (7 Jarvis Street) where you can sample a taste of the orient and beyond in the ultra-sleek surroundings of this trendy eatery. On the menu, you’ll find influences from Thai, Chinese, Malaysian and European cuisine, and favourites like Massaman Lamb and Aromatic Chilli Pork are all there.

An alternative option for Thai food is Baan Thai (16 Merrion Road), located opposite the RDS. It’s gorgeous interior is matched by the officially endorsed cuisine on offer. It’s a little bit more expensive than some of the other restaurants in the area but the fact you’ll have to book in advance is a measure of its popularity.

Cheap n Cheerful

In and around Temple Bar there are loads of restaurants to choose from but one of our favourites for a quick bite and an even quicker drink is Milano (also known as Pizza Express in the UK), where the pizzas are wafer thin and the toppings generous to a fault. The house wine goes down a treat and you’ll be in and out in 45 mins, the perfect pit-stop for re-fuelling on a night out.

And finally we couldn’t complete any restaurant round-up without mention of the legendary Eddie Rocket’s. With over 20 outlets in Dublin you’ll never be too far away from one of the biggest, tastiest burgers you can find. Based on a 1950’s American Diner the Eddie Rocket’s franchise looks set for world domination. Hand-pressed burgers and hand-dipped shakes makes for the ideal drop-in and chill-out burger joint – The perfect alternative to a Turkish Kebab on the way home from a serious night out as it’s one of the few places where you’ll get food after 9pm in certain parts of town.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our Rough Guides to Dublin and learned a little bit more about what our great city has to offer. So when you visit for the Super Show get out there, see the sites, meet the people and enjoy the craic.

See you soon.