The 10 best places to eat and drink if you're a student in Dublin 3 years ago

The 10 best places to eat and drink if you're a student in Dublin

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If you're starting college in Dublin over the next month or two, you're going to need to know the places for food and drink around the city.


Wednesday sees students up and down the country receive their Leaving Cert results, with offers of college places following for many people in the coming weeks.

Well, it's good to be prepared.

The nice people at Dublin Business School - which offers courses in everything from business to digital media to law to psychology, and so much more - have come up with a list of ten spots around the city where students can unwind (without missing any classes, of course) and enjoy some great food and drink.

Dicey’s Garden

Located just a short walk away from DBS on Harcourt Street, Dicey's Garden has a carvery that's open every day between 12pm and 2.30pm and offer a €5 lunch for students.

And that's without mentioning one of the best beer gardens in the city.


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When we say the best burritos in the city, we mean the best burritos in the city. It's not uncommon to see a queue at Boojum's flagship Kevin Street branch, but it moves quickly and is absolutely worth it.


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One of the best late night venues in the city is located close to Phibsborough, not far from the city centre, and is one of the north side's most popular places to see a great night refuse to die.

McGowan's serves some of the best chicken wings in the city - a bold claim - and you can't argue with a place that serves food until 11pm at the weekend.

They also have different specials on every night of the week. Sweet.


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The Green Bench Café

Located a stone's throw from DBS on Montague Street, The Green Bench Café has been serving some of the best sandwiches and coffee in Dublin since it was founded in 2012.

So good is the food, in fact, that it was featured recently in the New York Times.


You'll find their Facebook page here.


Located close to Dicey's on Harcourt Street, Dtwo is perfect if you're looking for somewhere to watch the biggest sporting occasions. With over 20 screens, a nightclub, a massive beer garden and its recently launch Backyard BBQ, you can't go wrong.

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Pitt Bros

OK, it might be best not to mention the recent turf war with Boojum down by the Millennium Walkway, but Pitt Bros do some of the best barbeque food in Dublin.

As well as its location down in the Italian Quarter, Pitt Bros' flagship restaurant is located down the road from DBS on Dublin's George's Street, which makes it the perfect place to visit after you've had a couple of drinks in one of the many nearby pubs.

The free ice cream seals the deal.

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Located in Smithfield, Token serves excellent food and is stocked with all manner of brilliant arcade games.

Arcade games! Great food!

Why are you still reading this?

This is what they say about themselves: 'Token is a restaurant – bar – retro arcade – pinball parlour – event space. We have over 32 machines, 22 taps, and an extensive menu for all tastes. Our food consists of our take on high-end fast food. Whether it be a wagyu burger, vegan calamari, bacon battered Reese’s Cup, or extremely hot chicken – all of our dishes are cooked to order. We host events, gaming and not gaming-related, ranging from film screenings to board game meet-ups to pinball leagues to eating challenges to beer tastings & more!'

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The Woolshed

They don't mess around.

This Parnell Street venue boasts of being a 'no-nonsense pub with tellies showing all the big sporting events and a simple pizza and grill menu.'

Short. Succinct. To the point. And a haven for anyone pining for Australia.

Cheap Tuesday, anyone?

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Speaking of burgers... Bunsen's are a bit special.

I mean, LOOK at this...

Bunsen are located in Ranelagh, Wexford Street, South Anne Street and Temple Bar and you'd be a fool not to check them out here.

Dublin Pizza Company

It hasn't been around for long but the Dublin Pizza Company, located on Aungier Street, already has a reputation for serving some of the finest pizza in the city centre.

The following four-step guide on the company's 'About Us' page says everything you need to know about why you need to try their food...

How to set up a pizza company in 4 simple steps...

1/ Travel to Naples to learn from the best

2/ Build your own woodfire oven & fire up some delicious home made pizzas

3/ Build a polytunnel to grow fresh, organic ingredients

4/ Set up shop & serve your lovely hungry customers :)


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