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21 Vegetarian Menu Options for Dine in Dublin Week

  • Wed, 25 Feb 2015
Well it’s that yummy time of year again with our favourite restaurants showcasing their delectable fare. And WOW, are us vegetarians finally being catered for or what!? Over 30 restaurants have designed special Dine in Dublin menus that specifically cater for vegetarians.

Here is a list of the restaurants and their vegetarian meals on offer which will satisfy even the most fussy and discerning taste buds!


1. 101 Talbot

101 talbotOne of Dublin’s best-loved restaurants boasting great food, friendly staff, buzzing atmosphere and a full bar licence

For Starter: Poached Pear, Crozier Blue Cheese and Walnut Salad with a Honey and Mustard Dressing
Main Course: Butternut Squash, Black Eye Bean, Spinach and Aubergine Curry, Basmati Rice, Chutney, Toasted Peanuts


2. Bar Italia 

bar italiaThis award-winning restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy flavours of Italy while taking in the beauty of DublinTown

For Starter: Bruschetta Carnevale – topped with pesto Genovese, warm goat cheese, chargrilled yellow peppers and Italian olive
Main Course: Lasagna ai funghi Porcini – layers of pasta, mozzarella, Porcini mushrooms, freshly grated Grana Trentino
Main Course: Mushroom and truffle ravioli with parmigiano fonduta and aged balsamic reduction
Main Course:  Risotto with cream of butternut squash, asparagus and white truffle oil


3. Brasserie 66

brasserie 66This busy Dublin city restaurant is known for its great food and drink, fantastic surroundings and exciting atmosphere and great prices

For Starter: Wild Mushroom Soup with parmesan, truffle oil and pickled enoki
Main Course: Baby Vegetable Tagine served with spicy couscous and preserved lemon


4. Café en Seine

cafe en seineThis continental and stylish café bar on Dublin’s leafy Dawson Street will transport you back to the heady days of early 19th century Paris with excellent food and drink from noon til late

For Starter: Herbed Goats Cheese Parfait with Beetroot Gel, Rocket Leaves, Toasted Walnuts, Manzanilla Sherry and Honey Dressing
Main Course: Panko Crumbed Risotto Balls with Mushroom and Goats Cheese, Roast Red Pepper Salsa, Rocket Leaves



cornucopiaDublin’s foremost vegetarian restaurant is offering a “Health Special” Meal Deal for Dine in Dublin week

Leafy green salad and your choice of two more salads, a small soup (raw or hot), vegan pate or hummus, raw sesame crackers and a green juice (cucumber, celery and apple)


6. Dada Restaurant 

dadaThis restaurant offers a truly versatile treasure trove of food delights with their dishes reflecting the tantalising flavours of Andalusian and North African cuisine

For Starter: Zaaluk, grilled aubergine pate with Moroccan vinegar and pimenton
For Starter:  Spinach with pickled lemon, green olives and spices
Main Course: Seven vegetable and preserved lemon tagine
Main Course: Pumpkin and lentil tagine with cinnamon



7. Gotham Café

gothamFor over 20 years this café has been offering Dublin diners a relaxed and friendly dining atmosphere

For Starter: Roast Butternut Squash Soup – freshly prepared butternut squash soup served with a chilli crouton
Main Course:  Roast Butternut Squash and Pumpkin Seed Linguini with mint pesto, peas and crumbled feta cheese
Main Course:  SoHo Pizza – Fresh spinach, garlic, black olives, mozzarella and feta cheeses
Main Course:  Central Park Pizza – Black olives, spinach, red onion, fresh tomato, hummus, feta and mozzarella cheeses



8. La Cave

la caveEnjoy classically French food, cooked to perfection

For Starter:  Baked Goat’s Cheese Salad with Apple Honey and Walnuts
Main Course:  Gran Ravioli with Wild Mushrooms Spinach and Truffle Oil


9. Le Bon Crubeen

le bon crubeenLocated near to the Abbey Theatre and The Gate Theatre, this restaurant is known for offering excellent pre-theatre and early bird dining value

For Starter: Goats Cheese Mousse – Beetroot Puree, Candied Walnuts, Melba toast
Main Course: Gnocchi Roasted Red Onion, Peppers, Courgette, Four Cheese Cream


10. l’ Gueuleton

l'gueuletonLocated in the centre of Dublin this restaurant purports to be one of Dublin’s top dining experiences

For Starter:  Grilled Toonsbridge Irish Halloumi with Blood Orange, Balsamic Roast Onions and Toasted Almonds
Main Course:  Roast Beetroot and Butternut Squash Tarte Tatin with Fivemiletown Goat Cheese



11. Pacinos

pacinosA rustic atmosphere complemented by the finest authentic Italian food

For Starter:  Grilled smoked mozzarella served with rocket and cherry tomatoes
Main Course: Sardinian style Gnocchi pasta with fresh made tomato sauce, whiskey, touch of cream, buffalo mozzarella, basil, Parmesan and cherry tomatoes



12. Red Torch Ginger

red torchA new bold modern style Thai Restaurant

For Starter:  Thai Vegetable Samosas with Thai Green curried potatoes and peas with a Honey and Yoghurt dip
Main Course: Chiang Mai Tofu Curry – A sharp flavourful curry from Northern Thailand made with ginger paste and sour
Main Course:  Mee Goreng with Tofu – An Indonesian egg noodle stirfry with chilli paste, garlic and tumeric and peppers, spring onion, pak choi and wombok topped with beansprouts and fried shallots


13. Saba

sabaThis award winning Thai and Vietnamese eatery on Clarendon Street, means “happy meeting place” in Thai

For Starter:  Tom Kha Hed – Light coconut soup with oyster and button mushrooms, snow peas, Chinese leaves and Thai herbs
Main Course:  Gaeng Karee Fuktong – Aromatic yellow butternut squash curry with onions and potatoes


14. Salamanca

salamancaA wide range of quality tapas and good Spanish wines carefully chosen to whisk you from the mundane to the Mediterranean

Tapas Selection including:
Croqueta de Queso de Cabra – Goat’s Cheese Croquette, black sugar cane syrup
Berenjena y Queso de Cabra – Tapas of Goats Cheese, grilled Aubergine, roast peppers, breadcrumbs and tomato sauce
Tapa of Mushrooms – mushrooms sautéed in a creamy garlic sauce

15. The Church

the churchEnjoy a meal in elegant surroundings where their world experienced team aim to give you a level of food, wine and service beyond your expectations

For Starter:  Roasted Pickled Organic Beetroot, Goats Cheese Bon Bons – Lightly Fried Pine-nut Crusted Goats Cheese Balls and Marinated Beetroot Slices
For Starter: Winter Leaf And Vegetable Salad – Toasted Cumin Squash, Chickpea and Snow Peas, Asparagus, Spinach, Red Chard and Salted Hazelnuts
Main Course: Roasted Pepper Linguine – Roasted Peppers, Artichoke Hearts Basil Puree, Toasted Walnuts and topped with Parmesan Tuile


16. The Millstone

millstoneIn the centre of the city, this restaurant is the perfect venue for any occasion

For Starter: Baked Portobello Mushroom – Served on a garlic crouton with mushroom pate, finished with a white wine and parsley sauce
For Starter:  Roasted Vine Tomato Soup with cream cheese crouton, celery stick
Main Course: Spinach and Ricotta Pappardelle – Pan fried baby spinach, courgettes, peppers and shallots tossed with ricotta, mushroom pate and pappardelle pasta, garnished with basil pesto
Main Course: Roast Goats Cheese Wellington – Roast melody of goats cheese, peppers, courgette & leaf spinach, wrapped in puff pastry and finished with a garden herb béarnaise sauce


17. TGI Friday’s

tgi fridaysAt our restaurants every day feels like a Friday with authentic American food, cocktails and special offers

For Starter: BBQ Hummous – Houmous drizzled with Texas BBQ sauce, served with warm garlic pitta and tortilla chips for dipping
Main Course:  Spicy Diablo Pasta – Linguine pasta tossed in a spicy tomato chilli sauce with seasonal vegetables and Parmesan cheese
Main Course:  Vegetarian Burger – A patty of mushrooms, carrots, corn, pulses, chilli & coriander with potato and rice in a golden tortilla lime crumb. Topped with guacamole and melted Mozzarella cheese


18. KC Peaches Wine Cave

kc peachesAdopting a wholefood philosophy and creating a delicious selection of small and large sharing dishes, using all-natural, additive-free, locally sourced produce and artisanal foods

For Starter: Spinach, Caramelized Onions, Cashel Blue Tartlet, Dressed Rucula
Main Course:  Wild Mushroom Risotto, Spiced Rucula, Parmesan Crisp



19. Rustic Stone

rustic stoneA fun, inviting and relaxed place to eat with food of the highest standard made from the best ingredients

For Starter: Outrageous Orange – Wild rocket, shaved fennel, baby spinach, orange segments, pickled carrot, cucumber sheets and caramel pecans bound in a roasted coriander seed and orange dressing and fresh coriander leaves
Main Course: Penne Pesto – Good old fashioned chunky basil pesto with marinated tomatoes and roughly chopped great black olives with pine nuts and parmesan



20. Fire Restaurant

fireLocated in the heart of Dublin City Centre offering an award winning a la carte menu as well as a pre-theatre menu and the traditional Sunday lunch

For Starter: Ardsallagh Irish Goat’s Cheese – Wood fired Ardsallagh Irish goat’s cheese with pecan and pistachio nuts with beetroot compote and a chestnut honey drizzle
Main Course: Spiced Sweet Potato Soup – Roast in a light spice of cumin and cayenne before blending to a smooth puree, garnished with cardamom and herb crème fraiche
Main Course: Ricotta and Spinach Ravioli – Handmade ravioli pasta filled with ricotta cheese and spinach tossed with a blend of sweet peppers, roast cherry tomatoes and white wine and rocket cream sauce

21. Foleys Restaurant

foleysOffers a unique drink and dining experience in colourful, ambient surroundings providing the perfect balance of comfort and sophistication in a warm friendly environment

For Starter: Warm Brie and Apple Salad – served with baby leaves, sundried tomatoes, toasted pine nuts and balsamic dressing
Main Course: Penne All’Arribiata – Tomato sauce, chilli, garlic, fresh basil and parmesan shavings