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Here's what it's like inside the top 10 restaurants in Ireland

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Oct 15th 2015, 9:56 AM 8,673 8

TRIPADVISOR HAS DECLARED the top ten restaurants in Ireland. Cafe Paradiso came out trumps, with the Cork vegetarian restaurant impressing users of the review site.

As for the countdown, what better time to glare at some food porn?

10. Zuni, Kilkenny

This European cuisine haven in Kilkenny is praised as having superb service, food, and atmosphere.

Anyone for some beetroot gnocchi?

Beetroot gnocchi. Source: dylan__kerr

The seafood platter:

Family dinner catch up #dinner #family #food porn #seafood #platter #lobster #prawns #calamari #hake #fishcake #wine #sisters #kilkenny Source: chloelarge

And for dessert… chocolate ball with brownie, vanilla ice cream and brownie inside. Can’t cope.

a2 Source: dmcremin

Or a lemon meringue Alaska.

Best dessert ever! Lemon meringue Alaska #zuni #nofilter #dessert Source: hano24

Wait, we have nine more of these to go?

9. The Pig’s Ear, Dublin

If you didn’t go specifically looking for this place, it’s easy to walk by, but it hides some amazing food.

Venison - Beetroot - Deer Tartare #thepigsear #pigsear #dublin #ireland #darcgreen #eurotrip #eurpoeanvacation #friends Source: darcgreen

The toilet is quite out of the way.

Spotted in Dublin on the way to the bathroom. Tempting... Source: stintireland

As for the food? Cured Irish salmon with cucumber and caviar won’t fill you up, but it will taste delicious.

Cured Irish salmon with cucumber and caviar Source: rach_stanners

Or does some crab mayonnaise tickle your fancy?

Crab mayonnese :) #happybirthday #birthday #dublin #visitdublin #irelan #michelin #food #foodporn #pornfood #foodlover #fish Source: armagio

We’ll take it all.

#menu #thepigsear #nassaustreet #dublin #dublinfood #lovedublin #lovindublin #uncoverdublin #discoverdublin #whatsarahate Source: sjsmyth

8. Freddy’s Bistro, Limerick

A tourist on Tripadvisor called this one of the best meals they had eaten in Ireland.

Another fabulous Ireland dinner. #internationaltraveling #yum I had the Nut Roast (the veggie dish). Awesome!!! Source: hillaryl

A look at the steak, and you’d believe them.

Prime Irish 8 oz Filet of steak with garlic butter Source: food_library

7. Ristorante Rinuccini, Kilkenny

As you could guess, this place has an Italian speciality, and the pasta is some of the best you’ll ever have.

Lunch date. #kilkenny #ireland #lunch #date #pasta #ristoranterinuccini #rinuccini Source: deirdrecashin

6. Eala Bhan, Sligo

They do a serious steak.

Wining and dining Source: _iamjanem

And afternoon tea.

#afternoontea #ealabhan #yum #sligowhoknew Source: aislingharte

But what’s really important here, is that their desserts look ON POINT.

Yum yum Source: jamiehanlon1993

Could ask for a better way to spend a belated #birthday Source: jpcarty

5. Kai, Galway

One reviewer said:

The Best food I have ever eaten!!

High praise.

Instagram photo by Shana * Oct 10, 2015 at 1:24pm UTC Source: shanapchco

The two Vs, Vino and Venison.

Venison and vino in @kai_galway Source: doc.higgo

Dat cone though.

Home made cones coated in chocolate and filled with blackberry ice cream..,., @kaiformeadowsandbyrne #food #treats #local #homemade #icecream #taste #galway #travel #wildatlanticway #dublin #cork #ireland #picoftheday ❤️ Source: kaiformeadowsandbyrne

 

#dinner @welovekai @kai_galway #welovekai #westend #westcoast #Galwaybay #Galway #love #unicorn Source: slindal

We’ll leave  you with this fig cake.

#Fig #Time #Figjam #welovekai #Favs #Cakes Source: kai_galway

4. An Port Mor Restaurant, Mayo

This place serves some of the best seafood you can get in Mayo, with one reviewer saying it’s worth finding, even if you have to search.

Heaven ⛅️ #afternoontea Source: deirdrecorry

Yup, looks about right.

Divine food Source: jimrocks

Seafood salads and a coffee. Anyone getting hungry?

Tonight's treats! Source: bec_boop

3. Sabor Brazil, Dublin

This Camden Street joint serves the best of Brazilian.

Absolutely fabulous meal at Sabor Brazil. Meeeeeoww. Seven courses in heaven Source: saramclifford

Just look at that sushi set up!

So much amazing food Source: cnlbel

You know you’re posh when you get a sorbet in between courses.

Passion Fruit and Raspberry Sorbet Source: fudewhure

2. Chapter One, Dublin

Of course this Dublin hotspot would make the list. All the slebs go there.

Dinner time at #ChapterOne with #KarenDiamond and @oliviapalermo . Great food and atmosphere! Source: juliuspoole

For venison like this.

That mash in the top left is hands down THE best mash I have ever tasted. I would eat it out of a junkies palm Source: meogie_

Stuffed pig tail?

The best dining experience I have encountered so far in Dublin Source: meogie_

Their Irish coffee is next to none.

The ultimate Irish coffee Source: emmomac

It’s basically the ultimate culinary experience.

A good birthday #michelinstar Source: emmomac

luncheon at #chapterone Source: elianassyhz

1. Cafe Paradiso, Cork

The top spot goes to Cork vegetarian restaurant, Cafe Paradiso. It’s easy to see why.

#cafeparadisocork is probably the best #restaurant in #cork and I say that knowing it's a #vegeterian place too! # Source: sendalexstuff

One review said

This is a superb vegetarian restaurant. Inspired food combinations presented with flair.

Like the Baked Alaska.

Baked Alaska Pudding. GET IN MA BELLY!!! Source: rachelcaramccullough

Meat? What meat?

Rare opportunity to visit a top European #vegetarian restaurant in #Cork called #Cafe Paradiso first set of pictures are the starters including Black Bean Soup and Lime Marinated Grilled Halloumi Source: wwlewisd

Sushi to start. Source: jamesalankavanagh

A well deserved winner.

Vegetarian? Must be that time of year again! Happy birthday @lauranifhearghail Source: ronankirby

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