8 great Dublin restaurants with heated outdoor seating to enjoy for the next three weeks

As Dublin moves into Level 3 restrictions, our options to eat out are limited - but that doesn't mean there aren't some fabulous options left around the city

Sadly, the news of Dublin's latest move into Level 3 of Covid-19 restrictions has been a huge blow to the hospitality industry. Dublin restaurants, pubs and hotels face three more weeks of challenges, and many are struggling to stay afloat.
Here at IMAGE, we want to shine a light on the truly fantastic restaurants around the city that are, against the odds, still bringing us brilliant food and drink to sustain us all during such weird times. If you don't fancy cooking, or just want to treat yourself, consider heading to one of these city eateries that have pivoted to provide outdoor seating for patrons. Support local, support Irish, and get creative during the next three weeks.

Saba's Secret Garden, Upper Baggot Street, Dublin 4

Saba is home to some of the best Thai and Vietnamese food in the city, and their Baggot Street 'Secret Garden' location gives a fabulous feeling of summer. Both Saba locations (their other restaurant is on Clarendon Street) are remaining open over the next three weeks for outdoor dining from 12 pm. You can book your table online, and if you prefer a takeaway, their delicious cocktails are also available to go.

The Terrace at the Shelbourne, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2

If you want to experience something truly special, the Shelbourne is always a luxury. The Terrace is a relaxed little plaza on the mezzanine level with outdoor seating to see the sky as you dine. It's open every day until 9 pm, serving an all-day menu of Shelbourne classics. You can book by contacting the hotel directly at +353 1 663 4500.

Baste BBQ, Clanbrassil St Upper, Portobello, Dublin 8

If rough-and-ready BBQ is what you're after, Baste on Clanbrassil Street will provide the goods. The outdoor venue is bookable for groups for their Dinner event, with tickets priced at €40pp including unlimited corkage for 4 people (it's all BYO). All the classics are here, from succulent pulled pork to sausages to beef rib, with some really creative and delicious sides available too. Book online on their website.

Suesey Street, Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2

Suesey Street offers some of the best seasonal dining in the city, from Dublin Bay seafood to lamb and beef of the highest standard. Their Garden Room offers a beautiful option for al fresco dining, and is open daily from noon.

Angelina's, Percy Place, Dublin 4


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Dear Guests, Following this evening's announcement from the government, we will close Angelina’s for sit-in dining but continue to offer outdoor dining with reduced capacity. Reservations will be contacted as soon as possible, starting with those booked for this weekend. Please bear with us, your patience is greatly appreciated. The safety of our staff and guests remains our number one priority, and we continue to take every necessary precaution to make you feel safe and comfortable. Thank you once again for your continued support during this time and we look forward to welcoming you to Angelina’s very soon! ??

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If it's Italian you want, Angelina's authentic menu is one of the best in the city. Fresh fish and pasta, rich chicken and steak, or a great range of pizzas for something a little less formal is all available on their outdoor terrace for dining. It's in high demand, but you can book on their website.

Fire Steakhouse & Bar, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

One of the most well-loved restaurants in the city, Fire's outdoor terrace overlooks their gardens on Dawson Street and is as comfortable and luxurious as their indoor space. Fire's signature dishes are some of the best in Dublin, and while their outdoor dining area is in very high demand at the moment, the food and atmosphere is well worth the wait.

The Marker Rooftop Bar and Terrace, Grand Canal Square, Docklands, Dublin 2

Featuring some of the best views of Dublin anywhere in the city, the Marker's rooftop terrace is open to non-residents of the hotel from 5 pm Thursday to Sunday. Stylish and understated decor lets the views speak for themselves, and visitors can dine from a bespoke rooftop snack menu while soaking it up.

Sprezzatura, Camden Market, Dublin 8


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Slow cooked duck ragu is our kind of Sunday lunch

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The freshest pasta, the best Irish produce, and beautifully simple surroundings in Dublin 8 sum up the fantastic Sprezzatura. If you are a pasta fiend, you'll be delighted to know that they are keeping their doors open for the next three weeks, with reduced capacity in their outdoor seating. If we could perch in the corner just for a plate of pappardelle with duck ragu, we would. Book through email at [email protected]

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