- 27 Jun 16
While the stars and celebrities offer their own personal recommendations, our guide to the 100-plus best restaurants in the capital is wonderfully mouth-watering. And that’s just the start of what Best of Dublin 2016 has to offer...
Joe Duffy, Tracy Clifford, Eoghan McDermott, Aodhan Ó Riordain, Simone Rocha, Michael Pope of Le Galaxie and cover star Lisa Lambe are among the big names who contribute to Hot Press' Best of Dublin, which is in shops all over Ireland from Tuesday.
The magazine, published annually by Hot Press. is packed with information, insights and recommendations about the capital city, making it one of the publishing highlights of the year in Ireland.
Best of Dublin features the Top 100 restaurants in Dublin – and more – in what is the best and most comprehensive guide to eating out, both wisely and well, in the city.
There’s also a fascinating feature on the best cycle routes in Dublin, which will be of huge interest to the ever-growing legion of cycling enthusiasts in the city – and indeed to visitors who can hire bikes to explore the capital.
“Things are changing so quickly all over Dublin at the moment,” editor Niall Stokes says, “that it can be difficult to keep track. That’s where our team of Best of Dublin sleuths come in! They’ve been charting the changes over the past 12 months – and all of the intelligence and insider knowledge that they picked up along the way is reflected in what is by far the biggest and most wide-ranging Best of Dublin to date.”
Many of the stars and celebrities make personal recommendations of their favourite places to eat and drink, as well as revealing how they use their leisure time in what is fast becoming a city that never sleeps! And areas where there is a unique buzz are selected for special focus. In the 2016 edition, there are features on:
– How Temple Bar Is Fighting Back
– Ranelagh: Dublin’s new foodie mecca
– D7 Heaven – a look at the myriad attractions of the north-side's Dublin 7 area.
“One of the things that we discover,” Niall Stokes adds, "as the clock ticks down towards a new edition of Best of Dublin, is how much we all have to learn about the changing face of Dublin – even those of us who have lived here for years! Which is why it is such an enjoyable and educational process, putting the publication together.
"Whether it is our guide to the Hidden Dublin, a wander around the new ethnic restaurants opening up, a look ahead at the big events coming up, interviews with some of the hugely talented crafts people and artists, who are beavering quietly away to produce beautiful work, or discovering new attractions across the city for everyone to enjoy, there is a real buzz in seeing what we discover, photograph and write about for Best of Dublin – and then sending it off to the printers. Hopefully, people will feel the same sense of excitement when they open it up and read it.”
Best Of Dublin is packed with insider information on some of the most unique, exciting, fun and entertaining Dublin attractions. Amid a cornucopia of information, it also reveals the great new cafes, bars and coffee shops – and the most exciting boutiques and shops that are dotted all over the city.
Dublin is full of fascinating places, people and experiences to be savoured, and they’re all gathered together for your delectation in Best Of Dublin 2016. Whether you’re a visitor, someone who has landed here without any plans to leave or a true blue Dubliner, Best Of Dublin will help you discover a new exciting side to the city. It is out now!