Here are the a few of the best family-friendly places to eat and stay when touring Dublin, Ireland with kids:
Where to Stay:
My favorite pick for families while in Dublin is the Jurys Inn Dublin Christchurch (8 Christchurch Pl, Wood Quay). Jurys Inn is a chain around Europe with pretty inexpensive prices. This particular location is very convenient to bus stops, restaurants, shops, and all the best family activities around Dublin that I recommend.
A beautiful hotel that is super close to Trinity College in Dublin and is a bit of a luxury would be the Westin Dublin (College Green). You can get adjoining rooms depending on the number of kids and get one room with a King-sized bed and another with twins or queens. They have a kid-friendly, yet gorgeous restaurant on site which is great for tired, spent legs after a long day.
What to Eat:
1. Woolen Mills
The Woolen Mills restaurant is an off-the-beaten-track spot for tourists and a real cool destination! For kids, I recommend going for breakfast.
This beautiful spot is in the iconic, old Woolen Mills building and it overlooks the River Liffey and Ha’Penny Bridge in Dublin. There is something for everyone on the menu.
Wagamama (South King Street) is a chain restaurant, but I find it’s one of our favorite go-to restaurant destinations when traveling with kids.
They have awesome children’s menu picks and it is a sit down restaurant, yet very casual and family-friendly. Have the kids experiment eating with chopsticks and enjoying looking at the picture-heavy menu.
(Another thing that I love about Wagamama when traveling with kids: it doesn’t close and reopen for dinner, so if you are on your home country’s time still, you can grab a super early dinner and still get something great to eat for the whole family.)
3. M&S Food Hall
I love Marks and Spencer (15-20 Grafton Street), and I love them especially when traveling with family. Their food halls are a great way to grab picnic food or a healthy, wholesome dinner of crisps or other prepared foods and dine either in the food hall itself, or bring food back to your hotel room for a quiet evening in before bedtime.