No matter what part of the world you are arriving from, you won't have much difficulty in finding delicious food, so rest assured on that note! However, if you're looking for something traditionally Irish, here's where to start.
Irish stew is the most obvious option and is simply a traditional one-pot meal that uses a combination of meat, potato and carrot – perfect for warming up on a cold day. Lamb is the most common meat used, although there's no exact recipe because quantities can differ from place to place (historically, you added whatever you had in your cupboard!)
Most pubs and Irish-owned restaurants are likely to serve the dish, but if you're in the two capital cities, check out the Oval Bar
on Middle Abbey Street (just off O'Connell Street in Dublin), The Hairy Lemon
and JW Sweetman
, where you'll find fab and hearty stew dishes.
In Northern Ireland's capital, The Crown Liquor Saloon
in Belfast is said to have a particular delicious stew, while Kelly's Cellars
on Bank Street tops the taste league, too!
For other traditional Irish dishes, check out this page for 10 foods
you'll adore during your visit!