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Things to do in Monkstown

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Gourmet Shop
“A great cafe and lunch spot. They also have a deli section and butchers, where you can pick up some great artisan produce.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Gastro pub. Lunch and dinner menus. About a 10 min walk. The Purty Kitchen in Monkstown is the third oldest pub in Dublin and the oldest pub in it’s own local area. It dates back to 1728. The Purty Loft has supper/concert events. It has hosted to a plethora of big Irish and International stars including The Dubliners, Aslan & Don Baker and in more recent times has been host to Republic of Loose, Luka Bloom and Declan O’Rourke. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Incredible intimate genuine Italian restaurant. Great food and some of the best pizza in Dublin City! Try book in advance! ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“Very nice environment, live music, cozy, great for dates, happy hour and party.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Bloomfield Shopping Centre about 15 mins walk. Movie theatre is next to it.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“If you're in the mood for steak, this high-end restaurant chain is the definitely place to go! ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Great Breakfast menu, which you can still enjoy at brunch. Lunch menu includes homemade soup and Brown bread.Choose from lots of homemade desserts.Always very busy and buzzy place. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“One of the best places to swim in Dublin. Toilets and shower available. Steps access to water along with small beach. lifeguards on duty during summer months. Next to beautiful Martello Tower.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Establishment
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This small fine-dining restaurant has received great acclaim recently - their wine list is excellent, as is the lobster (of course!).”
  • 4 locals recommend
Locality
“Seaside town on the south side, with restaurants, a pier, public park and beach. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Pub
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  • 2 locals recommend
Dentist's Office
“Only 5 minutes walking distance from the sea, where hundreds of people walk, run, swim, cycle and practice for triathlons every day. Take a cycle along the coast road as far as Dalkey via the metals.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Store
“Amazing ice-cream with people coming from all over Dublin. Beware of long queues!”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Gastropub
“Gastro pub. Lunch and dinner menus. About a 10 min walk. The Purty Kitchen in Monkstown is the third oldest pub in Dublin and the oldest pub in it’s own local area. It dates back to 1728. The Purty Loft has supper/concert events. It has hosted to a plethora of big Irish and International stars including The Dubliners, Aslan & Don Baker and in more recent times has been host to Republic of Loose, Luka Bloom and Declan O’Rourke. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Incredible intimate genuine Italian restaurant. Great food and some of the best pizza in Dublin City! Try book in advance! ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you're in the mood for steak, this high-end restaurant chain is the definitely place to go! ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Great Breakfast menu, which you can still enjoy at brunch. Lunch menu includes homemade soup and Brown bread.Choose from lots of homemade desserts.Always very busy and buzzy place. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This small fine-dining restaurant has received great acclaim recently - their wine list is excellent, as is the lobster (of course!).”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Another excellent Italian restaurant, it is situated to the side and over Goggins pub on the Monkstown Road. Food here is excellent all fresh, homemade pasta, Lazana, Carbonaire and Ravelo have be tried, so delish. Great choice of desserts. Staff are very professionally, and go out of their way to make your your experience here will be a memorable one. ”
  • 1 local recommends

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