o’neills bar and restaurant
2 suffolk st
for my first dinner in dublin, i was dead set on eating some delicious shepherds pie. initially, we were going to eat at the stag’s head, but after a taxi driver convinced us o’neills made the best pie in town, we headed straight there. holy mother of pies, he was right. i asked the carver what the best way to eat it was and he said with extra mash and a side of traditional irish cabbage. then he drenched my whole entire plate with gravy without even asking me. i wanted to kiss him. everything about this meal was excellent—the consistency of the buttery mash, the texture of the cabbage, the crispy top of the shepherds pie, and the warm savory insides. it was the perfect meal for the cold, wintery weather.
there were so many other dishes on the menu, we came back the next night for more. lucky for us, the carvery is open late (a bit of a rarity in dublin), serves a wide range of delicious traditional irish food, and their bar is loaded with all of the best irish beers. so yummy!
shepherds pie with a side of steamed / pickled cabbage and mash