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Urban. Dublin. Discover the city with Morelands Grill Top 5 Destinations!

By | Things To Do In Dublin City Centre

Map of Dublin? Check! Walking shoes? Check! A reservation at Morelands Grill? Check!

Here are our Top 5 Destinations

Explore Dublin, see the sights and soak up some culture before enjoying a delicious meal freshly prepared here at Morelands Grill, right in the heart of the city centre. Here are some of must see places on your day out discovering Dublin City:

Trinity College Dublin  & The Book of Kells

The land of saints & scholars… Trinity College is a font of Dublin history. See the world-famous Book of Kells, a beautifully illustrated manuscript written around 800 BC by Irish monks and at Trinity College Dublin since 1653.
The Old Library features the stunning Long Room, Brian Boru Harp and many of Ireland’s most ancient texts. An enchanting place! Well-known alumni include Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett. Why not take a 30-minute guided tour around the elegant grounds, pavilion and classical and modern buildings with one of today’s enthusiastic students?
Round off a relaxing morning stroll through Trinity College with a tasty lunch here at neighbouring Morelands Grill.
Find out more: Trinity College, Dublin 2 

Temple Bar

Dublin’s very own Cultural Quarter, Temple Bar, is the beating heart of the city. Bars, clubs and buskers keep the party going all night, while boho boutiques, art galleries and charming cafes bring an alternative vibe by day.
The cobblestone streets are electric at all times! Temple Bar has a rich tradition of artists, musicians and street performers. Check out the Project Arts Theatre and Smock Alley Theatre for cutting-edge plays. And the IFI for cult movies! Discover Viking Dublin at Dublinia, in Temple Bar’s Old City- also home to the magnificent Christchurch Cathedral. This area is steeped in history, seek out traditional Irish music at one of the many local pubs and enjoy a pint of Guinness! Try fresh Sligo oysters at Temple Bar Food Market on a Saturday afternoon, browse the Temple Bar Designer Mart and explore the hipster hub of Cow’s Lane. Then escape to Morelands Grill for a juicy Josper grilled steak & a glass of wine or two!
Where to next? Temple Bar, of course! Make a night of it in Dublin’s ultimate party-zone. Settle in at super-chill bar or get your dancing shoes on at Club M. Finally, wind down your day with a nightcap at The Mint Bar
Find out more: Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Moreland Grill - Urban Chic adjacent to temple bar

Dublin Castle & Chester Beatty Library

Historic Dublin Castle boasts Viking, medieval and modern heritage. A colourful collection of eclectic buildings includes a Medieval Under croft, remains of a Viking Fortress and an original 13th Century Castle. The State Apartments, still in use today, were built as living quarters of the Viceregal Court, offering a fascinating glimpse into times-gone-by. Dublin Castle is also home to the Chester Beatty Library, a rare museum of world treasures from Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, collected by Sir Alfred Chester Beatty on his many travels.
Wander through the vivid mosaics and sculptures at the quirky Dubh Linn Gardens. Why not top this cultural afternoon off with A Most Peculiar Afternoon Tea in The Atrium Lounge or delicious Lobster Roll in Morelands Grill?  
Find out more: Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Morelands Grill | Only a short walk to Dublin Castle

National Gallery of Ireland, National Museum of Ireland & Little Museum of Dublin

The National Gallery of Ireland hosts a collection of over 2,500 Irish and European paintings, with works from Picasso, Van Gogh and Jack.B.Yeats. The National Portrait Collection is essential viewing!
The National Museum of Ireland features Celtic relics the Ardagh Chalice and Tara Brooch, with cultural artifacts ranging from Viking to Victorian to Georgian.
Small but perfectly formed, the Little Museum of Dublin is a nod to 20th Century Dublin. Housed in a Georgian townhouse, this curious mix covers the 1916 Rising to JFK to U2. The spirit of Dublin is brought to life with a fun guided tour.
Take in nearby St Stephen’s Green, before heading to Morelands Grill to sit back and relax with our Signature Gin & Tonic.
Find out more: NGI, Merrion Square West, D2,  NMI, Kildare Street, D2,  Little museum of Dublin, St Stephens Green, D2

National Gallery of Ireland | Only a 5 minute walk from the door of our restaurant

Powerscourt Townhouse Centre

This gorgeous shopping centre is a Dublin hidden gem! The perfect place to hunt for gifts (to self?), Powerscourt Townhouse Centre is filled with home-grown boutiques, jewellery studios, and international brands. Design Centre is THE go-to for Irish fashion, showcasing Philip Treacy among others. Fabulous lifestyle store, Article, recently featured in Vogue! The original Georgian house has been restored to its former glory, with the stone steps on South William Street serving as one of Dublin’s best-loved people-watching spots! Enjoy live piano music, browse seasonal art exhibitions or pop across the street to legendary Dublin pub Grogans and join the locals for a pint of Guinness.
Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, Dublin 2 

Dublin City, we came, we saw. We ate! Morelands Grill. Good food. Good times!

Best Steak In Dublin – taste our Prime Irish Beef from the Josper Grill

By | Food From Our Steakhouse Restaurant

In the heart of Dublin City.

Morelands Grill is only a stone’s throw from Trinity College Dublin, adjacent to Temple Bar and a whole host of hotspots including some of Dublin’s best bars, restaurants and clubs. In that sea of dining options, the question for us was: how do we make sure that we stand out from the crowd? The answer, as it turns out, was simple – invest in a Josper Grill.

Our Dublin 2 eatery decided that the best way to instil a moreish taste in the menu was to install this state-of-the-art grill in our kitchen. It was first created in 1970 by restaurateurs and chefs Josep Armangue and Pere Juli as a combination grill and oven for their own restaurant in Spain. These days, its reputation for producing flavoursome and mouth-watering dishes precedes it, and so the Josper Grill – which gets its name from its creators – can be found in restaurants the world over.


Cooked at temperatures of up to 500 degrees, perfectly seared, cooked to perfection.

Executive chef John Hickey explains more about why Morelands Grill opted for the Josper Grill when planning the kitchen set-up: “It gives excellent flavour on grilled meats from a charcoal oven. You are cooking at temperatures of up to 500 degrees, which is ideal for searing or cooking steaks quickly. You also use less butter or oils while cooking.’’

“The result is less fat on the meat as it is rendered away through grill bars, and there is more moisture in the meat, as it has been sealed in at such a high heat.’’

“I like using it because it’s faster than an open grill, so it prevents food from drying out or burning. As it is a closed-door system, it also means that there are fewer flames, and less heat in the kitchen which makes it more comfortable for team to work in.’’

Smoked Meat, Searing or barbecuing

“When it comes to devising menus, it allows for versatility in terms of food styles and recipes. For example, it can also be used to smoke overnight, so it does great smoked chicken, fish, or brisket. It definitely adds a unique flavour to the meat.”

So, the tools of the trade are top-notch, what about the ingredients? In terms of its beef offerings, our menu follows a time-honoured line of choice – fillet, rib eye and striploin steak. The beef is sourced from a small group of farmers in the South Leinster region. Their livestock is reared on lush, green grass – which Ireland thankfully has in abundance – and grains. No artificial growth promoters or additives are used.

Already a firm favourite on our menu is the 10oz Rib Eye Steak, which is a salt-aged Irish beef by Peter Hannan of Hannan Meats. Using a cold chamber lined with blocks of Himalayan Salt, the beef is dry-aged for 30 days. This process has already won his company numerous awards for producing wonderfully flavoursome meat.

Josper Grill - Best Steak In Dublin

When it comes to what sauce to serve on the side, you can opt for the traditional accompaniment to steak, Green Peppercorn and Brandy sauce, a richer Béarnaise option, a classic French Bordelaise, or a Prawn Butter sauce.

Not just steak, our seafood is exceptional

For those who have a combined craving for seafood and meat, you can also order some buttered prawns or seared scallops. Our seafood, like our beef, is sourced locally.

So, in a nutshell, what can we guarantee you in the ultimate steak experience at Morelands Grill? Prime grade Irish beef, aged to perfection, and cooked on the best grill in town to give you the best steak in Dublin!

Why not book a table and come taste it for yourself if you don’t believe us.