Things To Do In Dublin City Centre

Things to do in Dublin this October 

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Here’s our Essential Guide to what’s happening in Dublin this September… Perfect to help you plan a great day out! Don’t forget our great special offers this October like Gin & Jazz Saturdays, Steak Thursdays or Express Lunch on Weekdays! Dine in the city this October with perfectly located Morelands Grill!


Leinster v Munster Guinness PRO14

Saturday 6 October

Whoever you’re shouting for, it’s gonna be a big one! Leinster take on Munster in one of the most anticipated games of the season, the Guinness PRO14 at Aviva Stadium. Blues v Reds is always exciting! Whether you’re watching the match live or catching it on the big screen, join us at Morelands Grill for a relaxing Gin & Jazz Saturday Lunch, before the battle begins!


Open House Dublin

12-14 October

Think you know Dublin? Think again! Open House Dublin gets behind closed doors with a whole host of the city’s buildings opening up to the public. Get to know the stories behind icons such as Casino Marino, Custom House, Dublin Castle, Leinster House & Teelings Whiskey Distillery, and hidden gems like 14 Henrietta Street, Chocolate Factory & Node. Make sure to fuel up in Morelands Grill after your exploration of hidden Dublin treasures!


The Great Pink Run

Saturday 13 October

Doing The Great Pink Run? Well done! The Annual 10K Challenge for Breast Cancer Ireland takes place in the Pheonix Park on Saturday 13th October. Hosted by TV favourite Elaine Crowley, it promises to be a really fun day out. Get the girls together and celebrate your success with Dinner & Cocktails at Morelands Grill. Indulge in a well-earned Signature Gin & Tonic!


An Evening with Nigella Lawson

Monday 22 October

We’re big fans of Nigella here at Morelands Grill. Celebrate 20 years since her ground-breaking debut cookbook How To Eat, as Nigella talks about her life in food and what she’s cooking right now. It promises to be an evening of charm, wit & entertainment with the award-winning author, TV chef & all-round food icon. Pop in for a Pre-Theatre treat before heading to the stunning National Concert Hall.

Bram Stoker Festival

26-29 October

Four days of deadly adventure! It’s that time of year again… Get into the Halloween spirit at the Bram Stoker Festival. There’s something scary for everyone with Stokerland, a pop-up Victorian theme park, the Night of the Shifting Bog & NYsferatu Symphony of a Century. Make it a day to remember with lunch at Morelands Grill. How would you like your stake?


Apres Match Live

Sunday 21 October

Up for a laugh? Apres Match Live brings it’s game to Vicar Street on Sunday 21st October. As always , the lads are irreverent, on the ball & absolutely hilarious! With two decades behind them, Barry Murphy, Risteard Cooper & Gary Cooke are the funny faces of Irish sports broadcasting. Impersonations, satire & comedy costumes, nobody famous in Ireland is safe! Make it a Sunday to remember with a dinner in Morelands before the gig!


Kylie Minogue / David Byrne/ Jools Holland

Multiple Dates

It’s all happening at the 3Arena! With a great live line-up for October, check out pop legend Kylie Minogue, cult music icon David Byrne & all-round entertainer Jools Holland, with his amazing Rhythm & Blues Orchestra. Get your night out off to a great start with our delicious Pre-Theatre Dinner, served from 5.45 to 7pm daily. Pair with your favourite wine, relax & enjoy!


We are looking froward to seeing you in Morelands Grill this October! 

A Great Night Out in Dublin starts in Morelands Grill

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Dinner, Drinks & Dancing! A Great Night Out in Dublin starts here!

Fancy a big night out in Dublin? Get the party started at top Barbeque Restaurant Morelands Grill. Whether it’s Date Night or a Girly Get-together we offer the perfect ingredients for a great night out. With all of Dublin’s best Bars & Clubs on our doorstep, make your booking today!

Here’s our Top 10 Dublin Nights Out Spots to go to after delicious dinner in the Morelands Grill

Farrier & Draper
Got your dancing shoes on? Then get down at Farrier & Draper. One of Dublin’s hottest dance floors, Farrier & Draper has it all. Home is the fab Powerscourt Townhouse, where opulent Art Deco style meets serious tunes from Resident DJs. The bartenders here mix it up all night long!
Powerscourt Townhouse

The Black Door
Looking for somewhere with an extra touch of class? The Black Door is impossibly chic. At the top of lively Harcourt Street, this late night wine bar offers live music from some of Dublin’s best players at their baby grand piano, classic cocktails & a tempting Champagne selection…
Harcourt St, D2

The Mint Bar
A great meal at top Dublin Barbeque Restaurant Morelands Grill makes for an unforgettable night. Why not keep the good times rolling with live jazz music at The Mint Bar next door? Get your gin on at Cool As A Cucumber, every Friday night, or try a Mint Bar Cocktail Masterclass…
College Green, D2

Drury Buildings
New kid on the block, Drury Buildings is Hip. With a capital H. Exposed brick walls, colourful graffiti, reclaimed bars, church benches… It’s all happening! A serious cocktail menu, talented mixologists & a real sense of adventure make for one of Dublin’s hottest spots right now.
Drury St, D2

Vintage Cocktail Club
Enter through the secret door on Crown Alley & into the glamorous world of Vintage Cocktail Club. Luxe speakeasy is the vibe, decadent cocktails are the star. Settle into a plush velvet chaise & treat yourself to a Whiskey Smash or Ceylon In The City. Pure indulgence…
Crown Alley, Temple Bar, D2

Dakota is the boss of South William Street. Big, bold & beautiful, this place has all the elements for a great night out. Prop up the sleek bar with a craft beer or grab a booth & get stuck into the cocktail list. Dakota is totally rocking at the weekend with their resident DJs spinning ’til late.
South William St, D2

Lemon & Duke
Looking for a unique bar experience in Dublin? Lemon & Duke, just off Grafton Street, ticks all the boxes. Cool Tank Beer on draught, a great range of bottles & delicious cocktails. Owned by some of Ireland’s best-loved Rugby Stars, you never know who you’ll bump into at the bar…
Duke Lane, D2

The Bar With No Name
Dublin’s best kept secret, No Name on Fade Street is as cool as they come. A funky, modern bar with great tunes & a large smoking terrace, No Name is famous for its fresh cocktails. The crowd here is laid back & super-stylish. Perch on a vintage leather sofa with a Cosmopolitan.
Fade St, D2

The Church
Go big or go home! The Church on Jervis Street brings the party every time. It’s all in the name, housed in a former church, this is an impressive venue. Hit up The Church for live music events, Irish dancing & trad sessions. Or enjoy a cold one in their Beer Garden on a hot summer’s day.
Jervis St, D1

The Gin Palace
All the gin! What’s not to love? The Gin Palace on Abbey Street is home to the largest collection of gin in Dublin. This plush Victoriana bar is the perfect setting to sample rare gins, imaginative combos & skilful mixing. Kick off with a Signature G&T at Morelands Grill, of course…
Middle Abbey Street, D1

Whatever your vibe tonight, kick-start your Dublin nights out with great food, Jopser grilled delicacies and signature G&T in Morelands Grill! Where will your night take you?


Shopping in Dublin, Our Top 5 Picks!

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Fancy a day out in Dublin with the Girls? Or a mooch around Town, just you & Mum? Book a table at Morelands Grill. Delicious Crevettes, a juicy steak from the Josper Grill… And our Signature G&T. Followed by a moreish Morelands Sundae? Relax and unwind at a nearby restaurant.

Let’s go shopping! Here’s our Top 5 Shopping Picks for Fashion & Lifestyle in Dublin:

Temple Bar

Shopping? In Temple Bar? Who knew… So many hidden gems in Dublin’s Cultural Quarter! Go off the beaten track & get into Urban Outfitters, Folkster & China Blue. Cow’s Lane is a Hipster haven with the brilliant Gutter Bookshop, April and the Bear & Cows Lane Designer Studio, a hub of Irish design talent. Chill out at Tamp & Stitch or Indigo & Cloth. Is it a cafe? Is it a store? Both, actually! These lifestyle shops offer fashion, coffee & slice of cool.
If Vintage is your thing, Temple Bar is your Mecca! Get your 90s on at Nine Crows & Flip, your fab frocks in Lucy’s Lounge & Eager Beaver.
Temple Bar is beautiful outside as well as inside. Check out the Temple Bar Food Market & Designer Mart every Saturday & Temple Bar Night Market every Wednesday. Watch out for quirky Pop-Up shops too! Relax at Melt Natural Healing Centre with a well-earned massage. You’re just minutes away from Morelands Grill where tasty food, a glass of wine and good times await at our nearby restaurant.

Morelands Grill - Dining adjacent to Temple Bar. Perfectly Central Shopping

Brown Thomas

Dublin’s leading Department Store, Brown Thomas, is not just a shop. It’s an experience. Five floors of top Luxury Brands, fresh from the catwalk, Brown Thomas has it all. Womenswear, Menswear, Homewares, Accessories & a vast Beauty Hall. Oh, and Shoes! Christian Louboutin is exclusive to BT’s (what we affectionately call it!) flagship Dublin store. Ditto Victoria Beckham, Louis Vuitton, Hermes & Chanel. Accessories are the name of the game at Brown Thomas; Prada, Miu Miu, Mulberry & Michael Kors…
Looking for the perfect gift? Brown Thomas stocks the best homewares! Go for a NutriBullet or a seriously slick Lavazza coffee machine. Domestic Goddess? Why not treat yourself to that Candy Apple red Kitchen Aid you’ve always wanted! Or simply, a Jo Malone candle? Brown Thomas is unmissable!
Brown Thomas, Grafton Street, Dublin 2

Only 5 minutes walk from Brown Thomas. Post Shopping or Pre-theatre dining

Grafton Street. Enjoy watching the world go by from a nearby restaurant

Nothing beats the magic of a stroll on Grafton Street. People. Music. Life! Soak up the atmosphere and enjoy a browse… Dublin’s main thoroughfare features some our best-loved brands; River Island, Tommy Hilfiger, Disney Store. Watch out for Victoria’s Secret, opening in summer! Heaven scent… Explore Space NK, Molton Brown & Lush for cult products. Sheridan’s Cheesemonger on South Anne Street is must for foodies!
Stunning St Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre is the jewel in the crown of Grafton Street, featuring a host of international brands, including Benetton, Tiger & TK Maxx. Looking for elegant Irish style? Powerscourt Townhouse Centre is home to Design Centre, an eclectic mix of home-grown boutiques and jewellery studios.
There’s plenty more happening behind the scenes too, with neighbouring Topshop, H&M, Zara, Warehouse & Avoca. And Morelands Grill, of course! Time for a tempting lunch…at a nearby restaurant.

Just off Grafton Street. Moreland Grill. Drinks, best enjoyed with friends!


Arnotts is Dublin’s original Department Store. Big, bold & beautiful, Arnotts is the perfect mix of old school glamour & contemporary style. With everything for wardrobe & home under one roof, top brands include; Coach, Chloe, DKNY, Marc Jacobs & Ralph Lauren.
Fancy a Makeover? Get gorgeous at Charlotte Tilbury or M.A.C, with a make-up masterclass. Got a wedding coming up? Arnotts has the best range of Irish Designers; Orla Kiely, Aideen Bodkin & Helen McAllinden. Or a stunning Susannagh Grogan silk scarf to finish that outfit… Keep it casual with GAP or stay cool with Puma Fenty by Rihanna. If you’re shopping for he, not me… Arnotts Menswear range is top notch. Choose Armani, Hugo Boss & Fred Perry.
Pick up a Green Juice from Alchemy & have a wander through one of Arnotts seasonal events. Art exhibitions and fashion shows are a regular feature here!
Arnotts, Henry Street, Dublin 1 

Creative Quarter

Have you heard of the Creative Quarter? It’s that cool part of Dublin right behind Grafton Street, buzzing night & day. We’re talking Wicklow Street, South Great George’s Street, Drury Street & South William Street. Cafes, boutiques, bars, salons… What’s not to love? Hit the streets for Couture at Costume, Loulerie for luxe jewels & Siopaella for designer exchange. Go vintage at Jenny Vander & Om Diva. Tales for Tadpoles do fairytale kids gifts.
Try Cocoa Atelier for handmade Irish chocolates, or Laduree for French macaroons. Sweet! Wanna cosy Hygge home? Check out lifestyle stores Industry & Stock for Scandi-inspo. Then kit out your crib at L’Occitane & Kiehls.
Skinfull Affairs is the go-to for organic skincare & an all-natural manicure. Why not reboot your make-up bag at Benefit & Make Up Forever… Ready for dinner at Morelands Grill?
Creative Quarter area Dublin 2

All shopped out? Put those bags down and let us take care of you at Morelands Grill

creative quarter and a bite to eat at a nearby restaurant | Morelands Grill



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!