Taste of Dublin 2023!

The Taste of Dublin returns this summer!

For four days in June, Dublin City Centre will be transformed into a culinary paradise, as the city’s leading restaurateurs and a variety of specialty and artisanal food producers showcase their products in an outdoor setting in Dublin’s Iveagh gardens. 

If there is any doubt that Ireland is still a culinary wasteland, Taste is here to dispel that notion. From Italian, Middle Eastern, Irish and Indian cuisine, Taste will bring together some of the finest restaurants in the country, offering exclusive dishes for visitors to savour.

The summer gala will return to the beautiful surroundings of Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens from the 15th to the 18th of June, with over thirty thousand people expected to descend upon the capital.

This year, there will be a renewed focus on celebrating and spotlighting the recent cultural explosion in Irish food innovation.

Taste of Dublin 2023

Via Dublin Live

What’s it like?

Taste of Dublin is an annual event that celebrates the culinary culture of Dublin, Ireland, featuring the best of the city’s culinary scene, from renowned chefs to local producers. 

Each year, Taste of Dublin brings together some of Dublin’s best restaurants, cafes and bars to serve up some of the city’s best dishes and drinks. The festival usually features a large number of food stands and pop up restaurants where you’ll be able to sample a variety of different flavours and cuisines. Whether you’re looking for something traditional Irish or something a little more international, there’s something for everyone. 

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Alongside the food, Taste of Dublin often features cooking demos, interactive workshops and masterclasses with famous chefs and industry professionals. These sessions give you the opportunity to learn new cookery skills, collect recipe ideas and gain valuable insights into the world of cooking.

The festival also showcases the best local food producers in Ireland, offering a selection of top-of-the-line, high-quality products. The event is a great opportunity to explore the culinary world and learn new techniques, collect recipe ideas and gain valuable insights into the world of food.

The Taste of Dublin Festival offers a variety of activities in addition to food and beverages, such as live entertainment, music, and other activities, to ensure a fun and enjoyable experience for all ages.

Workshops and Masterclasses

Hosted by renowned Irish and international chef Gina Daly from The Daly Dish, Paul Flynn, Nico De Rey, Trisha Lewis, Jordan Bailey, and MC Erica Drum, the brand-new Miele Masterclass Kitchen will provide culinary inspiration and top culinary tips to create unforgettable culinary experience.

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The lineup of chefs at The Taste of Dublin via goss.ie

The event will feature a range of new and innovative restaurants, including those from Rathgar’s Orwell Road, Shouk, a Middle Eastern-inspired eatery, and Bar Italia, a popular Italian eatery.

Additionally, the event will feature the return of a number of ‘Taste Favourites’, such as Pickle and Chimac, as well as Bahay, and The Salt Project, to create a cultural melting pot of delicacies inspired by countries such as India, the Philippines, and Seoul.

A selection of cocktail masterclasses will be held at the Schweppes Cocktail Bar, while chocoholics will have the opportunity to partake in the inaugural Tony’s Chocolonely Chocolate Making Experience.

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A variety of musical acts and entertainment will be available for visitors, including Jake Carter, the smash hits band Jo Petit and The Dream Band, and Spring Break.


The festival will take place in 8 delicious sessions.

Thurs Session 1 12.00-16.30
Thurs Session 2 18.00-22.30

Fri Session 1 12.00-16.30
Fri Session 2 18.00-22.30

Sat Session 1 12.00-16.30
Sat Session 2 18.00-22.30

Sun Session 1 12.00-16.30
Sun Session 2 18.00-22.30

Tickets are sold for each session and are only valid for the time and date indicated on the ticket. To know more, check the official website.

Whether you’re looking to brush up on your cooking skills at the chefs’ demonstrations, discover new flavours, smells, and the atmosphere that makes Taste of Dublin an event you won’t want to miss out on, or just enjoy Ireland’s ever-expanding multicultural food markets on offer, this truly is an experience for the foodie in all of us. 

Hosted in a relaxed and good-humoured atmosphere, it’s one of the most popular events of the year – so if you’re in Dublin right now and want to treat your tastebuds, book early, grab your besties, and get ready to experience the magic that is Taste of Dublin. It’s an experience you’ll never forget, and it’s sure to leave an indelible mark on your memories!

Luvya Bhatia
Luvya Bhatia

An upcoming M.Sc. Communication and Media student at University College Dublin, with a B.A. (Honours) in English Literature from Amity University, Noida, India. Previously worked as a travel journalist, content proofreader and social media intern in India with a number of different media organisations. Specialises in working on Travel and Lifestyle pieces for Babylon Radio.

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