Come eat under the train station. Not exactly the best sales pitch you've ever heard, but this wonderful, long-neglected space beneath Connolly Station was imaginatively revamped to create one of the city's trendiest dining spots by day (and club venues by night). Cavernous arches, smooth Portland stone floors, and dramatic lighting create the background for a mostly young business set. Each of the 10 interlinked vaults is decorated in its own style, ranging from hypermodern
to turn-of-the-20th-century elegant. Cocktails are a specialty, although it's worth a visit for the food alone. The chef makes everything from scratch, including the pizza dough. A wide-ranging menu covers light snack options alongside more substantial dishes like toad-in-the-hole with Toulouse sausage and herb jus. Be sure to leave room for the excellent bread-and-butter pudding. Note that dinner is served only until 8.
Harbourmaster Pl., Dublin, Co. Dublin, Dublin 1, Ireland