The Chop House

2 Shelbourne Road
Dublin 4
Phone: 01 660 2390

Arguably Dublin’s first gastropub but it has always been more restaurant than pub. Kevin Arundel’s pedigree as a chef is flawless (I remember him in L’Ecrivain, a long time ago) and the cooking is pretty sophisticated. The beef club is worth investigating. If there’s something going on at Landsdowne Road, just round the corner, you’re going to have book well ahead.