Dublin - vegetarian friendly suggestions
I'm going to be in Dublin for 4 days next week, and I'm looking for a few good, mid-priced and/or inexpensive restaurant options with good vegetarian options. I'm also going to be there for my birthday, so a few nicer recommendations would be great as well.
I just got back a few days ago, and had a fantastic trip that included some wonderful food.
For my birthday, we went to Pearl Brasserie - which was excellent! We were completely underdressed, but it seemed to be fine. I had a dish with egg confit and polenta that was wonderful. My partner had pheasant that he quite liked.
In Dublin, we also had some good meals at Gruel, Honest to Goodness Sandwich shop, and 101 Talbot.
In Galway, my partner really enjoyed the fish and chips at McDonough's and we both loved the cheese plate, wine, and atmosphere at Sheridan's cheese shop.
In the Aran Islands, we had a simple, amazing meal at the Man of Aran B&B with vegetables directly from the owner's garden.
It might be worth a lunch special at one of the Michelin-level restaurants around town. If you go to Thornton's for their lunch deal, for example, and tell them you're looking for a vegetarian option, they'll generally end up cooking something off the a la carte for lunch special prices. Basically what I'm saying is, don't let the advertised menus put you off in the better places.
Oh, and I second Pearl.