Dublin's eating out scene is a vibrant part of locals' lives. The bigwigs want to be seen at the coolest venues - and preferably before anyone else gets a sniff. After the inital rushes are over, only the good will survive... and here are a few of the good for all to share and enjoy.
When ordering, check the menu for service charges, which have to be stated. Only tables of six or more should be charged, but some places add it on so do watch out. It is not mandatory to tip on top of the service charge, so don't feel obliged to leave one (unless of course you thought your evening was the most wonderful experience ever). If there is no service charge, the normal tipping scale is 10%-15%.