This Dublin landmark became famous in the 70s when writers, musicians and artists would meet here for food and wine. It has since been renovated and is now a chic restaurant complete with the type of chairs you used to find in school. With a bookshop downstairs, and a restaurant upstairs with magnificent views over the Liffey, it really is in a world of its own. This is good food - with the emphasis on organic and locally sourced ingredients - in a great location, and you can even buy a book downstairs before 17:00 and bring it upstairs to peruse while enjoying your meal. Find it at one end of the Ha'penny Bridge.