L. Mulligan has everything you could want from a pub. A cosy atmosphere, great food and an excellent selection of craft beer, spirits and wine. L Mulligan is one of the first Dublin gastropubs, a concept that didn’t quite make it over the sea from London where there seems to be one on every street corner. The atmosphere is casual, with a proper pub at the front and dining room at the back. It’s a good idea to book ahead, the place is always heaving with locals by 19:00.
L. Mulligan focuses heavily on seasonal Irish produce, with a changing menu each week featuring Irish ingredients. The ingredients are sourced from local producers where possible, including craft beer made in Stoneybatter. In a bold move, it is one of the only pubs in Dublin that doesn’t stock Guinness, although you can get fantastic Irish craft porters and stouts instead.
I’m a big fan of their boxty with black pudding and goats cheese, as well as their mixed vegetarian plate washed down with some Irish cider. Their pork burger is also a thing of beauty, and that comes from someone who doesn’t really like pork. They’ve started up a grocery section on weekends, where you can buy fresh bread and cheese, along with growlers (ceramic bottles) of craft beer to take away.