Right now, Ireland is adapting to a five-level framework for managing the risk of COVID-19. This "medium-term approach" brings with it a series of restrictions that are being applied on a county by county basis.

While the majority of the country is at Level 2, Dublin is currently at Level 3 meaning that all wet bars (bars that don't serve food), nightclubs, discos, and casinos must remain closed. However, restaurants and cafes may remain open for select services and at a limited capacity of 15 customers. 

With this in mind, we wanted to highlight just some of the capital's eateries that are providing take-away, delivery, and outdoor dining.

Woolen Mills, Dublin 1
Centrally located in Dublin's city centre, this historical eatery has both outdoor street seating as well as an incredible rooftop terrace looking onto a beautiful cityscape. The restaurant is now open but booking is essential. Click here for more info.

Wallace's Asti, Dublin 1
Conveniently located in Drumcondra, just off the North Circular Road near Croke Park, this Sardinian-inspired restaurant has pizza, pasta, and a spacious outdoor terrace on offer. Book your table on their website here.

Sfuso Gastronomia Italiana, Dublin 1
Nestled in Dublin's Italian Quarter, Sfuso is a wine bar and deli with an extensive menu filled with cheese, carbs, cold cuts, and wine. To book a table under their terraced seating, call 018880834 or order from their online shop to enjoy at home. 

Wigwam, Dublin 1
Known for hosting DJs and bottomless brunches, this Middle Abbey St hotspot may be more subdued than usual but their doors are still firmly open. Running from Thursday - Sunday, from 12pm to 11:30pm, they have terraced and street seating available to book here. Takeaway and collection services are also available.

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Drury Buildings, Dublin 2
With a beautiful garden and balcony at their disposal, the Drury Buildings are perfectly set up for outdoor dining. You can e-mail reservations@drurybuildings.com or call 01-9602095 to make a booking.

Sophie's Rooftop, Dublin 2
A glasshouse rooftop restaurant at the top of The Dean on Harcourt Street, Sophie's is an Instagrammable dream. Offering breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner, non-residents of the hotel can book in to dine on the heated outdoor terrace here.

Gotham Café, Dublin 2
Nestled away on St. Anne's St - just off Grafton St - Gotham Café is one of the best casual dining spots the capital has to offer with a mouth-watering menu of pizza, summer salads, burgers and sandwiches. Now, thanks to their neighbours at Kehoe's pub, the team at Gotham has outdoor seating on offer from Thursday to Sunday from 12pm.

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FIRE Steakhouse & Bar, Dublin 2 
If you're looking for somewhere special to dine out on date night, head on over to for al fresco dining under an outdoor terrace. Additionally, to celebrate its 15th birthday, the restaurant has put the finishing touches on an outdoor snug complete with heaters, cover, and individually wrapped blankets. Click here for bookings.

The Palace Bar, Dublin 2
If you want to watch the match with your meal, head to The Palace Palazzo. The outdoor dining area is serving pizza, chicken wings, and their finest Porter outdoors. Booking is not available so you'll just have to chance your arm when walking by!

Piglet Wine Bar, Dublin 2
Open from 12pm - 9.30pm, this Temple Bar venue is offering outdoor terraced seating and a brand new "Restriction Menu" which includes three courses for €35 or €29.50 for 2 courses. You can make your booking here. Click and collect is also available.

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Coppinger Row, Dublin 2
Despite their limited seating, Coppinger Row has some spectacular people-watching views and outdoor seating on offer. Located in the heart of Dublin's Creative Quarter, the restaurant will be open from Thursday - Sunday for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. E-mail info@coppingerrow.com to book your table.

Pygmalion, Dublin 2
Two steps away from Coppinger Row, you will find Pygmalion. Formerly known as one of the best spots for a Sunday Funday - back when Sunday Fundays were a thing - this venue has terraced seating on offer from 1pm seven days a week. Alternatively, you can order pizzas and cocktails* to your door until 10pm. Click here for more info.

Balfes, Dublin 2
If you're dying to dress up for something special, why not sit in the beautiful terraced bar of Balfe's at The Westbury hotel? Settle in under a blanket for a bite to eat and a spot of people watching, you never know who you'll come across.

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Ukiyo, Dublin 2
Famed for its karaoke, bento boxes, deadly deejays, and disco dancing, Ukiyo has a special place in many a Dub's heart. If you're craving a california roll, head over to their terrace on Exchequer St, they're currently working on making it as warm and cosy as possible. Click here for more info.

Platform 61, Dublin 2
If you're looking to book a decadent day out with the girls, check out Platform 61. Their menu is so good (we recommend The Stun Bun), they've decided to keep their all-day brunch menu going through Level 3. You can book outdoor seating on South William Street, by visiting www.platform61.ie but walk-ins are welcome. Delivery services are also available via Deliveroo.

The Swan Bar, Dublin 2
Having teamed up with The Dublin Pizza Company, this Aungier street pub has "outdoor seating and pizza from 2pm till the sun goes down". Sounds good to us!

Las tapas de Lola, Dublin 2
One of Dublin's favourite tapas spots, Las tapas de Lola, is offering a Pica Pica menu during Level 3 restrictions. Located in the heart of Wexford Street, with terraced outdoor heating, you can dine outdoors from 5pm Wednesday to Sunday. For bookings mail book@lastapasdelola.com.

L'Gueuleton, Dublin 2
If you need another people-watching spot to sit at while you munch on lunch, look no further than L'Gueleton on Fade Street. The bistro is now open for walk-ins from noon onwards but booking is advisable. Additionally, they will be serving breakfast every weekday from 8am-12pm in the terraced Le Grand Bar.

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3 Leaves, Dublin 4
If it's a casual but delicious dining experience you're after, head over to this spot in Blackrock. Run by husband and wife team Chef Santosh and Milie, this award-winning Indian restaurant is offering up takeaway and outdoor dining from 12:30pm on. Keep an eye on their Instagram for updates.

Saba, Dublin 4
Saba's Secret Garden on Upper Baggot Street has been fitted with a canopy to ensure that bad weather won't spoil your outdoor dining experience. Walk-ins are welcome but reservations are advised, you can make your booking on their website here

Michael's, Dublin 4
Located on Deerpark Rd in Mount Merrion, Michael's is hands down one of Dublin's finest fish restaurants. Owner and Chef Gaz Smith offers up a feast of shellfish, pasta, arancini, and steak - with the menu daily. Now, to combat the cold, the restaurant has set up outdoor heaters along with hot water bottles and blankets to keep guests cosy.

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Volpe Nera, Dublin 4
With the help of their kind next-door neighbours at The Wishing Well, this cosy neighbourhood restaurant in Blackrock has extended its outdoor seating to seat up to 15 guests. Head Chef Barry Sun is on hand to dish up contemporary Mediterranean feast on-site and the team are also working on creating at-home boxes. Click here for more info. 

The Wooden Spoon, Dublin 4
If you fancy a coffee and a snack, you can head for this cute little deli in Blackrock. Outdoor terraced seating is limited but, if the weather allows for it, you can always take your coffee to go and sit by the sea instead. Heaven.

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Roly's Bistro, Dublin 4
Fancy something sweet to brighten up your day? Pop into this Ballsbridge bistro for a coffee and a cake - they have limited outdoor seating underneath a terrace - or take your breakfast, lunch or dinner to go through their collection and delivery service. Click here for more info.

Charlotte Quay, Dublin 4
With gorgeous views and tasty tapas, this waterfront venue is open for outdoor dining from Tuesday -Sunday. You can make a reservation by calling the restaurant directly on 01-9089490 or check out their takeaway menu on the website.

Riba, Dublin 4
Running from Tuesday - Sunday, this Italian spot has extended their opening hours to make use of their limited - but heated - terraced space. Dinner is served from 5pm onwards and brunch is available from 11am on Saturdays and 10am on Sundays. Click here to make a booking.

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Bloom, Dublin 4
Owned and operated by two young Dublin brothers, this Baggot Street Brasserie & Wine Bar has outdoor terrace dining available for both lunch and dinner. Call 01-6687170 to make your reservation. Click & collect and delivery is also available.

Angelina's, Dublin 4
Situated along the canal, Angelina's Restaurant and Deli are offering outdoor dining with brunch, lunch, and dinner menus as well as stunning waterfront views. To book your table, visit book@angelinas.ie or call 01-660 2262.

Junior's Deli, Dublin 4
With a small selection of outdoor seating on hand, this Beggars Bush deli is open for coffee, lunch, brunch, and dinner. Inspired by New York and Italian cafes, their menu focuses on seasonal ingredients, served generously. And they do mean generously. For more info on their hours and click and collect services, click here.

The Bridge, Dublin 4
Located in the heart of Ballsbridge, The Bridge 1859 has outdoor seating available for their full food and beverage service from midday till late, seven days a week. You can make a booking here. Additionally, they have opened The Window, a takeaway hatch serving food and drinks during the same time period. 

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Perfect Day Cafe, Dublin 5
Boasting "really great coffee" as well as a delicious breakfast, brunch, and lunch menu (we've heard good things about the breakfast bap), this cute cafe has outdoor seating available for up to 15 people at a time. You can also phone in your order for takeaway by calling 0892254173.

Nightmarket, Dublin 6 
This trendy Ranelagh restaurant is available to dine in (outdoors) from 4pm daily. Online reservations can be made through their website or, alternatively, they are open for delivery and collection seven days a week. The restaurant has four just outdoor tables available so it's best to book ahead of time.

Circa Dublin, Dublin 6
This Michelin Bib Gourmand awarded restaurant have opened the doors to their covered and heated garden  for lunch and dinner seatings. You can also order your meal online or call & collect on (01) 5342644. Menus change regularly so as to use the most in-season Irish produce available so keep an eye on their social media for updates.

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Wuff, Dublin 7
This locally owned, neighbourhood bistro is known for both its delicious brunch and dinner menu. However, in light of the Level 3 restrictions, they have cancelled their dinner menu for the time being but have increased their outdoor seating for brunch on Saturdays & Sundays. Takeaway brunch is also available for collection. Click here to book.

L Mulligan Grocer, Dublin 7
Named as Ireland's 'coolest' neighbourhood, Stoneybatter is home to trendy vegan cafés and hipster-approved bars but it is L Mulligan Grocer that brings heart to this hot spot. This gorgeous old pub will be selling craft beers, wine and cheese through their takeaway but they have "a few wee tables out the back" also. Click here for more info.

Tailor and Blue, Dublin 7
If you're looking to brunch or lunch outdoors, look no further than this North Circular Road Dublin restaurant. As well as having plenty of vegan and gluten-free friendly treats on offer, they also have an adorable outdoor seating area. Click here for more info.

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Thundercut Alley, Dublin 7
Boasting an extensive menu of cocktail, brunch, tacos and tunes, this quirky spot is located in Smithfield Square. The team are open with limited outdoor seating and are taking walk-ins only.

Urbanity, Dublin 7
Located just off Dublin's largest public square, this Smithfield site is open for both sit-in dining - in a newly expanded outdoor area - as well as takeaway services. Open from 8am-3pm Monday - Friday and 10am - 4pm on Saturday and Sunday,  their menu changes regularly so keep up to date on their Instagram page.

Gaillot et Gray, Dublin 8
This family-owned restaurant is serving up French-style, wood-fired pizza and rustic bread alongside craft beers and natural wine. Located on Clanbrassil St with quaint, candle-lit outdoor seating, this is a spot worth checking out. Call 01-4547781 for more details.

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Hen's Teeth, Dublin 8
If you find yourself strolling through Dublin 8, pop into this artsy eatery. This store, gallery, diner and wine bar is beloved by Irish creatives and is known for it's good vibes. Now, with restrictions in place, they have brought their vibes outdoors with colourful street seating. Their 'informal' menu of fries, charred broccoli, Taiwanese chicken, and pork souvlaki is on offer until 10pm. Click here for more info.

Sprezzatura, Dublin 8
If you like pasta, you'll love Sprezzatura. The Italian restaurant is offering up mouthwatering, seasonal dishes in a fully covered, heated seating area. You can dine al fresco until 10pm seven days a week or, if you want to take your food to go, they are offering pickups. Click here to book a table.

Two Pups, Dublin 8
On the hunt for a coffee and a cake in the Liberties? Two Pups have an Instagrammable courtyard ready for the taking, all calmly looked over by an illustration of Jarvis Cocker. Open from 9am-3pm from Wednesday to Friday and 9:30am to 3:30pm Saturday & Sunday. Click and collect also available.

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The Brass Onion, Dublin 9
Serving brunch and pastries from 9:30am til 3pm, The Brass Onion is serving everything from breakfast baps and poached eggs to fruit scones and chocolate brownies. Outdoor dining is available as well as takeaway services. E-mail booking@brassonion.ie to book your table.

Restaurant 104, Dublin 9
Immortalised by James Joyce in Ulysses, this Drumcondra restaurant serve up the best of Irish produce. Located just 10 minutes from Dublin city centre, this spot is ideal for date night with its cosy brasserie vibe and terraced seating. Walk-ins are welcome but seating is limited, you can call 01-7978936 to book.

The Washerwoman, Dublin 9
Are you worried about sitting out in the cold? Well, not to worry because this cosy restaurant has got you covered - literally. Their outdoor seating comes with the promise of both heaters and blankets. Plus, if you want to BYOHWB (Bring Your Own Hot Water Bottle), they will fill it up for you! Located in Glasnevin, this family-friendly restaurant is open for both outdoor seating and takeaway. Click here for more info.

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King Sitric, Dublin 13
This seafood joint with scenic views is beautifully located in Howth. Open Thursday to Monday from 12.30pm-8.30pm, there are both terraced outdoor seating and takeaway options on offer. Booking is not available but walk-ins are welcome.

Rudy's Restaurant, Dublin 15
Open from 12pm till late, this restaurant is located in Blanchardstown village and has outdoor dining to accommodate customers. Places are limited so booking is essential and you can make yours by calling 01-9685040.

Hole in the wall, Dublin 15
Europe's longest pub is open for business. This Dublin 15 eatery has limited outdoor seating as well as click and collect. Plus, if you're on the move, they have a tasty range of ice creams and treats to go. Click here to book.

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Gourmet Food Parlour, Skerries
Open for takeaway, delivery and outdoor dining, several branches of Gourmet Food Parlour are open across Dublin. Their Skerries branch, however, comes with a courtyard bar thanks to the help of their neighbours at The Coast Inn. Click here for more info.

Casper Giumbinis, Dún Laoghaire
If you're celebrating something special, head over to Marine Road for a night of seafood and steak. They have limited outdoor seating available on the terrace for al fresco dining - simply call 01 4432699 for reservations. Worried about the cold? This restaurant will serve you a hot water bottle with your dinner.

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NB: Remember, if your heart is set on dining out in Dublin, you must keep up to date with the restrictions, ring the venue ahead of time, and don't forget your mask! For more information on the current restrictions in your area, visit gov.ie.

We have listed just a handful of restaurants across Dublin with outdoor seating, be sure to contact your favourite local restaurants to see if they have availability.

*Always drink responsibly