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Restaurants for History Buffs in Dublin

Dublin, the capital of Ireland, is known for its fabulous cuisines. The city has some of the best restaurants in Europe. If you are a history buff visiting Dublin to see its glorious historical past, then there are some restaurants which you shouldn’t miss out visiting. These restaurants have a history of their own and will take you down the memory lane whenever you visit them. The renowned restaurants worth visiting here include Leo Burdock’s, O'Neills Bar and Restaurant and Sandyford House. These restaurants are major haunts for the history buff seeking to enlighten with Dublin’s rich historical past.

Leo Burdock's is situated in the Liberties Area of Historic Old City. This traditional Irish takeout shop was founded in 1913. It is close by Christ Church Cathedral, a cherished Dublin landmark. Leo Burdock’s is famous for its ‘Fish and Chips’. Visit the shop during anytime, you are sure to find a large queue patiently waiting to buy their favorite fish and chips. You can meet cabinet ministers as well as university students rubbing shoulders to make their purchases. Hollywood stars such as Liam Neeson and Tom Cruise are said to be big fans of Leo Burdock's.

Le Burdock’s has a huge fan following. The takeout shop is renowned to make its preparations with the freshest fish catch that particular day. Apart from the fresh fish purchased every morning, the takeout is also known for its incredible chips made with good Irish potatoes. Dubliners for quite some generations now pride in treating themselves with the tastiest chips and freshest quality fish in Dublin.

According to the present owners of Le Burdock’s, the first Leo Burdock’s takeout shop was opened in Christchurch by Liberties residents Bella Burdock and Patrick, her husband, in 1913. Their son Leo then used to visit Dublin fish markets in early morning rising at 5 am to ensure the freshest catch. He used the horse cart to transport his haul, and while returning home he also used to buy fresh potatoes as well as coal for heating the pans. During those days coal was used as fuel. The freshly prepared fish and chips were served to the customers after cooking them on coal until 1991. Le Burdock’s is considered to be Ireland’s last chip shop and possibly the world to have used coal-fired pans. Over the decades, Le Burdock’s has gained immense popularity and presently has a number of Fish and Chip takeout outlets across Dublin. Le Burdock’s is open on Mondays through Saturdays every week from noon to midnight. On Sundays, it is open from 4 pm till midnight.

Walsh’s Sandyford House is yet another place that must be visited. It has been part of rural Dublin pubs great heritage since 1690. It is situated in the heart of scenic Sandyford Village. The Sanduford House has been serving the revelers and travelers with fine food and drinks for over two centuries now. The Sandyford House has kept its history alive with its excellent carvery and bar food.

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