One of Dublin’s best known and most inviting restaurants, The Angler’s Rest on Knockmaroon Hill at Chapelizod offers an extensive menu and top-class cuisine in the welcoming ambience of its French threadbare-style elegance.
Just a 15-minute drive from Dublin City Centre, this landmark establishment in the seclusion of the Strawberry Beds – next door to the Phoenix Park – has a history that stretches back to Cromwellian times and the famous patriot Michael Collins, and has long been considered the favourite watering hole of anglers fishing along the banks of the adjacent River Liffey. Extensive car parking adds to the attraction, especially for tour groups.
Today, the tradition of great food and drink continues, while at weekends, widely varying live music adds to atmosphere. Its culinary reputation, including the freshest seafood landed by Wrights of Howth, and a wide selection of national and international brands of beers, wines and spirits, has made The Angler’s Rest a magnet for locals and tourists alike.
A sprawling Beer Garden is renowned for its summer barbeques, the ‘Salmon Bar’ can cater for private or corporate parties or functions while the stylish upstairs function room – with a capacity of up to 120 – is perfect for weddings, communions, christenings and other special events.
The Angler’s Rest is part of the Wright Bar Group which also includes Wrights Cafe Bar in Swords, Gilbert & Wright Malahide, Clontarf, Swords & Dun Laoghaire, Wrights Dispensary Bistro in Dalkey, The Bloody Stream and Findlaters, both in Howth.
Wright’s Angler’s Rest of Chapelizod, Dublin 20, was named Ireland’s Best Food Pub at the Licensing World Bar Awards. Selected from hundreds of bars that competed for the highly sought after food prize, Wrights Angler’s Rest was presented with the Santa Rita Bar Food Award in front of 300 members of the bar trade at a gala banquet in The Four Seasons Hotel, Dublin 4