What is a pod?
All visitors will need to book in a group (pod) of 4-6 people should we need to proceed with an assigned seating model.
How do pod tickets work?
Due to Covid-10 restrictions, this year Taste of Dublin tickets are only sold in pods of either 4 people or 6 people. In the event that we need to implement contact tracing , we will be asking for one ‘lead’ booker to be responsible for ensuring that they have up to date contact details for all people in their pod. Currently there are no single/ general admission tickets available, group (pod) tickets only.
What is Taste of Dublin?
Taste of Dublin combines all the best ingredients that make a superb visitor experience – a stellar line up of Dublin’s latest, greatest and most exciting restaurants, world-class chefs, an exceptional range of interactive and participatory experiences, and gourmet food and artisan producer markets.
Where is Taste of Dublin?
Taste of Dublin is held in the Iveagh Gardens, located on Clonmel Street, off Harcourt Street in Dublin 2. Access for Taste is by Hatch Street.
Please see the access guide here
Most buses serve the city centre, and stop near Iveagh Gardens. Check the Dublin Bus website for up to date schedules. The Luas tram green line also terminates nearby; get out at the stop for ‘St Stephen’s Green’.
Do I have to print my tickets?
We encourage you to print your tickets and bring them with you to gain fast entry to the festival. Tickets presented on your phone may delay entry, but are still viable.
What are the event opening times?
Taste of Dublin 2021 has 13 sessions, each lasting between 3-5 hours (depending on the day) giving you time to enjoy your pick of restaurant dishes, browse the artisan stalls and enjoy some of the many attractions. Tickets are sold for each session and are only valid for the time and date indicated on the ticket.
New Session Times for 2021:
Wed 1 Sept-Fri 3 Sept: 12.00pm-4.00pm, 5.30pm-10.30pm
Sat 4 Sept: 11.30am-2.30pm, 3.30pm-6.30pm, 7.30pm-10.30pm
Sun 5 Sept: 12pm-3.00pm, 3.45pm-6.45pm, 7.30pm-10.30pm
See all sessions and ticket times here
Can I arrive early before my session? Stay on site after my session?
No, customers are only permitted to be there between the times listed on their ticket. Gates will only open at the time specified. Customers will be asked to leave the venue at the end of their session. Bars close 15 mins before the end of the session. Tickets are not valid for any other session.
All sound and moving or still picture rights including, without limitation, on the Internet, vest exclusively with the Organisers and any material filmed or recorded at the Event may only be used for the personal, non-profit making enjoyment of amateurs. By entering the venue, Ticket Holders consent to being photographed, filmed or recorded as visitors attending the Event, and consent to the image or recording of them being used in future marketing material for the Event, or their sponsors.
Key to Food Allergen Labels
1 = Cereals containing gluten, namely: wheat (such as spelt and khorasan wheat), rye, barley, oats or their hybridised strains, and products thereof
2 = Crustaceans and products thereof
3 = Eggs and products thereof
4 = Fish and products thereof
5 = Peanuts and products thereof
6 = Soybeans and products thereof
7 = Milk and products thereof (including lactose)
8 = Nuts, namely: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews, pecan nuts, Brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia or Queensland nuts, and products thereof
9 = Celery and products thereof
10 = Mustard and products thereof
11 = Sesame seeds and products thereof
12 = Sulphur dioxide and sulphites
13 = Lupin and products thereof
14 = Molluscs and products thereof
Further details at https://www.fsai.ie//legislation/food_legislation/food_information/14_allergens.html
Can I bring my own food and/or drink?
No food or alcoholic drinks are permitted to be brought into the site premises. Bottled water is allowed. Bag searches will be in operation at the entrance to the event and any food or alcoholic drinks will be retained.
Are there any age limits?
Due to limited capacity at this year’s event all persons must purchase a ticket to attend including children. This event is aimed at adults and there will be alcohol served - we will be using the 'Challenge 21' policy - I.D. will be required if you are lucky enough to look under 21.
Will there be vegan, gluten free, vegetarian options?
People with special dietary requirements will be catered where possible. Our festival guide and website have a full list of dishes available at the event with allergens listed and vegetarian/vegan options highlighted. If unsure please check with the restaurant in question who will be more than happy to assist you.
What security measures are in place at Taste of Dublin?
Taste of Dublin has a robust security management plan, which is coordinated by event security. Security checks will be in place throughout the event, including bag searches, which may result in delays when entering the site. We ask all guests to be vigilant and not to leave bags or belongings unattended. CCTV will be in operation.
Is Taste of Dublin accessible for Disabled Guests?
The Iveagh Gardens are fully accessible, however, we do point out that it’s a garden setting so visitors will be walking on gravel paths and grass.
The VIP suite will have seats. There is no parking and the nearest public car park is St Stephens Green. However, if you have a badge for parking, there is wheelchair spaces right beside Clonmel Street, which is off Harcourt Street.
Disabled visitors are entitled to free entry for a carer. You only need to purchase a ticket for yourself.
Pay with Contactless (no more Florins Taste Currency!)
You can use your credit or debit card (contactless or chip & pin) to purchase food from the restaurants and drinks from the bars at Taste of Dublin; no more need to purchase Taste of Dublin Florins as visitors did in the past.
Please note that restaurants and bars do not accept cash, but exhibitors selling produce in the Producer’s Market do.
No credit or debit card? We will have pre-loaded Taste of Dublin vouchers for sale at the event. You can purchase these vouchers with cash or card (no fees will be applied).
These vouchers can also be purchased if you want to treat your friends or colleagues; the Taste of Dublin vouchers can be bought with cash or credit/debit cards.
In line with standard security protocols, we are asking visitors not to bring backpacks or large bags to Taste of Dublin. We will be implementing bag searches so please be aware of this and cooperate with our security staff should you be asked permission for your bag to be searched. Our primary concern is the safety of all our visitors.