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If you have any enquiries about the festival, please contact the team using the form provided – or email us on or call +353 (0)1 4972020

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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.

Our summer edition which takes place each June attracts over 35,000 visitors to Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens in June each year. The 2020 edition of Taste of Dublin will be its 15th year!

Our winter edition takes place for the first time from 28th November-1st December 2019 in the RDS Dublin.

Produced by Taste Festivals; Taste of Dublin is part of a worldwide network of more than 20 events hosted in cities from Sydney to Toronto, Milan to Amsterdam, Dubai to Hong Kong.

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Where is Taste of Dublin?

Taste of Dublin: Festive Edition is held in the RDS, with the main entrance located on Merrion Rd, Ballsbridge.

Please see the RDS Access Guide here

Dublin Bus
Several bus routes have stops on Merrion Road beside the entrance to the RDS. See for further details.

The RDS is also served by the Aircoach with stops on Merrion Road and Simmonscourt Road. See for further details.

The nearest Dart Station to the RDS is Sandymount. This station is a 10 minute walk from the RDS

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How do I buy tickets?

Taste of Dublin tickets are available to purchase here on the website. Sign up to our newsletter or follow us on FacebookInstagram & Twitter for updates. Please see ticket terms here

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Can I purchase tickets on site?

If a session is not sold out tickets will be available at the box office on a first come, first served basis.


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Do children under 10 require a ticket to attend?

Children under 10 years of age do not require a ticket. Proof of age may be required.

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Are there free things to do at Taste?

There are plenty of free things to do at Taste of Dublin including chef demonstrations, masterclasses, tastings from the Artisan Producers, tastings of cheese at The Cheese Block, tastings at our Festive Drinks Theatre and live entertainment all festival long!

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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.


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What Are The Event Opening Times?

Taste of Dublin: Festive Edition has 6 sessions, each lasting between 4-5 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.

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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.

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Is there car parking at the RDS

Yes, there is parking at the RDS venue. The car park will open until midnight on the event days. Parking is paid and rates and information can be found here

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Can I leave the festival site and come back in?

No. There is no re-entry to Taste of Dublin sessions.

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Will there be a cloakroom at the event?

Yes the cloakroom will be located at the entrance of the RDS. The cost is €2 for general ticket holders. For VIP & corporate ticket holders this is free of charge

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Our Responsible Service for Alcohol

Taste of Dublin has a responsible serving of alcohol policy. Please respect our staff if they enforce this policy.


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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.

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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

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Are pets allowed?

Guide dogs are permitted on site. No pets allowed.

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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.

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Can I buy alchohol to take home?

Absolutely, your bottles can be collected at The Off Sales Shop

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Are there any age limits?

No! Everyone and anyone is welcome. Taste of Dublin also offers a range of family-focused activities over the course of the festival.  Please note, children aged 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

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Where can I see when the chefs are appearing in the Taste Theatre?

You can find the chef timetable here

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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. Check out our menus here

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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.

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How much are each of the dishes at the restaurants?

All dishes at Taste of Dublin 2019 are priced at a new value of €5. All prices are listed on our menus which can be found here

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Is Taste of Dublin accessible for Disabled Guests?

At the RDS there are car parking, facilities and venue access available for people with disabilities.

Disabled visitors are entitled to free entry for a carer. You only need to purchase a ticket for yourself

Please find the RDS Access Guide here

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Taste payments

Important changes for 2019

  • Taste of Dublin will no longer be running the Taste Currency system that was known as Florins.
  • Instead, all our Restaurants and Alcohol Bars will now accept Debit or Credit Cards at the point of sale.
  • Important to note that Cash will not be accepted at our Restaurants and Alcohol Bars.
  • However, all other participating exhibitors will be able to accept both cards and cash.

This change will make the visitor experience more streamlined and enjoyable.

For those with no credit or debit card, or who wish to purchase Taste currency as a gift for clients or colleagues, Taste paper currency can still be purchased in advance from

We are delighted that Mastercard® are partnering with Taste of Dublin to bring contactless to the event.

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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 cards for sale at the event. You can purchase these cards with cash or card (no fees will be applied).

These cards can also be purchased if you want to treat your friends or colleagues; the Taste of Dublin cards can be bought with cash or credit/debit cards.

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I lost something at the festival - what do I do?

If you are still at the festival please visit the organisers office. If you have left the festival, please email

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Can I see the Taste of Dublin festival map?

Yes please find the event guide here!

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Important Notice

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.


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How do I sign up to the newsletter?

You can sign up to the newsletter by clicking here or on the home page by entering your email to the sign up to our newsletter section at the bottom of the page.

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How do I find the most up to date information on Taste of Dublin?

For all the latest Taste of Dublin news sign up to our newsletter or follow us on FacebookInstagram or Twitter.

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Can I exhibit at Taste of Dublin?

For information about exhibiting at the event, contact us at or on +353 1 49 72020.

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If you can’t find the answer to your question…

Contact us by phone at 01 497 2020 or email at

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