FAQs

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FAQs

Important Notice

Following recent events, we are asking visitors not to bring backpacks or large bags to this year’s 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.

 

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.

Taste of Dublin attracts over 35,000 visitors to Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens in June each year.

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.

Can I see the Taste of Dublin festival map?

The festival map for 2018 is not yet ready.

The Taste of Dublin Map for 2017 will give you a good indication of what to expect, however, and is available here –> TOD Map 2017

Where is Taste of Dublin?

Taste of Dublin is held in the Iveagh Gardens, with the main entrance located just off Dublin’s Harcourt Street.

What Are The Event Opening Times?

Like a restaurant, Taste of Dublin sessions are divided into lunch and dinner services, of which there are 8 over 4 days:

o Thursday 15th June 12:00 – 4:00 & 5:30 – 10:30

o Friday 16th June 12:00 – 4:00 & 5:30 – 10:30

o Saturday 17th June 12:00 – 4:00 & 5:30 – 10:30

o Sunday 18th June 12:00 – 4:00 & 5:30 – 9:30

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.

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 Facebook and Twitter for updates.

Taste Currency

Taste of Dublin operates a currency system known as Florins.

  • Florins are the event currency used to buy food and drink from restaurants, bars and exhibitors at the event.  The exchange rate is ONE Florin = ONE Euro
  • Food and drink will be priced in denominations of €1 and sold in Florins only
  • Florins are sold at Taste Banks and from mobile sellers located throughout the event, with 10 units with credit card facilities

Will there be ATM facilities on site?

No, there are no ATM facilities on site.

Is Taste of Dublin accessible for Disabled Guests?

Disabled visitors are entitled to free entry for a carer. You only need to purchase a ticket for yourself
The Iveagh Gardens will be fully accessible, with wheelchair ramps, toilets etc. Due to the nature of the garden setting, please note that there are areas of grass and gravel.

Can I exhibit at Taste of Dublin?

For information about exhibiting at the event, contact us at info@tasteofdublin.ie or on +353 1 4972020.

How much are each of the dishes at the restaurants?

Most dishes at Taste of Dublin are priced between €4-€7.

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

The chef timetables are now confirmed; they are displayed here on the Taste website so that you can plan your day.

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 social media.

 

Are there any age limits?

No! Everyone and anyone is welcome.

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.

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 pets allowed?

Guide dogs are permitted on site. No pets allowed.

Can I leave the festival site and come back in?

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

Will the event be affected by unfortunate weather circumstances?

Unless advised by the local authority, the event will go ahead in all weathers.

How do I sign up to the newsletter?

You can sign up to the newsletter on the home page.

Is smoking permitted on site?

Please refrain from smoking near the restaurants and exhibitor stalls. Look out for the designated smoking areas.