Where to get Cockles & Mussels in Dublin
Every weekend Dubliners are heard crying cockles and mussels from bars across the city and come summertime this dish passionately sung by the Hill 16 faithful. But how often have you sat down to this classic Dublin dish for a meal in its own right? Here are some great venues to try cockles & mussels that even Molly herself would be proud of.
The Woollen Mills
The Woollen Mills is regularly featured on our Irish Food Trail and conveniently located just over the Northside of the Ha’Penny Bridge. Enjoy the sleek surroundings and accommodating staff as they serve you up a pot of cockles and mussels fresh from the bay. This entrée is always a winner with our guests on the Irish Food Trail, pop in for lunch or dinner and give this dish a try.
No excursion to Howth is complete without a visit to the Oar House for some fresh seafood. Arguably the best seafood in the city, the Oar House serves up a wonderful starter of Roaring Bay Mussels. This is a more contemporary version of this classic dish. Mussels are served with your choice of sauce and some sourdough bread. We suggest planning a trip to Howth for this restaurant alone.
L. Mulligan Grocer
In the picturesque surroundings of Stoneybatter near Phoenix Park, L. Mulligan Grocer has set out to serve the best Irish produce on offer. Enjoy the best beer and whiskey in the country along with a healthy portion of cockles and mussels! Served with Drummond House Garlic Crisps, Crostini, and pickled Fennel, l. Mulligan Grocer is a great way to finish a day wandering around Phoenix Park.
Matt the Thresher
Five minutes of walking south from St Stephen’s Green will bring you to Matt the Thresher on Lower Pembroke St.. Featuring the iconic silhouetted man staring in to the venue, we suggest you follow his lead and drop in for some amazing seafood. The Steaming Shellfish Pot features our beloved cockles and mussels served up with clams, prawns, chorizo and some garlic bread. There’s also a portion of mussels served with white wine, cream, and fresh herbs. Be sure to check it out.
Located on Clarendon St in Dublin’s fashionable Creative Quarters, Catch-22 serves up seafood quickly and simply, but doesn’t skip and quality. Attached to the popular Bar Rua, Catch-22 offers a Mussel Pot with cream and garlic steamed mussels. Enjoy large or a small servings that can be ordered in house or to go. A welcoming break from all the retail therapy on offer in the area.