Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum
Dundrum , Dublin
Tel: 353 1 299 1700
Concierge.com's insider take:
You won't find much soul in the suburban village of Dundrum. Since the old shopping center was transformed into a megamall, it's been populated by consumers rather than locals. And yet, the new Dundrum Town Centre is impossible to hate. Why? Because, for what it is, Dundrum is the best there is. It is sparklingly clean. Its air is fresh. Its ceilings are high. The stores Dublin's chattering classes once hunted and gathered at in London or New York—Harvey Nichols, Urban Outfitters, Hamleys—are present and correct. The devil is in the details, like the interactive maps and the lights that flag free parking spaces. And, recession be damned, further development has recently been granted planning permission. Eating options include Mao, Dunne & Crescenzi's L'Officina, the chance to design your own burger at the Counter, and YO! Sushi. Sushi in an Irish shopping mall—times really have changed.—Pól Ó Conghaile
Open Mondays through Fridays 9 am to 9 pm, Saturdays 9 am to 7 pm, and Sundays 10 am to 7 pm.