The restaurants of Dublin are waiting for you to visit, so come and say hello! You don’t have to have deep pockets for a great meal, Dublin is kind to the thrifty and when it comes to food, even the most modest funds will find you something amazing. You can work your way through dozens of different cuisines and have plenty of room left in your budget for a relaxing pint of Guinness - all against the backdrop of the capital’s cosy charm.
Bits and Pizzas
Average Spend: Lunch Main approx. €9, dinner mains approx. €13
Simple, humble pizza is the game at Bits and Pizzas. Whilst there are other Italian dishes on the menu, it’s the pizza they’re known for, and with both vegetarian, gluten free and low-calorie options, there’s something for everyone. The chefs are often trying innovative ideas – sweet chilli prawn is a recent venture – but the traditional toppings are always available, and always good. They even do deliveries…
15 Patrick Street, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
Average Spend: Lunch mains approx. €9, dinner mains approx. €9
The clue’s in the name…from chana masala to surf n turf, the Greedy Goose serves it all. A great way to take advantage of the extensive menu is to opt for the ‘Early Bird’ set menu – for just under €25 you can get four savoury dishes from each section – perfect for sharing. The restaurant has had some rave reviews across the web and the service is fast. What are you waiting for?
15 Townyard Lane, Malahide, Dublin
Bewley’s Grafton Street Café
Average Spend: Lunch mains approx. €9, dinner mains approx. €13
From Humble beginnings as a tea room in 1835, Bewley’s is a family run business that has blossomed over the years into one of Dublin’s most charming cafés. Today, you can find everything from pizza to tiramisu on the menu, freshly made and served against a stunning backdrop of marble and stained glass. Bewley’s also promises some of the best coffee in Ireland –they won the title of ‘Best Tourist Venue’ this year.
Northern Cross, Malahide Road, Dublin
Average Spend: Lunch mains approx. €9, dinner mains approx. €11
‘Passionate about tasty food, vegetarianism and veganism’ – if that sounds like your thing then you won’t want to miss a trip to Cornucopia. Wholefood is often expensive, but in the true spirit of Dublin charm, Cornucopia has made local organic produce affordable, so you can eat vegan and still have euros left for some cheeky Irish drinking. The multi-award winning restaurant is so popular that they even have their own cookbook, Cornucopia At Home.
19/20 Wicklow St, Dublin 2
Average Spend: Lunch mains approx. €8 Dinner mains approx. €14
Do you prefer your cheap eats with a little bit of extra heat? Acapulco is the perfect place for those who like to spice it up. They have all of the Mexican staples – scrumptious fajitas, home-made nachos and gluten free tacos – and you can finish it all up with an authentic Mexican deep-fried ice cream…mmmm. Acapulco also boasts a 100 year old margarita recipe made with pure agave tequila. Doesn’t get much better if you ask me.
7 South Great Georges Street, Dublin
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