Ireland unsed to be known to the locals as the 'rip-off republic', a moniker earned based on the idea that consumer goods cost more here than elsewhere in Europe. Things have changed though and now there is value to be had for locals and tourists alike so long as you know where to look.  

If you download the Yelp app to your smartphone you can find loads of "check in deals" across the city. They range from a free drink to 2for1 offers. 

Keep an eye on the following blogs whose contributors regular post about cheaper food options in Dublin; Cheap Eats and Eat for a Fiver. Anther good website to have a look at is MenuPages. There are lots of discount sites for Dublin and Ireland mydealpage pulls them all together into one neat website which you can subscribe to and only get one email a day!  

(Where possible there are links to the restaurant's website. If one is not available there's a link to something relevant) 

Breakfast

A full Irish or variation of.

  • The Lovin Spoon, 15 North Frederick Street
  • Kingfisher, Parnell Street. All day breakfast for €9.95, Breakfast sandwich for €5.95
  • Kylemore, O’Connell Street. Self service. Each breakfast item is individually priced.
  • Kilkenny Design Centre, Nassau Street. €6.00 for 5 items, includes tea and coffee.
  • The cheapest Irish breakfast has to be the humble Breakfast Roll consisting of; sausages, rashers, black and white pudding and a fried egg all crammed into a baguette. These are available throughout the city centre in convenience stores and supermarkets. If you arrive particularly early in the morning check out Centre and Spar Dame Street which are open 24 Hour otherwise any convenience store will sort you out.
  • Cafe Sofia, Wexford Street. All day breakfasts from €5.00
  • Gerry’s, Montague Street. Full Irish for €6.50

Lunch

There’s a cluster of good Asian restaurants on Parnell Street/Capel Street including : 


  • Jimmy Chungs, Eden Quay. Lunch from Monday to Thursday is €8.90 per person and €9.90 from Friday to Sunday.
  • Star Pizza, Talbot Street. 9” pizza, chips and a drink for €5.00
  • Govinda’s, Aungier Street and Abbey Street
There’s a cluster of good Indian restaurants around Moore Street including the Moore Street Mall under Lidl including :  

 

  • Epicurian Food Hall, Liffey Street has a range of outlets selling a variety of food all at reasonable prices.
  • Boojum, Millenium Walkway. One of the best Mexican burrito places in Dublin. Super filling burritos from €6.25
  • Madina. Mary’s Street. Authentic Indian food, no alcohol.
  • Aobaba, Capel Steet. Lovely Vietnamese spot, Pho €4 and main courses under €7
  • Ciao Bella Roma, Parliamount Street. Great lunch deal, €9.50 for starter, main and glass of wine or soft drink.
  • Zaytoon, Parliament Street. Good value kebabs to eat in or takeaway
  • Mama’s Revenge, Nassau Street. Good Mexican spot. Quesadillas from €3
  • Mongolian BBQ, Temple Bar. €5.90 lunch special from 12pm – 4pm everyday.
  • Pieman/Hanley’s Pastie, Temple Bar.
  • Worscht, Georges Arcade.
  • Cornicopia, Wexford Street.  Vegetarian, Vegan and Raw.
  • Crack Bird, Dame Street. Specialising in Chicken, half a buttermilk chicken is €12
  • Umi Falafel, Dame Street.
  • Steps of Rome, Chatham Row.
  • Mao, Chatham Street.
  • Brasserie Sixty6, South Great Georges Street. Lunch special from Monday to Friday, €10 for any main course and a drink.
  • Frit Haus, Camden Street. Deal of the day is usually a hot dog, chips and soft drink for €10

 

Early Bird

 

Dinner

 

Take Away

 

Pub Grub

 

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