Cheap Places to Eat in Dublin
If you have no desire to spend a lot on a pricey meal in Dublin, there are many less expensive decisions all around the city.
Inexpensive restaurants of all nationalities can be discovered all round the town centre and whether you prefer Irish, American, Indian Chinese, Thai or nearly any
If you like fish and chips, then you must call to Beshoffs in O’Connell Street. This restaurant has been around since the beginning of the twentieth century and the seating area upstairs hasn’t modified much since the beginning. Neither has the standard of their fish and chips which are cooked from freshly-sourced ingredients only. Your meal can be eaten in house or taken away. This is among the few traditional style fish and chippers left in the town.
For a very good value Chinese meal I like to go to Jimmy Chungs. It is located on Eden Harbour in the Town Centre just off O’Connell Street. There is a multitude of real Chinese dishes including starters, soups, main courses and puddings. The food is presented smorgasboard style and you can eat as much as you would like for a fixed price. This is an excellent option if you’re staying in the town centre accommodations and is particularly suited to groups and parties.
There are numerous Pizza outlets across the town including all the well-known international brands but one of the better ones is The Independent Pizza Company in Drumcondra. This is an informal pizza restaurant where the pizzas are enormous, made on an excellent base and served with a big choice of toppings. This is a top quality pizza and the costs are very reasonable.
In Church Bar, I discovered a strange but highly regarded restaurant called the Mongolian BBQ. Here you choose your own ingredients ( meat, veggies, spices, sauces ), put them in a bowl and have them fried on a hot griddle while you wait. After roughly three or 4 minutes your meal is prepared and when you have eaten it you can start again. This place is easily worth a visit.
One of my fave cuisines is Indian and there are numerous probabilities of sampling their food throughout the city. Of the 10 or so Indian restaurants I have eaten in my favourite needs to be The Afsana. This is found in the Church Bar area of the city and I am keen on it because the food is always of the same high standard and there’s a great variety on the menu. As well as that, they usually serve good size portions and it’s not too costly.
Thai restaurants are now becoming more commonplace and we have become more used to the cuisine. Dublin has its equal share of Thai restaurants but there’s one which stands out. The Thai Orchid is also one of the oldest Thai restaurants in the city and their experience shows in the standard of the food and the diversity of authentic Thai dishes. The odour of lemon grass and coconut which attacks your nostrils when you enter guarantees you that a real taste of Thailand awaits you.
As well as the ethnic restaurants, the town has all the usual fast food outlets like McDonalds and Burger King as well as other world names like Captain Americas and Eddie Rockets so visitors to Dublin will never go hungry.