It is not a secret that Dublin has plenty places to eat well and try different countries’ cuisine around the city. However, some restaurants can be a little bit expensive for students. This fact make most of them give up on the nice food and run to the cheapness take away or fast food brands. The curiosity is not enough when the price is high and people are not sure about the quality or the service offered by those places.
The good news is that finding some nice places to eat with students discounts is not that difficult. There are at least five nice places to diversify and explore other gastronomic proposals in the same area. For the sushi lovers, one of them is a Japanese restaurant ruled by a Brazilian chef that is taking the scene in town. Gregory Zucconi, 26 years old, opened the Zucconi Sushi Bar in the heart of Dublin in 2015. Located in Frenchmans Lane, near Talbot Street, the restaurant is consider one of the best for the Japanese cuisine.
With a much diversified menu, including dishes as sushi, sashimi, crab sticks, uramaki, temakis, hot rolls and sweet sushi with Nutella, Gregory explains that the Zucconi Sushi Bar is always exploring and expanding the options. The new creation is the Sushi Burguer. “I try to introduce new and fresh options every week”, explains.
Gregory came to Ireland to study English. Graduated in Gastronomy and specialized in Japanese Cuisine in Brazil, he saw in Dublin the opportunity to have his own business. “Zucconi Sushi Bar started after I was doing a consulting to Art Cafe Dublin to change their menu. The place’s owner showed me a vacancy space and I imagined the restaurant. After he accepted the proposal and with a huge help from my friends, the placed was finally opened”, tells him.
Zucconi Sushi Bar offers “all you can eat” meals for EUR 19.99. But thinking about the students’ situation around here, Gregory has a special deal for those who own a student card: the meal, all you can eat, is just EUR 14.99. “I know how is the feeling of wanting to eat something different, but think about the bank account. So it helps, everyone and the customers are always happy”, justify Gregory.
Another place to try a good Brazilian meal with students’ discounts is the Brazilian Grill and Mama Mia. Located in the old Epicurean Food Hall, North Lott’s entrance, the restaurant offers a big varied menu, with pasta, rice, beans, meat and the famous Feijoada. Near Griffith College, the Aussie BBQ offers a good meat and sandwiches menu from EUR 6.95. The restaurant is located at South Richmond Street, Dublin 2.
So forget about the take away! If you want to eat good and you are worried about breaking the bank, these and others places are student and budget friendly around town. Of course everyone has another tip or a favorite place to recommend. It is not an exhaustive search. Give it a try and taste one of the best thing the world can bring you: food.