Let’s face it: the idea of eating well and on a budget in Dublin has become for many an oxymoron if not an impossible dream. Thanks to the restaurant industry’s constant transformation, we now have a variety of delicious, budget-friendly and quality restaurants to choose from.
Whether you’re a foodie or not, here are 5 amazing outlets in Dublin, where everyone can eat well, spend little and leave satisfied without breaking the bank.
Despite their differences, all of the venues selected offer an outstanding experience for individuals, couples and families who wish to try new foods and discover new places in the city.
Let’s get started!
Griolladh is more than just a food truck or a tiny café, more than just mouth-watering cheese and homemade sourdough grilled to perfection, but a kingdom of delicious sambos and treats.
All ingredients have been chosen with great care, are 100% supplied by Irish certified companies and can be savoured in four locations around Dublin city.
This feast for the eyes and extraordinary sensory experience, ranges from €6 to €8 for the sambos, with some additional charges for coffee, drinks, pastries and extra toppings.
This tiny authentic Korean restaurant is hidden behind a store in Dublin city centre and to discover it, you will have to head through Super Asian Foods Market on Capel Street.
White Rabbit serves up a range of Asian street food including Korean fried chicken and the ultra recommended Korean Corn Dog topped with cheese and potatoes, available to enjoy for just €5.
All Korean Street rice bowls can be ordered at a starting price of €9.90, whereas Korean style chicken dishes start at €8, depending on the size.
Have you ever enjoyed a cup of coffee or a hot delicious treat sitting in a Bakery? With a unique combination of bakery and coffee shop, Honeybun allows its customers to experience the delicious taste of Brazilian sweet and savoury food in a completely new way.
Despite appearing to be small, the bakery at 60 Mary Street, serves breakfast all day starting at just €6.99. They also offer tasty tapioca, cakes, sandwiches, as well as delicious dining options for lunch and dinner ranging from €12.95 for a prime rump steak served with pure, beans and cassava flour, up to €29.99 for a mixed grill for two.
Sprezzatura’s amazing homemade pasta and mouth-watering dishes are what happens when Irish produce meets Italian traditional cuisine.
This superb pasta club located in Camden Market and Rathmines provides a wide variety of dishes that would not only make a true Italian Nonna proud but would also delight your pickiest foodie.
Featured in the Irish Times as offering the best affordable pasta under €10, the restaurant has been nominated numerous times by news outlets across Ireland.
Sprezzatura’s menu features not just pasta dishes, but also small plates, sharing platters and desserts prepared on-site using all Irish ingredients.
Last but not least, this buffet lover’s paradise, located at 32-36 Wolfe Tone Street, boasts more than 150 dishes from every corner of the globe, many of them prepared at live cooking stations.
This culinary journey could begin at the Teppanyaki section, continue to Dim Sum island, pass by the sushi and salad bar, the roast and carving spot, and finish at the sweet candy floss bar and chocolate fountain.
This amazing all-you-can-eat feast is available for just €11.95 for lunch and €22.95 for dinner.
I am always amazed by Dublin’s hidden eateries, food trucks, and tiny cafes, which all provide yummy food on a budget.
Please let us know what your top five favourite places to eat in Dublin are by leaving a comment below. Together, let’s continue to explore and share some amazing discoveries.