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Dublin Eats

skooldya1 Feb 22, 2009 12:47 PM

Does Dublin have any great cheap eats, especially for lunch and breakfast?

Also, where are some good places to eat near Merrion Square, lower Baggot Street, Kilmainham Gaol Historical Museum and St. Stephen’s Green?

I'd appreciate any recs, thanks!

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  1. tonto21 RE: skooldya1 Feb 22, 2009 01:47 PM

    You should try Gruel on 68 Dame Street Just down from Trinity, it's a good spot for lunch and Dinner and they even do breakfast although i've never been for it!

    Another new place which is fairly cheap is Green Nineteen on Camden Street its good value everything seems to be under a tenner. You could try Jo Burger in Rathmines its a little out of the centre of town but you can get a bus no problem or even walk.

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      DublinChow RE: skooldya1 Feb 23, 2009 04:00 AM

      I agree with tonto's excellent recs, but try also chez max on lr baggot st, great little good value bistro, was there on friday, good steak frites.
      best museum food is the silk road cafe in the chester beatty library in dublin castle if u fancy some culture.

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        mr_gimlet RE: DublinChow Mar 9, 2009 03:59 AM

        Rather than start a new thread, we have friends we need to visit just north of Bray. Anything that side of the city we could take them to, not too expensive? Simply don't know Ireland at all.

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          DublinChow RE: mr_gimlet Mar 9, 2009 09:24 AM

          Alexis in Dun Laoghaire is not too far, great bistro food but book as its popular.
          check out the microbrewery Porterhouse in Bray for their Oyster Stout and other beers but the food is only average

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        jmd350 RE: skooldya1 Mar 17, 2009 01:37 PM

        I wanted to mention a place that I came across while visiting Dublin from New York a couple of weeks ago - The Farm. It 's right near Trinity and focuses on fresh and organic ingredients. I had a delicious fish pie with lots of fresh herbs and my boyfriend had chicken pot pie and spicy wings. Not too expensive either.

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          portseven RE: skooldya1 Jul 21, 2009 04:44 AM

          I enjoyed 'Elephant and Castle' on Temple Bar, they had lots of interesting breakfasty egg related dishes, and I enjoyed their Chicken Wings

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            SiobhanP RE: skooldya1 Jul 23, 2009 01:40 AM

            The mermaid is far from cheap as a reccommendation. Guel next door has a fatastic breakfast and large portions. the decor is a bit to be desired but its worth it. The farm I feel is average and streggles with the location. For Lunch Georges Bistro has excellent specials and is located on South Frederick Street. Across from this is Dunne and crescenzi which is nbot pricey and good italian food, pasta pannini and snacks.

            Lemon crepe is excellent for breakfast on South William st. Also One of my favourites for breakfast is Elephant and Castle. They even do American style pancakes. Nice food and not pricey.

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