Doing Dublin cheap
I will be in Dublin in the first week of November. I am looking for some must eats and also for eating cheap. Not necessarily one in the same. I would like to have one nice dinner out as well.
I recommend Rustic Stone, The Pig's Ear, Silk Road Cafe, L'Ecrivain, The Church, Bobo's, Queen of Tarts, Brasserie Sixty6. In no particular order!
We were in Ireland a few months ago and for us the food seemed VERY expensive for what you got in restaurants/pubs. On more than one occasion we went to the grocery store or local markets and bought bread, cheese, deli meats, mustard, olives, and fruit and made a meal out of those. We found the breads, cheeses, olives and deli meats to be consistently excellent each time. I also had lots of great smoked fish in Ireland from the markets.
Must eats in my opinion are Mao on Chatam Row-amazing Thai/Malaysian food & not too expensive. The Butcher Grill in Ranelagh do amazing steaks-its kind of in the name! They would be on the expensive side so save it for a treat. Also in Ranelagh is Kinara Kitchen-Pakistani cuisine and amazing flavours,not too expensive. Try the website www.menupages.ie, you can search by cuisine,location and price range. Enjoy your stay here!