Eating out in Dublin, the capital city of Ireland, is a costly affair. The city is quite expensive to live. However, there are many fantastic budget restaurants as well which are must visit for every tourist visiting the city. Dublin is home to a number of international chains such as Kentucky Fried Chicken, Burgerking, McDonalds and more. These and many other eateries can prove to be a great boon for tourists on a tight budget.
Here are some famous budget eateries where you will find something good to eat at affordable prices. Some of these budget eateries worth visiting include The Bakehouse, Crackbird, Sichuan House, Cafe Topolis, Paulie’s Pizza, Bleecker Street Cafe Bar, The Porthouse, Itsabagel, Blazing Salads, Wagamama, Cafe Azteca, The HalfMoon Crêpe Company and Leo Burdocks. Let us take a virtual tour of some of these popular eateries and see what all they have to offer.
The Bakehouse is a renowned bakery where a wide range of delicious cakes and breads are freshly baked every day. This place is excellent to dine out during the daytime as well as evening. You will simply relish eating the sausage sandwich, which is yummy and make your day. You can also order for soups, stews, pies and salads as well. Whether you are visiting The Bakerhouse on a Sunday or any other day, the brunch here is simply fantastic.
The Crackbird initially started out as a pop up restaurant, but has now become a permanent fixture on the food scene in Dublin. This popular budget eatery is renowned for serving chicken. The wine list is also impressive, essentially comprising of a white and a red. The wine selection is varied and changes daily. The expert chefs at Crackbird cook the chicken in American soul food style. You can enjoy a variety of chicken dishes here such as Chicken Brochettes, Soy Garlic Chicken or Buttermilk Chicken. The portions served are absolutely yummy, huge and cheap. The Crackbird is hugely popular and seats need to be book well in advance.
The Sichuan House is a good eatery in Dublin where you will see Chinese people enjoying their meals in large numbers. The restaurant is famous for serving authentic Chinese food, which are freshly cooked, delicious and spicy. The service here is friendly and you will relish the dishes. Apart from the Sichuan House, there are other Chinese restaurants as well the Moore St/Parnell St area, which are affordably priced.
The Paulie’s Pizza recently opened in Dublin. This restaurant is small and quite popular. You will see people queuing in large numbers patiently waiting for their turn. Paulie’s is among few places to be officially approved by the Assozione Vera Pizza Napoletana outside Italy. The pizza comes with a crisp base and rich toppings of top quality prosciutto, San Marzano tomatoes and fresh buffalo mozzerela. Waiting for your favorite pizza here is indeed worthwhile.
The Porthouse is essentially a tapas bar located in an old wine cellar. It has been carefully transformed retaining its original atmosphere of yesteryears. The menu is exciting comprising of delectable tapas and Basque pintxos. Spanish wine is also available here, which is quite affordable. The décor and atmosphere at The Porthouse makes it the best place in Dublin to enjoy a budget romantic meal.
The Itsabagel restaurant is the best place in Dublin for delicious bagels which comes with an awesome range of fillings. The bagels here are special and substantial. They are in fact a meal in themselves. The salads and freshly made soups are simply excellent. You will fall in love with the brownies and cookies, which are indeed tempting.