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Chow Down

There is no doubt about the fact that money is tight for nearly everyone in these dark days. And no one is feeling the pinch more than the students of Dublin. But there is light at the end of the tunnel in the form of some fantastic lunch deals available around town!

If you fancy a spicy Mexican light lunch, The Alamo in Temple Bar has a €5 lunch menu. You really can’t beat that! Choose from a menu that includes delicious spicy Tomato Soup, a selection of sandwiches and wraps. This deal runs from 12-4 daily, and the restaurant its self is small and cosy with friendly staff.

The Alamo in Temple Bar

Gourmet Burger Kitchen has several branches located around Dublin. One is located on South William St and another in the centre of the bustling Temple Bar. It has to be said that in the past it did seem a little on the expensive side. But that’s all changed now with the introduction of a €9.99 set menu. You can pick either a classic burger, chicken burger and for all the veggies they even offer a falafel burger. The price also includes a regular soft drink and a side of fries. The food is top quality and the service is relatively quick. It does have a tendency to get quite busy at lunch times.


Traditional Fish and Chips can’t be beaten. For a real treat why not pop along to Beshoff’s on O’Connell St. At the moment they are offering cod and chips for just €5! This is a saving of €4 in comparison to full price. And they aren’t scrimping on quality either. The fish is delicious, you can taste the freshness. And the chips and crunchy and cooked to perfection. The portions aren’t huge, but they filled me up.

Beshoff's O'Connell St.

Ciao Bella Roma is a quaint traditional Italian restaurant located on Parliament St in Temple Bar. Its lunch menu is pretty unbeatable. Choose a started, main and a glass of wine for just €8.95. The menus are extensive, and you can pick either a pizza or pasta for the main part of the meal. Service is quick and efficient. Even the wine is nice. The bruschetta is one of the nicest I’ve ever tasted. They certainly aren’t scrimping on quality, and the pizzas are literally loaded with various toppings of your choice.

Ciao Bella Roma

If you walk past Stephen’s Green towards Harcourt St. you will stumble onto a plethora of restaurants as you pass through the closet and enter Narnia (Montague St. and Camden St.) you won’t go hungry. On Montague St. you will be transported back to home in Jerry’s restaurant where you will find Mammy has been cooking in the kitchen with the most succulent home cooked meals from €6.50. On the same street you will find yourself eating a taste of Italy with Credo’s offering affordable pizza slices and many other gourmet dishes to take away.


Walk 50 yards towards Camden St. and you will find several restaurants lining the street all catering for students and those with a budget. All eclectic tastes are catered for with Mexican food on offer at Burritos and Blues and pop across the world to Asia and you will find Charlie’s Chinese restaurant, situated 300 yards away from Burrito’s and Blue’s, with excellent deals on offer. Also on Camden St. Green Nineteen has most meals on offer from €10 and if you’re in the market for organic food give The Cake Cafe a chance situated directly across the road from Cassidy’s pub on Camden St.

Munching and Music

With these amazing deals eating out no longer has to be a thing of the past. You can definitely still get quality, great value cuisine if you know where to look. And now you do.

Written by: Katie Kelly, John Fagan

Proofed by: Dara O’Conor

Uploaded by: Emma Duggan


One Response to “Chow Down”

  1. Lovely.. Nom nom nom nom, love my food! 🙂

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