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10th Mar 2018

7 Delicious Set Menus For Less Than €20 In Dublin City Centre


While eating out can be quite expensive, if you play your cards right you can get a great meal without breaking the bank.

A lot of restaurants in town have stiff competition and as a result offer great deals. There are quite a few places where you can get a starter and a main course, and still have change to spare from your €20.

Here are some places where you can get great value.

1. Metro Café – South William Street

If you like classic hearty Irish food, look no further.

The pre-theatre menu at the Metro Café offers two courses for €14.95 and three for €18.95. The mains choices are Irish beef stew, chicken, chorizo and chickpea stew, and bangers and mash. The menu is served 5-7pm.

Metro Cafe

2. Old Music Shop – North Frederick Street

This cute café/restaurant built out a converted music shop has a great set menu offering two courses for €17.95 and three courses for €21.95.

There’s a varied selection with casserole, Caesar salad, cod goujons, steak, and pizza for mains.

Old Music Shop

3. La Cave Wine Bar – South Anne Street

With decor evoking old Paris, La Cave is a classic restaurant serving dishes like mussels and confit of duck on its early bird menu, which comes in at €18.50 for two courses. 

It’s available every day 5-7pm.

La Cave

4. Bagots Hutton – Ormond Quay

Bagots Hutton recently opened their new premises on Ormond Quay and have a ‘neighbourhood menu’ which includes two courses and a glass of house wine for €19.50.

Bagots Hutton

5. Bow Lane – Aungier Street

As well as great cocktails, Bow Lane also do an early bird, available all day Monday to Wednesday and until 6pm from Thursday to Sunday.

For €19.50 you can get two courses, and three courses for €24.50. You can choose from chicken, hake, a spiced squash, aubergine, lentil & chickpea dahl, or steak with a €4.95 supplement for your main course.

Bow Lane

6. Whitefriar Grill – Aungier Street

You’ll probably need to make a booking in order to eat here, but you can get great value with the early bird option of two courses for €19.50 and three for €24.50, with main course options like prosciutto rolled stuffed pork fillet and wild mushroom lasagne.

The menu runs all night Monday to Wednesday, 5-6.30pm on Thursday, and 5-6pm on Friday and Sunday. 

There’s no early bird on Saturday.

Whitefriar Grill

7. Beeftro – Balfe Street

One for the meat lovers.

For €19.95 you can get a starter and a main, which includes the options of steak, chicken, salmon and cheeseburger. The menu is available every day until 6.45pm.


Know any other places with good meal deals? Tell us about them below.

Header: Bagots Hutton 

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