Thursday, March 7, 2013

Dublin City Early Birds

I'm always keeping my eye out for good value Early Birds in town. The ongoing discussions we have are a) whether to go for the limited menu on early bird or just pick the main course you wanted anyway?, b) whether to go for starter and main or main and desert (two courses) or just go the whole hog (three courses)? and c) why put a steak on the early bird and then charge €5 extra? You've guessed right- we talk a lot about food.



In the hope that most city restaurants keep their websites up to date I've had a good look around their pages. Focusing first on the Dublin 2 area I've collected the following details to compare price and offers. Bear in mind the date prices were collected (07/03/2013) and check before you book.

Pichet, Trinity Street. 5-6.30pm 2 courses €22, 3 courses €27 http://www.pichetrestaurant.ie/
Saba, Clarendon Street. From 5 Sun-Weds 3 courses €24.95 http://www.sabadublin.com/
La Cave, South Anne St. 5-7pm 2 course only €16.95 http://www.lacavewinebar.com/index.html
La Mere Zou, Stephen's Green. 6-7pm 3 course only €26.50 http://lamerezou.ie/


Pearl Brasserie, Merrion Street 6-7pm Mon-Fri 2 course only €22 http://www.pearl-brasserie.com
Chez Max,Palace Street & Baggot Street 5.30-7pm Sun-Thurs 2 course €19 http://www.chezmax.ie/
The Trocadero, St.Andrew St 5-6.30pm Mon-Fri, from 4pm Sat (vacate 7pm) 3 course €25 http://www.trocadero.ie/
Diep Le Shaker, Pembroke Lane. Tues-Fri(vacate 2hrs), Sat 5-6.30pm (vacate 1.5hrs) For 2, 3courses+wine €62 http://www.diep.net/leshaker/

Ely Wine Bar, Ely Place. 5-7pm Mon-Sat 2 course €19.95, 3 course €25 http://www.elywinebar.ie
Fallon and Byrne, Exchequer St. 2 course €24.50, 3 course €29.95
The Green Hen, Exchequer St. 5.30-7pm Sun-Thurs, 2 course €19.50, 3 course €22 www.greenhen.ie
Hugo's, Merrion Row. 5-6.45pm 2 course €19.50, 3 course €24 www.hugos.ie


La Maison, Castle Market. 3pm-close Sun-Weds, 3-7pm Thurs-Sat 2 course €22, 3 course €26 lamaisonrestaurant.ie
Marco Pierre White, Dawson St. Mon-Fri until 6.45pm, Sat+Sun until 5pm 1course €14.95, 2 €19.95, 3 €24.95 www.marcopierrewhite.ie
Odessa, Dame Court. Mon-Thurs+Sun all night, Fri 6-7.30pm, Sat 5.30-7.30pm 2 course €17.95, 3 20.95 odessa.ie
One Pico, Molesworth Place. Mon-Weds 6-6.45pm 2 course €29 www.onepico.com


Peploes, Stephen's Green. 3 course €25 www.peploes.com 
The Pig's Ear, Nassau Street. Mon-Sat 5.30-6.30pm 2 course €21.95, 3 €26.95
Il Primo, Montague St. Mon-Weds 5.30-10pm, Thurs+Fri 5.30-6.45pm 2 course €23, 3 €26 www.ilprimo.ie
The Cellar, Upr Merrion St. Sun-Thurs 6-7.30pm 3 course €29 http://www.merrionhotel.com

Bang, Merrion Row. 2 course €22, 3 €27 www.bangrestaurant.com
Francesca's, Drury St. 6-7pm 2 course €23, 3 €29 (+glass wine €33) www.brookshotel.ie
Il Posto, Stephen's Green. Mon-Sat 5.30-7pm 2 course €22, 3 €26 www.ilpostorestaurant.ie
Olesyas, Exchequer St. Early bird link not working at present http://www.olesyaswinebar.com
 

Town Bar and Grill, Kildare St. 5.30-6.45pm daily 2 course €24.95, 3 €29.95 http://www.townbarandgrill.com
Isabel's, Baggot St Lwr. Tues-Thurs 6-7pm, Fri+Sat 5.30-7pm 2 course €23, 3 €27 isabels.ie
Farm, Dawson St. Daily 3-7pm 2 course €21.95, 3 €24.95 www.thefarmfood.ie
Dada, Sth William St Sun-Weds daily, Thurs-Fri 5-7pm, Sat-Sun 4-7pm 2 course €19.90 www.dadarestaurant.ie

Salamanca, St.Andrew's St. 3 tapas €16.96, 1 main €14.95 + glass wine €3 www.salamanca.ie
San Lorenzo's, Sth Gt George's St. Sun-Tues 5.30-7.30pm, Weds-Sat 5.30-6.45pm 2 course €22.50, 3 27.50 www.sanlorenzos.ie
Chili Club, Anne's Lane. 5.30-7pm 2 course €16.95 chiliclub.ie
Unicorn, Merrion Ct 12.30-7pm 2 course €19.50, 3 €24.50 www.unicornrestaurant.com

Fade Street Social, Fade St. Early Evening €25 http://www.fadestreetsocial.com
The Larder, Parliaments St. 2 course €19, 3 €22 http://www.thelardercaferestaurant.ie
Les Fréres Jacques, Dame St. Mon-Sat 6-7pm 2 course €20, 3 €25 http://www.lesfreresjacques.com
Toscana, Cork Hill. Until 6.30pm 2 courses €17.95, 3 €21.95 http://www.toscanarestaurant.ie


Eden, Sth William St. 2 course €20, 3 €24.50http://www.edenbarandgrill.ie/
Il Segreto, Merion Row. 2 course €20, 3 €25 http://www.ilsegretorestaurant.ie/
Bite, Sth Frederick St. Tues-Thurs nightly, Fri+Sat to 6.30pm 2 course €21.95, 3+Prosecco €24.95  http://www.bitedublin.com


That's a lot of information! What I've taken from it is there are a lot of restaurants with reasonable early bird deals that I haven't tried yet. Also, the average price of a 2 course deal is €21, so anything less than that and you are getting a good deal (if it's any good that is!). Let me know if there is a restaurant I've left out.


1 comment:

  1. Great post, i'm hungry now reading it! Lots of great options for early bird restaurants in Dublin so many to choose from!

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