With a wealth of restaurants dotting the busy streets of Dún Laoghaire, it comes as no surprise that people often come to this seaside town in search of a good feed.
Covering all types of cuisines and atmospheres, you can truly find just about anything to satisfy your craving in this South Dublin town.
Here we round up our top five best places to eat that won’t break the budget when in Dún Laoghaire including Asian, Indian, Italian and Fusion eateries as well as a classic fish and chip shop.
5. Blue Ginger
This Asian-fusion restaurant is one to add to your “must try” list. It is a popular hangout for lazy lunches and its quiet and cosy atmosphere make it somewhat “hangover-friendly”, you could say.
Open from morning to night, its food ranges from your classic Irish breakfast to an Asian bento box, meaning anyone of every culinary inclination will surely like it here.
Whether you’re craving apple pie or freshly rolled sushi, beer battered fish or crispy Japanese gyoza – this is your place. And, what is even more impressive than the range of offering is the prices which are more than affordable.
4. Delhi Rasoi Indian Restaurant
If you’ve been pondering where to find fine Indian cuisine South of Dublin centre, this is it.
Utterly delicious and totally affordable, this Indian eatery is an eat in or take out kind of joint, where consistency and quality are put first. Airy and modern, the restaurant is an ideal spot for a dinner date, and meal deals for two encourage couples to indulge in what is sure to be a delectable Indian dinner.
Open from 5pm each night; this is one of Dún Laoghaire’s best affordable restaurants. Top tip: check out Sunday lunch here which is available for only €14.95.
Address: 7 Cumberland St, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, A96 T972, Ireland
3. Bits and Pizzas
Using only the finest ingredients and traditional means, Bits and Pizzas is a truly tasty (and affordable) Italian restaurant in Dún Laoghaire.
Whether it is for a cheeky mid-week take away treat, a dinner party, group reservation, date night or family meal with the kids, this restaurant seems to always leave customers feeling satisfied.
An awesome specials menu which offers guests two courses for €18.70 or three courses for €22.90 is bound to impress, whilst the little ones have their very own menu offering two courses for €8.25 or three course for €9.50.
Book in advance as this Dún Laoghaire cheap-eat is usually busy by dusk!
Address: 15 Patrick St, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, A96 XT98, Ireland
Kyoto is an Asian street food style inspired eatery in Dún Laoghaire. Designed around the Asian culinary form which emphasises fresh ingredients and fragrant tastes, guests are swept away to the Orient over dishes of grilled chicken satay skewers, yaki soba, massaman curries and wok-fried dishes.
Kids dishes are only €5 which won’t in any way break the bank, whilst adult mains fall around the €11 mark. With a selection of affordable beers (all €5) and wines, this is the perfect place to indulge without a hefty bill.
Also to note, its lunchtime deal offers a main course, a drink and an ice cream cone all for €10. Enough said.
Address: 12 Patrick St, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, A96 RR80, Ireland
1. Miami Café
Now, this joint may not be the slickest or chicest place to bring a date. Saying that, when in pursuit of something cheap and tasty, look no further.
A local favourite for years, Miami Café may have changed its storefront, but has never lost its charm or high-quality fare. The simple diner atmosphere inside may be quite 90’s in style, but nostalgic no doubt. Booths line one wall whilst the open-plan chipper kitchen fills the opposite side of the restaurant.
This is the oldest family-run chipper in South Dublin, and its warm and welcoming atmosphere and affordable prices (there are usually €10 meal deal specials) make this one of those places which will never go out of style.
Busy as hell on a summer’s day in Dún Laoghaire where ice creams and fresh bags of chips and battered fish fly out of the door by the dozen, Miami is a neighbourhood staple.
Address: 55 George’s Street Lower, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, A96 YW70, Ireland