Saturday 25 February 2017

Lunchbox: The Streat

North Wall Quay, D1. Tel: 01 6700073

Sophie Gorman

The Cost: €8.25 for chicken and bacon triple-decker sandwich (€6.25) and soup (€2) deal.

The Look: A glass box on the docks, this has lovely panoramic river views, with tables inside and out.

The Goods: Standard line in sandwiches, panini, wraps, bagels, salads and baked potatoes. It ain't cheap, though. Sandwich prices start at €4.35 takeaway, panini are all €6.25 and salads are €6.45. You pay only slightly more to eat in and that's a much better deal with this scenery.

The Bad: Service is a disaster, confirmed by a return visit. Customers are ignored for too long, even a quick hello from the harried staff to register they've seen you would go a long way. Tomato and red pepper soup is slightly too sweet.

The Result: The triple-decker sandwich is a bit of a cracker, though. Fresh chicken breast, bacon, mixed salad leaves, tomatoes and a tomato chutney. Improved service and this would be a regular haunt.

The Grade: B-.

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