10 of the best deals during Dine in Dublin week
The ninth Dine in Dublin Festival kicks off today February 27 and runs until Sunday March 5. The week is a good opportunity to try out restaurants that you might not have visited before, with the benefit of knowing exactly what you are going to get and how much it's going to cost in advance.
The Wooden Mills on Ormond Quay
Among the offers that look worth exploring are the three-course dinner with espresso Martini to finish at The Woollen Mills on Ormond Quay, for €30pp. Elaine Murphy's restaurant has a nice, relaxed vibe and a menu that's always interesting.
Pichet on Trinity Street
Stephen Gibson's Pichet on Trinity Street has a special Dine in Dublin tasting menu, including two cocktails, priced at €80, for two people. Pichet has had a makeover recently and is looking great - there's always a good buzz in the room.
Marcel's on Merrion Row
You can get three courses for €24pp
Lemon & Duke in Hibernian Way
In this restaurant, backed by rugby players Rob and Dave Kearney, Sean O'Brien and Jamie Heaslip, you can get a three-course meal for two for €50 - add another €25 to include a bottle of wine.
Thai food fans should head for Saba, which has a number of offers from a two-course lunch for €15pp to a three-course dinner for €30pp
Ely Wine Bar on Ely Place
While wine lovers have a treat in store at Ely Wine Bar on Ely Place, where you can have a three-course dinner for two including a bottle of wine for €90.
The Pepper Pot Cafe in Powerscourt Town Centre
This place is Snapchat famous thanks to James Kavanagh. You'll get a free Ariosa coffee or Clement & Pekoe tea and sweet treat with any main course, including sandwiches, salads and bagels, and be in with a chance of social media stardom on the side.
All-day offer is available on its outdoor terrace only (cosy blankets and hot water bottles provided) of tapas for two for €25. For that you'll get two signature cocktails, house marinated olives, and toasted garlic sourdough, slow-cooked beef croquettes with horseradish and lemon crème fraîche, Coppinger meatballs with basil and Parmesan, and potato gnocchi with spiced sausage.
Ladurée on South William Street
And if afternoon tea is more your thing, then head for for tea, including a glass of prosecco, for €45.
See dineindublin.ie for details of participating restaurants and special offers. You'll need to book in advance with the restaurant to avail of most of the deals.