Are you planning to visit Ireland’s capital but want to keep it on a budget? Don’t worry, we get your back! Dublin has many options of things to do and see without spending much and an extensive variety of restaurants with delicious meals for friendly prices.
Here’s a list of the best 10 things to eat in Dublin under €15:
1. Lamb Shish from Zaytoon
The best kebab in Dublin can be found at Zaytoon, a Persian Cusine inspired restaurant with most dishes under €15, located just beside the Temple Bar. There are plenty to choose from, but we suggest you start with the Lamb Shish made with fresh ingredients for only €14. It is a perfect option for a quick lunch when you are exploring Dublin.
Where? 14/15 Parliament Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 📍
2. Burrito from Boojum
Boojum is a Mexican chain with many shops around Dublin, it’s definitely the place to go if you want to get big portions for a friendly price. Our favorite option on their menu is the burrito, well filled with rice, beans, a meat of your choice, as well as the sauces. Prices can vary depending on your choice but the highest option is still €8,99. It’s a fulfilling meal that will keep you going for the day.
Where? Boojum has many locations around Dublin’s city center. You can find the one near you on their website.
3. Cheeseburger + french fries at Bunsen
Every good trip involves a fast food meal, and when visiting Dublin you can’t miss trying one of the best burgers in town: Bunsen. You can order the basic burger for €8.45 or the cheeseburger for €9.45, and complete your meal with a hand-cut or shoestring fries for €3.95.
Where? Bunsen has many locations around Dublin’s city center. You can find the one near you on their website.
4. Middle eastern pizza at Zaatar
This Lebanese restaurant is located in the heart of Dublin and offers many dishes in a friendly price range. Our favorites on their menu are the 12” Pizzas starting at €11,00 with vegan and vegetarian options too.
Where? George’s Street Arcade, South Great 📍
5. Beef Noodle Soup at Pho Kim
When visiting Ireland you need to be ready for the rainy and cold days too, and there’s nothing better to keep you going than a fulfilling Noodle Soup. Pho Kim offers Vietnamese food in big and tasty portions that are just perfect for when you are looking to warm up a bit. Their Beef meatball Noodle Soup is served with rice noodles, herbs, and a side of lemon, fresh chilies, and sriracha sauce for €14,50. You can also find vegetarian and vegan options on their menu.
Where? 162 Parnell Street, Dublin 1 📍
6. Buttermilk Pancake from The Cake Cafe
Are you looking for brunch on a budget in Dublin? The Cake Cafe offers some of the best deals in town and it’s definitely a good option when you are hungry around the city center. You should definitely try the Buttermilk Pancakes, one of the classics and a Dubliner’s favorite for only €11,50.
Where? The Daintree Building, 8 Pleasants Pl, Saint Kevin's, Dublin 📍
7. Pulled Pork Sandwich from White Rabbit
Another perfect on-the-go meal for a day of exploring Dublin is the Pulled Pork sandwich from White Rabbit Cafe, with slow-cooked meat that will melt in your mouth. Portions are big enough to keep you full for some hours and it costs only €7,50.
Where? 14 Leinster St S, Dublin 2 📍
8. Govinda’s special - Vegetarian food
One of the oldest vegetarian restaurants in Dublin, Govinda’s offers big portions for friendly prices. Our favorite thing on their menu is the Govinda’s special, where you can make a full place with options from the buffet, choosing the combination that sounds better to you, all for €12,00.
Where? 83 Middle Abbey St, North City, Dublin 1 📍
9. Pad Thai at Xian Street Food
Xian Street Food is a Dubliner’s favorite and the place to go for quick, delicious, and cheap Asian food. There are many options on their menu under €15,00, but our recommendation is the Pad Thai, with chicken & prawn, beansprouts, egg, limes, and crushed roasted peanut for €12,00.
Where? 28 South Anne Street, Dublin 2 📍
10. Palestinian Falafel wrap from Umi Falafel
Great for vegetarians and non-vegetarians, the Palestinian Falafel wrap from Umi Falafel is served with pita bread, hummus, fried aubergine, flat parsley, and tahini sauce. The restaurant has many branches in the city and you can definitely find one close to you while exploring Dublin, one wrap costs €7,50 but you can upgrade to a combo with a spiced potato wedge and a soft drink for €12,50.
Where? 4 Mary St, Dublin 1 📍
13 Dame St, Dublin 2 📍
Georges St Arcade, Dublin 2 📍
180 Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines 📍
And there you have it, a complete list of the best 10 things in Dublin to eat under €15,00.
Which of these dishes are you most excited to try?