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10 Good and Cheap Restaurants in Dublin

With a variety of cafés and restaurants to choose from in Dublin, your short trip or extended vacation in the capital city would not be enough to visit all their restaurants!

This informative guide will help you choose the good and cheap restaurants in Dublin, with cuisines inspired from all around the globe. All of which are great choices for your budget.

From hearty handmade pies, delectable sausages, the best melt-in-your-mouth cheeseburgers, to remarkable Irish confectionaries—all at an affordable rate!

These quality restaurants represent their best dishes from different nations and food culture by offering their tastiest dishes with a smile. 

10 Good and Cheap Restaurants in Dublin

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Busen Burgers

The best cheeseburgers in Dublin, according to food reviews, are found in the humble Bunsen restaurant.

With eight quality restaurants found in Ireland, one is sizzling juicy Irish-beef burgers in Wexford St.,


And with the simplest menu to offer amongst all the restaurants listed here, they do not and will not disappoint—their friendly staff is glad to help you choose and serve highly affordable quality burgers.

Grab a delectable Irish-beef cheeseburger for only €8.15! And their creamy milkshake, for only €4.75, is a must-try.

If you want to pair your burger with a hearty lager, you can only get it for €5.00. Their signature dish consists of burgers, but they also offer hand-cut, shoe-string, and sweet potato fries as perfect side dishes

. If you’re around Wexford St., or at any part of Dublin, Bunsen is an absolute must-try.

Opening Hours

Monday -Wednesday-12.00-21.30
Thursday-Saturday-12.00- 22.30
Sunday- 13.00 – 21.30

Contact Information

Address: Wexford Street Dublin 2



To check their complete menu, click here. 

2.Beanhive Coffee

Beanhive Coffee

If you’re looking for an authentic Irish breakfast dining experience, then Beanhive Coffee in Dawson St. might be your next stop.

Their signature Full Irish Breakfast dish consists of 2 sausages, 2 bacon, an egg, beans, mushrooms, 2 hashbrowns, 2 white puddings, tomato, and crunchy, buttery toast—all for €8.95 only! A great meal to start your day.

But if you aren’t a fan of big meals, or wouldn’t like to fill your stomach at the early part of the day, you can try their triple-decker sandwich for only €6.95.

And if you or your friends aren’t yet filled, you can build your own sandwich for €6.00 or less!

From Panini bread, baguettes, wraps, granary, and white and brown bread, to their sauces, juicy delis, veggies, and cheese toppings—Beanhive Coffee serves one of the best Irish cuisines in town for your breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 7:15-18:00
Saturday 9:00 -18:00
Sunday 9:30 – 17:00

Contact Information

Address: 26 Dawson Street  Dublin2  Ireland  D02 FY28



To check their complete menu, click here. 

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3.Offbeat Donut Co.

Offbeat Donut Co.

Making Magic Everyday is their restaurant’s motto, and they surely sprinkle some of that magic in their most affordable, handmade and Instagram-worthy donuts, served in Westland Row, Dublin.

Their artistic showmanship has been praised by a myriad of food critics—some reviews mention that they serve the best donuts in the world!

With a price range of €6.00 for a box of 3 creamy, Premium, vegan-friendly donuts, Offbeat Donut Co. offers the finest and the most affordable.

Their Classic Range donuts consist of Classic Glaze, Coffee Slice, and Sprinkles, and their signature Premium Range donuts primarily includes their best-selling Raspberry Rhapsody, Bear Necessities, Honeycomb Crunchy, Toffee Crispie, The Unicorn, Boston Crème, Creamy Red Velvet, Lemon Meringue, Hazelnut Rocher, S’mores, Nutella Ring—and a whole lot more!

A proof that quality doesn’t have to suffer for cheap eats in Dublin.

Opening Hours

Monday-Friday- 7:00am-8:00pm
Saturday- 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Sunday-11:00 am-7:00 pm

Contact Information

Address: Pearse StationWestland RowDublin 2

Phone: 01 5143100


To check their complete menu, click here. 

4.Tang Coffee

Dubliners around Dawson Street grab one of the best vegan-friendly cuisines around the city in Tang Coffee—another famous restaurant around Dawson St.

They offer three, widely-varying menus—breakfast, lunch, and brunch.

Their signature dish during breakfast is the Buckwheat Pancakes—for only €8.75 your squishy buckwheat pancakes are served with greek yogurt, fresh berries, pecan nuts, honey, and almond butter.

Or you could try their famous Avocado Egg for only €8.50 Avocado on sourdough toast is served with dressed leaves, crispy fried egg, beetroot hummus, spicy salsa, herb oil, and dukkah.

And for brunch, you could try their signature Mushrooms on Toast with pan-seared oyster mushrooms marinated in tamari and fresh ginger, served on sourdough toast with two poached eggs, zesty lemon yogurt, herb oil, and dukkah, all for only €10.00.

Their restaurant also offers unlimited filtered water, free high-speed WiFi, and a variety of teas, coffees, and smoothies—all less than €5.00!

Opening Hours

Monday-Friday -7.30am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-4pm
Sunday: Closed

Contact Information

Address: 23C  Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Phone:+353 01 8733672


To check their complete menu, click here

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5.Pho Viet

Feel the vibe of a rich, Vietnamese-style restaurant in Parnell Street by trying some of the signature dishes of Pho Viet! Vietnamese cuisine is considered as one of the healthiest cuisines in the world.

With their vegan-friendly starters, a must-try is the Goi Cuon, a Vietnamese delicacy, for only €4.50.

And for those who love seafood, their Goi Thom Thit – Pork & Prawn Salad with Cabbage, Onion, Carrot, and Mint for only €8.00, and their Tom Nuong – Grilled Jumbo Prawns with Sweet Chili Sauce for only €10.00.

These are scrumptious meals with an Asian flavor twist and it’s one of the best yet cheap restaurants inDublin. 

Opening Hours

Monday -Sunday-12 noon-10pm
Friday & Saturday-12 noon-11pm

Contact Information

Address: 162 Parnell Street Dublin 1

Phone: 01 8783165

To check their complete menu, click here. 

6.The Pieman Café

The Pieman Café

Irish-crafted pies, from the freshest ingredients around Ireland and in the globe, are the signature dishes in The Pieman Café.

The pies start at €6.00, with six main types of pies that consist of Steak & Stout, Roast Chicken & Sausage Stuffing, Feta & Sweet Potato, Chicken & Mushroom, Chicken, Leek & Cheddar, and Chili, Beef, and Chorizo.

You can also try some of their famous sausage rolls made of Bacon & Ballymaloe Relish, Fennel & Chili, Pear & Black Pudding, and Leek and Sage.

Any of these pies, plus a side dish, gravy, and a soft drink only cost €8.50! Take a bite on their savoury pies, all proudly made in Dublin!

Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday-12pm-6.30 pm

Contact Information

Address:14 Crown Alley, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland

Phone: 085 166 3567

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7.Umi Falafel

Umi Falafel

Falafels are golden-brown croquettes that are a bit crunchy on the outside but soft in the middle.

A famous savory bread in the Middle East, the Umi Falafel’s signature dish is the Lebanese Falafel, for only €6.00.

A must-try is the Falafel Your Way, for only €6.50, you can create your own Falafel with a choice of 4 toppings and a sauce.

The Grilled and Breaded Haloumi Cheese Sandwiches also make a delightful treat for those who can’t live without the flavor of the cheese in their sandwiches, for €6.50 only.

A variety of salads, mezzes, soups, and extras are all available to order, all for less than €6.00!

If you want to taste the flavors of the Arabian lands while in Dublin, then Umi Falafel will be a great choice!

Opening Hours


Contact Information

Address: 13 Dame St, Dublin 2 Dublin D02HX67

Phone:01 670 6866

To check their complete menu, click here. 


Craving for affordable Mexican cuisine while touring around Dublin? Look no further.

Around Mespil Road and Abbey Street in Dublin, Boojum offers a wide selection of burritos, tacos, burrito bowls, salads, and nachos—with six fillings to choose from: Chicken (€6.50), Beef (€6.75), Pork (6.50), Chili (€6.75), Chorizo (€6.95), and Vegetarian (€6.25).

Add some salsa, cheese, and sour cream, with some extra spices and meat choices all at an affordable rate!

Pair them with your choice side-dishes and drinks, and you have yourself a Mexican-Irish feast.

Opening Hours

Sunday-Thursday: 11:30am-10:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:30am -11pm

Contact Information

Address:3 Abbey Street Lower North City Dublin1, Dublin. 

Phone+353 1874 7237

9.Dall’Italia Pasta Bar

If you’re used to pasta being served to you at your local restaurant from a strict menu, then Dall’Italia Pastabar will surely make you smile, for a change.

Here, you create your own pasta! The first step into making your pasta is choosing a one—from Tagliatelle to Macheroni Rigate.

The second step and the most crucial part is choosing your sauce—from their €7.50 Carbonara sauce to their €6.50 Tomato sauce, your pasta will be your own work of art. Other sauces include Aglio E Olio, Pesto, Quatro Formaggi, and Ragu.

The final step and the most fun part is choosing your toppings!

From their €0.70 Cherry Tomatoes toppings to their €1.50 Bacon toppings, combine all of these, and your Instagram-worthy pasta will await your camera and your taste buds.

Add some homemade tiramisu and Cannoli Siciliani for a sweet after-taste of your great Italian-dining experience in Dublin.

Opening Hours

Saturday:9am- 9pm

Contact Information

Address: 1 Grantham Street Dublin 8, Ireland

Phone: +353 (83) 455 5330

To check their complete menu, click here.

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10.Lemon Crepe and Coffee Co.

Offering one of the best sweet and savory crepes, sandwiches, and waffles around Dublin is Lemon Crepe and Coffee Co.

Their signature breakfast dish is the Big Breakfast Omelette, for €7.95 enjoy streaky bacon, sausage, and cheddar filled breakfast.

Or try their buttermilk pancakes ‘stack’, especially the Strawberry Supreme Stack with Nutella and fresh strawberries for only €6.60.

Enjoy their savory crepes, starting from their Canadian crepe for only €6.25 to their Veg Power Plus crepe for €7.25.

A variety of sweet crepes, ranging from Chocolate Special for €5.50 to Ice Cream Strawberry Suzzette for €7.95, for a little punch.

Lastly, their quality, hand-made sandwiches are all under €8.00!

These affordable rates, quality meals, and a nice place to chill are the reasons why it’s the best among the most affordable restaurants in Dublin. 

Opening Hours

Monday-Friday: 7.30am -7.30pm
Thursday: 7.30 am- 8.30 pm
Saturday: 8.30am -7.30pm
Sunday: 9.30AM – 6.30 pm

Contact Information

Address: 66 South William Street, Dublin 2

Phone: (01) 672 9044

To check their complete menu, click here.

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Ana @labellesociety

Wednesday 28th of August 2019

I was just yesterday in Dublin. I had dinner at the Elephant Castle because I was told they had the BEST chicken wings ever!!! I was certainly NOT disappointed, it was delicious!! Have you ever been? Very helpful post. I came here to check if I had gone to any of the ones from the list, but it seems I missed them unfortunately.

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