We’ve reviewed Cafe Bar Deli here before, but having eaten there again the other night, I just wanted to once more praise their salads. Not many restaurants offer such a wide variety of interesting, unusual salads and for such good value: the large salads are enormous, more than enough for a filling meal, and cost from €10.50 to €13. Not great value compared to other countries, sadly, but good value for Dublin.
I am pretty much locked into always ordering the Broccoli, Feta and Chickpea Salad, even though there are other very attractive options:
- Roasted vegetable salad with moroccan spiced couscous and hummus and chermoula dressing
- Spicy lamb with tabbouleh, rocket salad & tzatziki
Mmmm. A good salad is a thing of beauty and a joy forever.
I did notice while in the George’s St branch is that they seemed to be quite badly understaffed – only two waiters were working the entire ground floor, which wasn’t packed but was still busy enough. It took us ages to get our bill, and the waitstaff seemed like they were under a fair bit of pressure. Is this a recessionary side-effect, restaurants cutting back on staff in anticipation of quieter evenings?