Ranelagh is well-served by a diverse choice of restaurants and pubs, and no menu is more diverse than that of Tribeca. I went there for lunch last week and was impressed with the range of options on the menu, which contains a mix of pastas, steaks, fish, burgers, omelettes, salads, noodles, and soup.
My friend Janeanne had been raving about the Tribeca3: a bowl of chips, a bowl of wings, and a bowl of salad for €11.95. This is a very substantial lunch. The wings were both plentiful and delicious, crispy, and oozing in sauce, while the chips were fine. The salad, however, was very disappointing. It was nothing more than some lettuce with a dressing that tasted vaguely of – yuck – salad cream. One of my five a day was left behind.
Janeanne opted for the Club Special: a very tasty club sandwich, a bowl of chips, and a Broccoli and Gorgonzola soup, all at the reasonable price of €10 (an odd combo perhaps, but sometimes soup and chips can warm the cockles like nothing else). The combination of sweet, fresh broccoli and tangy cheese crouton worked superbly, giving a great depth to what could have been a bland soup.
Service was friendly, prompt and – essential for lunch dates – efficient. Tribeca has a nice buzz and atmosphere and I’ll definitely try out some of Janeanne’s other recommendations soon.
- Tribeca, 65 Ranelagh, Dublin 6. Phone 014974174 for bookings