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Readers Recommend: Dublin and Wickow

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Photo: The Three Q's on Facebook

One of our loveliest and most favourite regular commenters, Sarah Breen, sends in this recommendation from Dublin city centre:

Hi guys! I enjoyed a v tasty and cheap meal last night and I thought I should let you know about it. It was in Cafe Alponte, a little Italian on Duke St, directly across from Carluccios. They were offering two starters, two main courses and a bottle of wine for €39. The interior is a bit dingy but the food was great value and very tasty. I ordered bruschetta, which (weirdly) was a very thin pizza base covered in tomatoes, olives, capers and olive oil. Sounds unlike any other bruschetta I’ve ever tasted but it was really nice. For my main I had big vegetarian pizza. I was so full I took home a doggy bag at the end. Other items on the menu included pepperoni pizza, lasagne al forno and a veggie lasagne. I don’t know much about wine but the house red was fine by my (low) standards. I’d definitely go back.

Meanwhile, our friend Penno sent in this (enthusiastically drunken) recommendation for a restaurant on Gweedore Church Road in Greystones, Co. Wicklow. Thanks Jane, hic!

Just back from an excellent meal in The Three Qs. Super value – starter & main for €21.95. Everyhtinng on the menu sounds delicious and the food we had really was. I had a Moroccan hake which was really fresh and full of lovely spices and he had steak a nd chips. both deliciois. Highly recommend to anyone in North Wicklow. Far superior to other restaurants and their ‘early birds’. Forgive the spelling, the wine was v nice too!


  1. I’ve been wanting to try Cafe Alponte but could never remember the name, will deffo go now (well not right now, but y’know)

  2. I love the 3 q’s. Would highly recommend it. They do a lovely brunch as well.

  3. 3Qs also does the greatest BLT ever – they use alsace black bacon, and make their own ketchup.

  4. Yep, totally agree about the 3 Q’s, love their restaurant, its yummy and great value.

  5. Have to agree with the reviews about the Three Qs, amazing food! I’ve never been disappointed yet. Well worth a day trip out on the DART-far superior to early birds in town.