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!