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Dine in Dublin week, October 18-24

The Green HenDine in Dublin is back next week. The biannual promotion sees over 50 restaurants offering three course dinners for €25 or €30 per person – a 20 per cent saving on regular prices.

It’s a great chance to eat evening meals at early bird(ish) prices, with the deal kicking off from 7pm each night. Diners will have a choice of five starters, five mains, and three desserts, plus tea or coffee.

If you’re staying in Dublin during the week, many city centre hotels are offering a further 10 per cent discount off their lowest quoted rate. Not too shabby

I’m looking forward to a second meal at The Green Hen on Exchequer Street; I had an incredible dinner for two there a few months back, costing just over €70 for three flawless courses. A rich, robust, and perfectly sweet tomato and fennel soup, seasoned with impeccable finesse, set the tone. I opted for the special, a very fresh rare tuna fillet served with mango salsa and a salad. It was well mixed and presented and, most importantly, completely delicious and filling without being too heavy.

The dessert – a chocolate souffle – was particularly special, and still stands out in my mind as one of the most incredible desserts I’ve ever had. I’ll regret saying this now if the place books out…

dine-inSome of my personal picks for Dine In week:

Some places I’ve yet to try, but have heard great reports from The House in Howth, Beaufield Mews in Stillorgan, La Mere Zou on Stephen’s Green, and Le Bon Crubeen on Talbot Street. I’ll be taking this opportunity to try Venu Brasserie off South Anne Street – heard some rave reviews about this place.

We’re spoiled for choice here – there’s plenty of great restaurants taking place in the latest promotion. Check out the full list and more details here.

Readers, will you be dining out next week? Which participating restaurants might lure you in?


  1. Was at an event in Beaufield Mews recently and everybody raved about the food. It stole the show. Great staff.

  2. This is a fantastic promotion for restaurants and diners. Dublin has a fantastic selection of restaurants and it’s fantastic that Dublin Tourism has built a week around promoting this fact! If you’re looking for a restaurant participating in the Dine in Dublin week that is located on Dawson Street why not try Fire Restaurant. Our promotion is a €30 three course menu which genuinely is a great deal and you can even make a night of it and visit some of the many bars located on Dawson Street when you’re finished your meal. Fire restaurant is one of the best restaurants in Dublin and this is your chance to dine in Dublin for less – Grab it now!