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Dine in Dublin Week, Spring 2012

Dine In Dublin Week is coming up soon: this biannual event takes place from Monday 26th March to Sunday 1st April and will happen again in October.  It’s organised by the Dublin City Business Improvement District and aims to showcase Dublin restaurants by encouraging them to offer specially priced set menus. For either €20, €25 or €30 you can eat in popular restaurants including La Stampa, L’Gueuleton, 101 Talbot, Dada, Fallon & Byrne and many more.  It’s a great opportunity to give somewhere new a try and support local independent restaurants at the same time.

However it is worth checking the usual pricing at your restaurant of choice, just to make sure you’re not getting grifted.  For example, Fallon & Byrne do a three course for €28.85 (it’s described as pre-theatre but is available all night Mon-Fri), which is slightly less than the €30 they’re charging for Dine In Week.  It seems odd to charge more given that the purpose of this initiative is to attract new customers, but I guess it’s working for them (plus their food is great of course).  There are definitely bargains available – check out Peter’s Feckload of Beef or whatever from last year.

As part of the week’s incentives, there are also special offers on Dublin city centre parking – see for details.

Have you tried Dine In Dublin, and what are your tips for the best deals to try out?

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