Despite the general perception of takeaways as a cheap night in, you can often end up paying way over the odds for the food. If curries start at over €10, as they do in many Thai and Indian takeways, the cost even for one side and delivery adds up to quite a lot. Of course you’re paying for the convenience, and saving on the cost of alcohol that makes nights out so expensive. But still, sometimes it just feels like a bit of a waste when you know you could eat in a real restaurant for less.
So I was really pleased to find a genuine bargain from a takeaway, which is quite a rare find. Peter has written here before about Konkan, an Indian restaurant on Clanbrassil St, and praised it highly. I was tempted to try their takeaway for the first time recently by their value vegatarian set menu for one, for €10.50. For this low price, you get a surprisingly hefty amount of food:
- Main course – choose from Korma, Tikka Masala, Rogan, Madras, Jalfrezi
- 1 samosa or 1 onion bhaji
- Steamed rice
- Plain naan
- Poppadums with two dips – raita and mango chutney
The onion bhaji that I got was huge and the naan bread was full size. Everything was really tasty, especially the creamy and coconutty Veg Tikka Masala. I had enough left over to make up most of dinner the following day. They only charge €11.90 for the same menu with either lamb or chicken in the main course, and their delivery charge of €1.80 is cheaper than many of the other takeaways in the area. There is comparable good value to be had with their set meals for two.
Konkan are at 46 Clanbrassil St Upper, and you can see the Konkan takeaway menu on their website. They also have a branch in Dundrum.
Have you tried Konkan? Do you know of any other takeaway bargains out there?