CheapEats reader Mary got in touch to ask for tips for a good spot in Dublin for a large group meal:
I am trying to think of somewhere good to go in Dublin for my birthday dinner. I’m turning 30 and want to go somewhere nice but not too expensive! I wanted to go to Pinxtos in Temple Bar but unfortunately it was booked out. I had initially thought tapas but now I’m pretty much down with going anywhere with decent food at a decent price. Any suggestions? I saw your most recent post about Pygmalion and think that might be a runner but not sure if they’d cater for 20 people +.
I’d really appreciate any suggestions you’d have!
Well, first off, I think Mary should try Pygmalion, they may well be able to accommodate a large group. The Whitefriar Grill on Aungier St came straight to mind for me as well; it’s a lovely spot with a really interesting menu, and my work Christmas dinner there for around 20 people was great. If they don’t mind being quite cheap and cheerful, the Hop House on Parnell St is a great spot for spicy food and pitchers of beer.
The last time we asked for tips on good restaurants for group dining, La Cala, a tapas place on Ellis Quay got a few recommendations. Anyone know of any other restaurants that will give Mary a 30th birthday meal to remember?
Update: we got a similar query from Claire so I thought I’d add it in here:
I am trying to find somewhere for a family 30th birthday dinner on a Monday night. I have been finding that lots of restaurants are closed on Monday nights. I tried 777, who would normally be open, but are closed for a staff party the particular Monday night I want. Any suggestions greatly appreciated!
So do you know anywhere that is nice, good for large groups, reasonable and open on Monday nights? Thanks folks!