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Early Bird Offer in Tiesan Cafe, Portobello

tiesan-logoPortobello in Dublin is spoiled rotten for cafes, and Tiesan Cafe on Harrington St is one of the nicest ones, with fantastic coffee, interesting exhibitions on the walls and cosy blankets for when you’re sitting outside.  My pal Patrick runs it, and he got in touch to tell us they’re now opening for dinner from Thursday to Saturday each week and have a special early bird evening offer, running from 6pm – 7.30pm.

  • Three starters and a glass of wine for €18
  • Starter, main and a glass of wine for €18
  • Main, dessert and a glass of wine for €18

The Tiesan Evening Menu looks amazing and I love the sound of three starters, especially when the choice includes soft shell crab tempura.

Have you tried Tiesan Cafe? What do you think?


  1. Looks nice! But what are the hours for the offer?

  2. Apologies Julia, left that out – it’s from 6 – 7.30pm, and I’ve updated the post with the times.

  3. Love the Tiesan, nice and simple fusion dishes with reasonable prices. Your blog is really great. Have you ever thought of doing something similar with hotels? Something like ? I would like to know your opinion about some of the accommodations in town.

  4. Nice menu but there’s no main course for us Vegetarians. Unless they want us to eat two starters containing Knockalara Sheep’s cheese that is….

  5. Hi Sinead,

    We just added a vegetarian main to the menu. It’s a risotto with wild garlic, broadbeans, pine nuts & dandelion.
    We’ll be adding more mains in the near future.

    Tiesan Cafe

  6. Patrick, that sounds amazing. Dandelion! How dandy!

  7. I can only see the brunch menu on the website, which looks quite nice.

    While I’m sure the evening menu is great, there is only one thing on it that I would eat (out of the mains and starters). I know I’m a fussy eater (no seafood, no dairy), but it’s always disappointing when I find myself staring blankly at a menu as there are no options to suit me.

    As I say, though, it looks like the type of menu that would appeal to many.

  8. It looks inventive and interesting. As coeliac I feel I would be a bit limited though. Are dishes available to be adapted to make them gluten free?

  9. We;re just around the corner, can’t wait to check this out! Great deal 🙂

  10. I’ve been a few times. I love this place and the new extension is great. Great strong coffee and vegetatian breakfast skillets! yum, hungry just thinking about them.

  11. Hi Sarah,

    The majority of our dishes (& all of our desserts are gluten free) can be made gluten free.

    Best regards,