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Tuesday 15 April, 2014
by jean

Best restaurants for a very mixed group booking?

A pal of ours was in touch, looking for a Dublin city centre restaurant that will fit a particularly challenging set of criteria:

  1. Will take a large group of around 12 people
  2. Has some kid-friendly options on the menu
  3. Is a bit fun and informal
  4. Easy right? Oh hang on!

  5. Will cater for vegans

Yikes! Any tips?



Thursday 27 March, 2014
by jean
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ely Banquet for Barnardos, April 10

ely bar & brasserie in the IFSC are holding a Banquet for children’s charity Barnardos on April 10th. The Banquet has a historical theme, with the fabulously-named historian Turtle Bunbury speaking there on the night.  Tickets are €80 and include pre dinner drinks, a five course meal, and the evening’s entertainment.  Food all sounds local and lovely (craggy island lamb!), and it should be an interesting night.

CheapEats are always happy to post about food events that are raising money for good causes – if you’re organising a food-themed fundraiser, let us know about it on



Wednesday 26 March, 2014
by jean

Competition! Win a €100 Meal for the Mammy with Milano

milano-logo-blueWe have a great giveaway in partnership with Milano, where you could win a €100 voucher for a slap-up Italian feast for two, in honour of Mother’s Day

Milano say:

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and sometimes it’s hard to know what to get that special lady in your life. and Milano are here to help by giving you the opportunity to treat that someone special in your life to a delicious meal for two in Milano to the value of €100.

milano-pizzaMilano’s have a fantastic selection of pizzas and now thanks to the recently launched Spring menu, an array of sumptuous low calorie, gluten free and vegan friendly dishes with something for everyone!

Mums are always so busy looking after everyone else, so why not treat your Mum this Mother’s Day compliments of and Milano?

Wednesday 12 March, 2014
by jean

Killer Sandwich!

My Killer SandwichIf you’re a Twitterer you may already be aware of Killer Sandwich – an ingenious and delicious food project from the clever people at Mr & Mrs Stevens. They’re designers but their love of food inspired them to start this extremely tasty sideline. Here’s how it works:

  1. Every Wednesday, they tweet the type of sandwich they’ll be making that week
  2. If you want this sandwich, send your order via a direct message to @aKillerSandwich on Twitter on the same day (be quick as they run out)
  3. Come Friday lunchtime, you can go pick up your sandwich at a Dublin city centre location*
  4. That’s it!

The team make just 70 sandwiches each week and put extraordinary love and care into each ingredient.  I tried their ‘Utter Swine’ sandwich a few weeks back – Yard-smoked Pork shoulder, Celeriac & Apple Slaw on an Arun Bakery jalapeño Vlaa. It cost €6 and was sublime beyond belief.
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