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10 great meals for a tenner in Dublin
You don’t need loads of money to eat well. Here’s proof.

YOU CAN KEEP your Shelbournes and your Patrick Gilbauds. There is a host of great food on offer in Dublin for just €10 or less – here are a few places to hit up.

A burger at the Generator Hostel, Smithfield

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Juicy and full of flavour, the most expensive burger on the menu here is a mere €8.95. And that’s with an impressively-sized portion of chips. A STEAL.

Anything from the Fallon and Byrne deli on Exchequer Street

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Do not be put off by Fallon and Byrne’s fancy reputation – their deli counter has a huge range of delicious food on offer, from pasta, to chilli, to a hearty stew. Prices range from €8-€9.95, and you can sit in or take away as you please.

A lunchtime bento box from Ukiyo, also on Exchequer Street

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A little lunchbox consisting of a tasty dish of the day, along with rice and veggies. Don’t be dissuaded by it being on the lunch menu, though – you can get a bento box any time from 12-5pm. Perfect.

The buffet at Han Sung Asian Market, Strand Street Great

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If you’re looking for good Korean food on the cheap, check out this buffet nestled at the back of an Asian supermarket. It looks a bit like a university canteen, but the dishes are to die for, and most of them are under €10.

A burrito from Boojum, Kevin Street/Millennium Walkway

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Eat one of these and you will not need to eat again for a year. Probably. And for only €6.50, you’ll have more than enough change for the bus home.

Pork belly at Green 19, Camden Street

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Five of the ten main courses on the Green 19 menu are a mere €10. Let that sink in for a second. You can choose from burgers, chicken, or burritos – but how often can you get tasty pork belly for a tenner? Go for it.

Falafel at Umi, Dame Street

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Falafel sandwiches are around €6, but the lunch meal deals are where it’s really at. Until 5pm, you can get yourself a falafel plate with salad, hummus, bread and a drink for just €7.50. A veritable feast!

Pulled pork sandwich at Bison Bar, Wellington Quay

Bison Bar is famed across the city for its delectable pulled pork – if you want to try it on the cheap, go around lunchtime for one of their great sandwiches. It’s €7.95 to eat in, and comes with a bowl of chips. *thumbs up*

Paneer at Govinda’s, Aungier/Middle Abbey Street

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Dublin vegetarians are probably already well acquainted with this restaurant (run by the Hare Krishnas), but if you’re not, get down there for a selection of veggie and vegan-friendly food. A tray of paneer (an Indian cheese with veg in tomato sauce) is €7.95.

The stalls at the Epicurean Food Hall, Liffey Street

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So not strictly one great meal, but there’s a vast array of food to choose from at the Epicurean Food Hall – Brazilian, Italian, and Greek, to name just a few. Open until 7pm.

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