Fiona Hyland gives us a lowdown on where all the best places to eat in Dublin are. Better yet, they won't break the bank!
We’ve all been there, staring at that lonely can of beans in the press, thinking, “Really? Beans on toast again?”
 
You decide against it and hit the city center, in the hope to find something a little more savory.
 
Whether you’re a burrito kind of guy, or would bend over backwards for a good brunch, looking for the home comforts of a carvery, or fancy a little early bird treat, we here at Campus.ie have all of your culinary needs catered for.
 
If, like me, you love an affordable early bird with a glass of vino, then The Green Hen on Exchequer Street is the perfect spot for you. 
 
This beautiful Parisian style brasserie offers a set two-course menu for just €19.50 or three courses for €22.00 between 5pm and 7pm.  
 
The food is amazing and so fresh, and is served in a relaxed and friendly environment.
 
What was once a treat saved for Sunday mornings is now the most favoured meal in Dublin – brunch!
 
Whitefriar Grill on Auinger Street was awarded the best brunch in Dublin. While it’s a little pricey, it’s well worth it and you’ll be full for the day.
 
Served between 10.30am and 4pm, they offer delights such as Norwegian eggs served with smoked salmon, black pudding waffles and spicy chicken wings.
 
Speaking of chicken wings, no list would be complete without a mention of chicken wings, would it?
 
While Elephant and Castle in Temple Bar are famous for their wings, I recommend you try Captain America’sPlus, they offer 2 for 1 mains with a valid student card. What’s not to love?
 
However you may need to ask for extra sauce, as sometimes they’re a little stingy! But it doesn’t cost extra, so ask away.
 
You’re a home-bird, looking for something like Momma used to make, then to Diceys you go. They offer a great carvery for just five euro with a valid student card, weekdays before 3pm. 
 
It may feel a little weird sitting in the place where you shake yo thang on a Monday night, but the food is well worth it.
 
If you’re looking for somewhere to have a chat with your mates that does good coffee and is a great people-watching spot, then Taste Food Co. on South William Street is where you’ll find me. 
 
South William Street in general is one of Dublin’s liveliest streets, and has so many fabulous eateries.
 
For the best food and drinks deals, check out Pygmalion, also on South William Street, where you’ll find two for one cocktails between Monday to Thursday, and serve the best nachos around. 
 
Perfect for food and pre drinks for a girly night out - the staff aren’t bad looking either!