The Larder & Ciao Bella Roma, Parliament Street
Venue: Both restaurants situated on Parliament Street, Dublin 2 Website: www.thelardercaferestaurant.ie, www.ciaobellaroma.ie Price: The Larder Early Bird: €16 for 2 courses, Ciao Bella Roma: lunch menu 2 courses plus glass of wine €8.95 Date: Ongoing Time: Various
Over the last few years, The Larder has built up a solid reputation of offering good-value, well-cooked food. On weeknights it has a tempting early bird menu at €16 for a starter and mains. The main courses include Rib-eye of Beef in garlic sauce, Homemade Lamb Burger and daily fish specials. Some dishes, including the crackling Pork Belly and Pan fried Duck Breast are available with a supplementary charge of €2- €4.
Its neighbour, Ciao Bella Roma, has for some time been offering what is perhaps one of the best value lunch deals to be found at a city-centre restaurant. From Monday to Friday diners can enjoy a two course lunch with a glass of wine for an amazing €8.95! And you won’t have to shovel the food down your neck during a rushed one-hour slot in the day: this generous offer runs from noon to 6:00 p.m. daily. Mains include a range of pizzas and pastas—old-time Italian crowd-pleasers every one: Spaghetti Carbonara, Penne All’Arrabbiata, Pizza Margherita, Pizza Funghi and Pizza Diavola amongst others.