I have mixed feelings about the Epicurean Food Hall. If you are looking for a quick, tasty meal and lots of choice, this is the place to go. If you want some decent customer service, I would go elsewhere. The food hall deals with A LOT of customers and you are unlikely to get service with a smile here.
Favorite Dish: When I visited I had a baked potato from one of the stands. It tasted great but made me feel ill later on in the day. I guess it would be fair to say that the food on offer is hit-and-miss.
Here you will find food from all around the world, chinese, thai, greek, spanish, italian,....etc. If you go with more people, the best to do is find a seat first and after go to get the food. The hall is crowed of people and the smell of the food and the best of all the price, you can have a good dish for less than 6 euros. My sister and my friend had fish and chips from Leo Burdocks, the best fish and chips of Dublin and i had a pizza, all the food was delicous.
As foodcourts go, this is a good one. Lovers of food will appreciate the classical reference in the title, although most tourist will probably be more gladdened to find a place to eat reasonably in the centre of Dublin without resorting to the fast-food trash spewed out by the Burger bar chains and Abrakebabra (just don't ask, believe me)
The food court has a cenral eating area where you can bring food from whatever 'restauran' you choose, or (if you like that cross-cultural fusion thing) from more than one. Some of the restaurants also have seating areas behind that are a 'proper restaurant'.
Most of the worlds' cusines are represented here. You can find Italian, Chinese, Mexican, French (pasteries and the like), English/Irish (Leo Burdock's Fish and chips), Turkish (Kebabs), german (Sausages), Japanese (sushi) & probably some others I've missed.
I already mentioned the Leo Burdocks branch above but this place as a whole deserves its own tip. Its a bit like a shopping centre food court - seating area in the middle surrounded by a variety of food outlets - but not as tacky. You can find fish & chips, Italian, French, Asian, Turkish, American [bagels] cuisine here and it allows you to either choose one place or perhaps choose different cuisines from your companions while still being able to sit together. Most of the outlets do have seating areas of their own or you can sit in the middle.
On my most recent visit there we chose the Italian option and had dinner at Mama Mias which had a small buffet for less than €10 [price depended on size of plate but the biggest was €9.50]
Favorite Dish: We had the buffet at Mama Mias. Its not got a huge variety [3 pastas + salad and other extras] and you can just fill your plate once, but the food was lovely and we felt we really got our moneys worth.
There was a chicken and bacon pasta in a garlicky sauce that was just delicious, as well as melt in your mouth chicken breasts in a tomato sauce :)
Weary of the crowds and shops of Henry Street? Why not take a break and a bite at the nearby Epicurean Food Hall? Situated on Liffey Street, the Epicurean Food Hall is home to a large variety of food stalls featuring food from around the world, making it a perfect lunch stop. It has everything from good curries to excellent seafood, all at a very reasonable price. And after lunch don't forget to pick up a nice bit of cheese from the French specialty shop, and chocolate porcupine from dessert shop to bring home.
Its afood, court but with the smphasis on good quality food.
The choice changes but its always good. I'd particulary recomend the indian and the mexican stalls. Great food.
Loads more to choose from (French, italian, middle eastern, sushi, fish n chips).
Only downside is that the seating is a bit limited especially at luch and dinner times.
Favorite Dish: So many to choose from, I've never had the same dish twice.
This is one of the best food courts we’ve been in, very upscale compared to the usual generic options, with bagels, tasty pizza slices, Middle Eastern food, tapas and some of the best burritos in Dublin, as well as ice-cream and coffee if all that wasn’t enough. It’s a very welcome addition to an area that badly needed some culinary excitement, and a great stop between shopping forays along nearby Henry Street. If the weather’s good, you can always take your food with you, and sit on the boardwalk along the Liffey and enjoy the sun.
Several of the stores also sell gourmet ingredients to add to your own kitchen.
This centre has many small type restaurants. You can find bagles especially flown in from New York to take away or sit down and eat one of the many types they have with delicious stuffings. .. Sushi from Japan... tapas from Spain.. pizza from Italy and all inexpensive. They also have a great wine selection. Sit in or take away. Good for people on a budget. Try the C-bar its the litle sister to L'Ecrivan, a tiny fish restaurant. I heard the ultra fresh seafood platter was delicious.
Its A Bagel shop in the Epicurean Centre is my fave place for a weekend munch. Unfortunately they are closed on Sundays, otherwise I would have my brunch there without fail every Sunday morning
Favorite Dish: Their All-Day Cure...I had occasion to buy it recently and it works like a charm :) It's toasted with a light skim of cream cheese & chutney, stuffed with sausage, fried egg and bacon.
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