Don't let the restaurants name mislead you, Traditional Irish cuisine features heavily, amongst Italian, French and other Mediterranean choices. I was pleased to see bacon and cabbage with mashed potatoes and Parsley Sauce on the menu (which I eventually decided to go with). Many of the ingredients are locally sourced.
After enjoying a few Guinness's in the Auld Dubliner, we realised that we were getting quite hungry, and decided to find somewhere nearby. After a disappointing wait in another restaurant, where we'd decided to leave after being ignored, we looked at the menu of La Med. Attracted by the special offers - Fish and chips or pizza and a beer for 10 Euros, we decided that this place looked promising. We had hoped to get a table overlooking the River Liffey, but these were all taken.
Our waitress was very friendly and helpful, and patiently waited while we finally decided what we wanted from the choices on the menu and Specials board.
Starters included Wild Irish Sligo mussels, calimari, anti pasto misto, goats cheese pizza, spicy chicken wings (3.75 - 8.50 Euros)
Salads - choice of 4 Starter 8.75 or main 12.50
6 Specials - Lamb Shank, Fillet Steak, Cod, Salmon 15.95 -24.50
see website for their menus
Open 10.30 - late
Brunch/Lunch (Including choice of breakfasts)
Early Bird offers
Favorite Dish: I enjoyed my boiled bacon and cabbage , which was very tasty (15.95 Euros)
Lou and Rache opted for Irish stew (15.95)
Tina and Michelle went for the Pizza and beer Offer for 10 Euros each.
For starters we ordered Garlic bread (4.25 Euros) and La Med tapas (hummous, tzaziki olives and Mediterranean bread) (8.50) to share, Michelle had Soup of the Day (4.95), which we all agreed were very good - hot and tasty.
3 of us shared a bottle of Rioja (22.25) which was good, if a bit pricey.
No service charge for less than 6 in a party
All Credit Cards accepted
I was very pleasantly surprised with this place. I'd certainly eat here again.
Some evenings there is live jazz music
La Med offers salads, seafood, steak, pasta mediterranean specialities and also the famous Irish stew.
I had chicken and pork brochettes, marinated in garlic, herbs and served with a spicy tomato sauce and rice. They were very tasty, but the portions are rather small.
The restaurant has a a good selection of wines as well.
La Med. Mediterrenean dishes. Nothing too fancy, reasonable prices. Food definitely okay.
It's in Temple Bar and they were not fully booked on a Friday night, what more do you want?