La Med - closed, Dublin

3.5 out of 5 stars 5 Reviews

22 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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    La Med: Traditional Irish and Mediterranean cuisine

    by suvanki Written Apr 8, 2011

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    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
    Dinner menu

    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 My bacon, cabbage, mashed potato and parsley sauce Looks like a good place! Waiting for our food La Med menu and our bill.
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    Little Caesar's

    by barryg23 Updated Aug 23, 2007

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    Little Caesar’s was my favourite restaurant when I studied in Dublin. Whatever the occasion - Valentine’s Day, parents visit or an evening out with friends, it was always a good choice as the food was delicious and the prices were fair. The original restaurant was on Balfe Street, just of Grafton street near the Westbury Hotel, but in the last few years, more Little Caesars restaurants have opened up around the city. The most convenient is on College Green, near Trinity College and the Bank of Ireland. They have an excellent lunchtime menu offering starters for 3.75 Euro and main courses for 7.50 Euro. As an Italian restaurant it’s not surprising there is a good choice of pizza and pasta; there is also a good selection of meat and fish dishes.

    Little Caesar's on College Green

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    La Med: International cuisine

    by Mahieu Written Jul 8, 2005

    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.

    Nice interior.

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    La Med: Worth the wait

    by braincelluk Written Oct 27, 2002

    Located in the centre of Temple Bar, you might think La Med is just a tourist trap. Our half hour wait with a bottle of Pinotage at the bar was rewarded by an excellent menu, professional, happy waiting staff, and a calm, yet exciting atmosphere.

    Favorite Dish: I opted for the lamb and chicken couscous dish from the mediterranean influenced menu. Good helpings sure not to leave you hungry.

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    La Med. Mediterrenean dishes....

    by grift71 Written Aug 26, 2002

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    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?

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