The Best Budget Eats at the Ilac Shopping Centre
Flavoursome gems for your mid-shop, pit-stop that won’t disturb your bank account
Dublin dining has gained an expensive reputation in recent years, but there’s still plenty of delicious budget-friendly restaurants on offer at the Ilac Shopping Centre that won’t break the bank. Discover local favourites from Chopped or Quigleys for something healthy, and international treasures like McDonald’s and Burger King for some deep-fried goodness. These cheap and flavoursome Dublin gems are perfect for your mid-shop, pit-stop that won’t disturb your bank account.
Good news for all you fast food fans: Burger King is nestled inside the Ilac Shopping Centre, designed to feed all you hunger shoppers, fast. Passionate about great-tasting, flame-grilled burgers, tuck into Burger King’s signature Whopper stuffed with melted cheese, their famous Chicken Royale covered in secret sauce or budget-friendly Euro King favourites, along with easy kiddie meals and fried veggie delights. An international favourite that’s super convenient, you can’t steer wrong with Burger King’s deep-fried classics.
Chopped is hungry to bring you fresh, clean and nutritious food, served quickly. Whether you're a local running out for a healthy weekday lunch, or a tourist finding yourself looking for quick, budget-friendly grub, Chopped is all about fueling you on-the-go. From veggie-based soup made daily, cold-press juices and chilled, mouth-watering smoothies, to big bright salads packed with chicken, hummus, tomato, and cucumber pickles, it’s an affordable alternative to a carb-heavy lunch that will leave you feeling sluggish.
Ginzeng is an independent family-owned business, sourcing and delivering the finest, freshest and tastiest ingredients possible. At Ginzeng in the Ilac Shopping Centre, enjoy a wide selection of mouth-watering Pan Asian dishes and a tantalising selection of street food from the Far East. As soon as those succulent prawn crackers arrive, you know you’re in for a sweet treat. So dig into Ginzeng’s great-value menu for all your usual favourites - from luscious green curries, fresh chicken drenched in satay and spicy stir-fries. Also available on Deliveroo and Just Eat.
McDonald's will forever pitch themselves as fresh and affordable, and that’s exactly what they are. Never in need of much explaining, McDonald's extensive menu is a global family favourite; serving classic beef burgers and golden nuggets since 1977. Packed with flavour, McDonald’s is a brilliant option for fast, tasty dining, and just the thing if you’re eating on a budget.
Grab yourself a frothy cappuccino and a trio of well-priced toasties, Quigleys Café, Bakery & Deli is the most reliable spot for fresh, home-baked bread and a mouth-watering array of pastries. Perfect for a quick caffeine fix (regular or decaf), discover Quigleys in the Ilac Shopping Centre where you’ll find tantalising treats in a light, laid-back interior, at an affordable cost.
Pizza is always a faithful favourite for foodies on a budget, and Sbrarro offers just that. Serving up authentic New York pizza right here in Dublin City, this affordable fuss-free joint is bringing hand-stretched Italian goodness to hungry shoppers that want great tasting slices, on-the-go.
Sometimes a perfectly structured, charred-but-juicy beef patty dripping with cheese is all you need. Shake Dog, Dublin’s new burger joint hailing from Limerick City, is now open in the Ilac Shopping Centre. This American-style restaurant is serving up everything from succulent Southern-fried chicken burgers, smoking veggie alternatives, golden onion rings, loaded bacon fries, and creamy Nutella shakes. There's nothing bland about this fine diner’s reasonably-priced, decadent brioche buns packed with the most drool-worthy ingredients and tangy relishes. The offering is truly, scrumptious.