Cornucopia

Price guide: Mid-range

19 Wicklow Street , Dublin 2, 2

Price guide: Mid-range

Wicklow Street front

By Yvonne Kerr , your Dublin expert

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#29 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Dublin
Expert overall rating:3.9 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.2
4.2
Ambience:
3.8
3.8
Service:
2.8
2.8
Location:
4.6
4.6
Value for money:
4.6
4.6
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Culture vultures, First-time travellers, Foodies, Singles, People watching, Shopping, Trendiness

Best for Cheap eats - Expert review of Cornucopia

Fresh, healthy, vegan Cornucopia is widely respected by Dublin's local foodie network.

If you're overworked, feeling unhealthy, under the weather, or you've had a late night - Cornucopia is the best tonic you can give yourself.  You're sure to walk out the door feeling a little more energised, a little healthier, and more charged to face the day, or evening, ahead.  Why?  The array of vegetarian dishes is loaded with the most nutritious herbs, spices and fresh produce - just reading the menu is a detoxifying experience.  Your taste buds will thank you, for the combination of tasty, often exotic, flavours, and you can indulge in relatively guilt-free desserts and cakes, or wine, too. One of Dublin's enduring, and best, foodie locations.  Recently expanded. 

Food and drink: 

Great deals, offering at least two soups, five main courses, ten salads and a variety of desserts that change each day, apart from the old reliables such as warm berry oat crumble and vegan chocolate cake, yum.  Think parsnip, carrot, yellow split pea & rosemary OR Tomato, cannellini bean & savoy cabbage soup, with each main accompanied by two salads prices from 10.95 - 12.95 euros. Roast pumpkin, baby spinach, chickpeas, puy lentils and tofu make a daily appearance as do an omelette, quiche and curry of the day. Indecisive people beware. 

Recommended dishes: 

 I find it hard to pass the broccoli, lentil and sweet potato sambar (Sri Lankan curry) served with organic brown rice, with a fresh mediterranean, chickpea and feta cheese salad, and carrot salad with mustard seeds & lemon, on the side. Warm granola berry crumble, with creme fraiche on the side, for dessert. Coffee. Happy. 

Ambience: 

Generally busy, with a queue at meal times, but a bedly needed recent refurb and expansion, warmly welcomed by local die hard fans, means you're sure of a table now, or at least a window space, but the wee toilets downstairs are still a cram. It's all worth it. 

Service: 

Self-service, take a tray and load it up. Staff are helpful and fresh-faced, good advertising for the guilt-free fare. 

Location: 

 Just off Grafton Street, Wicklow Street is a lively shopping street. Central to most tourist sights. 

Price advice: 

MId range.  Lunch deals range from 3.50euros for soup up to 13euros for a sizeable main with two salads. Salads from 4.50euros-10euros. The mains are generous, especially with two salads, expect large portions.

Tables to book: 

Window seats for spotting Dublin's trendy shoppers beating the Wicklow Street pavements if you're alone

More information on Cornucopia :

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant, Takeaway
Food:
Mediterranean, Modern, Snacks, Vegetarian
Address:
19 Wicklow Street , Dublin 2, 2
Telephone:
00353(1) 6777583
Website:
http://www.cornucopia.ie
Serves:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Wed: 12pm-9pm; Thu-Sat: 12pm-10.30pm: Sun: 12pm-8.30pm Breakfast served 8.30am-midday Mon-Sat
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not possible
Free tags / Keywords:
Gluten-free, vegan, Dairy-free

Have you been to Cornucopia ? Would you recommended it?