Should you find yourself extremely hungry and on a low budget in Dublin, Govinda’s is a great option. This is casual, vegetarian comfort food at its best, provided a soundtrack of Hare Krishna chanting doesn’t bother you too much.
A ‘small’ plate costs € 6.95 and makes for a substantial dinner, yet alone lunch. Friendly staff pile plates high with whatever assortment of India-meets-European dishes (subji, panir, moussaka, shepherd’s pie) takes your fancy. The relaxed canteen-style set up attracts a varied clientele, from business men to families to students.
Other options include buttery soup with slabs of home-made wholemeal bread, tasty samosas and a variety of fresh salads. On the sweeter side, Govinda’s do a wide range of milkshakes, juices, teas, sodas and speciality smoothie; lassi. Deserts are a mixed affair but for an unusual treat, try the laddhu.
There are other branches on Abbey Street and Merrion Row, see the website for details.