Dining Out on Value at the ILAC Centre

by Alison O'Hanlon
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Inflation-busting eating-out is on the menu at Dublin’s ILAC Centre, where anyone with an appetite for great value has a feast of affordable food choices.

With the recent opening of The Natural Bakery and Krispy Kreme, there are now twenty great places to eat in the ILAC, for breakfast, lunch, dinner, a quick grab and go, or just a catch-up with friends over coffee.

Shoppers can now check-out the home of the freshly baked breads and pastries at The Natural Bakery, where everything is made fresh daily.

Whether snacking or dining-out, the variety of food outlets in the ILAC, mostly at ground floor level, means the Centre has something for everyone, says Centre Manager, Billy Reid.

Our food offering is the widest in town, in a single destination.  It’s all really handy at ground level, especially for families, and there’s easy parking.  We have soup and a salad, burgers, coffee and pastries, carvery dinner, Asian flavours or tasty pizza; literally something to suit everyone”.

As well as regular meal deals, many of the ILAC food outlets have launched new festive menus.

For all day dining, shoppers can revive at Shake Dog in the ILAC’s Central Square, an American-style restaurant, known as the finer diner.  Silver Leaf in the Parnell Mall is ideal for traditional culinary favourites, from fish & chips to beef dinners.

Chopsticks in the Moore Mall and Ginzeng in the Parnell Mall are great for Asian dining, while Sbarro Pizza is an Italian pizzeria in Central Square.

And, if only a Big Mac or a Whopper will do, the Parnell Mall has both McDonalds and Burger King restaurants for great-tasting burgers, succulent meat-free options, and handy kids’ meals.

Destination Dine-Out

If working locally, shopping or living in the city, the ILAC Centre is an all-day destination for great value meals and takeaway options.

Chopped in the Parnell Mall has tasty nutritious food, served quickly, including salads, fresh soups and smoothies, they have recently launched a new menu and Jump Juice bars serve up a selection of nutritious juices.

The Dunnes Stores Food Hall has a huge variety of meal options, including the delicious Baxter and Greene food counters as well as their dine-in restaurant on the top floor of Dunnes Stores.

Ann’s Bakery and Restaurant beside Dealz in Moore Street has a renowned selection of freshly baked cream cakes and tasty hot lunches.

For a quick coffee or light lunch, there’s Esquires on the Parnell Mall, Café Sol in Dunnes Stores, and Starbucks in the Central Mall.  Auntie Anne’s has hand-baked sweet and savoury pretzels, and Frutea.

Dublin’s original and best city shopping spot will refuel the city’s population, with an endless variety of tasty meals and snacks, and super savings into the bargain.  

With 70 exciting retail and catering units, as well as the main city library, the Centre is home to international retail brands like River Island, Yours Clothing, Gerard and Argos, as well as The Works, Smiggle, Flying Tiger and the official Liverpool FC Club Store. 

Sports fans will also be thrilled to see that USA SPORTS has chosen the Ilac for their first store in Ireland.

Whether it’s the LA Lakers, Toronto Blue Jays or the Dallas Cowboys, fans of American football, baseball, basketball or hockey can now get all the affordable merchandise and gear they want, to show their support for major teams across the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB.

Official caps, jackets, jerseys and all of the sporting scarves and memorabilia a true fan loves to own will be stocked, with the team in USA SPORTS only too happy to source specific new official clothing or collectibles for customers.

The ILAC also has two large Dunnes Stores and a TK Maxx outlet among its anchor stores, for consistently great downtown shopping and amazing bargains.

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