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  • “The restaurant has a good choice in delicious soups, served with equally delicious slices of different breads.” in 2 reviews

  • “This place is genius, and in a city where a cheap meal is tough to come by - you really can't beat 3 euro.” in 4 reviews

  • “The place was always packed at lunchtime, and it's not difficult to understand why - generous portions of hearty homemade soups to take away, accompanied by wedges of really good bread (proper brown soda or seeded granary bread) and a piece of fruit.” in 2 reviews

  • 5.0 star rating
    16/4/2014

    Have lunch here all the time. Best tomato soup I've ever had. You get a piece of fruit as well to round it off. Very fresh. Delicious cup of hot chocolate too. Beef stew is always good.

  • 3.0 star rating
    10/10/2013
    1 check-in here

    I've been here some 20 odd times because it's so close by, but I'm not really that impressed. The soups seem to have nice ingredients but all the ones I've tried are very bland. The €3 takeaway option is a good value for money, small (veg) soup or salad, two small pieces of bread and a small piece of fruit, but it's not very filling. They also have €7 salads that I've purchased several times but they're getting smaller by the day. The takeaway box has shrunk and now the new box isn't even being filled. A bit disappointing to pay so much for a salad and not being able to fill up on it.

    On a side note, the lemon and raspberry squares are tasty.

  • 4.0 star rating
    10/12/2013

    Great selection of soups and salads. Really good value lunch special for €3 for veg soup or salad with fruit and bread. Best value lunch option in Dublin 1 in my opinion !

  • 2.0 star rating
    14/4/2011 Updated review
    7 check-ins here

    If you go to a place with soup in it's title and you order something that is not soup then prepare to be disappointed.

    I asked for the salami sandwich which cost €5.50 as I was starving and I needed a lot of sustenance.

    I really wish I took a picture of the sandwich. It was two toasted pieces of white pan bread (was not asked if I wanted white), Brennan's bread.  

    Two slices of tomatoes. A few slices of salami. Lettuce. Some relish, loads of mayo and that was it. It would have to be the most loveless sandwich albeit ridiculously over priced sandwich for what I got.

    Get the soup. I won't be touching the sandwiches, the local pubs do a much better job.

    5.0 star rating
    18/3/2010 Previous review
    Ugh I have the horrors today. Ugh. My poor body. Why? Oh why did I accept that glass of whiskey? Why… Read more
  • 5.0 star rating
    17/10/2012

    So happy my school is walking distance to Soup Dragon.  The soup is always tasty, a healthy option, and the great price for take-away.  Each day the menu changes with a variety of flavours, making it difficult to chose just one!
    In and out quick and easy.  Feel free to stop by for hot drinks and yummy pastries too!!

  • 4.0 star rating
    13/11/2009

    We're talking steaming bowls of loveliness here, not the mystery vegetable stuff you get in the Kylemore Café.

    Cheap and tasty and in good sized portions, options include dahl Indian veg, roasted red pepper, tomato and goats cheese, spicy veg gumbo, thai green chicken curry, chunky chicken and corn chowder and chilli beef. Eat-in prices start from €5.30, and you get a whacking hunk of bread and a piece of fruit thrown in for nowt. Good deal.

  • 5.0 star rating
    27/10/2011

    Hands down the BEST soup I've ever had. Comes with bread and some fruit too, I I was way stuffed and SUPER satisfied.

    My favorite was the Thai Green Curry Chicken soup. It is incredible and mouth watering. I would (and have) considered going back to Dublin just for this soup.

  • 3.0 star rating
    22/6/2013

    The $3 veg soup special is a great value for sure, but bring your own salt and hot sauce because both soups we ordered were really bland and we are definitely not salt-monkeys. The tomato/red pepper and the veg sausage gumbo. The bananas and bread were good though.

  • 4.0 star rating
    30/9/2009

    I used to come to Soup Dragon all the time when I worked on Capel Street. The place was always packed at lunchtime, and it's not difficult to understand why - generous portions of hearty homemade soups to take away, accompanied by wedges of really good bread (proper brown soda or seeded granary bread) and a piece of fruit. Take-away lunches don't come much more wholesome than that.

    They have eleven soups to choose from which cange daily and come in small, medium and large sizes (the large could easily fill two people), and a small selection of sandwiches, bagels, wraps and salads too. Tried and tested favourites of mine were the lentil dahl (spicy, buttery and very very filling) and the thai green curry soup. Mmmm delish.

    They used to have a slightly bigger outlet around the corner on the quays with more seating, which unfortunately is no more.

    It's been almost a year since I was here for lunch but I'll be back soon to avail of their new lunch deal, a small soup (usually about €5.50), bread and fruit for just €3. Bargain.

  • 2.0 star rating
    10/5/2012
    Listed in Dublin Eateries

    With soup in the name, I expected more flavour in the soup. I got cream of vegetable, and somehow could not taste anything specific in it. The fruit that was there was very nice though. I also got bread that was really nice, but all just plain white bread.

    Cute and nice inside, but really small, so don't expect to go in with three and eat inside (there is outside but that is also small).

    The hours are a bit annoying because it is only for lunch.

  • 3.0 star rating
    13/12/2011

    Good price and generous portions. The lunch special gets you a heap of different breads and a fruit.
    Now... The place looks manky (it kind of is...) and the staff is closed and unpleasant. But I believe that a regular dose of something a bit dirty in your system will only make you stronger!
    Soups are always tasty and sometimes come with a mysterious kick to them...
    If -like me- you hate coriander, you'd better repeat it the entire time you're there because it automatically goes on everything and not much can stop those chain workers!

  • 4.0 star rating
    26/7/2009
    First to Review

    Soup Dragon, on Capel Street near the Quays, is a great place to get lunch. Instead of spending money on a Spar roll, buy a hearty meal here.

    This tiny restaurant does eat or takeaway. It makes 12 different soups that come in three different sizes. All soups come with bread and a fruit. The restaurant makes eating healthy a no-brainer. And it has a meal deal that costs only 3 Euro!

    Soups fall into three categories: vegetable like dahl Indian, meat like beef chili and seafood like chowder.

    Soup Dragon has branched out to add bagel sandwiches and salads to its menu. I highly recommend the soups but if you need the carbs order a bagel. They look tasty too!

  • 4.0 star rating
    20/4/2011

    Love the soups here, and again great to see a place that's primarily dedicated to one style of food, in this case....soups! My favourite 'food group'. They do sandwiches too which I have never tried but you can't find fault with the soup. Plenty of options for both meat lovers and vegetarians, and good portions too. I've tried a lot of the veg ones, and they're tasty and full of flavour.

    They used to (still do? haven't been in a while) do a €3 deal where you get a small soup, a piece of bread and a piece of fruit if you order to take away. The 'small' is still a pretty good portion size and the breads are yummy too. Great value!

  • 4.0 star rating
    17/7/2010

    This place is genius, and in a city where a cheap meal is tough to come by - you really can't beat 3 euro.  

    It's not the sort of place with dozens of menu options, just a few high quality pots of deliciousness at a time.  Heartier, blended style (not chunky) soups with just the right seasoning to delicious ingredients ratio.

    It's also a cozy little spot - bright and colorful, and even though they were busy the service was quick and pleasant.

  • 5.0 star rating
    30/9/2011

    This place has the best soup Ive ever had, for a steal. I would bike from lower lesson street here for my lunch. I cannot recommend this place enough! The only issue is that the place is kinda small, so sitting down can be problematic sometimes.

  • 5.0 star rating
    20/6/2011

    Unbelievable soup, and for such an amazing price! And 3 euro on a student budget--wow. It's a small vegetarian soup, but it's a healthy portion, in addition to freshly made bread and a piece of fruit. I come here again and again and again. I can't speak for their other food, but if you want cheap sandwiches, go to the Bakery near Cow's Lane in Temple Bar, not here.

    During lunch they're hellishly busy (lines out the door), but they work fast, especially if you pay with cash (please do).

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    4.0 star rating
    27/1/2009

    Soup Dragon on Capel street is a lovely soup restaurant to go eat at during lunchtime and is very popular in the city centre.  The restaurant has a good choice in delicious soups, served with equally delicious slices of different breads.  The capel street branch is smaller than the restaurant on the quays and can be cramped at times.  If it is busy though it is only a short walk to the other restaurant.

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