We had a bit of work to do, myself and the other fella, but we were both feeling a little peckish.
Will we get a bit of lunch first? I suggested.
Deffo, he grunted.
Look, I had a delicious curry the other day from that place, Spice of India. Will we see if they do a lunchtime special?
They do, he said. Come on.
But they didn’t, or at least, not today. They were closed, and both of us with our tongues hanging out on the ground in anticipation of their delicious chicken Madras.
Aaaarrrggghhhh!!!. What’ll we do now?
What about that place above the Glen Tavern?
Oh yeah. The South Indian place. Let’s give it a lash.
Sometimes, fate’s serendipitous interventions can lead us to our doom, but not this time.
Look! I shouted. Lunch for €6.95!
And not only that, added my companion, but all you can eat.
All you can eat for €6.95.
It was true. Here’s a fine array of Indian food laid out buffet-style, and a courteous gentleman urging us to help ourselves. Which we did, being the pair of greedy savages that we are. We even went back for more a couple of times, being the pair of etc etc.
There’s a delicious chicken Korma, two kinds of lamb, some aloo, a tasty vegetable dish with kidney beans, two kinds of rice, poppadums and assorted sauces.
Obviously, you’d have to try them all, and so we did, under the approving eye of the courteous Indian gentleman, who showed us cuttings from the paper, and explained to us what a very special chef he has.
It’s modest, it’s friendly and it’s exceptionally good value.
What would you get for under €7 at lunchtime? Seven euros? You’d be lucky to get a bag of chips and a fried cod to take away. You might get a bowl of soup and three-quarters of a sandwich. Or you might not.
If you happen to be in Limerick, check this place out. All food should be this price.
Tell them I sent you, but please don’t demand a discount.