Reasonably priced food, and sustainable as well.
If you're passing Dundrum in County Down anytime soon, you won't go wrong wandering into Scopers for some grub. This hot food bar launched in late July by chef Paul Cunningham, who appeared on Great British Menu 2021 as one of four chefs representing Northern Ireland. His latest venture tackles tasty food, without skimping on the ethics around waste.
With prices that seem unthinkable, especially to someone who lives in Dublin, their menu is varied, with a mixture of Big, Not So Big, and Wee items. The Big items include burgers, pies, and haddock, which is the most expensive item at £7.50. Their Not So Big items include black pudding sausage rolls and goats cheese stuffed flowers, both only £4, while their Wee items are all under £3.50. Scopers also have a kids menu where everything is under £5 and a serious selection of sides, including bacon jam and parmesan chips (worth for £4.50 price-tag).
Anyone with a staycation planned for sunny Newcastle, make sure you add this spot to your to-try list.
Scopers is based on the Main Street in Dundrum, Newcastle. They open at 12pm on Thursdays and Fridays, and 9am on Saturdays and Sundays.
Header image via Instagram/scopersdundrum