Fade Street Social - The Gastro Bar

4.2
719 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Tapas
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
This exciting City Centre Tapas bar positioned in the new hub of Dublin’s dining scene is a sharing concept designed to allow simple, seasonal, innovative dishes in small tapas-style bursts of flavour.



Whether you’re going to the theatre, coming back from show or just enjoying the company of friends this is a casual experience that is always fun and engaging.
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4.2
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent evening. Fantastic food, atmosphere and the waiting staff were superb. Highly recommend it.

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SE
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

So disappointed . We visited here a couple of years ago and boy has it got down hill . First the hostess on the door - rude and very poor customer service. I showed her my booking on open table confirming my name and full details and she claimed it was under someone else s name and that I had to change it online - when I for the fourth time said that I could not change it on my booking as the name was correct she became surly and just pointed to our table and said that’s yours. It was a table right by the door with a curtain separating the door and we were cold and drafty. We would not have minded if the restaurant had been full but for the whole time we were there the place was more than half empty . When we did eventually sit down they did not have any of the items on the menu we had wanted to order - it is a limited tapas menu anyway so to be told there was no crab , no duck , no duck spring rolls and no chicken - did not leave much left ! Food was very average when it arrived .
Bill came and they had over charged us for Prosecco which we did not have .
Then had to deal with the hostess for our coats who remained as poor on the customer service front than she had been when we arrived .
Won’t be returning

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Although the service wasn't as flawless as usual, with the waiter making a few mistakes with our order, the food was amazing as always.

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HC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Might recommend. Basically a tapas idea but not very well explained for first timers. No real logic to the serving of the dishes. So veg then fries then other dishes. Would rather have them arrive at the same time

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FG
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 5

The food here was great, but unfortunately, even with advance notice, I had an allergic reaction. The waitstaff told me which foods to order, but clearly did not check or communicate well with the kitchen.

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VC
2 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

Very disappointed with the menu, yes we had a dining room voucher but the food was not up to standard at all. Popcorn truffle was the worst very very poor.

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AN
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very creative menu, attentive staff and great decor.

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IR
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was delicious but have to mark down on service. Booked a table by the window, but was given seats at the kitchen counter.

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TB
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

great twist on traditional Tapas! good size portions, if a little pricey:
I've a number of times and like the place! Good food and atmosphere - last time i visited (02/02) was a little near the kitchen in a darkish corner! Still enjoyed the lunch:

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DR
3 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Really average food, way too brightly lit, and massively overpriced... came away hungry!!!

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CR
8 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

This was a second venture for myself and a friend, we just love the Tapas there. We had a lovely cocktail each and glass of wine. We ordered six dishes and all the food came together which was nice. All were delicious apart from the duck breast which was a bit tough and overcooked. The service was excellent as always. We will return!

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t
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

We had tapas. food lovely. Avoid the potatoes with hollandaise; undercooked and too much sauce. The deserts were divine [and I normally do not eat desert] . I had banoffi - I can still taste it. Yum

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OT
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The venue was great and food and waiter were great. The welcome was a bit unorganised. We had a reservation, but it was all very unclear as to what was going on. Although they may have had it all under control, it wasn’t properly conveyed to us, and we were left doubtful as to whether we were going to be seated properly.

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OT
4 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

My favourite food in Dublin

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CB
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

Tiny portions, big prices. No atmosphere, big rip off.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Another great night filled with food, fun and laughter! A must go place for a guaranteed great time!!!

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SC
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My second time being here now. Had to bring my boyfriend the second time because I raved about it so much on my first trip there. We’ve now decided to make it our once a month dinner and cocktails date. Love it there thanks guys.

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OT
4 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Fun! Pricy!

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Just ok food

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KG
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

This is my second visit here and although food was tasty I dont think I would be going back.

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IC
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the food and would recommend strongly for people go in regularly!

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g
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

not good for vegetarians. slow service & overpriced

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LB
35 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food was interesting and tasty. The decor was very intriguing. Very loud and energetic - tables very close to each other. The upstairs bar was great for a pre dinner cocktail with quick service and an excellent DJ. Great bartenders. Service was slow downstairs which was fine between courses. The octopus was excellent.

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TO
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

Good meat. But that’s basically it.

Very noisy, and the potatoes that was ordered for the meat was brought in so late that the meat was either already eaten or cold. And they were out of ceviche. Which could happen anywhere but would have been nice with a heads-up when the menu was presented.

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DO
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Service was dreadful. Food was average maybe slightly overpriced. When it opened first this was a great place with super food and a lovely atmosphere. But it seems like they are trading on their name. I don't recommend this restaurant, there are too many actually good places nearby.

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BB
4 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I’ve been here a few times now and its has not let me down, always excellent food and excellent service

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EJ
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for dinner here after a christmas show on the 23rd of December. The booking was done online and all seamless in that process. We had a cocktail upstairs before going downstairs for our dinner in the gastro bar. The service was great and seamless to transfer our cocktails downstairs. We ordered and there was a glitch in the system which means that our ordered wasn't received by the kitchen, we waited a while and then mentioned it to one of the staff who apologised profusely, got our order asap and give us 50% off & round of cocktails for the trouble. Excellent service, excellent food, excellent experience even with a problem they really turned it around. Many thanks, we will be back.

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MO
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyed our, meal, the food, the ambience, and catching up with old friends in a very nice environment.

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R
6 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

Have eaten here over the years with special emphasis on Christmas time.....am a huge fan of the restaurant and Dylan McGrath.....food is still very good though pricey....front of house really not up to scratch.....won't be rushing back. Once upon a time was the go to favourite of all the family for occasion eating in the city....not any more. Still rate Dylan as Ireland's number one genius chef/restranteur though

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JE
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great evening at the counter, couple of tasty dishes

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MM
3 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Enjoyed early evening tapas and drinks in downstairs bar. Nice seat by window. Food was very good. Steaks, prawn tempura, roasted cauliflower especially good. Could improve vegetarian selection. Service attentive. Small error on bill quickly corrected. Would return there.

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PL
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

My wife and I came many times to Fade street social but this last time was particularly disappointing. The general feeling was that the food was not served hot enough, flavours were not as impressive as before, quantity was really poor (even more for dishes to share) and the cost seem to have increased.
On the positive side, atmosphere and service was good.
While I would have always talked about Fade Street Social in high regards, my opinion downgraded a lot.

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F
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

I keep returning here as I really enjoy the food. Make sure to have some time at your hands as the service is slow. This might be part of the experience but for lunch I would like to see a quicker service.

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JF
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely evening meal here, we ate off of the tapas menu which didn’t disappoint. When the food came out we thought we may still be hungry afterwards, but we were so full we couldn’t fit in pudding! It was very busy so the noise level we quite loud, but it is Christmas! Thank you for a great evening.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always enjoy Fade Street Gastropub. Never lets me down. Good food and good service. Top notch.

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M
5 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The Gastro bar has very tasty food. The staff is friendly and quick. The only cons are that it is quite noisy and the seating isn’t too comfortable. Anyways, I would definitely recommend this place!

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CC
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brill service , perfect for a date or to meet friends !

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M
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

very good evening and food
great if you like sharing
excellent service

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EB
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really lively place, where the young and trendy go. Tapas were delicious and presented beautifully. Bit pricey for the size of the dishes but the 2-3 tapas each worked well and we left feeling full but not too full. Staff were brilliant. Made to feel really welcome. Loved it.

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A
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food and great service, would definitely go again

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