About Fade Street Social - The Gastro Bar
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.
Dublin, Co. Dublin D02 NF77
Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary European
Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday: 17:00 - 22:30
Saturday - Sunday: 13:00 - 22:30
€30 and under
(01) 604 0066
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Drury St Car Park is situated next to Fade St Social
George's St for bus/taxi service. St Stephen's Green for Luas/tram line
Private Party Facilities:
Upstairs tapas lounge seats 40 for dinner, or 50-80 for finger food and drinks reception with private access to heated Winter Garden roof terrace.
Private Party Contact:
Shani Williams: (01) 604 0066
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Fade Street Social - The Gastro Bar Ratings and Reviews
Booked for business meal for 8 people, totally dis-interested and non attentive service, it was busy but that could not justify the service, when I asked for tapas to arrive so that each person had something to eat, I was advised that tapas are only served as they are ready, this meant that one dinner guest had to sit and watch most of the group eat, while they had no service, this single tapas eventually came to the table about 10 mins after everyone else had finished eating . Food was tasty but way over priced and very very poor value for money. Will not go back and was disappointed that I have selected this restaurant for mainly out of town business guests.
Food was pretty good but was a bit expensive for the portion size. The cocktails were also very good, but pricey. The restaurant was really loud, so it is not a good place for a romantic dinner or to have conversation. It was a bit like having dinner at a night club (it was a Friday night). The atmosphere is fun if you like that. My friends and I still enjoyed our experience overall.
Not bad, expect small portions for the tapas..nothing unusual there. Some very tasty ones but a couple of odd ones..chicken canapés were €9.50 for 3 of the smallest, thinnest slivers of food I have seen in my life, on a huge plate. No way you could justify a tenner for something so tiny. Good vibe, nice cocktails upstairs & reasonably priced.
All the food was very tasty and the services was fantastic. Some of the portions were too small, even for tapas and some portions were also overpriced. It is recommended to share 5 portions between 2 people, I would recommend 7 portions. Overall I enjoyed the experience.
We got a really good deal through The Taste.ie for tapas, wine and cocktails. The service was great and the food was quick hot and very tasty. The tapas menu has so many choices and the house wine was also very good. We retreated to the bar upstairs for our cocktails, was surprisingly busy for a Tuesday evening which gave it a good atmosphere and the cocktails were made to a very high standard. Would definitely recommend Fade Street Social for any occasion.
The food was great, but the energy of the staff and restaurant itself was far too energetic. I am pretty sure we were in and out of the restaurant within 30 minutes. We got 2 of our 5 dishes before we even got our drinks and the servers seemed a bit frantic. I am always down for a fun and energetic spot, but I felt like we couldn't enjoy our food b/c one server or another kept coming over asking if we were finished.
The truffled pasta was amazingly rich and delicious, and the hen egg was super interesting and I ended up scraping the sides of the dishes clean. Some of their dishes are incredibly rich while others have a much more subtle flavor. Having the mix of the two come out together really hampered the dishes with the more subtle flavors, which was too bad.
This is a really lively venue, so not for those seeking a quiet romantic setting - conversation and music both quite loud. I was alone and so was seated at the bar, which was fine because I got to see the dishes on the pass before going out which, if anything, made my choice even harder! Pretty much everything I had was delicious except for the chicken canape. I'd ordered this because I love babaganoush, but if there was any on the plate, I couldn't find it! It was basically some very small slices of fairly dry chicken breast on some thin toast :( I almost had the feeling the chef had forgotten to finish the dish off!
We happened upon this gem while starting our Irish vacation in Dublin. We were just looking for a good meal and happened upon one of the best meals ever. The menu was inventive and there didn't seem to be a bad choice. We were overjoyed by our selections. The locale was very busy on a beautiful Friday evening, and while the service wasn't the warmest ever, they were prompt and friendly. We were on the gastropub side and promptly booked for the restaurant side. Fabulous dining experience.
Love Fade Street. One of our dishes wasn't available, but it was only when we asked when was it going to arrive - were told we couldn't have it. Also server forgot beer and we had to ask twice for it. Apart from that, love Fade Street. Great cocktails upstairs after.
Great place! I've been to the Gastro Bar and restaurant several times now and it did not disappoint. Service has been a bit uneven, but the last time we were very well taken care of. Love the interior and it is smack in the middle of the city. Great, modern, delicious food, rich flavors and textures. Excellent wine and drinks. Great place either to hang out or celebrate a special occasion. Will recommend this and def be back.
Very enjoyable brunch - food was lovely and staff very attentive and knowledgeable. We went for the bottomless cocktail option and were not left disappointed - as soon as our glass was empty another one appeared. Highly recommended.
After eating at Pubs or Pub-style food for several days, Fade Street Social was a wonderful gourmet experience to end our trip in Ireland. The tapas style restaurant allowed us to try many different dishes with our group. The most successful were the soft-shell crab, the chicken and popcorn with sumac, the asparagus truffle pasta and the slow roasted chicken. The sauces that accompanied the dishes added great flavor. The bar was a hot spot but the bartenders were helpful and efficient. They even created a special, non-alcoholic drink for our daughters.
Our table service left room for improvement. Our server checked in infrequently and left us for which it was best suited to be served. She recommended more dishes than needed given that we had two children with lighter appetites. The menu has a great variety but not particularly vegetarian friendly. Even many of those dishes has meat or eggs.
This is a hot spot. We dined on a Friday and were able to get same-day reservations. We did arrive early and they recommended the bar. The bar was packed and they do allow smoking in the outdoor lounge. The atmosphere was fun and energetic. This is a great spot for foodies.
Ailise was fab and made us feel so welcome from the moment we walked in which started our experience on perfect note ! This is rare experience and same was the case as we were leaving ! Rest staff also fab and we had a great laugh and even had conversation with people on both sides of us so very social venue and cool place to hang out
It is my second visit which I told my friend about this place, so she wanted to have a meal here. She was in awestruck with tapas choices - out-of-earth options. I remembered I was that way on my first visit! Glad that we had a great time and relished our meals scrumptiously!
The menu looked great but when we tried be food it under delivered. Not only was it over fried with undercooked vegetables, the combinations which sounded amazing were really bland. It felt rushed, and that not enough care went into the food. The place is great with great ambience, it's fun. The service at the table was good, although at the door again it felt rushed.
During a visit to Dublin, I found this restaurant online. The brunch combinations are a little bit different from your normal fare. It was fairly quiet when we visited but would have no doubt that in an evening, this place would be buzzing. was cool having a direct view to seeing the chefs in the kitchen. When visiting the toilets, noticed a pretty cool bar area upstairs
Fade Street Social as a venue is great, the staff are really friendly, the cocktails are excellent, the food is great but there is one small thing, pardon the pun, the portion sizes are far too small for the price of them.
I would recommend revisiting the portion sizes or else lowering the costs. Maybe, create some type of sharing deal for 50 euro that incorporates multiple items because with the current setup im sure the customer feels a bit cheated when handing over their credit card.
That was the low point for me, other than that, this place is great. If you are only heading out for a few cocktails, this is your place, if you want food and small portions again this is your place.
I have been to rustic stone and its amazing, i was a but let down here.
Overall, great place, great staff, the food is nice, but not enough of it for the price.
I was there for Mojito Monday. I sent an email just to make me sure it was still available and by email I get an excellent customer service by Tanja. I took the chance to try some tapas and they were good. The waitress was very nice as well. The location also is very cosy. I would recommend it.
This was my 5th time booking Fade St Social for a special occasion, a graduation. This was my first time eating here for lunch. The food was delicious as always and arrived promptly, however the server forgot my Truffle Hen Egg and was a bit more snooty than the staff they usually have. The truffle pasta was fantastic and enjoyed by everyone at our table. The barman upstairs was very friendly and made sure our drinks were brought out to us in the Winter Garden as well as allowing us to avail of a round of half price drinks via a voucher we had received when booking. The only disappointing thing was the lack of a lunch menu but the food was good enough for this not to matter.
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