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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.

4-6 Fade Street
Dublin, Co. Dublin D02 NF77
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary European

Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday: 17:00 - 22:30

Saturday - Sunday: 13:00 - 22:30

Dress code:
Smart Casual

Price range:
€30 and under

Payment options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(01) 604 0066

Website:
http://www.fadestreetsocial.com/gastro-bar/

Entertainment:
On weekend nights, our resident DJ's, plays the latest mix of tunes, in a relaxed, trendy setting.

Parking Details:
Drury St Car Park is situated next to Fade St Social

Public Transport:
George's St for bus/taxi service. St Stephen's Green for Luas/tram line

Executive Chef:
Dylan McGrath

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:
Nicole Souza: (01) 901 2268

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, 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

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4.3

Overall Rating

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Food

4.3

Service

4.3

Ambience

4.3

Value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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Fit for Foodies (53)
Good for Birthdays (49)
Vibrant Bar Scene (48)
Hot Spot (47)
Special Occasions (46)
Handcrafted Cocktails (45)
Bar Seating (38)
Group Bookings (34)
People Watching (32)
Tasting Menu (30)
Notable Wine List (28)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Quick Bite (25)
Lunch (24)
Cosy (22)
Comfort Food (21)
Good Vegetarian Options (21)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Authentic (18)
Local Ingredients (17)
Brunch (16)
Happy Hour (15)
Romance (15)
Late-night Find (15)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Neighbourhood Gem (11)
Outstanding Value (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Business Meals (9)
Great Beer (8)
Outdoor Eating (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Healthy (7)
Seasonal (7)
Organic (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Child Friendly (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Scenic View (3)
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Afternoon Tea (2)
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·Dined 5 days ago

i took some french hotelier there seats very uncomfortable. over priced for small portions service bad food coming out in drips and drabs. every body finished and my food came out 10 min later after asking waitress wa it on the way. felt we were sitting on top of the people at the other table

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·Dined 6 days ago

Mit Geburtstagsgruß aus der Küche ;-))

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·Dined on 7 December 2017

I was here a few times before but the food is definitely not up to the standard it was before..... very dissapointing🙄

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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 4 December 2017

Good food and drinks. Go on Mondays when they have deals on food and mojito's!

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·Dined on 2 December 2017

We visited here on a Saturday evening, could only get a table booked for 9.15, but I think that's when this place really comes into its own! Within 15 minutes of us being in the bistro, the few tables around us that were empty were completely filled!

Although pricey, it's 100% worth every penny. Such creative and delicious dishes to choose from and the wine and cocktails are spectacular! We had one particular rum-based one (wish I could remember the name!) which might be the best cocktail I have EVER tasted!

Really attentive staff who were great at helping us decide on what dishes to get as there were so many to choose from.

If you are visiting Dublin and really want to celebrate or push the boat out, this is the place to be!

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy, People Watching, Tapas, Business Meals
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 2 December 2017

I have been to Fade Street Gastrobar many times in the past 2 years. The location is great for a casual fun dinner, as there are many bars around. The atmosphere is quite buzzy, so this is great for a friends gathering or first date, but it is not a very intimate quiet place, if that's what you are looking for.

Food is delicious, tapas are good size and some are definitely very creative and all of them delicious! If you are vegetarian/vegan or intolerant to any allergens though, I would probably not recommend going here though. I only noticed this this time as the friend I had dinner with is lactose-intolerant and it turned out to be a little tough for us, as most dishes had dairy in them, as well as meat or eggs/dairy.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 2 December 2017

have eaten here many times before and think it has improved over what was great already.
will certainly return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 2 December 2017

I have eaten here a couple of times and i was excited to dine again with my family for a Christmas get together.

We had two tables put together that wobbled throughout - i discretely highlighted this to the hostess who simply agreed the table was in fact wobbly and she had experienced problems with this before (?!) but wouldn't move us to another table despite there being tables available.

In general i rave about the food in Fade Street but as the dishes all came so slowly with huge gaps in between it was difficult to enjoy. Our largest share dishes (whole chicken & steak) were cold and when we were given orders from another table - we waited longer again to receive our actual orders.

I think there was a communication issue as we had to remind our server what we had ordered multiple times.

The popcorn chicken and tempura prawns however were delicious and i quite enjoyed the seasonal veg & hollandaise!

After waiting and waiting for our mains we were then told that we could look at the desert menu but we only have 15 minutes to order/eat our desserts and if we wanted tea or coffee we needed to include it in that 15 minutes - this was a mix up with another table when in fact we had 40 minutes. The desert was delicious but we were left with a bad taste in our mouth feeling like we were under time pressure to eat it!

I get it - Christmas is a great opportunity to flip as many tables as possible and get people in and out. I have to say i did not enjoy the experience in Fade Street at all. I didn't have overly high expectations for a casual dining experience but even at that i was disappointed.

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·Dined on 28 November 2017

Delighted to return to FSS but to the Gastro Bar this time. Excellent all round experience. Staff very friendly and helpful. Food fabulous. Thank you.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Casual, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (Lincolnshire)·Dined on 28 November 2017

Well I went here on my own as I was away on business. The reception I got was very welcoming and I sat at the bar so I could watch the chefs at work & not feel so conscious about being on my own. The atmosphere was great really lively with lots of beautiful dishes being plated up to watch. It was recommended that you have 2 to 3 dishes . I chose the truffle pasta which was absolutely delicious with the charred tuna. I liked the charred tuna although personally would have preferred it cooked for a bit longer . I had the baby banofee for dessert which has got to be on of the best desserts I have had for ages. Lovely ice cream floating on salted caramel with a crunchy base. I would definitely go back but this time take a few people so we could really do some damage to the menu

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on 26 November 2017

Just loved it! We sat at the bar and watched the kitchen. It was fabulous!

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 25 November 2017

Food = amazing. The service was appalling unlike our previous visit which was excellent. Reservation was at 8pm, the table was not ready at 8pm & we were asked to wait in the upstairs bar & that we would be called when ready. 20mins later no-one called, I found someone & they said the table was ready, we got seated at 8.30pm. The food was excellent. The service was slow and very hard to get the waiters attention (i.e.) there was 2 extra bowls of chips put on our table, we told the waiter we didn't order them, he went off came back & more or less threw them on the table & said they are for you. We again said it to a waitress that we didn't order them, she said she would get our waiter but he never showed. When we ordered 2 cocktails & a short (from a manger) only 1 cocktail arrived after 15mins. We asked a waitress were the other drinks on the way, she said I'll get your waiter, again he never showed. When we asked another manager where the other drinks on their way she said no because they wanted the table back for 10pm, it was 9.50pm. We explained that we weren't seated til 8.30pm, We also mentioned that the service was very slow & inconsistent, she did ask in what way & the only way we could put it was headless chickens. She said our waiter was new, we said that he shouldn't have been on, on such a busy night. She apologized & let us stay at the table. When the bill came we were charged for the extra fries that we didn't order. But the biggest shocker was that they had the cheek to add 12.5% service charge. The manger did comp two drinks and 1 fries and took off the additional 2 fries off the bill however was trying to say that the service charge was normal for group bookings. We said that we did get some service so we would leave what we thought was acceptable, she had to clear this with another manager, which took more time. Overall a very special birthday for my wife was marred by the bad service.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 25 November 2017

It was our first time in gastro pub, it was a great experience, something different, we were kind of hungry so small portions wasn't ideal, but the taste of food was good enough. If you go for drinks and few bites it is perfect place. We were looking for proper food, so ended up spending fortune on all those starter portions. Well, at least we know now what it's like.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Tapas
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·Dined on 25 November 2017

Excellent selection of Tapa style food, all well cooked and creative with a relaxing ambience. Service was swift and attentive. Pricing fine.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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·Dined on 18 November 2017

Excellent spot to get small but really tasty tapas. Amazing wine list also

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Casual, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on 17 November 2017

Good food but not cheap

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·Dined on 17 November 2017

Enjoyed it but as it was tapas and it all came out at the same time, some of it was cold by the time we got to eat it.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 15 November 2017

3rd time at Fade Steet, food was amazing, as always, but their service could be increased - quite hard to get the attention of the staff, and had to ask 3 times for the bill. But the food will keep me coming back

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on 15 November 2017

I selected this restaurant for my birthday dinner and first night in Dublin, as the menu looked creative with lots of fresh local ingredients. I didn't realize all dishes were tapas, and smallish sizes for tapas. Every dish we ordered seemed to have a heavy cheese/mayonnaise sauce to it. For a bunch of small light dishes, the end result seemed to be a lot of similar heavy cheesy dishes. These were not the fresh vegetables I expected when ordering asparagus, and other dishes. The restaurant has a great hip young vibe, seemed to be buzzing, etc. I think you have to take a lot of time to understand the menu. For example, when ordering cod, we had two thumbnail pieces of code on a heavy cheesy underlayer. It wasn't what was expected.

Tags: Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (London)·Dined on 14 November 2017

I love this place, have been many times and the food and service is always great.
I noticed a couple of changes that need to be addressed, they have taken their Languedoc wine off the menu, which I loved. Also the dish that was always spectacular, the truffle pasta (tapas, gastro bar) used to have tons of grated parmesan hanging over the edges of the dish, this has sadly been taken away. Portions have got a little smaller gradually. But I still do love the flavours of the food, second to none. The service was wonderful, I like the way they stagger the dishes in such an informal manner so you never know what you'll get first. Always nice to either start with a drink up in their cocktail bar or end with or even both! I'll be back, a big fan.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on 14 November 2017

food is amazing, staff super friendly, 10/10

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·Dined on 11 November 2017

I went with 2 friends to Fade Street Social for Tapas on Saturday, while the food was delicious and services was quick I was disappointed that I was not allowed order the chocolate sphere desert I was sitting in the wrong part of the restaurant.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 10 November 2017

Food was fabulous. Really enjoyed our meal. However we found the waiter was very anxious to take away our food. He was on top of us the minute we put down our forks and even swiped away chips and our deserts that were not finished. But overall a lovely evening

Tags: Tasting Menu, People Watching
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·Dined on 6 November 2017

Customer service was exceptional right from our entry into the restaurant. The front desk was really friendly and the waitress assigned to our table (Tess) was patient and gave good hints. The Mohito Mondays cocktails were excellent, particularly the spicy and passionfruit ones. The ambience was perfect for a small group dinner, and the tapas plates were delicious. Would recommend highly.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 4 November 2017

Really great find in Dublin center! Great for dates, couples or groups, special occasions or just a night out. Great selection of & super service. Will definitely go back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 4 November 2017

The food and wine were both really excellent and the restaurant was beautifully set.

The lengthy introduction about the menu at the start was a bit overwhelming.

Unfortunately, there was a huge stag party (20+) in at the time who were incredibly loud and made several speeches. I saw one staff member ask them to be quiet but it fell on deaf ears. It was hard to have a conversation and I thought a manager could have been more forceful. Just bad luck on our part - I think it would otherwise have been a fantastic night.

Tags: Tapas
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·Dined on 3 November 2017

Great staff inedible some dishes and very bad value
Love the main restaurant won’t be back to the bar for food

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on 30 October 2017

Amaaaazing!! Quality price amazing....

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·Dined on 29 October 2017

Innovative food served with style. Lovely setting too.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on 25 October 2017

Excellent food. Good atmosphere. Every ingredient carefully thought out and dishes presented beautifully. It's pricey for Tapas though.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Casual, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 19 October 2017

The food was very good. One of the servers came to ask if we were familiar with the menu and recommended a lot of great options as soon as we sat down. After we ordered the food and drinks came out quickly but then we were essentially forgotten about. Lesson is to order what you want right away and be prepared for a longer experience after you order. Price for what we received was absolutely fair. Overall well worth it.

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·Dined on 13 October 2017

This was the third time in Fade St. Social Gastro Bar and it was the worst of them all:
-Clumsy explanation of the dishes
-bad humour by the employee
-way too much waiting time between dishes.
The food itself was 4-stars - which is good - but everything else on this day didn't really work. Maybe a bad day in the Office, I assume.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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Food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 12 October 2017

Definite party for my mouth! Had 6 dishes between us and loved them all.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Tapas, People Watching
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Food4
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 11 October 2017

Great food , couldn't fault it .
Service was a little all over the place and not well managed , our plates were taken after our first tapas dish but then had to be replaced , ordered coffee but never received it. Not a big deal but it wasnt overly busy so shouldn't have happened. But overall we had a great night.

Tags: Tapas
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·Dined on 8 October 2017

Casual yet sophisticated, my wife and I loved the surroundings and enjoyed the chance to sit at the bar and watch the chefs prepare meals. Our hostess and then our waitress were welcoming, warm and helpful. The music was current beat-driven lounge at just the right volume. You can dress presentably, nicely or deck out and feel comfortable in the setting. The menu is varied with creative combinations within a single dish - however, the only knock - at least on this night - was the tuna and steak didn't live up to the marvelous presentation. Don't leave without trying the bread and mushroom butter, however - incredible.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Healthy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, People Watching, Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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Food4
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on 8 October 2017

Fun atmosphere and fun food. Great place to go with a group of friends

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 (Savannah)·Dined on 4 October 2017

Lively, loud and fun. Wine & Food was great although one criticism is that every dish came at the same time and not at all as presented at different times. We basically had to stack the plates!

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Food5
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·Dined on 1 October 2017

Regulars here every time we got out in town. It's without doubt the nicest place in Dublin for outstanding food and service. Every dish is delicious. Atmosphere is awesome. we always like to sit at the bar to have a good nosey at the chefs at work. Cannot compliment FSS enough, Love it!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Fun
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Food5
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·Dined on 1 October 2017

Really enjoyed my night here, lovely food and cocktails. Service was very good and great advice on what tapas to pick when we asked. Will 100% be back

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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Food5
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on 30 September 2017

Highly recommend the pork belly and Parmesan truffle pasta. Make sure you'll when you make your reservation you specify if you want a table or shared seating.

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