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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:
Shani Williams: (01) 604 0066

Additional:
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

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Open Kitchen (47)
Good for Birthdays (42)
Pre/post Theatre (40)
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Good Vegetarian Options (31)
Bar Seating (30)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
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Tasting Menu (21)
Notable Wine List (21)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Hmmmmmm..... food was not up to standard

Dining Occasion:Business Meal
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 (Dublin)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was very tasty and flavoursome. Staff were excellent , friendly and very helpful. A bit expensive for tapas for a mid week supper but would recommend overall. I'll be back !

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Tapas
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·Dined 6 days ago

The food is good, but a little expensive. I also don't like that you only get to sit for 2 hours and then you have to leave. Cocktails are excellent, as is the wine.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Tapas, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 20 June 2017

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.

Dining Occasion:Business Meal
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 (New England)·Dined on 9 June 2017

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.

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 (Dublin)·Dined on 4 June 2017

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.

Dining Occasion:Date
Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, People Watching
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·Dined on 4 June 2017

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.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 2 June 2017

Food was incredible, at affordable price. A bit crowded the gastro bar and service too fast, but very good experience!

Dining Occasion:Date
Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on 30 May 2017

Staff was amazingly accommodating and food was great - would have ordered everything on the menu if possible! Could be tailored for any occasion.

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy, Fun
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 30 May 2017

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.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Seasonal, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 28 May 2017

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.

Dining Occasion:Date
Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Quick Bite
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 27 May 2017

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!

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
Tags: Tapas
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on 26 May 2017

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.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 18 May 2017

Great time!

Dining Occasion:Business Meal
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 13 May 2017

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.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Modern Decor, Fun, People Watching, Hot Spot, Tapas
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on 12 May 2017

Food and service were wonderful. Fun place to go and try lots of different bites.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Happy Hour, Open Kitchen, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Hot Spot, Fun
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·Dined on 5 May 2017

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.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Modern Decor, Good for Anniversaries, Open Kitchen, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 4 May 2017

Great way to enjoy a Tapas inspired meal. Lots of choice and the Crab Tapas were particularly good. Friendly casual atmosphere but also one that makes you feel you have been out for a nice meal.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 3 May 2017

Amazing food, cocktails and atmosphere. Every staff member we dealt with was really attentive and friendly which alway makes the night for me!

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 2 May 2017

Excellent food and service.. very good experience. Second visit and definitely not my last.

Dining Occasion:Date
Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Modern Decor, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (London)·Dined on 30 April 2017

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.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, People Watching, Romantic, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on 29 April 2017

Host was unwelcoming, which is weird for Dublin. We were really looking forward to the meal and felt like seating us for our reservation was a hassle.

Dining Occasion:Date
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·Dined on 22 April 2017

Really really great food and a great night. Would recommend.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Tapas, People Watching, Fun, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 21 April 2017

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.

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 18 April 2017

Amazing meal and service.

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 (Dublin)·Dined on 17 April 2017

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

Dining Occasion:Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 16 April 2017

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!

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Bar Seating, Healthy, Cozy, Great Beer, Fun, Tapas, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Molecular Gastronomy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on 15 April 2017

The food was great! The ambience was very nice, albeit quite noisy. Was difficult to have a conversation without feeling like you were shouting across the table, but it was a great place for people watching and very good food.

Tags: Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Modern Decor, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 14 April 2017

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.

Dining Occasion:Date
Tags: People Watching, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on 12 April 2017

Fun place for tapas. Items come out as they are ready, so you want to plan to share items and have a casual approach to dining.

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
Tags: Tapas
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on 8 April 2017

Absolutely delicious small plates. Excellent service. Highly recommend if you are visiting Dublin.

Dining Occasion:Date
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 2 April 2017

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

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 1 April 2017

Fantastic food and service. Book in advance. We got half price cocktail in the cocktail bar afterwards, also need to book to have a seat.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Tapas, Special Occasion
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 (N. Ireland)·Dined on 1 April 2017

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.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Quick Bite
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 1 April 2017

Love the menu, it's great to try lots of different things - all really delicious! Also lovely staff, we had never been here before and they made some excellent recommendations! Maybe a bit pricey but definitely worth it !

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
Tags: Open Kitchen, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 31 March 2017

Great place to have a relaxed drink and dinner afterwards, enjoyed it again

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
Tags: Happy Hour, Tapas, People Watching, Bar Seating
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 27 March 2017

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.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on 25 March 2017

Fun little spot! Food was good and energy was fun! Loved the goat cheese logs.

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
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·Dined on 25 March 2017

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.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 18 March 2017

The menu was very creative & the atmosphere great.
Two criticisms - the food was too salty & too many of the dishes contained beans ... overkill on the bean front!!

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
Tags: Creative Cuisine
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