Fade Street Social - The Gastro Bar
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.
Sat, Sun 12:30–15:30
Delicious food and great service, would definitely go again
A very disappointing experience. The padron peppers, a dish we’ve had many times at other tapas restaurants, were inedible with a tough skin that was most unpleasant. When we complained we were at first offered a replacement but then another waiter tried to explain to us that it was just how they were cooked and that the next batch would likely be the same. I’m guessing the chef didn’t take too kindly to the complaint. Unfortunately there was no real improvement with the rest of the tiny, pretentious and massively overpriced dishes that followed. Coffee was good though, although it took about 20 mins to arrive, and not with our dessert. Disappointment was not he only thing we felt when leaving, we were still feeling hungry! It’s safe to say we won’t be returning but if fashionable and trendy is what you’re after and you’re not all that bothered about good food then you’re in the right spot.
Excellent experience tonight - great food, great atmosphere, great service!
The restaurant was amazing. The initial welcome could be a lot better.
I would not recommend. Completely overpriced. Portions tiny. Dublin gone mad
Excellent food and wine, one of our group had a food allergy which our server did everything possible to accommodate. Excellent service.
Outstanding as always
Can’t wait to return it’s our fav place
We had the chicken with the waffle as it was on special would love to see this as a permanent fixture on tapas menu
Very disappointed with the whole experience. You are sitting on top of the people beside you. Food was ok, but over priced for what it is. Won't be returning
We came here after the Ireland vs New Zealand Rugby match to celebrate my brother's 50th birthday.
Our booking was for 10.00 p.m. and we had thirteen diners in total.
Understandably given the result in the game we straggled along in twos and threes and were all seated by 10.15 or so . . .
As it was quite late we forwent the whole who wants what and just had a selection from the a la carte menu, all of which was very good, with the wood fired rib eye, the pumpkin pasta and the seared tuna being my personal highlights. We drank a lot of wine, beer and cocktails and in the end spent around 100 euros a head if you include the rounds that arrived after the main food and drink bill. For Dublin city centre I thought this was reasonable.
The staff were very good-humoured and dealt with our needs with the patience required for slightly tipsy middle aged folk on a rare night out.
All in all a very positive experience and I'd recommend the Gastro Bar (upstairs) as it is a more intimate venue than the downstairs bit I'd been in before.
Extremely expensive for amount of food you get - I'm aware its a tapas bar but 16 euro for three chickpea chips and 24 for three pieces of duck is a bit much.
Very over priced for portion size. Very disappointed. Not blowing away by any dish less than average in some cases.
Serivce and atmosphere was good.
Extremely disappointed that the menu had changed and there was so little choice versus what would have been available previously. We were not told about the brunch specials which would have suited one of our group who did not have a good experience due to the limited selection available. It is a very different Fade Street to 6 months ago and not for the better!
Busy spot and looks cramped at first impressions but very well designed if your willing to let the 'forced intimacy' with other diners be a positive. Food was excellent, staff attentive and the pricing is spot on. We subsequently recommended it to several people we met.
Fantastic! The food was delicious and everything was served to an incredible standard. Though, the tempura prawns were the star of the show! The delicious food was matched by the impeccable service and friendly staff!
The experience was so good we immediately planned to come for brunch the following day. Unfortunately, the lovely wine we had with dinner disrupted that plan.
Thank you to everyone at Fade Street for making it such an enjoyable night!
Incredibly good food. The soft shell crab in particular stood out.
Had booked regular seating via the app. Was sat at the counter when I was seated and wasn't offered regular seating at a low table despite a table for 2 being clear at the regular seating the entire meal.
Gastro bar was simply excellent. Attention to detail on every plate. Worth every penny in my opinion, you get what you pay for! 10/10.
It's really expensive for extremely small portions. Food was nice though
Menu is great but has gotten more expensive in recent years! Food tasty as always particularly the duck. Deserts were disappointing and over priced. Great buzz and atmosphere!
Was my first time here and it was amazing. Me and my wife had a fantastic experience
Great food & atmosphere - menu a little more expensive but great variety and tastes !
Fantastic food. Every mouthful full of flavours. Will definitely go back again. Great experience.
Loved the food loved the wine love the whole evening 👍
Great food and atmosphere. It is expensive, so expect to pay, but you get what I considered to be service of equal value, from the moment you step through the door until you collect your coat on the way out.
I often feel like good restaurants provide great tasting food, or a good food /flavour experience, but often struggle to blend these together. Not only are the flavours at Fade Street Social wide ranging, experimental, and masterfully paired, but the food also tastes downright fantastic. Two thumbs up!
This was my second time at Fade Street Social, we took two of our friends and they thoroughly enjoyed the food and fabulous cocktails. We will definitely eat here again. Friendly staff and good service. I love the atmosphere.
Great location, ambience and variety on the menu. My main issue was the speed with which the food came. We had a late booking (9:45) so there was surely no rush to get us out the restaurant for the next table cover. We ordered off the tapas menu and expected a slow stream of food. Instead we received everything we had ordered within 5 minutes of sitting down. The food ended up being cold because we couldn’t eat it fast enough. Besides that each dish was disappointing, bland and the meat was undercooked (blue and bleeding). We asked for the food to be slowed down and were told it was too late it was already cooked except for one dish which eventually just never arrived.
Our waitress clocked out before we’d finished our meal so had to ask for the bill numerous times.
Disappointing meal overall.
Food sound great but overall is a let down. The meats and fish are good but the veg and accompany sides are poor.
The seats are the most uncomfortably I have ever experienced. Too low to the ground if you are over 5ft tall.
The meat portions in the gastro bar are overpriced given how small they are. Wouldn’t be rushing back.
I brought a friend, her first time, and we thoroughly enjoyed it!
We ate in the Tapas part of Fade St. Social. We started with a cocktail each and then a glass of wine. We picked various options from the menu, all was well presented and very tasty. The highlight was the soft shell crabs deep fried, amazing!
One disappointment - the pillows of goats cheese were not pillows but cold crunchy shells with little or no goats cheese inside - would not recommend. However, after pointing this out, the Restaurant staff apologised and stated we would not be charged for it.
Very warm attentive staff.
Bill came to €55 each including a tip, quite reasonably priced.
It was a great evening with lovely food and very friendly and attentive staff. The food arrived very quickly and was of a very high standard. I would say however that the noise level was very high in the restaurant and it did make conversation quite difficult.
Excellent food and service.
The Tapas was inventive and delicious, presentation was superb.
Service staff were attentive and friendly but not over eager.
Happy to recommend to anyone 👍🏻
Ambiance was lovely and our table was perfect, they forgot about the bread and came with repeated food which we had not ordered but once noted everything was fixed quickly
the staff was very nice and great at recommending cocktails and tapas, especially the Brazilian lady and Brazilian guy who served us
they even noticed that it was one of our birthdays and brought out a dessert with a candle which was a lovely gesture
while the tapas are a bit overpriced the quality makes up for it
Would definitely return
Everyone was very helpful and friendly, the food was tasty and we were advised well on portions to order. Great atmosphere. We will be recommending and returning.
The food was good but service was very slow. We ordered tapas and our final dishes arrived more than 30 mins before the previous. The dishes too were very small and had they all arrived together we would have ordered more but the slow service prevented this. All in all I would rate it just fine.
Celebrating our fathers 70th bday. Amazing food and service!
The food, as always, was amazing. The flavours are so unique. Portions seem to have shrunk in size a bit and prices increased. Service was excellent and a lovely vibrant but not too noisy atmosphere. Perfect for pre-theatre.
Price of the tapas dishes are too expensive to the size of them
Food only Ok, very small portions, expensive for what it was.. deserts were disappointing..
I’ve been here many times but I am disappointed in the new menu. The goats logs and replaced with goats cheese airbags which taste like nothing. The cured salmon was tasty but minuscule. Duck spring roles were ok. The waiters are always friendly and efficient. compared to other tapas style restaurants in the area the food and the value isn’t great. Bring back the logs.
Fun venue with fabulous food- slightly too dark for comfort (needed to use my phone torch to read the menu) and VERY loud, our waitress had difficulty in making herself heard and confessed it was a common problem. Also as it was our first visit it was difficult to gauge the number of dishes to order. Even so it was a great experience and we will be back.