Fade Street Social - The Gastro Bar

4.2
621 reviews
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€30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
Top tags:
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary European
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 17:00 - 22:30

Saturday 12.00 - 3.00
5pm - 11pm
Sunday: 12:00 - 3.00
5pm - 22:30
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Phone number
(01) 604 0066
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Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Dylan McGrath
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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.
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Private Party Contact
Tanja Johnon: (01) 901 2268
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Parking Details
Drury St Car Park is situated next to Fade St Social
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Public Transit
George's St for bus/taxi service. St Stephen's Green for Luas/tram line
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Entertainment
On weekend nights, our resident DJ's, plays the latest mix of tunes, in a relaxed, trendy setting.
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
What 621 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.1
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.8
Value
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great bites. Order up a bunch and enjoy. Don’t miss the frois gras burger. Very loud and energetic but fun.

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

This was one of my favourite restaurants but the menu has changed and much less choice of food available. Far too expensive for tapas choice. Disappointing! Won't be back again.

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4.0Dined on 5 August 2018

Food was very tasty and ambience was great. Found servings on the small side even for tapas.

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5.0Dined on 4 August 2018

Been to Fade Street social many times. Food is outstanding cocktails are too nice. Love the buzz. Location is great.

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5.0Dined on 3 August 2018

Great place to enjoy nice food and a great buzz. I have hearing aids and when we arrived mentioned to the manageress who showed me some table options without hesitation that would be more suitable. Thanks for making our evening a special occasion, and the steak was cooked to perfection.
Kind Regards,
Kevin and Dawn
England

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1.0Dined on 2 August 2018

Didn’t enjoy our food

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4.0Dined on 1 August 2018

Had dinner the other night and the food was excellent. We had a mixture of appetizers, salads, entrees, prim fixe and dessert. All our dishes were very good and we would go back.

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5.0Dined on 31 July 2018

Love this place for a special occasion. Great options and selection of tapas! Could order everything on the menu.
We also had our pre wedding reception drinks and nibbles here so it’s very special to us!
Also order the donuts and mousse for dessert!

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3.0Dined on 28 July 2018

nice atmosphere, but the food and wine are way overpriced for what you get. you are paying for the location and the name rather than the food. service was good and friendly but they did forget one of our dishes and then charged us twice on the bill for same. This was rectified once we complained. nice place but wouldn't go again as it is not good value for money.

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3.0Dined on 27 July 2018

While the food was good, I was a bit disappointed that they all of a sudden needed our table for other guests. I certainly understand that one cannot stay at a table forever, but we were 8 people, ordering a lot of food and had been there for about 1.5 hrs, so nothing too long in my opinion. We also had not received notice, which felt a bit sudden and not very service oriented. Beyond that we had a lovely evening.

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3.0Dined on 15 July 2018

One of our dishes came out 20 minutes late and we were not informed that there would be a delay so the rest of our dishes went cold waiting. However, 50% was kindly taken off the bill which was appreciated.

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4.0Dined on 8 July 2018

Had a friend visiting out of town. We were both very happy with the food and the service. I also appreciate that we were seated outside. The waiter will explain you the menu, as the portions are a bit small. However, their recommended 2-3 meals per person was a bit much. Prices on the higher end for a casual restaurant.

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3.0Dined on 7 July 2018

2 tapas arrived every 20 mins between 6 people wasn’t sufficient

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5.0Dined on 6 July 2018

Fantastic food and service. A visit well worth the trip to Dublin.

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4.0Dined on 29 June 2018

Service wasn’t great. Long waits. Good was good not great. Everything seemed to have truffle and or Parmesan on it. Highlight definitely the prawns on sourdough

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3.0Dined on 29 June 2018

We were told we had the table for 2 hours, but got rushed off it after 1.5 hours as they had to set it for the next setting. This ruined what had been a good experience up to that point.

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4.0Dined on 24 June 2018

Ate off the tapas menu - all of the dishes were fantastic, but the stand outs for us were the pork belly and the soft shell crab! They were so delicious!!!

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5.0Dined on 23 June 2018

Food is amazing and the staff are very helpful with recommendations.
Its not the place if you are looking for a quite place but perfect for more casual dining.

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2.0Dined on 22 June 2018

We booked Fade Street Social for a long overdue catch up with a friend visiting from New York. I wanted somewhere I knew there would be good food and a glass of wine - and somewhere we could sit outside on Fade Street on a Friday was a real plus. But the service was terrible. I explained that I was gluten intolerant and ordered 3 tapas that I was told were gluten free or could be made gluten-free. My friend got two more - we were delighted - until the food came out and wasn't a bit gluten free... I was hungry post work! The waitress suggested I eat the piece of salmon off the top of the bread... My friend's food arrived and I had to wait 30mins for a steak to appear - after I was finished my fries.
Disappointing as Gluten Free and Gluten Adaptable are offered. A bit of a mess.
No apologies but they did take the items I couldn't eat off the bill... but no apologies which was disappointing. Don't think I'll be back

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5.0Dined on 22 June 2018

Really enjoyed the tapas, great combos! Well plated and served.

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1.0Dined on 19 June 2018

Waitress was rude and disagreeable. She got my wife’s drink order wrong and had to be pushed to correct it and after that ignored us. Ugh. She has glasses and hair pulled back in bun. Wish I had her name so that this feedback could be provided to her.

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4.0Dined on 17 June 2018

Delicious unusual food, delightful helpful and friendly staff in the restaurant... bar staff on the roof terrace a bit indifferent which affected my overall score. Apart from that it was a wonderful experience. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Tapas in Fade Street Social was great as alway, there with a group of friends and had a super night

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4.0Dined on 15 June 2018

Food was delicious, staff friendly and efficient, atmosphere enjoyable. Price point is on the high side, especially drinks. One of my favorite wines was available on the wine menu at an eye watering €75 per bottle, more than double the price of what I pay when drinking it at home, price in house was OTT in my opinion. Having been before and will likely return again I just won’t be indulging in my favorite wine whilst there!

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3.0Dined on 15 June 2018

Food was great, service was good the ambience in the tapas bar was good,
However we ordered 6 different tapas orders and they all arrived together( there was only two of us)
Maybe I’m wrong but my idea of tapas is one dish at a time to be shared with your company.
We effectively had a picnic at the bar and not a nice leisurely food and wine experience

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5.0Dined on 14 June 2018

Great food and service!!!

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Outstanding as always. Never disappoints. I wish I could get here more often!

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5.0Dined on 8 June 2018

The tapas and cocktails were delicious and the staff couldn’t have been nicer!

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5.0Dined on 8 June 2018

Outstanding as always!

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4.0Dined on 31 May 2018

Liked it. Was told by the hostess on arrival that she has a ‘wonderful table for us’. It turned out to be the end of a table for 6 on which a party of 4 were already sitting. Worked out fine as it was just myself and an old pal. Neither of us are overly precious. Staff were great and grub was good.

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3.0Dined on 31 May 2018

Innovative take on tapas. Imaginative menu with a good amount of choices. Can be very loud -- lots of people in a fairly small space.

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3.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Love this place but disappointed with my most recent visit. The toilets were not functional for a significant amount of time we were there , in addition they didn’t have the wine that we wanted as had ‘run out’
Won’t be rushing back

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2.0Dined on 25 May 2018

The menu is interesting more than the food is good, although the good is okay. However my main complaint was that the service was terrible. The waiter was rude and uninterested. One dish didn’t come after 10 mins of the last of the other tapas. We asked about it and he said ‘ oh ok, I’ll check’. 15 mins later is still hadn’t arrived. We asked again and he didn’t apologise, just said something like ‘maybe it’s in the kitchen’, like it was no big deal. I would not return or recommend to friends.

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2.0Dined on 25 May 2018

The food was OK but overpriced for the quality/quantity. Service was OK however we had to wait for the wine list as "they were out at the printers getting printed". We booked a table in the bar however we ended up at a table upstairs in the Gastro Bar. Although it was a nice room it lacked atmosphere. It felt like an "overflow" room.

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4.0Dined on 21 May 2018

I expected the service to be higher.. we were served by a french guy, who doesn't even know how to explain the menu, amd forgot about us many times.. disappointed about the service and some of the dishes are smaller then a year ago..

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5.0Dined on 20 May 2018

Wow, the tapas plates were wonderful. Great variety and very tasty. Service was excellent to start but, took a few requests to get the bill. It did get busier so, no worries. The food alone is reason to come here. Excellent!

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5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

Wonderful staff, really helpful, cool venue, original and tasty food, lots of different options.
Go there!

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4.0Dined on 10 May 2018

Voyage en famille

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4.0Dined on 10 May 2018

Food was amazing! Our server was very nice, but she kept forgetting when we’d ask her for something, and she also took our chicken dish away before we were finished and we were talking, so we didn’t even realize what happened to have said anything to her

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5.0Dined on 10 May 2018

The service and food were very good. Our table was available on arrival It was mother’s day and graduation going on so the place was very busy and our waiter was still able to keep up with our party of 7 Everyone enjoyed themselves and spoke highly of the seafood tower we had. A great experience !

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