Hotspot: Drury & Fade Street
Lunch, dinner or social drinks, what ever the occasion, we will always look to Dublin’s Creative Quarter for a place to frequent. Drury and Fade Street hold some of our most favourite restaurants that have come to town over the last couple of years, and have really made a difference to the area. Here’s a pick of the places you might find us!
This uber-cool establishment made fish and chips funky when it opened it’s doors last year. It’s casual dining experience upstairs serves on point fish dishes with the option to take away (our kinda take out!), whilst the restaurant, Luna, downstairs, is like stepping into a New York eatery serving up seriously tasty grub. Go for the oysters if there’s a few of you – the presentation and taste make it a great experience.
From it’s pretty al-fresco patio to it’s taste-sensation menu, what’s not to love about the Drury Buildings. We adore the urban meets sophisticated decor and would gladly waste away many Summer nights outside with one of their delicious cocktails. The bar is always packed at the weekend with great vibes and good tunes – we’d also highly recommend their sharing platters as a great bar snack.
If you can buy beautiful homeware and a wholesome healthy lunch in the same place then you’ve got our vote. Helen James’s cafe as part of Dunnes is a great spot to grab lunch and people watch at the window. The menu is so fresh and includes flavour combinations that only the truly creative can conjure up.
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Fade Street definitely ticks all the best social boxes with it’s dynamic offerings all wrapped up in the one building. The gastro bar is perfect for casual dining with it’s eclectic tapas menu that includes such things as popcorn chicken and lobster hotdogs (we recommend a seat at the bar to see how everything comes to life!) The restaurant also has a great atmosphere and the steaks are cooked to perfection. The bar upstairs is perfect for cocktails which you can take out onto the roof garden should the weather be good – it’s definitely one of our favourite spots in the Summer.
5. Market Bar
A bar/restaurant without music seems like an odd thing, but not in the Market Bar, it’s echoing of chatter has the place buzzing. It’s a local watering hole for the apres-workers and people looking for some hearty tapas at a reasonable price.
This new kid on the block swung it’s doors open this week and is offering up food just as good as it’s homeware. Situated in this now much loved interiors store, they’re bringing a great variety of healthy salads, breakfast options, and not-so-healthy but yummy treats to the table.
“Independently cool” is how this tiny by tasty coffee joint has been described. Their deliciously strong coffee and great paleo options are a must try.
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