Fade Street Social - The Gastro Bar

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Tapas / Small Plates
This exciting City Centre Tapas bar layout positioned in the new hub of Dublin’s dining scene is a sharing concept that I have designed to allow simple, seasonal, innovation in small tapas style bursts of flavour.
So whether you’re going to the theatre, coming back from a show or just enjoying the company of friends, this casual experience is always fun and engaging to be mulled over or eaten on the run.

Special Offers

Gastrobar tapas and 1 cocktail: €30

...5 tapas from the set menu with one cocktail €30 per person.

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Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 20 February 2020

Ends: 31 March 2020

Availability: Sun-Wed 18:00-21:30
Thu-Sat 17:00-18:30

What 933 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
3.9
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience1

Was given a voucher for Cocktails and Tapas as a birthday gift. Was told on the voucher that we could book any time on a Sunday, so I decided to use it for a nice lunch. However, the cocktail bar doesn't open until 5pm and the menu that we could choose from was extremely limited. Ok no alcohol is not a huge deal but it wasn't the best start.
I am gluten intolerant (for real, not just a choice) so the menu was restrictive already. Maitre D mentioned that I could ask for anything and they would adapt it and cook it in a different oil. The team identified dishes they could make, and so was happy to go along with these choices at their recommendation.
The kitchen is open and there was only 1 other table of guests in the restaurant so I could hear them openly say they couldn't guarantee anything and shrug their shoulders knowing that food would be cross-contaminated. Doesn't exactly inspire confidence that what you are about to be given will be safe for you to eat. It should also be noted that the menu does note allergens but was missing some obvious ones eg Duck springs surely contain gluten (well not according to the menu). The food that did arrive was mediocre to poor.
Overall it was just a poor experience - expected more and would definitely not return.

KM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great for a date! Staff are lovely, drinks and ambiance fantastic.

SG
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed a girly night there at weekend . Food was sooo tasty and service was really good .. atmosphere fab also

MM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful venue for a social or special occasion! Valentine's dinner was outstanding and they catered to vegetarian needs flawlessly. 10/10 would recommend!

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Very Good. Will be back again.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

A bit lacking on service times but food and drink are outstanding!

D
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a very enjoyable evening in Fade Street Social. Thank you.

EF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We have been to and enjoyed many Tapas restaurants so were looking forward to going to a different venue in Dublin. The food and experience was exceptional. The soft shell crab and sirloin were beautifully prepared and a taste sensation. Will be going back, the next time we are in Dublin.

F
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Requested table downstairs but got moved upstairs not so good & took a long time for drinks order to co e each time but otherwise good overall

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good, love the experience and the half price Sunday Deal

GM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food and service. Excellent wine list and cocktails.

RM
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

We were sent up to the bar until our table was ready and just left there to find a seat and queue up for a drink, waited ages. The waiter was actually really nice and explained the menu well. When we ordered wine and food we had to ask 2 people where our wine was as took forever with no drinks. Food plates came out bit by bit, was ok for the price of it, the seared tuna looked and tasted awful and so we complained about it and it was kindly left off the bill. Very disappointing overall and we certainly won’t be back. Focus less on being cool and more on service and decent food would be my humble advice.

T
Philadelphia
249 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

The Gastro Bar is a wonderful experience. The selection of small plates is varied and if maxed out flavor is your thing this is your place. We had a total of six dishes and each seemed to exceed our expectations (and given their Michelin Bib Gourmand designation, our expectations were substantial). Do not miss either the truffle pasta or the prawn tempura with chickpeas/sauce, etc. the chargrilled tuna was also memorable. The wine list is small but well conceived. Service is very friendly and enthusiastic.

KB
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Really enjoyed small plates at Fade Street Social. It’s a cool and comfortable environment with nice decor and interesting serving pieces. The menu was not large but all of our choices were delicious. The mushrooms were amazing. We also liked the duck, soft shell crab, and cauliflower. The tempura shrimp and sauce were delicious (but the chick peas distract from the dish in our opinion.) Service was steady and efficient. Big coat check. Definitely a good place for a night out!

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Down from (NI) for overnight with daughter and was recommended the Gastro Bar. We had beautiful cocktails out on the roof top. Great food and ambiance. Service was slow but we weren’t in a hurry.

M
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Food super-tasty. Service was poor. Ambiance good. Will give it another try as I’m certain we just had a dud server.

S
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The service from the staff was superb Conor and Keith were excellent and made us feel welcome , the kitchen team on the other
hand were not particularly open and having a reservable counter option they need to be aware that they need to be more open to communication with the guests even if that is just eye contact and a smile , we didn’t come at busy time so there were no excuses . Regardless the food was superb but without the warm service from Conor we may have felt differently.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best meal we’ve ever had! Lovely atmosphere, amazing service and staff and really unique menu.

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Girls get together, it was my suggestion and it got a big thumbs up!

s
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and the staff was professional and friendly !

BO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great staff and lovely food. The music was a bit loud for lunch time, which was annoying but over all very enjoyable.

NG
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The food is good and the service is very friendly. However, it is an expensive night out. The question is that if you are going to pay those prices perhaps you should be looking at a fine dinning?

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience1

The place feels old and a bit tired, the leather on the seats was cracked and a few broken tiles on the floor of the bathrooms and dodgy paint repairs on the ceiling. Feels like the place needs a revamp.

Kitchen at the counter seats, kitchen looked dirty and unorganised.

Drinks came halfway through the meal and had to be reminded of.

Food was okay and very expensive for what and how much we got. Bread was stale and portion sizes we’re extremely small for prices e.g tuna sashimi was 3 paper thin slices less than an inch wide was €12.50

Overall very disappointing.

JF
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never fails to disappoint. Great food, service and atmosphere. Lovely bar upstairs too if you need to move from your table after you have eaten.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

Overall the food quality is good to be fair however the portion sizes are a joke. The menu says for sharing but to be honest it would just be enough for 1 person. Service was lacking and staff were not attentive. For a restaurant that is positioned as a tapas place it’s not really a tapas place...

J
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely relaxed venue!
Friendly, Easy going and helpful staff!
A young lady in particular who was so helpful with suggesting tapas!
Food was absolutely beautiful and the cocktails were also amazing!
Highly recommend, will be going again!

AF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing and the staff so lovely!! I wouldn’t recommend sitting at the bar though as it’s so warm when the oven opens!!

RH
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Ordered a port and it never arrived when this was queried after about 20mins we were told no as they needed the table back. The port was on the bill along with 2 extra drinks that was never ordered.

DS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanks for a great night to mark my 50th birthday , see you soon and merry Christmas

EF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Overly loud as was very busy. Seating set up not great. Had selected low seating rather then bar but turned out to be a weird high-ish bench set up. Felt people were on top of you. Normal seating would have been better. Bar actually would have been better.

SH
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Bruno the waiter was fantastic, food was lovely, large hen party the only flaw

AB
Leicestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it here - the food was fantastic! Highly recommend the duck, black pudding and prawns. Great service from our waiter and a buzzing atmosphere.

LV
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is amazing: the food (taste, portion, cooking, flavours), the location, the service.
One of my favourite restaurant of all times !

VM
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Terrible Staff, rude and dropping food. Very overpriced, forced us to get the set menu which I was never told when booking. Waited 30 minutes for our table and then another 30 minutes. Food was alright but definitely not worth the price and very small portions. Tried to share our issues with the staff who did not care. Would not recommend

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great experience, good food and great service

MO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely meal, drinks slow coming to the table. Staff pleasant and Manager excellent.
Noisy, but its C'mas and tables too close together. Otherwise enjoyable!

MP
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

Too expensive for what you get. Absolutely not blown away by anything. Loud and uncomfortable seats

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first visit, and we were very impressed. We had excellent advice from our server, Vinney (I hope that I have spelt this right), who continued to look after us through our meal. All of the tapas dishes were beautiful, but we would particularly draw attention to the duck spring rolls, which were exquisite.

DR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great, there was a nice atmosphere. I told them we were celebrating my friends engagement and they brought out a little dessert with a candle in it.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

iThe food and service were fantastic- Bruno the waiter was especially helpful and funny, his dish recommendations were also spot on. We will be back.