Located on Crow Street, Dublin 2, this is one of the most exciting restaurants to open in Dublin in recent times.And if you look closely, you might just recognize Nick himself – he was the Maître d’hôtel of ITV's prime-time reality show Hell's Kitchen.REVIEW: An Anti-Trendy Haven Where The Plates Are Big And The Prices Are Small Awkward silence proof? The Market Bar on Fade Street is big, atmospheric and quite reasonable when it comes to prizes – perfect for a first date. Market Bar is generally always happily busy, so you'll feel at home in the midst of the buzzing conversations in no time at all. Chameleon is yet another hidden gem, once again tucked away in the bustling Temple Bar. The great service helps you to ease into the place, but I'm afraid you're going to have to whip out your fantastic array of one-liners to keep this date afloat. Failing that, there's a whole wall of clogs beside the bathrooms of which you can talk about, if everything goes totally pear-shaped. It can be touch and go if you just arrive there, but once you book in advance you're absolutely golden. They actually have pretty cool music in here, as well as some of the best wine in town, which always helps in this regard. It's super tasteful and romantically lit, making it easy to feel like you're the only ones in the restaurant. A refreshingly cosy setting, given the location, and definitely different from the average restaurant in Dublin.
(We recommend the ham hock broth for starters and duck for mains.) Oh, and order the Dublin 8 Negroni. If you consider yourself a foodie, you’re going to want to book an evening in Delahunt.
I have been on 3 great dates and the last one was the best!
One of the wonderful things about Dublin is its size.
It's been a pleasure to work with Barry and Claremarie who have just opened Bastible on south circular road.
We have been lucky enough to oversee almost every design element of this project and are happy to now see it open.