Fade Street Social - The Gastro Bar

4.2
786 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • 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.
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CR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent small plates in a superb setting and location. I highly recommend it.

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PP
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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MU
Dublin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening. Lovely food. Menu explained well. Thank you!

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OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the dishes were tasty and fresh and the waiter was patient, friendly and really efficient without being overbearing (a rare find!)
The bread with the mushroom butter and creme fraiche is divine!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and tastes- we would love to come back

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best meal we had on our trip to Ireland. Absolutely amazing. Fantastic tapas in the gastropub and delicious craft cocktails.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I would recommend for ambience and bar area. Due to tapas some dishes were more successful than others.

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RR
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy visiting Fade St Social. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was great and our server was the nicest ever. She couldn’t of done enough for us.

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JD
Dublin
11 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought some out of town friends to the Gastro bar for dinner and everything we ordered was fantastic. Great buzz the whole evening. We will definitely be back!

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EO
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Would I recommend it to a friend - maybe and maybe not. The food was interesting, with the cod branded the standout dish. For a number of dishes, the portions were just too small, particularly the beef carpaccio. The service was haphazard with huge delays in two of our four cocktails at the start. Also, the waiters never seemed quite sure whether we had been served particular dishes or not. The atmosphere was nice and buzzy, although at times quite loud. I'd probably go back again, albeit with lowered expectations but I would hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

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S
2 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

The food and service were exceptional however the place was so busy and noisy it make it difficult to talk. The tables in the middle were also incredibly cramped.

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Berlin
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Our waiter was rushing us and too fast, which influenced our experience. Only after telling him that we needed a bit of time did he back off.

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CT
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fabulous evening in Fade Street Social. Will definitely be back!

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LL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing fabukpis experiencegreat place food and service

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MA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & service were both top notch. Will definitely be back very soon.

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MK
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great for light bites, good variety of choice and good wine.
Friendly, helpful staff and quick service.
Not enough comfortable seating, though :-(

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ED
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Return visit, and highly enjoyable, as usual. Staff are so attentive and friendly. Tapas great.

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SJ
London
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, atmosphere and service. Very knowledgeable staff who were able to give their recommendations with the food and wine, loved the whole experience and would definitely go back again if I’m in Dublin.

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JD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would like to thank specially to the nice lady that host us in to the restaurant, and Francisca that was our frist waitress and help to set us in a diffetrent table, thanks for undersantd and help! Also our best regards to Vinicuius and the amazing Bruno, they help us with our choices and I´m sure that the expirince at Fade was so much better with they help.

It was our last night in Dublin and we were amazed!!

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v
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really nice food and great service. All the savoury things were great, but the desserts weren't that well balanced. Even tho, we really enjoyed the experience there but the place was quite noisy.

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OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fav restaurant love everything about it

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great from Start to finish, waitress was great , very patient with our indecisive group of 6, slight delay with some beverage orders but 1 we were having a great time and did not mind and 2 it was a very busy day , Easter Sunday

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MH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and fantastic Tapas

Only to be topped by cocktails on the rooftop bar

We will be back 👍

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BF
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always a great treat to go and standard is always so good. My one little gripe is that the truffle airbags have changed to goats cheese airbags. My partner used to order them in multiples...

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S
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

There is such a good atmosphere here you will definitely have a great evening out. Lively and very social bar to meet in before a tapas menu for dinner, indoor and outdoor roof terrace. Great menu idea for sharing with friends. Brilliant and unusual coctails. I really enjoyed my evening here and would highly recommend Fade Street Social

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MS
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing place, our favourite spot in Dublin.
The service is always outstanding, the food is very good and different from all the other cuisines in Dublin.

On the weekends it's a bit of a noisy spot, which is great for casual dinners. The venue itself is cool, with a nice "winter garden" extra on the 2nd level.

Overall great place, will definitely come there more often!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

This was recommended to us but food and service was very average. The octopus was burnt and had to leave most of it.

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MR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food and amazing cocktails in a really enjoyable location. Staff are amazing!

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AB
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food. Octopus, steak, all sorts of little things, great selection, good wine menu, good beer selection. Absolutely gorgeous food. Middle seats in the tapas bar are benches with no backs, which are a little uncomfortable after a while, and the banging of pots from the open kitchen was a little annoying at times, but the food is spectacular. Am going back tonight. And again on Tuesday :-)

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EB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. We purchased a voucher for 10 tapas it was fantastic value and we will be back.

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I
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

great venue for food and strong buzz. Not ideal for quiet conversation :-)

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was really gorgeous! Could not fault it! Literally woke up dreaming about the pork belly tapa!

Thanks a million
Lynn

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NI
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The only negative I have is that the tables are far too close together. Otherwise it was fab

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MT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Thought the food was overpriced for lunch.
Thought the food was quite formal for the surroundings and ambience.
Portions were small so worked out expensive as had to get two or three plates.
Also decor quite shabby in places.
Disappointed.

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KO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Inventive tapas and a bang-up banoffee with excellent service by our Portuguese server. Noise level was quite loud, but it was probably just my aging ears. Great for almost any type of occasion.

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LB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food, especially the spring rolls and the amazing desserts - so nice to go somewhere where dessert is not an afterthought. Pretty noisy and buzzy, which was fun but not somewhere to go for a quiet dinner

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M
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous food and drinks. Looking forward to going back again 👍👍

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NJ
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fade St Social is one of my favourite restaurants. The cocktails are sublime and the the service is friendly and attentive even on a busy Saturday night. I cannot bring myself try the restaurant because the atmosphere and menu variety in the gastro bar make for such a great experience I do not want to limit myself to a 3 course menu ... I will try it one day. As an infrequent visitor to Dublin Fade St Social is on my must do list each time.

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CD
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely tapas - good selection of dishes but relatively expensive for 'smaller plates'. Would recommend for really nice food and a lively atmosphere.

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