Like most good ideas, the central concept at Green 19 is a simple one: offer well-sourced ingredients rendered into appealing dishes and delivered well by kitchen and floorstaff alike – and sold at very appealing prices.
This Dublin restaurants menu consists of the kind of food many of us could rustle up at home ourselves, were we so inclined to do, and is flexible enough to cover both lunch (with sandwiches featuring the likes of house-smoked pastrami) and dinner (mains are a uniform €10 each and include burgers, stews and fish and chips).
Stick to a simple main course (organic beefburger with rustic skinny chips, perhaps, or chickpea and winter veg stew with smoked paprika and cumin) and glass of wine or beer and you could be fed and watered for less than €20. There are lots of extras to tempt too though, making it an attractive choice for a gang to kick off a night on the town.
Starters could include the likes of Cashel Blue cheese salad with Fermanagh black pudding, or platters of cured meats or pinchos to share, and desserts are smart takes on nostalgic classics.
The cocktails are imaginative and confidently carried through, and include appetite sharpening pre-dinner choices as well as several that could happily stand in for dessert in their own right.
The street level dining room is bright and buzzy, while tucked away upstairs adjoining the mezzanine dining area is a choice little smoking terrace overlooking Camden Street.