Bang Restaurant

Eat

Restaurant

2 euro Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality.
Address:
Bang Restaurant
11 Merrion Row, Dublin 2 Dublin City
Contact Bang Restaurant
Dislike Like
100%
4 votes
Tel: +353 1 400 4229

Please mention ireland-guide.com when enquiring.

Confident, inventive and seasonal cooking, with impeccable service ... an excellent choice for everything from a midweek meal to a special occasion
  • Banqueting
  • Broadband WI/FI
  • Broadband WI/FI (No Charge)
  • Location - Town Centre
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Open New Year
  • Private Parties
  • Smoking Area Covered
  • Wedding Venue
  • Contemporary International
  • Contemporary Irish
  • Budget Meals (€21-35/£14-23 pp 3-courses, not inc. dr
  • Business Meal
  • Buzzy Atmosphere
  • Cocktails
  • Cool Venue
  • Daytime/Coffee
  • Early Bird / Value Menu Available
  • Extensive Wine List
  • Informal
  • Organic Produce used (mainly)
  • Party Venue
  • Romantic
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)
  • Vegetarian Menu

Bang Restaurant

The original and well-loved Bang Café may have been a victim of Ireland's recession, but a new team of five partners reopened it in 2010 as Bang Restaurant and this Dublin restaurants reincarnation is just as popular as its old self.


Situated over three floors, the atmosphere is classy and sophisticated while still being relaxed and informal, with heavy white tablecloths, plush seating and black and white still life photos upstairs. Recent refurbishment has seen the walls redone in a subtle oyster grey, which adds now to the more muted, elegant ambience.


Details of provenance abound, with delicious Clare Island salmon, Castletownbere scallops, Wicklow game, Fivemiletown goats cheese and Kilkeel Harbour hake all likely to feature. But, in keeping with the philosophy of head chef and partner Phil Yeung (formerly of Town Bar and Grill), the main focus is on seasonality. And in winter there's a welcome an emphasis on game, along with other seasonal produce - roast squash soup with sage dumplings and hazelnuts, a Jerusalem artichoke risotto, and crushed swede as a side dish.


Sweet Castletownbere scallops contrast nicely with briny capers in the dressing, while Wicklow venison, cooked medium rare at the chef's suggestion, is beautifully tender and may be classically paired with blackberries, parsnip purée and a deeply savoury jus. Serving sizes are perfectly judged to leave you wishing for just one more delicious bite and the menu is inventive enough to make the meal feel like a special occasion.


The service at Bang is exceptional. Warmly welcoming staff - who are attentive without being obtrusive and genuinely friendly - have excellent knowledge of the menu, including the wine list (wide ranging and helpfully organised by style) when asked for suggestions. At Bang, you feel both well fed and well looked after.


Confident, inventive and seasonal cooking, impeccable service and an atmosphere that strikes a perfect balance between casualness and elegance make Bang an excellent choice for everything from a midweek meal to a special occasion. 

Seats 90 (private room, 40); L Mon-Fri 12-3pm, Sat 12.30-3.30pm, D Mon-Wed 5.30-10pm, Thur-Sat 5.30-11pm. Value 2 course L €20; Early bird D €21 until 6.45pm. Also a la carte L & D. House wine about €24. SC 12% on groups 6+. Air conditioning Closed Sun. Amex, MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 06-07-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

Might also like

One Pico Restaurant

Dublin 2, Dublin City
Restaurant
Distance: 0.3km
One Pico - Restaurant Dublin Ireland
100%
19 votes
4 euro Restaurants Offering Consistent Excellence Overall Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade

Quietly located in a laneway near St. Stephen's Green, just a couple of minutes walk from Grafton Street, Eamonn O'Reilly's recently refurbished One Pico is one of Dublin's most popular fine dining restaurants. The surroundings are elegant, with crisp white linen and fi ...

Dunne & Crescenzi

Dublin 2, Dublin City
Restaurant
Distance: 0.4km
Dunne and Crescenzi, Restaurant Dublin 2
61%
18 votes
2 euro 'Best Budget' denotes moderately priced establishment (max. less than €50pps for accommodation or €35 for 3-course meal without drinks) A selection of establishments outside the standard categories that should enhance the discerning travellers experience of Ireland Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade

Always a delight for its unpretentiousness and the simple good food it offers at reasonable prices (for the high quality), this Italian restaurant and deli is very near the Nassau Street entrance to Trinity College, and the first of what is now a small family chain of hu ...

Dax Restaurant

Dublin 2, Dublin City
Restaurant
Distance: 0.4km
1111111111111111.jpg
85%
13 votes
3 euro For Cooking & Service Well Above Average The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade

Despite its popularity Dax manages to feel delightfully exclusive, like a well-kept secret amongst foodie friends. Its low-key basement setting on the quieter end of Pembroke Street doesn’t attract passers-by after dark, so the regularly packed restaurant is the re ...

Fade Street Social

Dublin 2, Dublin City
Bar / Restaurant
Distance: 0.7km
image coming soon
67%
3 votes
3 euro For Cooking & Service Well Above Average The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade

Facing the Market Bar on Fade Street, this exciting venture by Dylan McGrath is in an 8,000 square foot listed building – and, with exposed ducts, walls stripped back to the redbrick, and reclaimed wooden floors, it feels very New York loft. There are smart wooden ...

Rustic Stone

Dublin 2, Dublin City
Restaurant
Distance: 0.8km
image coming soon
100%
2 votes
2 euro Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality.

Following the closure of the exquisite Mint, fans of the celebrated chef Dylan McGrath rushed to taste his latest offerings when Rustic Stone opened in 2010. A far cry from the starry cuisine and plush surroundings of Mint, Rustic Stone is a more affordable, more access ...

Directions

Just past Shelbourne Hotel, off St Stephen's Green.

Trip Planning Tools

My Ireland Guide

Local Recommendations

Hospitality

  • By Distance
  • By Category

Comments

There are currently no comments

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment
Not a member? Register for your free membership now!
Or leave a comment by logging in with:

Facebook & Twitter Recent Activity

Apps and Books