Ireland Guide

- ireland -

Graphics Version | 

Eden Bar & Grill

Eat

Restaurant

3 euro
Address:
Eden Bar & Grill
7 South William Street, Dublin 2 Dublin City
Contact Eden Bar & Grill
Dislike Like
100%
2 votes
Tel: +353 1 670 6887

Please mention ireland-guide.com when enquiring.

A cool city centre bistro with casual dining and killer cocktails

Eden Bar & Grill

Younger sister to one of Dublin’s most popular restaurants, Eden Bar & Grill is a hipper, more laid back version of the original Eden (now Nede). The décor takes itself less seriously than the Temple Bar stalwart, yet manages to reflect the zeitgeist obsession for mismatched seating, quirky art and a smattering of urban edginess.


The South William Street space is long and bright with white walls, leafy hanging baskets and lovely bright pendulum lights that accentuate the high ceilings and create a conservatory feel that’s reminiscent of the Temple Bar restaurant. Dark wood floors, comfy red seats, an oversized recycled dining table – perfect for groups – and a cool bar mark this contemporary space out as a casual and sociable hang out.


This Dublin restaurants pleasant setting is matched by welcoming staff who work the floor with that perfect mix of efficiency and charm. Jugs of water are discreetly replenished as you dine and staff are up to date with nuances of the menu.


There’s an exciting cocktail menu and you can watch the bar man whip up your order. Likewise the kitchen is open, so you can see your dishes under construction.


Menus offer a slice of modern bistro cooking with plenty of cheffy touches. Duck leg confit may come with lentils, cauliflower, artichokes and morteau sausage or lighter dishes like sprouting broccoli with crispy duck egg, parmesan and black olive oil.


There are plenty of exciting ingredients on the menu although, in the Guide’s experience the cooking is a little uneven, with some dishes stronger than others; double cooked duck breast with sweet chicory and butternut squash was a hit on a recent visit – nicely seasoned, with lovely presentation – and almond orange and polenta cake with chocolate ice cream was a delicious rendition of the Mediterranean classic.


The mostly European wine list is concise with several pocket-friendly choices, although it would be good to see more choice by the glass. Something of a chamaeleon, this is a place that constantly re-invents itself, by the day and by the hour.


We suspect Eden comes into its own at the weekend, yet jazz and other live performances most evenings ensures the vibe is always lively and fun - and an exciting mid-day menu and chilled out atmosphere provide the ideal combination for a relaxed and lively brunch.

Seats 100. Open daily from 12 noon. L Mon-Fri 12-3, Sat & Sun 12-4; D daily from 5.30, Sun-Thu to 10, Fri & Sat to 10.30. (early D 5.30-7 daily). abbreviations
Last Updated: 06-07-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

Might also like

Jaipur

Dublin 2, Dublin City
Restaurant
Distance: 0.2km
Jaipur Restaurant - Dublin 2 Ireland
100%
1 votes
2 euro

This custom-built Dublin restaurants named after the "Jewel of Rajasthan" and offered Dubliners one of the city's first contemporary images of ethnic dining. It's a cool and spacious place, with a large modern spiral staircase leading up to an area that can be ...

Dunne & Crescenzi

Dublin 2, Dublin City
Restaurant
Distance: 0.4km
Dunne and Crescenzi, Restaurant Dublin 2
85%
13 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 ...

La Mère Zou

Dublin 2, Dublin City
Restaurant
Distance: 0.5km
La Mere Zou - Restaurant Dublin Ireland
100%
6 votes
2 euro A selection of establishments outside the standard categories that should enhance the discerning travellers experience of Ireland

The combination of a great location, right on St Stephen’s Green, reliable cooking, good value and great atmosphere have ensured La Mère Zou’s place as a Dublin favourite for two decades. Large hanging baskets and windows boxes are pretty and welcomin ...

Bull and Castle - Gastro Pub and Beer Hall

Dublin 2, Dublin City
Pub
Distance: 0.5km
Bull & Castle Pub - Christchurch Dublin 2 ireland
100%
1 votes
1 euro

Easily spotted opposite Christchurch cathedral by its colourful facade, the Bull and Castle is a medieval style timber-beamed and stone-floored ‘gastro pub’ with various ground floor seating areas, and a more open plan ‘Beer Hall’ - complete with ...

ely winebar

Dublin 2, Dublin City
Restaurant / Wine Bar
Distance: 0.8km
Ely Winebar and Cafe, Dublin 2
100%
7 votes
3 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. 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

In an imaginatively renovated Georgian townhouse just off St Stephen's Green, this was the first of Erik and Michelle Robson's 'series' of Ely wine bar/ cafés; it first opened in 1999 and, since then, they have built on their commitment to offer some of the greate ...

Directions

South William Street is in city centre

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