The Ivy Dawson Street Opens its Doors to the Extraordinary
- Thu, 26 Jul 2018
We have all heard of The Ivy’s reputation in London and we were delighted with the news that the famous restaurant was to open a location in Dublin Town.
After months of work on the brand new location and training of staff, the hotly anticipated Dublin installment of The Ivy opened its doors this week. We were lucky to attend a preview ahead of opening to the public today and it did not disappoint.
The Ivy Dawson Street is the first international brasserie from The Ivy Collection and is located in the heart of Dublin’s south city centre. The brasserie is situated in the new landmark building, One Molesworth, 13-17 Dawson Street, Dublin.
Taking pride of place on one of Dublin’s most fashionable streets, the brasserie-style restaurant and bar accommodates for approximately 200 guests and features an all-encompassing menu complete with breakfast, weekend brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, light snacks and dinner.
The team are headed by Dubliner Jamie Belton, while the kitchen is headed by Executive Chef Sean Burbidge and Head Chef Nick Lentini. The kitchen serves food from dawn until dusk, incorporating a selection of classics including shepherd’s pie, crispy duck salad and an indulgent chocolate bombe, alongside a selection of locally inspired dishes such as Dungarvan oysters.
Sitting alongside the menus is a series of tantalising cocktails, all available to enjoy in the restaurant or at the brasserie’s striking central onyx bar. Cocktails unique to The Ivy Dawson Street include a Cork Dry Sling, featuring a classic Raffles Hotel recipe Singapore Sling with Dingle gin, and The Leopold Bloom made with Longueville House Irish Apple Brandy, Irish Mist liqueur and Cointreau.
The bar also serves Irish staple Guinness plus a selection of Irish whiskeys too. As well as the main restaurant and bar, guests of The Ivy Dawson Street are also able to enjoy a beautiful private dining room named ‘The Jonathan Swift Room’, seating up to 32 guests and offering an ideal space for events, birthdays or stylish working lunches.
The restaurant and bar is open all day for breakfast, weekend brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, light snacks and dinner Monday to Sunday.