Fade Street Social Tapas is fast becoming my Sunday retreat, so here is my review.
We booked a table for 5pm. When we arrived the place was buzzing and has been every time we went. We were taken to our seat at the bar where we could watch the chefs do their thing. The tapas section is lively and has mixture of tables but also tall tables with benches or alternatively you can sit at the bar which I find the best place to sit.
Although there was a great offer for a set menu for €25 we opted for the tapas.
On the menu:
Chinese Pork Belly covered in a peanut brittle – this was my favourite dish, the pork belly was moist and had great flavour and the sticky sweet peanut brittle was gorgeous. Thankfully we ordered one each.
Prawn Tempura which came on toasted sour dough with pesto and baby tomatoes. This was a great dish and it is the second time I have have ordered this. Again we ordered one each.
Bacon and cabbage burger – this was a balsamic fired pork belly served with black pudding, crisp cabbage and peppered bacon with a soft bun. This was another one of my favourites. Not usually a big fan of pork but both pork dishes were made extremely well and both had really big flavours. We shared this dish but I will order this next time myself.
Duck breast served pink with pickled kumquats and shallot puree served with a duck spring roll. This dish was good but hard to beat the pork belly when it comes to flavour. We both shared this dish.
1/2 roast chicken served in a pea and broad bean broth with peppered bacon. This dish really good and great for kids.
Banoffee, this was a take on the well known dessert but they put their own twist in it which I loved. It had a caramel jelly and a banana sorbet. A great dessert and probably enough to fill two people.
Coconut rice pudding with ginger with a lemongrass and melon sorbet. This is an unusual dessert and probably not to everyones taste but I found it nice and light and quite refreshing after our big feed.
€86 a little bit on the expensive side however the quality and the flavour of the food is what has us coming back. Also they do have a set Sunday menu for €25.
The food comes out quickly and the great thing about sitting at the bar is you can watch them make it. I don’t know who enjoyed this more myself or our 6 year old daughter. The staff were really friendly and attentive. The kitchen staff were cool calm and collected despite how busy they were.
If you are looking for somewhere in Dublin for a great atmosphere and some great food then check out Dylan McGrath’s Fade Street Social Tapas.