Situated right in the heart of Dublin’s Ballsbridge, The Bridge 1859 has gone from strength to strength since opening in September 2014. Located in the middle of Ireland’s rugby heartland, The Bridge 1859 offers more than just pre and post match pints!
The brand new menu offers diners a wide choice of dishes without any airs and graces. Along with a great menu, The Bridge 1859 offers an impressive range of beers, wines, cocktails and is the only bar in Ireland with Pilsner Urquell’s revolutionary tank beer system, allowing customers to try fresh, unpasteurized beer on site.
It is the latest venture by Noel Anderson, the man behind The Grafton Lounge in Dublin 2. Noel as teamed up with Ireland and Leinster Rugby players Jamie Heaslip, Sean O’Brien, and brothers Rob and Dave Kearney to create Dublin 4’s newest pub.
Serving food from Monday – Wednesday 12pm-3pm and 5pm-9pm, Thursday – Friday 12pm – 3pm and 5pm-10pm, Saturday 11am-10pm and Sunday 12pm-9pm, The Bridge 1859 takes a limited number of reservations for dinner. The vibe is relaxed with a choice of seats along the bar, comfy booth style tables at the back, and a function room upstairs that can be hired out for private parties or corporate engagements.
Head Chef Simon Boland (formerly of The Church Bar and Restaurant) has created a menu that uses only the best food and ingredients. The menu ranges from starters such as The Bridge Chowder €8 and West Coast Water Mussels €10/€14, mains such as Tempura Lemon Sole €14, Roast Stuffed Globe Artichoke €14 and the 1859 Tower Burger €16, and desserts such as the Butterscotch Chocolate Brownie €6 and the Strawberries ‘N’ Cream €6. The selection ranges from familiar and indulgent to unconventional and intriguing, and always to the highest quality.
The Bridge 1859 also has an exciting Brunch Menu, served on Saturday and Sunday. Dishes include The Bridge Breakfast €12, their take on the full Irish, which features aged smoked back bacon, prime pork sausages and boards head black and white pudding. The Bridge Salmocado €12 is another exciting addition to the menu – English muffin, chicory, beef tomato, smoked salmon, poached eggs and avocado hollandaise.
For the more traditional types, The Bridge Roast €13.50 is served every Saturday and Sunday, and changes each week.
The Bridge 1859, 13 Ballsbridge Terrace, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. Open 7 days.