Shelbourne Social Officially Opens

The most anticipated new restaurant opening of the year, Shelbourne Social by Dylan McGrath is now open in the landmark Shelbourne One at No 1 Shelbourne Road, Ballsbridge.

An investment in excess of €3 million has gone into creating the new contemporary 85-seat venue, which incorporates a modern restaurant offering, with a relaxed and informal style of dining, while the bar is a relaxed space, with a bold and daring cocktail selection filled with innovative and creative flavour pairings.

For Shelbourne Social, Dylan McGrath has created innovative food menus for contemporary dining flanked by a number of well-known Irish chefs who are now part of his development team. These include Rory Carville, Gavin McDonagh, Bernard McGuane and Mohamed Ouchbakou, who have all been working with Dylan in his development kitchen for the past number of months creating the bespoke Shelbourne Social menus.

Dylan McGrath said, “For Shelbourne Social we have created a bright and vibrant venue designed for sharing food, drinks, stories and experiences together. The modern restaurant will offer a relaxed and informal style of eating out, while the bar will have an eclectic beer and wine selection, extensive spirits and aperitivo list, as well as some of the best bar bites in town. I like to think of it as being a seductively social loft, which will be the perfect place to get together and remind yourself what the 'social' is all about.”

The new venue, which was designed by award-winning Harcourt Architects, has an impressive footprint of 6,500 square feet, and incorporates a diverse and inviting sequence of social spaces, including large-scale, light-filled gathering areas along with intimate dining and cocktail niches.

The interior design, by London outfit 20.20, centres on delivering sophistication, luxury and a playful, urban vibe to the heart of Ballsbridge.

To honour the unique history of the Shelbourne One site as renowned glasshouse manufacturer, Richard Turner's Hammersmith Ironworks, considerable care was taken by the project architects to use the best of Irish craftsmen to undertake the joinery and metal works.

Located on the most prominent corner of the impressive new Ballsbridge One scheme, and in proximity to the Aviva Stadium and Dublin’s tech hub at Grand Canal Dock, Shelbourne Social is set to become a central and vibrant feature of the social life of Shelbourne Road and south Dublin.

Phone reservations are now available on +353 (0)1 963 9777 and you can see their mouth watering menu here

Sarah Malone