New Restaurants to dine in over the Christmas Break

Shelbourne Social

The newest addition to Ballsbridge, Shelbourne Social has opened just in time for the Christmas season. Dylan McGrath, has created an innovative food menu for the new restaurant created by a number of well-known Irish chefs.

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.“

It is the perfect place to catch up with friends that have come home for the holiday season.

Book a table today.

Grandstand Bar & Restaurant

The new restaurant in the Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge has opened with rave reviews. Seasonal food, drinks and service that shines, the new Grandstand Restaurant offers an array of seasonal & local dishes to tempt your taste buds.

Each dish is carefully prepared with locally sourced fresh ingredients by the talented team of expert chefs and complemented by a fantastic selection of wines.

To book today, call (01) 668 1111.

Grandstand Bar

Butlers Chocolate Café

Butlers Chocolate Café opened in Number One Ballsbridge in August this year. The contemporary fresh design pays homage to Butlers traditional decor using brass detailing, curved surfaces, and beautiful lighting. The cafe serves the famous chocolate sweet treats and traditional beverages but also stocks the new Butlers artisan sandwich range that is freshly made in store daily.

Commenting on the opening, Butlers Chocolates Retail Director, Michelle McBride said, "We are particularly excited to open our stylish new flagship Butlers Chocolate Café in Ballsbridge, a part of Dublin where, for many years, Butlers Chocolates were sold at the Horse Show and Spring Show in the R.D.S. to the delight of equestrian and countrywide visitors."

Butlers Ballsbridge


Avoca is set to open its doors at Number One Ballsbridge at the start of the New Year. Avoca have a host of award winning cafes and restaurants, as well as a best-selling range of Avoca cookbooks. One of Ireland’s premier retail stores,

Avoca has stocks a range of items including ceramics, clothing, perfumes, soaps and more from the Avoca design studio. There are also gardens to explore at many of the stores, as well as florists and garden centres. All of this from a modest handweaving mill, established in a rural Irish village in 1723.

Sarah Malone