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7 Dublin Spots That Have Closed Down In The Last Year

By seank

May 7, 2017 at 10:13am


With pubs and restaurants rising and falling every day in this city, it's easy to lose track of what's still open.

We've taken a look at some of the most notable spots around town to close their doors in the last year, in case you missed it when the news initially broke.

We were saddened to see these places go...

1. Pallet Pizza

This Camden Street pizza joint was all about great Italian food served in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, but unfortunately it shut up shop back in November.

Everything in the neighbourhood restaurant was freshly made in house every day, with their dough being the result of over 30 blends of fresh yeast, their pastas were all hand rolled and they even made their own gelato.

Pal 3

2. Avenue by Nick Munier

With huge booths, splashes of art on the walls and even the plates matched with the decor, this Temple Bar restaurant was truly elegant and only closed a few weeks ago.

The team here was strong and the cooking fantastic, but unfortunately it just wasn't meant to be.


3. Seagrass

This little gem in Portobello boasted impressive presentation, a mean brunch, and free corkage, so we were taken aback to find out they'd shut their doors.

A big loss to the area.


4. The Sackville Lounge

Self-described as a "charming, intimate, old style Dublin pub, in the heart of the city", the news that this proper drinking hole was closing was seriously bad news.

Ever since it shut back in February, our city's pint lovers have mourned its loss.

5. Leo Burdock's, Phibsboro

Widely regarded as one of the best chippers in town, this branch of the Burdock's had to close down after a decline in business in the Phibsboro area.

Luckily for fans of crispy chips, there are still seven remaining Burdock's shops to choose from around Dublin.

Burdocks Mid

6. Thornton's Restaurant

After the loss of the restaurant's Michelin star last September, its owner Kevin Thornton decided it was time to call it a day with his eatery, which was housed in The Fitzwilliam Hotel. 

The renowned chef instead choose to leave his restaurant behind and persue corporate and wedding catering business instead, as well as teaching cooking masterclasses from his Rathmines home, according to


7. The Front Lounge

Temple Bar's The Front Lounge closed its doors back in December, much to the disappointment of its regulars.

The Parliament Street bar first came to prominence in the mid '90s, going on to become one of the city's most popular spots for the LGBT community, hosting community events like GCN’s My Big Fat Gay Pub Quiz.

The gay bar has since been replaced by Street 66, where live reggae and ska music can be found.

Front Lounge 1

Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments.

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