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Dublin's Quays Have Bagged Themselves A Brand New Restaurant

By katedemolder

May 16, 2017 at 8:51am

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Should you have walked by along Wellington Quay as of late, you'll have noticed something special being created beside the Clarence Hotel. 

Cue a brand new three-storey restaurant, food market and steakhouse being constructed right beside the famous U2-owned establishment, run by Press Up Entertainment Group - with Roberta's, the second-floor eatery being opening for business this Friday. 

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Roberta's will be headed up by Troy Watson (former head chef of Fade St Social) and will be a Contemporary Bistro menu with influences from America and Italy, while still using as many local Irish ingredients as possible. 

But that's not all, as the restaurant will be staying lively well after dinner service with DJs and live music happening Thursday through Saturday nights. The restaurant will also offer brunch on both Saturdays and Sundays. 

The restaurant is located in a rooftop courtyard in the middle of the complex, which boasts natural light from all angles and an outdoor seated areas for sunnier days. They also offer a great selection of cocktails and have private rooms available for parties. 

And just check out that view...

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Having set up shop in the former Dollard Printworks Building - this beautiful protected building dates back to 1886 and is the oldest steel frame building in Ireland. The building has been lovingly restored inside, keeping it’s beautiful arched entrances and windows - showcasing over 40 metres of riverside views

From this sensational viewing point, you can witness a view of Grattan Bridge that has never been seen by the public before. On the other side of the restaurant, you can enjoy views of the cobblestoned streets of Temple Bar.

 The walls are adorned boldly and beautifully with Irish artists such as Richard Gorman, Phillip Allen, Eoin McHugh and Jan Plitner - and there's enough exposed brick to shake a stick at. 

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The culinary plan of the new Dublin 2 haunt is to satisfy Dublin's more adventurous eater, with dishes such as wood-fired duck hearts, braised beef pot stickers and braised fennel on the menu.

However, fret not simple eaters - as Chef Watson has also developed a pizza menu - satisfying every pallet until the last crumb. 

The elusive food market and steakhouse sandwiching in Dublin's newest spot are set to open their doors to the public in no sooner than a month, giving us plenty to look forward ti. 

Excited?

Why wouldn't you be? 

Pizza, duck hearts, exposed brick - oh my!

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Roberta's food market is planning a grand opening May 19 with the restaurant and bar open seven days to cater to all and every need. 

Roberta’s Restaurant, Bar and Terrace is located at 1, East Essex Street, Dublin 2.

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