Fans of Saba, you're in for a serious treat – the team are opening up a new branch on Upper Baggot Street within the next week.
An expansion described as "10 years in the making", it's very much a continuation of the restaurant's Clarendon Street branch – the team of 30 includes seven who have worked in the original venue for the last decade, while all have worked or trained in Saba.
In a manner we're well used to among Dublin restaurants, it's all still looking like a bit of a building site just five days away from its launch date of Monday next.
However, the team told Lovin Dublin that the recognisable dark timber and leather of Clarendon Street will be on display – so we can expect more of that lovely warm atmosphere we're all used to.
And the location?
If you were worried about somewhere you love closing down, then no need to panic – it's located in between the Insomnia and the Swedish Food Co, just beside the old hospital building and across the road from Rocket's.
According to owner Paul Cadden:
“We are really excited about this new launch. Expansion was always on the cards, we have just been waiting for the right time and location. Baggot Street is a thriving area for businesses and socialising, with great restaurants and bars."
And what about the food?
"We have some exciting new additions to the menu," said Paul, "and it's an opportunity to introduce Saba to a new audience.”
The kitchen is taking up decent shape so far... and so it looks like we can expect more of the same in this perfectly located new venue.