Bobby’s is an oasis of great wine and food, served in stylish surroundings, tucked away behind an office door on Dublin’s Baggot Street Lower.
Opened in mid-December and already a favourite post-work destination with locals for wines, bites, snacks and boards, Bobby’s has now expanded its offering and will serve lunch daily Tuesday to Friday from 12pm to 2.30pm, before opening for evening service at 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday
The simple menu, by chef holly dalton, includes a choice of 3 sourdough toasties, 3 foccacia sandwiches and a seasonal salad and soup. The options include a Coolattin cheddar, Toonsbridge mozzarella and truffle miso mustard sourdough toastie; (€8), and a Connemara air dried ham, Coolattin cheddar, onion marmalade, tarragon mustard, gherkin focaccia sandwich; (€8).
The current seasonal salad is a roast carrot and anise purée, pickled beetroot, baby kale, chard, dill dressing and Cais na Tire crumble, with focaccia croutons; (€7) and the soup is parsnip and apple with smoked almond crumb and chive oil (€4.50). For €10 guests can opt for any sandwich and a half soup or salad.
The evening food menu is more extensive, with nibbles, toasties, bar snacks, and cheese & charcuterie boards, all showcasing the best available local produce, and created to complement wine list. Reds and Whites are listed as ‘classics’ and the edgier ‘mavericks’. To encourage trying something new, glasses of wine are priced from just €7, with 4 wines on tap and 7 by the bottle. A further 7 wines are sold only by the bottle.
There is also a selection of sparkling and rosé wines, cocktails of Aperol Spritz and Vermouth & tonic, port and sherry options.
From a snug with a stove, to the long bar and banquette seating and on through to the large heated, all-weather courtyard garden, Bobby’s is warm and welcoming at any time of day or night. The on-trend décor with a palette of baby pinks and aqua greens is complemented with bespoke lighting and wall coverings. As the night goes on, the music gets louder and the wine keeps pouring. No wonder the portrait of Lord Robert Bagod, for whom the bar is named, wears a blindfold!
Managed by Ed Saul, Bobby’s seats 70 and is available for private hire and welcomes large groups by arrangement with canapé menus available. Walk-ins welcome at all times.