Dublin’s newest bar, dubbed Lemon & Duke, has opened at the junction of Dublin’s Lemon Street and Duke Lane Upper, just steps from Grafton Street.
The latest venture by international rugby players Rob & Dave Kearney, Sean O’Brien and Jamie Heaslip with business partner Noel Anderson, Lemon & Duke follows on the heels of the success of their recently extended Ballsbridge bar The Bridge 1859.
The corner site of the Royal Hibernian Way has been renovated to create an urban bar that’s open from morning til night, replacing the longstanding and high profile Grafton Lounge.
The new interior has been designed by specialists O’Donnell O’Neill Design and features a timber bar top with red glazed brick feature wall. Soft lemon leather upholstery compliments the mid-century Danish furnityre.
There’s a strong focus on the food offering with opening menus inspired by the favourite dishes served at The Bridge. The menus will be revised over coming weeks to reflect the preferences of the city centre clientele.
Noel Anderson said: “We’re very excited to open the doors of Lemon & Duke. It’s been an extremely busy summer working on this project and the extension of The Bridge 1859. I’m really looking forward to working with the four guys to replicate the success of our venture in Ballsbridge.”
Lemon & Duke will open 7 days from 10am for coffees and pastries. Lunch is served from 11am to 3pm and evening food is served from 3pm – 10pm.