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McGrath’s Shelbourne Social to Open November 30th

Shelbourne Social, the latest venture by Dylan McGrath, is set to open this November 30th as part of the new Shelbourne One scheme at No 1 Shelbourne Road in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

An investment in excess of €3m has gone into creating the contemporary 85 seater venue, which incorporates a modern restaurant offering with an informal style of dining. The bar at Shelbourne Social is a relaxed space featuring a cocktail menu focused on creative flavour pairings.

Shelbourne Social is the sixth restaurant concept and third bar concept from the group operated by Dylan McGrath and his business partner Vincent Melinn. The group’s other core team members are Gerard Melinn and Billy Creaney. The restaurant group employs more than 250 staff across a number of other Dublin city venues including Fade Street Social, Rustic Stone, Bonsai Bar, Taste and Brasserie Sixty6.

The group's kitchen development team is headed by chefs Rory Carville, Gavin McDonagh, Bernard McGuane and Mohamed Ouchbakou, who have spent the past number of months building the menus for Shelbourne Social.

Other key team members include building manager Liam Holland, while Eoin Tyrrell is joining Shelbourne Social as restaurant manager from Fade Street Social.

Dylan McGrath said: "There are so many details being agreed and mulled over by so many skilled people in different fields, all pulling together with the aim of executing something cool, with a style of its own, without being too precious and still delicious.”

The new venue was designed by Harcourt Acrhitects and spans 6.5k sq ft, incorporating a sequence of social spaces including large-scale, light-filled gathering areas along with intimate dining and cocktail nooks.

The interior design is by London outfit 20.20 Limited, which also designed th hospitality suites at Arsenal Football Club, London Stadium and more. 20:20 Limited collaborated with Neworld Associates, an Irish brand design company that Dylan’s group has used on all its other ventures.

Phone reservations are now available on +353 (0)1 963 9777. Online bookings will be available from the 4th of December.

Shelbourne Social opening times are Tuesday to Thursday, 5.00pm-10.00pm; Friday and Saturday, 5.00pm-11.00pm.

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