The Old Orchard pub on Butterfield Avenue, Rathfarnham, is getting an extension with the imminent opening of a newly renovated outdoor terrace.

The terrace is an addition to the recently opened 30 seater Wine & Tapas Bar restaurant, located within the pub itself. The addition of the terrace space will double the capacity of the restaurant.

The Wine & Tapas bar takes inspiration from a Spanish ‘tapas style’ restaurant. To complement the expansion, Head Chef Darren Raethorne has created a new tapas menu which includes a wide range of mini sharing dishes using only locally sourced produce.

Dishes on the menu include paella and jamon Iberico, as well as fish options like gambas and calamari.

The new Wine & Tapas Bar at the Old Orchard is the newest addition to the Chawke Group, and is run by Ali Chawke.

“We knew we wanted to do something different with the space available to us, so, a few months back we opened the new Wine & Tapas Bar, providing guests with that intimate, dining experience,” said Ali Chawke. “The response was better than we ever expected, so it was a no brainer to expand further with our new terrace area! The Wine & Tapas Bar at The Old Orchard offers a busy city centre style tapas & wine bar in the suburbs.”

In addition to the new terrace and menu, The Wine & Tapas Bar has just been nominated for Best Wine Bar in the Bar of Year Awards 2019.

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