The Morrison Hotel on Dublin’s Ormond Quay has reopened its onsite bar and restaurant, following a €750,000 design overhaul.
The completely refurbished Quay 14 bar and Morrison Grill restaurant was redesigned by a team led by Elizabeth Kirby and David Loughnane of Invent Interiors.
The hotel, which re-opened six years ago, is now lighter and brighter, and features large opening bi-fold windows, making the most of the views out over the Liffey.
Bespoke Italian furniture from bar stools to lounge and dining chairs are tactile in a mix of leather, stitched seams and textured fabrics. The colour palette is muted in earth tones, with pops of colour from yellow bar banquette seating. A mosaic wall of high shine and frosted mirror panels draws in the city light and casts it around the bar highlighting the touches of Italian marble and stainless steel throughout.
The restaurant features a new autumn winter menu, as well as a gentlemen’s afternoon tea now available in wheat free and vegetarian versions.
Chef Sushil Kumar creates regular specials to complement the menu in the Morrison Grill. Some of the most popular dishes include the prawn pil pil (€11) with galangal, garlic, chorizo & chilli, served with dipping bread; and the sea bass gabonese (€27) with parsley and butter spuds, courgette and fine beans with citric salsa. From the bar classics menu, the aged beef & Guinness stew (€17) with roasted roots, mashed potato and puff pastry is always popular.
Steak Night is every Thursday and customers can choose from a wagyu beef burger (€23), the Morrison Burger (€17), the salt moss aged striploin steak (€29) or the t-bone steak (€33) and enjoy a complimentary glass of house red, white, prosecco or pint of Heineken.