A Review of BANG Restaurant by Tom Doorley

“It was one of the two or three best steaks that have ever passed my lips….”

Steak & Mushrooms at BANG Restaurant, Dublin 2
We are delighted to have received a rave review from Tom Doorley in a recent edition of the Irish Daily Mail.

The whole team here at BANG and chef Nial O’Sullivan are feeling very pleased with ourselves having read the article. We’ve included some of our favourite excerpts below and if you are interested in reading the whole thing you can do so here and here.

”Very good indeed: honest, thoughtful, delightful.”

“This may be the best value lunch in Dublin.”

“Thoughtful cooking, a clever twist but no showing off. Confident food.”

“The cooking was exceptional.”

“The rib-eye was sensational. That’s the only word. So often beef, even well brought-up beef, aged properly, just doesn’t taste sufficiently of itself. This was steak with the taste turned up – Spinal Tap style – to 11.”

“The chocolate mousse and caramel ice cream was even better than that sounds. Each, to quote the great food writer Kurnonsky, tasted intensely of itself.”

“But the pièce de resistance, snapping at the heels of that steak, was a coconut cream and rhubarb granite with a blood orange jelly that was a symphony of flavours and textures. This is no mean feat.”

“It’s refreshing to find a restaurant that takes wine so seriously and which offers so much by the glass.”

We hope that you agree with Tom’s review & if you’ve never visited BANG please come and check it out for yourself. You can make a booking on our site & leave your own review should you wish to on TripAdvisor

2 AA Rosettes for BANG

We are delighted to have received 2 AA Rosettes again this year. We’re very proud of the work that we do at BANG and we’re delighted to have this acknowledged.


We pride ourself on using the very best seasonal Irish Ingredients. Stop by and try the BANG experience yourself.



Our Interview with

Owner of BANG Restaurant & Bar, Joe Barrett, recently did an interview with

BANG has gone from strength to strength over the past seven years. It has been down to our core values, i.e. a passion for the best Irish ingredients and customer experience that is second to none, which has seen us go in the right direction. Because of this we were recently interviewed by the people over at We hope you enjoy the read. Read more…

3 Course Dining Experience for 2 People for €69.95

BANG Restaurant & Bar are delighted to announce our Summer 2017 deal. If may say so ourselves, it is a pretty good offer. Enjoy a 3 course summer dining experience for two people with Prosecco on arrival for €69.95.

The full menu can be found below.
Note that the offer is valid Sunday to Friday and will only be available until August 31st 2017.

BANG Restaurant & Bar: Summer Dining Experience Deal in collaboration with theTaste



Heirloom Tomato Salad, goats cheese mousse, lovage picada

Charred Mackerel, avocado mousse, sesame furikake, elderflower & apple

Short Rib Beef Croquettes, tarragon aioli, horseradish & carrot

Smoked Slow Cooked Egg, charred leek, girolles lovage dressing, spring flowers


Roast Hake, mussels & vadouvan, cauliflower, brown butter emulsion

White Onion Risotto, summer black truffle, ricotta salata, fresh peas

Spring Lamb, broccoli puree, peas, champ, Irish tender stem broccoli

Corn Fed Chicken, black pudding, carrot puree, chicken jus

Chargrilled Hanger Steak, Castletownbere crab, avocado, ponzu


Pistachio Pudding, poached and charred apricot, vanilla ice-cream

Salted Caramel Parfait, honeycomb, mango sorbet

Warm Chocolate Pudding, served with cherry sorbet


Terms & Conditions

– Offer is valid Sunday to Friday
– Offer available from now until August 31st 2017
– Advance reservations are required – please advise it is the Summer 2017 deal.
– All reservations are subject to availability
– Menus are seasonal and subject to change
– Max 3 couples per table

Experts’ Choice Awards 2017 – Top 10 in Dublin

BANG Restaurant & Bar are thrilled and honoured to have been selected as one of the Top 10 Restaurants in Dublin by the Experts Choice Awards 2017.


It’s a really excellent list of restaurants that have been chosen and goes to show what a fantastic offering of restaurants Dublin has. You can read more about the awards here.



The Irish Hospitality Awards 2017

We are delighted to have been nominated in the Irish Hospitality Awards 2017 for the Best Restaurant Team and Best Dining Experience. We work so hard to ensure that all of our guests have a great experience at BANG so it’s always good to have this recognised by the hospitality industry.


The awards take place in October and we are looking forward to it. We are located just 5 minutes from Stephens Green and open for lunch or dinner. Come by and try our pre-theatre menu or go all out and enjoy a tasting menu. Get in touch to book a table today.

BANG Restaurant as Featured in Life Magazine (Sunday Independent)

For those of you who read The Sunday Independent, you may have seen BANG being mentioned in the newspaper’s magazine, Life.

Although they didn’t define us as being Dublin’s best restaurant, they did say that we were a ‘high-end kitchen’.

BANG featured in The Sunday Independent's Life magazine

The snippet in the magazine describes us as being a “smart-casual fine dining” restaurant. This statement cannot be denied:

Our semi-private and private dining rooms are perfect to cater for any occasion, allowing for the catering of large groups.  When you choose to dine in our private areas you have the option of the following:

  • Scott Talllon private room — Described as one of the most stunning rooms in the city, this private dining area can hold up to 44 guests seated or 55 standing. It is the ideal location for corporate meetings due to the privacy and discretion it offers guests.
  • The Mezzanine — Looking out over Merrion Row, The Mezzanine has an ‘alfresco’ feel with wall-to-wall picture windows which open out onto the street. If you enjoy peering into the kitchen while your food is being prepared, then this is the perfect room for you.
  • The Bar — If you prefer a more relaxed environment then you should opt for The Bar. It can hold more guests compared to the Scott Tallon room or The Mezzanine with 60 people seated or 75 standing.  The Bar can also be cleared of furniture to make for a great dance floor.

Most of all, for our private diners, you have the option to either choose your own menu or select from our range of group menus.

Guest review- Lunch- 3.10.15

3rd October, 2015

Dear Sarah,

We would love to know what you thought of your visit to Bang.

Did we anticipate your needs, make you feel comfortable and cared for? Yes – nice touch to ask us between courses if we were pressed for time – as an “office team lunch” we technically were on our “lunchbreak” – but once we were there, we were all that bit more relaxed & happy to take our time & enjoy the experience.

Can we pass on a message to Niall, our Chef? Compliments to the chef! All courses were delicious! Black pudding was amazing – beef main was beautiful – chocolate cake dessert to die for (to name just a few)!! Table of 14/16 – as organiser there was a lot of pressure to ensure everyone was happy! I got a firm thumbs up J

Did you enjoy the atmosphere? Lovely atmosphere for a Friday afternoon – nice, bright, airy décor & vibe to the restaurant

We try hard to deliver an enjoyable experience, did you feel it was good value? Very much so as our group booking availed of the 2 for €26 lunch menu deal! (although we didn’t quite stick to it, with ordering some desserts & coffees etc – but not the restaurants fault!!)

What 3 things would you change if you owned Bang? More offers for repeat customers on mailing list etc. I’ve been a couple of times with my husband – as a result I got the emailed offer through to my personal email and booked Bang for our team lunch – you now have another 15 new satisfied clients who will most definitely be back & will spread the word of their experience in Bang.You’re welcome J J J

Please feel free to let others know of your experience at Bang by leaving a review on our

Google Plus page here:

Thank you,



The Importance of Choosing the Right Venue for your Corporate Event or Business Meeting

There are few people who cannot be won over by a delicately prepared meal. The effect of a sumptuous meal on our senses is irresistible. Who is not more amenable after a delicious dish?

There is a good reason why the business lunch and the corporate dinner are such an important part of how many businesses operate. Sharing a meal with someone is a great way to get to know them. When that meal is exquisite and the atmosphere refined, these positive associations colour the relationship.

A business dining event can really make all the difference in closing a deal or bringing on a new client. That is why it is so important not to overlook the little details when you are choosing the location for your business meal.
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