BANG Restaurant & Bar

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€30 and under
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Contemporary European
BANG Restaurant is one of Dublin’s top rated restaurants with 2019 recommendations from The Michelin guide, Wine Spectator, Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence. At BANG we pride ourselves on exceptional quality food & wine, served in a stylish and relaxed venue. Whether you join us for a date night for two, a special celebration, or a private event we work to exceed expectations and provide an experience to remember. We are passionate about using fresh, seasonal, Irish Ingredients and so our menu changes daily. This passion is mirrored in our Award Winning Wine List. At BANG we aim to make every experience one to savour & remember.
We have 3 unique and beautiful different to choose from in our beautiful city centre restaurant. Whether it’s an informal birthday celebration, unique & intimate wedding, or more formal corporate event we have a space to suit your requirements!
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K
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is better than any Michelin star restaurant that we have dined in.
The food - the menu had a wide variety of options. The flavours are complex but complimentary. There is temptation to lick the plate if you thought no one would notice. There are suggested wine pairings for each dish which add a further dimension to the enjoyment of the food. The venison, fish and rabbit gnocchi dishes were fabulous (I don’t usually like rabbit but my partner had ordered it so I got to taste it)
Desserts were very tasty. The chocolate mousse was light but yet multi dimensional. We also had a wonderful rhubarb dish with sorbet and crumb which was equally delightful.

Environment- we were seated in the lower part of the building. Due to lower ceiling it is a little noisy but not enough to hinder a conversation. There was a lovely buzz in the restaurant.
Service- Quite efficient without feeling rushed. Staff were happy to make recommendations of dishes and seem genuinely enthusiastic about the food, wine and working in this restaurant.
We ended up staying till nearly closing time as we got chatting to staff on the different floors on our way back from the toilet.

Toilets- They are located up a lot of stairs beside the private dining room and one needs to get remember which way to go to return to their own table!! They were very clean with nice toiletries in individual toilet and wash basin cubicles for both men and women. My only quibble is that they were a little cold.

Overall this might have become our new favourite restaurant in Dublin.

CM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never fails to deliver a great evening. The staff are brilliant and so friendly, the ambiance is great and the food is delicious. I would highly recommend.

D
London
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super food - loved it! Great with allergies.

Brilliant service from Alex .

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for the wonderful review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the service.

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MA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, service and ambience. Online booking facility is a great addition too !

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for the great review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us.

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FO
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best restaurant in Dublin!!! Amazing service and excellent food- best steak I’ve ever had. Most definitely a must visit when in Dublin. Don’t forget to order dessert

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded 7 days ago

We are so glad you agree with us "the best restaurant in Dublin"! Thank you for the fantastic review, we hope you join us again soon.

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P
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

For such a busy time of year for restaurant s, the food service and staff were excellent.

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed our service and food. We hope to see you again soon.

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KB
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service & great atmosphere. Friendly staff and very helpful.

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for the great comments, we are so pleased you enjoyed yourself. We hope you join us again soon.

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IB
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Really great food, excellent ambience and good serving staff. Really enjoyable evening.

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for joining us at BANG. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience with us.

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JO
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was excellent and the service was great until the end. After my dessert, the waiter brought my check without my asking. And then while wrapping up my amaretto, a different waiter came to my table with a credit card machine. Obviously, they were waiting for me to leave. This would not have been perceived as a problem in the U.S., but this is the first time it has happened in Ireland or really anywhere in Europe. Please tell me this isn't the new normal. I work and travel a lot in Europe, and I sincerely we have not exported table turning culture from the U.S. to Europe, especially in upscale food establishments.

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with this feedback. It is great to hear you appreciated the food and the majority of the service. During our peak Christmas season we do take two seatings for our dinner service; which is standard in Dublin for the season. We are truly sorry that you felt rushed, as that is never our standard even during peak times. We hope you join us again next time Dublin is in your travels.

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N
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Overall great lunch experience . Booking was seemless too.

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for the great comments. We are glad it was a seamless experience from top to finish. We look forward to hosting you again soon.

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DB
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super as always. I come here as often as I can and am never disappointed. Good value too given the standard of food and service.

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for continuing to join us at BANG. We appreciate your patronage and your great comments. We look forward to your next visit.

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OT
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food looks delicious and tasted good.
Environment is very very noisy and excited, we can not talk properly as normal voice.
As we spend holiday there, birthday dessert served with nice look and good taste.
Final bill was a bit higher while the service was good.

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. The restaurant was very busy during our peak Christmas season and we do apologize for the noise. We appreciate you joining us during your holidays in Dublin

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent

The pace was slow.

I have no idea if it was intentional or not.

We enjoyed ourselves.

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for the review, we are so glad your group enjoyed yourselves.

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B
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Overall experiences is good. Staffs are nice too. Food is tasty. A bit of expensive though, guess we are just paying for the Michelin recommendation then.

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and that you enjoyed your meal and service. We are sorry you didn't enjoy the value of the menu. Between 5-7 we do offer a three course early bird meal for €37.50, we hope you join us again.

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KM
London
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food was lovely. Had a bit of a mix up when booking but once we arrived it was such a lovely night. The full vegan menu was also a wonderful surprise! The staff and food are great! Definitely a must try!

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for the great review. It is so great to hear our team was able to rectify the booking mishap. It is fantastic to hear you enjoyed Chef's Vegan menu. Chef has added a warm carrot salad to the Vegan menu for the winter, you must try it!

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BC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Never been so rushed. I brought two business partners from Spain here becuase I heard good things. As soon as we sat down the waiter demanded we order immediately as there were larger groups coming in (that he would prefer to look after I assume), he then proceeded to say he already knew what we wanted and basically picked what my partners would have as he reached for the menus.

We had a 3 course meal in 47 minutes. A strange experience for my Spanish friends as they are used to sitting over and enjoying a meal.

The food was okay, cauliflower soup - salty. Slow cooked Beef mostly gelatine and over done. The mash was watery and the sides we cheep frozen chips with a small plate of broccoli between the three of us.

The desert was actually pretty good it felt like they were standing over us waiting to snatch the plate from us.

Final bill close to 300€, I can't begin to think what we would get for that price in my colleagues home tome of Valencia. I was embarrassed after bringing them there.

Never wrote a review before but thought people should know about this place.

Great location.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were provided with bottled water and not offered a jug. This is a pet hate. Otherwise service was excellent.

AA
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

It was freezing cold and despite numerous requests to heat the room the somewhat supercilious waitress ignored all our requests. She was most unfriendly. Furthermore we were seated next to a very boisterous table of semi drunks who didn’t seem to care about their noise level. No, never again.

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Dear Anthony, We are truly sorry our staff did not accommodate your requests and you were not able to enjoy the ambiance in our restaurant. Those are not the standards we hold our restaurant to and we sincerely apologize for your experience. We would appreciate the chance to right the wrong and have you back in our restaurant. May we send you something in the post in the hopes you will give our restaurant another chance? We look forward to hearing from you, - Alex

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B
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good food and friendly, helpful staff. We sat downstairs and thought the room was great. There was a nice amount of time between courses to chill and chat. Would go back 👍

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are so glad the pacing and service and were to your liking. We hope to see you again soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We were extremely happy with the food and the and the value that was excellent. The staff however were not so good we were put upstairs at a table at the door the draft was terrible and all members of our party were cold. On three separate occasions staff dropped crockery and the noise was terrible. From aroud 7,15 the staff started to move tables to prepare for a party coming in later on it was very unsettling and we were made feel like we should hurry up in fact our waitress brought the bill without being asked at 7.40pm, when our booking was made for 6.15 to 8.15. This service was most unsatisfactory but as i said at the start the food was excellent. Laura Dvis

RC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very pleasant experience. We were kept waiting for our table so we're served a glass of prosecco when we were seated. Very nice touch.

CM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal here on Monday . In fact we liked it so much we returned on Tuesday and had an equally superb experience. I can't praise it highly enough

MB
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I was very impressed. Hadn't heard much about the place so wasn't too excited going but I really enjoyed it. The starter, mains and dessert were all delicious, full of flavour and portion size was just right. I will definitely go back, very soon.

JC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Couldn't have been better

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night .. great ambiance , super food .. unobtrusive service

AN
Dublin
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional meal delivered by an incredible staff. Personally the venison was immense, arguably the best I have tried in Dublin. The ambiance was wonderful, not too noisy that we couldn't have a conversation buf not too quiet that we felt uncomfortable. Absolutely wonderful time there, will be making it a regular spot from now on and again the staff were absolutely incredible. Very welcoming and attentive without being overbearing. Excellent restaurant all round.

LM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal. The staff were exceptional. The ambiance is lovely and the noise level pleasant. We ate upstairs. I really recommend the venison! We will be back.

BP
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing win list exceptional service on point

FB
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was ahorrible night , with torrential rain.From the moment we stepped inside the door, the staff were so friendly and cheery,and made us feel quiet at home . The food was excellent , as expected,but the real stars were the staff .

G
Dublin
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely evening. Great food and very attentive and professional service.
Only negative is that we all thought €40 for a fillet steak with small accompaniment was a bit pricey. But it was an excellent steak

MP
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals (especially for the price) we have had. Every dish was superb. The Black Forest desert was unbelievable! If we lived in Dublin it would be a regular spot for us. Do not miss this spectacular restaurant

GS
Dorset
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was to die for, our waiter was so friendly and knew everything about each course and accompanying wine.

AS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from Thelma. Delicious food, great atmosphere!!we had a lovely evening.

MK
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

beautifully presented and proportioned courses for pre-theatre menu; which was excellent value. Drinks a little expensive though.

m
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Some of the ratings would be higher (noise/ambiance) except we had quite a noisy table beside the serving area and there was a large raucous party downstairs.

Other than that, the usual high quality of food and service and I have to say for €40, the autumn menu (starter/main/desert/glass of wine) has to be one of the best value meals of this quality you can have right now in Dublin.

Would return.

MC
Dublin
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and service. Got a pre theatre menu and it was very good value. Would definitely come back here again!

l
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A real Nice expierence
Astonishing plates -> paintings
Explosion of different tastes
Wine pairing -> awesome choices
Staff-> top!!!

MO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great service, I would highly recommend to anyone looking for great food, a perfect venue and outstanding service.

MR
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really good food and the staff were great. Our waiter was superb. Great night had by all.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Loved everything about our evening except the first 30 minutes! We were catching up with visitors that we hadn’t seen in years, and were interrupted four times to put in our food order. It was actually a bit bizarre, as the waiter seemed to come back every 2-3 minutes until eventually we were forced to stopped talking for a few minutes to look at the menu while he waited.

Other than that, the food and drinks were gorgeous and ambiance was wonderful. Will definitely return (but this time might have to decide on food before we get there!)