Dinner and a Movie? New Stella Diner opens in Rathmines

by Rebecca Ryan
Stella Diner at the Stella Theatre

Dinner and movies are a match made in heaven and Rathmines has a new offering for Dubliners. Last year the iconic Stella Theatre was re-opened and now The Stella Diner has opened next to the theatre on 211 Rathmines Road.

The stunning former Bank of Ireland building has been given a new lease of life which has been beautifully restored and refurbished into an authentic American style diner.

The stonework above the door still has the original engraved sign of the bank, the building’s very first resident.

As you walk through the door, you enter into a bright and spacious room that brings you a taste of Manhattan.

A long pewter topped counter runs down the right side of the room, overlooking the open grill, and big comfy leather booths surround the room.

You can choose from all day breakfast favourites like a stack of buttermilk pancakes, corned beef hash with eggs and home fries, proper sausage sambos, fluffy three egg omelettes, or brioche French toast with bacon and maple syrup.

There are plenty of lunchtime and late night favourites on offer, too. Downright dirty cheese burgers, hot griddled sandwiches, next level tasty hot dogs, and some nostalgic classics including meatloaf, liver and onions, and grilled gammon steak with roast pineapple.

If you have a sweet tooth, The Stella Diner offers homemade pies including cult classics pies like Apple, Key Lime, and Mississippi Mud pies, along with sundaes, thick and creamy milkshakes and malts. All proper American style.

Fancy something a little stronger? There is a full selection of draft and bottled beers, wines and cocktails.

There’s plenty of fun on the cult classic cocktail menu which takes inspiration from neighboring Stella Theatre, with such titles as ‘There’s something about Bloody Mary’, ‘Don Julio’s day off’, ‘Midnight Espresso’ and ‘O Bacon, Where Art Thou?’.

The Stella Diner opens from 8am -10pm daily, seven days a week. Let the good times roll!

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