Dublin’s newest hot spot is bursting with character

by Gazette Reporter

Dublin has a brand-new place to party with food, DJs and dancing in a unique setting. The Grayson on St Stephen’s Green is now open starting a new chapter for this iconic townhouse.

No 41 St Stephen’s Green was built in 1745 as a residential home for Mrs Ruth Croker. Since her days, this beautiful building has hosted many fabulous parties and now many more will come.

The first detail you notice is the facade, covered in ivy that runs the height of the building.
Through the Georgian doorway and you are greeted by a staircase that winds its way up to the two stories above.

Interior designer Ann-Marie O’Neill said: “We were very much guided by the original Georgian features in the existing building when developing the interior design concept for The Grayson.

“We carefully researched and chose beautiful materials to use in the design such as Italian marbles, rosewood veneers and bronze to emphasise the chic and contemporary ambience of The Grayson.”

Art brightens the walls across the entire building, with pieces from artists Phillip Allen, Mark Francis, David Godbold, Callum Innes as well as Swiss artist Liliane Tomasko.

On the Ground Floor bar, there is a cosy spot for casual lunch from 12 to 3pm Monday to Friday, or drinks and bar snacks any time of day or night seven days a week.

From 10pm till late on Thursdays through to Saturdays, DJs, music and drinks are the order of the evening on the ground floor and lower ground floors.

The two floors above offer dinner seven nights a week from 5pm and long lunches every weekend from 12-4pm.

An open topped terrace sits a few steps above, with a reclining roof to unfold when the sun shines.

Food in the Grayson is the brainchild of Head Chef Jacson Reboli, who has been putting together a diverse menu over the last six months that is centred around fresh ingredients.

A casual and hearty menu fits the bill for mid-week lunches, with favourites like Steak sandwich, griddled onions, sweet pepper relish, swiss cheese & watercress or lighter dishes like Crisp seabream, pea & chervil puree, crab & couscous of cauliflower, bottarga, and a bar snack menu to nibble and enjoy throughout the day and night.

Dinner on the upstairs floors can be booked in advance, but walk ins are also welcome. The a la carte menu will change seasonally and offers something for everyone. Dishes include Duck breast, confit leg bon bon, crushed sweet potato, charred broccoli and duck jus and Lamb rump carpaccio, pickled egg yolk, manchego cheese, burnt shallot and caper mayo.

Weekends at the Grayson are all about long leisurely lunches. From 12pm till 4pm each Saturday and Sunday.

Related Articles