A New Look and New Menus for Charlemont Bar & Bistro
Charlemont Bar & Bistro has undergone a transformation to become one of the coolest spots in Dublin’s food & drink scene. Overlooking the canal on Charlemont Place, the new look restaurant has a low lounge, comfy leather booths and high bar-style seating.
The new menu places great emphasis on high quality, locally sourced ingredients including fresh Kilkeel mussels, Chulchoill goat’s cheese and Kilmore Quay scallops. Their beef is from nearby Clonee and the sharing cheeseboard includes Wicklow blue, smoked Gubeen, Tipperary brie and Cooleeny.
Charlemont is ideally located for a great value lunch with options like salads, ravioli and gourmet burgers and sandwiches starting from €12. Their signature sharing platters are already proving popular and include an Antipasto of Milano salami, pastrami, Serrano ham, sundried tomatoes, marinated olives and a seafood platter of calamari tempura prawns, fish fritters and citrus aioli.
The evening menu includes seared Procanar duck breast served with wilted greens, mange tout, sweet potato puree and a crème de cassis jus (€22) and pan fried sea bream with broad beans, asparagus and new potatoes (€23).
Speaking about the new menu, Executive Chef Alan Brady commented: “The Charlemont menu is a fuss-free, everyday menu that provides diners with a great selection of options, using as much locally-sourced, seasonal produce as possible. When devising the menu we aimed for balance with lots of healthy choices and a healthy number of dishes that are a little more indulgent. Ultimately, I think that offering guests a good choice of options that pack a punch in terms of taste is the essential ingredient to every good menu.”
Good news for wine lovers as there are a dozen wines available by the glass and an extensive list of bottles that will cater to all palates and occasions. Cocktails are reasonably priced from €8 and each week the bartenders will create a Charlemont Surprise, making the most of seasonal ingredients. This week it’s a Spring Whisper made with Chivas Regal, 12 year old Grand Marnier and ginger ale.