Olympia Recommends: With Parisian and New York influences, Balfes is the buzzing bar and brasserie located by The Westbury Hotel, a short walk from The Olympia Theatre.
Address: Balfe Street, Dublin 2
Phone: 01 646 3353
The social hub in the heart of the city offering all day dining and serving the finest Irish ingredients.
Located on Balfe Street, where Grafton Street and the Creative Quarter meet, Balfes is open from 8am until late Monday to Friday and from 10am until late Saturday and Sunday.
The menu offers healthy breakfasts, leisurely lunches, sharing plates and dinner using the best of Irish seafood and quality meat, with all produce expertly sourced by executive chef, Jorge Ballester.
Grilled steak, prawns and whole fish are roasted on a charcoal grill, while fresh oysters, ceviche, seaweed cured Gravlax and Castletownbere crab make up the seafood offering.
Fresh local produce goes into creating Balfes’ salads, weekend brunches, juices and cocktails.
Soak up the buzz of the city and enjoy cocktails on the heated terrace , sharing plates in the bar or an early evening menu in the restaurant.
Formerly Pitt Street, Balfe Street was renamed in honour of internationally celebrated composer, Michael William Balfe, who was born and spent his youth in a house on No 10 Pitt Street. The musical tradition continues today, rebooted for the 21st century. Complimentary all-day WIFI makes Balfes the perfect place to work or meet.