Café en Seine Celebrates 30 Years In Dublin

By Robert McHugh
Café en Seine Celebrates 30 Years In Dublin

Café en Seine will be celebrating 30 years in business this year.

The cocktail bar and nightclub opened its doors on Dawson Street in a restored eighteenth-century building in 1993 and quickly became a fixture on the Dublin nightclub scene, known for attracting a diverse and trendy crowd.

Café en Seine has welcomed a number of celebrities and high-profile guests from around the world over the past three decades.

New Chapter

In 2018, Café en Seine underwent a significant renovation, which aimed to preserve the classical architecture while introducing contemporary elements.

The iconic glass ceiling was preserved, allowing natural light to flood the space during the day.


The renovation also saw the introduction of a new culinary concept, as Café en Seine expanded its food offering, led by head chef Stephen Gibson, presenting a menu that celebrates Irish and European cuisine.

‘Enduring Memories’

“Café en Seine are proud to celebrate 30 years this year, and our legacy in the Dublin City hospitality and nightlife industry,” said David Murray, its general manager.

“Innovation and five-star service have always been at the heart of everything we do. It’s not magic, but hard work, focus and ambition that have made Café en Seine into the success story it is.

“The commitment and energy of our staff ensures our customers have the best-possible experience, creating new, enduring memories and stories.”

Birthday Celebration

Glenda Gilson and Mark Rogers hosted a star-studded line-up of guests (Ian Madigan, Damien Broderick and James Patrice, to name a few) in Café en Seine’s Parisian Street Garden this week, to mark the milestone.


Café en Seine acknowledged the contribution of two of its longest-serving employees, Cathy Black (25 years) and Robby Kelly (30 years), with long-service achievement awards.

In addition, Robby won Café en Seine Employee of the Year and a trip to New York.