Rugby Stars Open Mediterranean Themed Cocktail Bar In Dublin

By Robert McHugh
Rugby Stars Open Mediterranean Themed Cocktail Bar In Dublin

A new bar called Little Lemon has opened in Dublin city centre and will focus on providing small plates of food, cocktails and wine in line with the cuisine served across the Mediterranean.

This will be the fourth establishment for the pub group run by rugby stars and hospitality leaders including former Irish international rugby players Sean O’Brien, Jamie Heaslip, Rob Kearney and Dave Kearney as well as Noel Anderson, who served as Chair of the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA).

The team are also behind Lemon & Duke, The Bridge 1859 and The Blackrock.

Holiday Vibes

Little Lemon is located in Royal Hibernian Way, in Dublin City Centre and on the door step of its sister venue, Lemon & Duke.

The team said the thinking behind the venue is to help cater for the type of hospitality experience that is increasingly sought out by Irish consumers when they travel abroad on their holidays.


Mediterranean Dishes

Some of the Mediterranean dishes available include bouillabaisse, halloumi saganaki, pimentón chicken, seafood vinaigrette and Mediterranean style pork belly.

There is also a selection of wines, including some from across the Mediterranean.

'Lighter Way Of Dining'

“We certainly think there is a gap in the market for this type of offering in Dublin city centre,” said Noel Anderson, group managing director.

“People really enjoy the lighter way of dining and socialising that they experience on their holidays to the Mediterranean."

"Our research, and indeed our experience from our other venues, has shown that some people really want that type of experience to be available in Dublin."