Dublin has another new wine bar, as Bobby’s opens today on Baggot Street. It’s in the basement space formerly home to Cavern, with Holly Dalton (ex-Gertrude) heading up the kitchen, and Mr Fox sommelier Scott White having picked the wines.
The wine list consists of ‘Classics’ (“generally well known”) and ‘Mavericks’ (“a bit edgier”), but we’ve had a look and there’s some seriously good bottles on there, with Raul Perez’s ‘Ultreia’ Godello, La Stoppa’s Trebbiolo and Vina Tondonia’s ‘Cubillo’ just a few of wines available by the glass.
The food menu consists of bar snacks, toasties, cheeses and meats with a Holly Dalton spin, like breadsticks with umami mayo; roasted corn and chickpea hummus with crudités, fermented hot sauce, chive oil, and pickled mussels with sourdough and whipped salted butter. Toasties include ‘Cais na Tire, Connemara air-dried ham, gherkin, onion marmalade, tarragon mustard’ and ‘pickled peppers, fermented hot sauce, feta whip’. The solo dessert is their take on an Iceberger – a ‘chocolate and malt ice-cream sandwich’.
The name comes from Sir Robert Bagod, who Baggot Street was named after, and the interiors are bright pink and green (photos of that tbc, they’re still cleaning in preparation for tonight’s opening). Bobby’s opens at 5pm this evening (on Friday 13th for luck), and will open Tuesday - Saturday from 17:00.
17 Baggot Street Upper, Dublin 4
Open: Tue - Thu 17:00 - 23:30. Fri 17:00 - 00:30. Sat 17:00 - 00:00.