Edited and updated: Eden, what was once a staple of beautiful Meeting House Square in the heart of Dublin’s Temple Bar area, has recently gone through a bit of a shake-up. After a decade of service, the owners closed briefly, while secretly enlisting the help of celebrated, chef duo Yannick Van Aeken and Louise Bannon (formerly of Copenhagen’s NOMA) to develop something unique and new for a relaunch. The restaurant then re-branded as NEDE last year and won applause for it’s facelift.

Then it all came crashing down and quickly closed, while the celebrated chef duo severed all ties with the restaurant. It now lies eerily abandoned in one of the most prosperous and beautiful areas of the city. You only have to take a quick glance at the final few tweets of the restaurant’s Twitter account to begin to understand what was going on behind the scenes.

However, all hope is not lost. Eden had a second guise, within a property located on Dublin’s trendy South William Street, in the fast-growing Cultural Quarter of the city. Though it was created much later than the original Temple Bar location, this second Eden premises (now the sole location) is the Bar & Grill to the former’s Restaurant and is seemingly and unfortunately not as well known or talked about. It’s more casual and informal, but with a precise, and elegant attention to detail, throughout the service, food and design. What’s more, it certainly deserves to be talked about and experienced as completely separate from the  ‘Nede’ entity…

Eden Bar & Grill

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