Gillian Nelis on eating out: Big flavours, small portions at a new Dublin wine bar

The recently opened Note on Fenian Street offers tasty snacks to go with its low intervention, biodynamic-focused wine list

Note bistro and wine bar: the dishes are delicious, but the portions are on the small side. Picture: Fergal Phillips


26 Fenian Street, Dublin 2


Chef: Essa Fakhry

We’ve come a long way, baby, and nowhere more so than in the evolution of the wine bar. My first job in hospitality was in such an establishment, and to say it was a hard sell would be a severe understatement.

I spent half my time explaining to baffled customers why I couldn’t give them a pint, but could provide a bottle of French ...