64 South Great George's Street, Dublin, County Dublin, 2, Ireland (Eire)
Tel: +353 (0)1 478 1590
Website: View bar's website
Door: Open door
Style: Restaurant bar
Recommended for: Cocktails, Food
Price guide: Middling
Food: Full menu
Images By: diffordsguide.com
Sounding like the name of an Ikea book case, the gum metal grey and black interior of Söder + Ko does indeed have something of Scandinavian feel but the food is entirely Asian.
The long black marble bar counter stretches some two-thirds of the way down the deep and narrow room to the open kitchen beyond. A galleried mezzanine floor above often doubles as a stage for live bands, the restaurant's sound system helping them be heard over the load chatter of diners in this hard surface space. Söder + Ko has a buzzy vibe. A small roof garden upstairs accommodates smokers.
Hop house lager stands out on an otherwise pedestrian draught beer selection but this is bolstered by a good range of bottled and canned brews that stretches to Duval. We were delighted to encounter a trio of girl power bartenders out gunning the men and turning out well-balanced cocktails.