(off South Anne St. near Grafton St),
+353 1 670 6755
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Tue-Fri 6pm-11pm, Sat noon-11pm
Hungry? Then this is a great place to stop even though the entrance may be a little off putting. Descend the two flights of wide stairs to a depth deeper than some tube stations but don't fear - a signal booster ensures you won't miss a call or text and once in the basement your reward will be great food and drinks.
The decor of this subterranean space is contemporary and a little on the bold side. The copper top bar counter with is glowing and ever colour changing front occupies the centre of the high ceilinged room with a towering, and also illuminated, back bar. Built-in, high backed, burgundy banquette seating, tables overhung with rainbow light shades and a tiled floor adds to room's austereness.
Don't let the above put you off, Venu has a vibrant atmosphere and great food based on classic European cooking served by friendly and attentive staff. Best of all is the book-like drinks menu and well made cocktails