41 St Stephen's Green, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland (Eire)
Tel: +353 16 620 000
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Daily 8am-midnight
Door: Members & guests
Style: Member's lounge bar
Recommended for: Food
Price guide: High-end
Food: Full menu
Owned by: Simon & Christian Stokes
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Member's clubs are something of an alien concept in a country where bars traditionally make everyone feel welcome. In fact when the owners of Residence applied for their liquor licence the authorities insisted that entry should not be denied to non-members, hence non-members may book lunch or dinner here and experience the delights of this otherwise member's only club.
Residence's luxurious environment is set over the four floors of a listed building dating from the 1700's which overlooks St. Stephen's Green. The building retains many of its original features and its floors are still laid out as a series of rooms, each individually decorated as though about to be photographed for an interior magazine. These include a basement club, ground floor cocktail lounge, first floor dining room, a drawing room, a piano room and a secluded patio garden.
In this plethora of spaces you can enjoy everything from breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, cocktails and dinner before finishing the evening in the club downstairs. A world class chef, resident sommelier and a team of bartenders plus other staff are challenged with servicing all the rooms of this rambling house.
Full membership costs €1,250 plus €200 joining fee.