When first opened as a restaurant in 2006, what is now ‘10 Bridge Street’ was then called ‘Sol y Sombra’. The Foley family, who established and ran for 30 years the famous ‘Nicks Restaurant’ next door, purchased the property from the Church of Ireland in 1996 opened one of Ireland’s first Tapas bars. At that time good quality casual dining was relatively new to Ireland and the Foleys had a long-standing passion for Spanish food and tapas in particular.
Over subsequent years, the Sol y Sombra team won many hospitality awards while also becoming known as a great venue for concerts and weddings. The somehow spacious, intimate atmosphere and lively vibe wouldn’t have been out of place in an urban environment.
16 years on and Ireland is a different country in terms of food quality and choice. With so many great food producers closer to home, the time is right to make a change for our customers, team, the environment and to add another chapter to this building’s long history..
We look forward to welcoming you to 10 Bridge Street – The menu and wine list will be different, but the team, the service, the welcome and the ambience continue !