Childhood friends, Edward Smith and Caroline Barry always dreamed of owning a wine bar. Their passion for fine wine and great coffee is shared by Leeann King, who they befriended in recent years, a ménage a trois’ that resulted in the opening of Bach 16 Wine & Bistro Limited on Dublin’s Bachelor’s Walk, in December of 2013.
Both Caroline and Leeann worked together for years as managers in the leisure industry. When Edward, who owns Suburbia Magazine came to them with the idea of Bach 16, having learned that an advertiser with Suburbia who resided at 16 bachelor’s walk had moved on and the premises was available to let, the girls jumped at the idea of making their dream a reality.
The name Bach 16 didn’t come easy. The three friends mulled over numerous suggestions from family and friends before Bach 16 , which other than the obvious origins of the name, the address ’16 Bachelor’s Walk’ Bach 16 is also a play on Sebastian Bach’s sixteenth Symphony and that there are notes in music and in wine… Read More
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was pretty empty so atmosphere hard to gauge-maybe more of a night than lunch time place.never saw a club sandwich served that way and hopefully never will again.very plain.no veg. salad on the side were just a couple of leaves with a dribble of dressing.no brown bread available-only white.waited 20mins for sandwich-wouldn't mind so much if it was busy or if we were given apology but nothing said. For over 20bucks for 2 sandwiches I expect better value
what an incredible little restaurant. great atmosphere that comes from a small venue and great staff. dont worry about looking at the menu. let the staff pick it out for you and recommend a wine to go with it. well worth a visit!
WOW, what an absolute gem this place is. On arrival the staff where so friendly and welcoming. They chatted casually with us and let us choose a nice table in the window. My friend and I had afternoon tea which I would highly recommend from the homemade pesto to the fresh warm scones this was a lovely treat for a Friday afternoon. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
Posted 7th Sep 2017 by LAWLORKENFirst Timer: 2 reviews
No reservation was not a problem. The staff accommodated us and made us feel so welcome. We had the prawns and salad for starter. Then we had a pizza each and they were delicious. The staff were attentive and so full of character that it was hard to leave and head out into the cold. This is a little gem of a restaurant and we will be back again.
Posted 15th Dec 2014 by JCIRLFoodie: 26 reviews
Visited Bach 16 on a Sunday afternoon having phoned to book a table as we were using a voucher. We were greeted by name by Caroline, always a good start. We had visited twice before, but were treated like very regular and valued customers. Our voucher included a glass of wine each and Caroline went to the effort of finding out our likes and dislikes before recommending an Argentinian Malbec. It was a gorgeous wine and we had two very enjoyable and generous glasses each. We had a pizza each, mine the goats cheese and chorizo with just the right amount goats cheese, my dining partner had the Hawaiian and thoroughly enjoyed it. We finished our meal with a very good coffee. As we were leaving we were thanked by name, a very personal touch I think. We will be back, the pizzas are home made, the wine top quality and the personal service the best I have come across in a very long time.
Posted 16th Oct 2014 by ANN CFirst Timer: 1 reviews
Had a really lovely meal of combined cheese and meat plate with Humus on the side. the food was very tasty but the Wine was scrummy!!! really enjoyed it, weren't rushed even though restaurant is very tiny and was very busy. Will definitely go again
Posted 1st Oct 2014 by DERVILNewbie: 15 reviews
It was a Sunday afternoon when we visited and I had called ahead to book a table as it is such a small pace. I mentioned about getting a gluten free base and so long as you give some notice they are very accommodating with this.I had a glass of Argintinian Malbec at €6.25… this is my fave red wine and is usually from €8 – €11 for a glass. So I straight away ordered that interested to see if it was decent – and it was. Obviously the other side of the river prices differ vastly! We both decided to go for pizza & chose the Goat’s Cheese, Roasted Pepper & Chorizo (€13) & the Pepperoni (€10.25) This pizza was amazing, thin and crispy with a generous portion of the tasty toppings. I can’t say any more than it was absolutely delicious. After letting the pizzas digest we got tempted by the dessert board offering Tiramasu or a Chocolate Mousse for €5.50…so we ordered a cappuccino and the Tiramasu which arrive in a little jar with some biscotti on the side. All was fab! Wouldn't hesitate to return to this little gem but recommend booking as it's so small and cosy.
Fantastic, worth the visit!
Posted 3rd Sep 2014 by KATIE007Connoisseur: 30 reviews
Visited Bach 16 last Saturday evening with a group of friends, Could not find any fault, good atmosphere, lovely staff and the food was amazing. Will definitely be going back.
Posted 20th May 2014 by MARYT2First Timer: 3 reviews
Ate in Bach again on Saturday with my boyfriend. We have been coming in here since it opened & have never been disappointed. Food, ambience & staff are all stellar. First time I was in there last year it was a freezing night but it was so cosy we didn't want to leave. Love the decor too, very classy.
Posted 14th Apr 2014 by DALKEYBABENewbie: 4 reviews
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