After an extensive €4 million refurbishment, the iconic Café En Seine has reopened its doors on Dublin’s Dawson Street. Spanning over three floors, art nouveau haven now includes a designated restaurant area, several beautiful bars and an impressive indoor Street Garden.

The bar closed down so it could be completely to allow for several dining spaces, a host of bars, bespoke event areas and a Parisian inspired street garden, under the design baton of Millimetre Design.

Already famous for its opulent interiors, Café en Seine has introduced an indoor-outdoor street garden to the iconic location. The botanical bar and dining area has its own entrance onto Anne’s Lane to the rear of the building. The Parisian-inspired, conservatory style garden is geared to the changeable Irish weather conditions featuring a retractable glass roof so patrons can enjoy a casual dining experience during the day and at night, the street garden will transform into a lively bar space.

There are seven distinct eating and drinking areas within the vast premises. The library seating area, complete with shelves stocked with vintage hardbacks, leads in to the Grand Bar, with the street garden stretching out behind. Also on the ground floor is a cocktail bar, adjacent to the 50-seat restaurant, which has its own entrance off Dawson Street. On the first and second floors, the Balcony bar and the Loft bar offer relaxed furnished spaces with views over the street garden.

Café en Seine was established in 1993 and quickly became a go-to destination for locals and visitors to the city. It will remain so…

From the January/February issue of Plan Magazine.