As we are a new business, I’m sure there are many of you out there wondering all about us! We’re not going to convince you that you should make your next night out here!
We’re going to let our customers do all the talking for us!
This first review is from the lovely Ellen S. Sent to us on Yelp.
“What a find! This is definitely going to be my new local, and I don’t even live near the place!
This is how it works: You walk into the Baggot street wines off license. Buy a bottle. And walk downstairs. There’s about 40 seats inside, and they have quite a large heated courtyard outside. Corkage is 5 euro.
They also have a small menu, which is very reasonably priced. Salads, sharing boards, a few mains and breads and dips. We ordered two bread and dips. One came with lemon hummus, pesto and beetroot tzatziki and the other one with oil/ balsamic, olives and crushed nuts. And plenty of fresh brown/ white bread. 6 euro each only and absolutely yummie!
This place hasn’t been open long, but word has already gone out. I wish I could keep it a secret, but it’s too good not to share!
Olives, oil and vinegar, crushed nuts
Hummus, pesto and beetroot tzatziki
Best part….It’s BYOB from The offie upstairs!
This next one comes from the guys over at TheTaste.ie
“You know how it goes, you find a cool new place and you just have to share it with friends. Yesterday, after Taste of Dublin, we decided to try out a new pace on Baggot Street calledCavern, which is located in the basement of Baggot Street Wines. When you arrive you will notice a Black Door beside the wine shop, you can enter through here and down just 2 flights of stairs you are in a very comfortable new wine bar. Inside the wine bar can hold 40, but outside in the heated and enclosed courtyard they can cater for 50 people.
This place is a little different than most wine bars, you can BYOB from the Baggot Street Wines Shop upstairs and be charged only €5 corkage or you can select from their extensive wine menu, with a great selection of wines by the Glass or Bottle. We loved the way the menu was laid out, putting the wines into their different flavour categories. Cavern also has Salads and delicious Sharing boards which are all very reasonably priced.
The staff, the atmosphere and the wine are all on-point here, it is a great new addition to the Dublin Wine Scene and we feel it has a bright future.
We were so impressed by Cavern, we are planning on returning visit this weekend!”
Next up comes from a smashing gent called Shane C.
“Let’s talk about those heated tables! This little secret wine cave is located right underneath Baggot Street Wines (access from the door to the right of the off-licence or through the wine store itself) and has a great terrace nestled among Dublin’s stone Georgian terraces – this is the kind of view that makes outdoor terraces in Dublin so beautiful. Back to the heaters – the central stand of the outdoor tables have an inbuilt heater ensuring your legs and crotch are nice and toasty all evening. Such a genius idea and the perfect addition to an outdoor space in Ireland.
I was there on a Thursday night for after work drinks and they had a classical guitarist playing for about an hour, maybe longer, out on the terrace.
I heard that it’s only open about a week but on the night we visited it was rammed – this won’t stay a secret for long!
Staff are among the friendliest I’ve ever come across, props to the General Manager Chantalle for leading a great team. There’s a couple that are still training on their wine knowledge but it’s only been open a week so it’s completely understandable.
The beauty of this place is that you can buy your bottle of wine upstairs at Baggot Street Wines (phenomenon spot for well priced wine in its own rite) and then enjoy it in Cavern with a €5 corkage added to your bill. Alternatively you can order from the decent wine list they have themselves but the choice is so much bigger in the store.
Nibbles are Parmesan popcorn – one of my favourites – throw in some truffle popcorn and you won’t be able to keep me away from this place. We had a charcuterie board between us. It was fine – not too inspiring (it’s a charcuterie board) with good quality meats. I had a look over the rest of the menu which looked ok. I can’t help but think they could have taken so much more of a creative license with the food though, but that’s a minor point. Cavern is all about the vino and the setting – looking forward to my next visit”
Our next review comes from William C.
“Super new wine bar on Baggot street. Part of the Baggot Street Wine shop upstairs, corkage of 5 euro on any byob, not sure if that covers Magnums, will endeavour to find out. Very nice charcuterie and cheese plates, good value, nice staff, very comfortable. Great addition to the area”
Peace out – #CavernCrew