Kitchen opening Times:
Monday – Friday from 12pm
Saturday & Sunday from 11am
Monday - Saturday 5.00pm --- 9.30pm (pre theatre menu served on show nights between 5pm-6.45pm)
Sunday 5.00pm --- 9.00pm
Bar opening times:
Sunday - Thursday 12.00pm --- 23.30pm
Friday & Saturday 12.00pm --- 00.30am
December 24th, 25th & 26th.
December 31st & January 1st.
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
About HQ Gastro Bar & Restaurant
**If you would like to request a specific area of the restaurant, or have any special requirements, please give us a call on 01-633-9984 to book a table. Unless otherwise specified, guests may be seated in the front dining section or the bar lounge area, including high top tables and sofas. We cannot guarantee requests made when booking online.**
----We do not take reservations for our outside terrace area----
A modern Irish Restaurant and Gastrobar, HQ is at the forefront of culinary and beverage innovation. Our chef has sourced the best of local produce prepared with a modern twist serving a wide variety of dishes. Offering phenomenal cocktails made with natural ingredients and Irish craft spirits, HQ is a funky and comfortable environment for all, located in the revolutionary area of the Grand Canal Docks. Influences have been taken from every element of the square and woven into the look and feel of HQ.
HQ is a hub with endless possibilities, weather you are going to the show or having drinks with a friend we are the place for you.
With hardworking and friendly staff, you’ll never feel out of place in HQ.
Buzzy atmosphere, superb service, delicious squid, feather blade beef and burgers. A couple more wines by the glass would be nice but the Santa Digna and Malbec were well chosen. We will return!
Dined here before a concert at Bord Gais - all staff were very friendly throughout the evening, menu was well priced with options of 2 or 3 courses totalling different amounts. Portion sizes were very generous & delicious.. highly recommend the place especially if you are attending a show/concert as it’s perfect location to the Theatre .. Fab outside area also just to sit back & relax after dinner with a drink 😀
Hired out downstairs which was lovely but a lot of noise walking in and out from people using the toilets which ideally I would have been warned about before we booked.
Great buzz, lovely cocktails and perfect location.
Wonderful food with very friendly efficient service...will be back
Please see below email sent FAO the Manager at HQ on the 28 Sept 2018 that as at 10 Oct 2018 is still unanswered; To the Manager, This is email is to express our dissatisfaction with today’s lunch time visit. There would normally be a large group of us who would come in for lunch on a Friday following pay day. Today there was three of us. In my 2 years working in the area I have not once had a bad experience in HQ until today. Our server was unpleasant, rude and pretty much forced us out the door. Two of the three of us were finished eating. Our server came up to the table started to take away the plates while asking were we finished, we said no and he proceeded to take away the plates taking the bucket of chips off the plate of my friend (who was still eating) and said I’ll leave the chips on the table. He came back to ask if we wanted coffee or desert and when answered no he immediately said ok I’ll get the bill. We still had drinks left to finish. He came back with the bill and said you can do the split maths and I’ll come back. All three of us were in total shock. All card transactions completed and he started to clear the glasses off the table. On the way out I had stopped to talk to someone at a different table, our server then pushed past me and then pushed past my friend who was waiting on me. Not in a way where he said excuse me but quite rudely. I understand lunch time is a very busy time for HQ, if our table was needed it would have been the courteous thing for our server to advise us of that and there would have been no problem. There was no excuse today for the behaviour of your staff member. I would have addressed this in person with the manager on duty only I had a meeting to get to. As I said we have never had a bad experience in HQ and today was very disappointing. I hope you take this email and relay this dissatisfaction to all staff. Regards.
I've been here a few times and the food and service is always fantastic. The only quibble I'd have is the tables are very close together so it feels a little crowded when you're going for an intimate meal. Overall though I love this place.
Invest in some dimmer switches to tone down those spot lights as the place was way to bright! This might also help create more of an ambiance which was severely lacking. Food and service was fairly good though.
Server Shane cheesy coffee jokes need some work! He was good fun and very helpful. Great night.
Consitently good food and service. Nice ambience.
Booking online was quick and easy. The service was outstanding and the food was fabulous. I would highly recommended. Thank you.
Long waits on service and forever changing waiting staff on the table
Nice atmosphere. pleasant waiter. We will definitely be back!
Very friendly and efficient staff. Lively atmosphere.
Nice buzzy restaurant. Perfect if going to Bord Gais. Food, drink and service was excellent. Front of house girl was great too.
We went for Early Bird before Saturday Night Fever on Wednesday night and we were very happy with food and portions wine list Staff etc. This is the first time we were at this restaurant. Vety Impressed.
Super location and the food was excellent.
Our team had a great night at HQ, the atmosphere and appeal of the bar are clear to see.
Definitely the best restaurant in this area Choice of food is excellent Staff very attentive Price reasonable And right beside Bord Gais what more could you ask for
Great pre theatre meal. 16 of us. Service fantastic x
Service was great, nice friendly staff at a busy time. Food was tasty for a pre theatre set menu. Drink prices varied but had something for any budget. Would recommend and come again.
Very poor. We went last Sunday after the Wicked show at 5pm. We were expecting the Early Bird menu; we weren’t given the option as the show wasn't on that night - we had just come from the show - what’s the difference? We were presented with the 'a la carte' menu even though it states on your website that this is available from 7pm - we were dining at 5pm We weren’t given the kids menu -even though there was a 7-year-old with us. We asked the waitress what was 'Bonito Taco' she shrugged her shoulders and said she didn't know, we asked her to ask the chef and she said no. Awful place, not a good experience.
Lovely location however it was slightly over priced for lunch, particularly for the drinks.
Great buzz about the HQ Gastro Bar!
I would totally recommend the HQ the staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was really good also.