We had the pleasure of sampling the authentic Thai menu at Nightmarket in Ranelagh, Dublin 2. The latest offering from seasoned Restauranteurs Conor Sexton and partner Jutarat Suwankeeree has now fully opened and offers a menu packed full of genuine Thai dishes, with a promise not to alter the ingredients or dial down the flavours.
Nightmarket, located on 120 Main Street, Ranelagh, named after the buzzing, vibrant night-time street markets of Hua Hin & Chiang Mai in Thailand, where everyone comes to shop, eat and socialise at colourful stalls brimming with fresh produce, meats and fish, vegetables and fruits, street food sizzling in the night air. Nightmarket introduces of regional Thailand to Dublin, original Thai ingredients cooked with the very best of fresh Irish produce, dishes packed with big, punchy flavours, pungent aromas, honest, tasty food that will satisfy the Thai – Irish community and spark memories for those who have travelled to R’s incredible country.
Designed in collaboration with GAFF Interiors, the restaurant’s decor takes its cue from the traditional Thai night markets, particularly those found in Chiang Mai, with a midnight blue colour palette offset with contemporary details. Bespoke prints by Jando Design are the hero pieces here, linking the Nightmarket’s location in Ranelagh with its origins in rural Thailand. The result is a minimalist setting that allows the authenticity of this eatery’s culinary offering to speak for itself. From buttery leather banquet seating to the patterned tile feature wall, the setting is a decadent taste of Thailand in Dublin’s foodie quarter.
At Nightmarket, dishes have plenty of spice – fiery chilies, fermented fish sauces, sours from Thai veggies and herbs, sauces developed over hours on the stovetop. Combined with the very best fresh Irish produce, delivered to the restaurant daily, each and every dish promises a unique and delicious taste experience.
The Nightmarket team have already catered from some outdoor events, such has been the demand for the wonderful Thai food.
Some signature dishes include:
Laab Moo Tod : Crispy balls of pork laab, red curry paste, chilli, peanuts, ginger, shallots, spring onion, fish sauce, lime juice, mint, rice.
Miang Kham : Cha Plu leaves, ginger, shallots, chilli, dried shrimps, lime, peanut, roast coconut, palm sugar & dried shrimp sauce.
Hoy Shell Yang : Grilled, fresh scallops; chilli, lime juice & coriander sauce; chilli & mango salad with peanut.
Yum Poo Nim : crispy soft shell crab, salad of mango, shallot, coconut flakes, fish sauce, palm sugar, tamarind, chilli paste, coconut milk.
Yum Makeua Yao : Grilled Thai aubergine salad, soft boiled egg, chilli, dried shrimp floss, chilli, mint, fish sauce, lime juice, palm sugar.
To complement the amazing food, Conor and head barman Josko Babic, have developed an incredible cocktail list so customers can pop-in for a drink or grab a bite to eat from lunchtime till late. Signature cocktails include:
Negroni No.23 Zacapa 23/Carpano/Campari/Chocolate Bitter
Basil Smash Dingle Gin/Thai Basil/Lemon/Fish Sauce/Lychee
NM Cosmo Cointreau/Pomelo/Rice Wine/Cranberry Syrup
NM Sidecar Mandarin Napolean/Park Cognac/Assam/Lemon/Ginger
Mai Tai Blackwell Rum/Curacao/NM Orgeat/ Lime
Whiskey Sour Jim Beam Devil’s Cut/Locke’s 8//Tamarind/Lime/Betel Bitters/Anis
Current Nightmarket opening hours:
Monday & Tuesday: Closed (for now)
Wednesday & Thursday: 4pm – 10pm
Friday: dinner 4pm – 11pm
Saturday: brunch 12pm – 4pm; dinner 4pm – 11pm
Sunday: brunch 12pm – 4pm; dinner 4pm – 9.30pm
For booking please contact: 01-5385200 @nightmarketd6