Leafy Dublin suburb Ballsbridge has cemented its place as a foodie destination with the launch of a new wine bar at an old favourite in the area.

Angie’s Wine & Cocktail bar has taken up residence in Rolys Bistro across from the American Embassy and is promising to be the go-to spot for all occasions.

The newly opened bar is named after Roly’s founder John O’Sullivan’s wife Angela and takes up the renovated area between the restaurant’s conservatory and takeaway station.

There’s a special emphasis on the cocktail menu which runs from Amaretto Sours to Margaritas and Angie’s Cosmo but inevitably the wine is the main attraction.

Angies has introduced ‘by the glass’ technology to allow customers to sample speciality and more expensive wines by the glass where the opened bottles are kept under a protected atmosphere as if newly opened.

It’s been positioned as a spot for pre-lunch and dinner drinks but if you fancy an after-work tipple and catch-up with the girls you can also order bites to keep the hunger pangs at bay.

The options include Thai chicken wontons with avocado salsa and red pepper puree, dry aged Hereford sliders with smoked Dubliner cheese and organic Burren smoked salmon.

Angie’s launched with a bang this week with a star-studded bash with live music and champagne flowing into the early hours.

Guests on the night included top model Sophie Anderton and her husband Count Kazimierz Balinski-Jundzill, as well as Alan Hughes, Tom Doorley and other members of the food press.

See more photos from the night below:

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