Taste for property killing off food trade, says L’Ecrivain owner

Derry Clarke told The Sunday Business Post that big investors were creating financial hardship for independent restaurants in the capital.

25th August, 2019
Derry Clarke, owner of l’Ecrivain Picture: Fergal Phillips

Chain restaurants and portfolio-led investors are having a disastrous effect on independently owned restaurants in Dublin city, according to Derry Clarke, owner of Michelin-starred restaurant L’Ecrivain.

Clarke told The Sunday Business Post that big investors were creating financial hardship for independent restaurants in the capital.

“Chain restaurants and portfolio investors are coming in and causing problems,” he said. “The independent restaurants like ourselves – we all get...

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