Sunil side up: Indian chef on opening a restaurant in a pandemic

Though Covid-19 has restricted his latest venture Street to takeaways only for the time being, award-winning Indian chef Sunil Ghai is determined to realise the potential of his pride and joy

23rd August, 2020
Sunil Ghai outside his new restaurant Street in Clonskeagh, Dublin 6. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Sunil Ghai is standing in what looks a little like a building site on Bird Avenue in Clonskeagh on the southside of Dublin. This is Street, the award-winning Indian chef‘s newest venture, and it should have been open months ago.

“We signed the lease in November and were hoping to open in February,” Ghai tells me as he watches workers install new floors, copper pipes and a brand new kitchen in this bright...

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