In the Kitchen with Kevin Burke of Library Street: ‘The reviewers got the idea of the place, which was very satisfying’

Library Street may be generating headlines as Dublin’s hottest new restaurant, but chef Kevin Burke says he’s not feeling any pressure

Kevin Burke, head chef of Library Street restaurant. His philosophy is perhaps best summed up by the sign that hangs outside, and which reads ‘everything is meant to be shared’. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Kevin Burke may only have opened his own restaurant last November, but he made the decision to do so many years ago. That restaurant is Library Street on Setanta Place in Dublin city centre, which has generated sterling reviews from some of the country’s best-known critics.

Its philosophy is perhaps best summed up by the sign that hangs outside, and which reads ‘everything is meant to be shared’. Burke wants Library Street to be the ...