Has Dublin hit peak dining?

Dublin’s newest fine dining restaurant will open next month in the space formerly occupied by Thornton’s. But with fierce competition the order of the day, what are the prospects for the dining business in the capital?

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor @gnelis
21st January, 2018

Fifteen years ago, a 17-year-old catering student went for lunch with one of his fellow students at Thornton’s, the then Michelin-starred restaurant in the Fitzwilliam Hotel on St Stephen’s Green in Dublin. It was the only time Andy McFadden – who in the years since that lunch became a Michelin-starred chef in London – would set foot in the room until late last year, as he began to work on opening his own restaurant there....

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