McKillens’ Press Up purchase of Michelin-starred restaurant falls through

The Greenhouse on Dawson Street in Dublin 2 lost its head chef, Mickael Viljanen, to cross-city rival Chapter One earlier this year

The Greenhouse on Dawson Street, Dublin 2: Press Up deal has fallen through. Picture: Fergal Phillips

A potential deal that would have involved the McKillen family-backed Press Up hospitality group buying the premises of a former two-star Michelin restaurant has fallen through, the Business Post can reveal.

The Greenhouse restaurant on Dawson Street was looked at for “an existing brand” but the purchase did not go ahead, a Press Up spokeswoman said.

The restaurant said in May that it would remain temporarily closed after head chef Mickael Viljanen left to join ...