Monday 29 December 2014

Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud enjoying its busiest year ever

Gordon Deegan

Published 13/08/2014 | 02:30

Patrick Guilbaud's Michelin-starred Dublin restaurant has reported its best year ever
Patrick Guilbaud's Michelin-starred Dublin restaurant has reported its best year ever

It's a sure sign that the economy is on the rebound when the manager of Ireland's most celebrated restaurant proclaims that Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud is enjoying its busiest ever year.

An upbeat Stephane Robin said that "2013 was excellent at the restaurant and 2014 is even better".

He said: "This is our busiest year since we opened 33 years ago."

Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud is Ireland's only two Michelin star restaurant and Mr Robin was commenting on new accounts filed by the restaurant's firm showing that its accumulated profits increased by €80,254 to €356,256 in the 12 months to the end of August last.

Becklock Ltd's cash pile increased by 118pc to €749,471.

Mr Robin said: "The local market is very strong and there are a lot of tourists around. Business is very, very good at the moment. I am very confident in the future."

Well-known businessmen Lochlann Quinn and Martin Naughton have shares in Becklock. Other shareholders include Mr Guilbaud, renowned chef Guillaume Lebrum and Mr Robin.

Mr Robin said: "Since 2008 we have just put our heads down and concentrated on our work. The consistency of the food has been absolutely crucial to the business."

Irish Independent

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