Top eatery ran up debt of €21,000
ONE of the country's top restaurants sometimes paid its bills with cheques that subsequently 'bounced', a court heard yesterday.
Bruno's in Temple Bar, Dublin, fell so far behind on payments for its supply of steaks, lamb and chicken that it was put on a 'cash-on-delivery only' basis by one of the country's oldest meat suppliers, the Circuit Civil Court was told.
Kildare wholesaler Celbridge Meats said the restaurant had been given a chance to reduce a €21,000 debt by payments of €400 a week but still owed its supplier €8,440.
Bruno's company secretary Aryen Palvan said that after paying €13,000 off the accumulated debt he had questioned some remaining invoices and had attempted to negotiate a settlement of the outstanding €8,440.
Mr Justice Matthew Deery said he was satisfied there was no lack of conformity between goods supplied and invoices for product delivered and directed that Bruno's pay the outstanding €8,440 with interest and court costs.