Service with a Smile

It's an industry famed for long hours, gruelling conditions and high burnout rates, but one cork business is bringing a new way of thinking to the restaurant game

Market Lane Cork. Naomi Kamat photography

Katy McGuinness

For punters in search of table on a weekend night in our capital city, who have become accustomed to seeing photos of smiling Irish chefs holding trophies at yet another food awards ceremony, the idea that everything in the restaurant business is not 100pc peachy may be hard to swallow.