Thursday 23 November 2017

Revealed: The contents of Nick Munier's restaurant that will go under the hammer

Nick Munier closed the doors to his restaurant Avenue in April
Nick Munier closed the doors to his restaurant Avenue in April
Patricia Murphy

Patricia Murphy

Chandeliers, marble-topped tables and personal paintings are among the contents of Nick Munier's Temple Bar restaurant which will be placed on auction later this month following the venue's unexpected closure.

'Avenue by Nick Munier' had been operating for more than two years when the closure announcement was made three weeks ago and the contents of the Dublin venture are now set to go under the hammer.

Restaurateur Nick Munier Picture: Gerry Mooney
Restaurateur Nick Munier Picture: Gerry Mooney

Included in the extensive list of contents set to be auctioned are hand-crafted dining top tables, Corian dining tables and contemporary dining room chairs, which helped to make up the restaurant's contemporary interior.

A marble topped cocktail bar, pendant chandeliers and even paintings by Nick Munier are set to be flogged at auction.

Included in the extensive list of contents set to be auction are hand-crafted dining top tables
Included in the extensive list of contents set to be auction are hand-crafted dining top tables

Practical machinery, including ovens, grills, fridges, double fryers, freezers, and waiters' stations are also among the list of contents.

In a statement to the Herald in April, the former Masterchef star confirmed that Avenue was to close, and the restaurant informed customers they would be unable to accommodate those who had bookings after April 22.

Avenue Restaurant
Avenue Restaurant
In a statement to the Herald in April, the former Masterchef star confirmed that Avenue was to close

"We are sorry to inform you that unfortunately from Saturday the 22nd of April, we will no longer be trading," the email read.

"Unfortunately we have been left with no option but to close. Both Nick and Alanna (manager) would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause to you and wish to extend our sincere thanks for all your support of the business to date."

Paintings by Nick Munier will also go under the hammer at the auction
Paintings by Nick Munier will also go under the hammer at the auction

"Both Nick, Felipe and general manager Alanna Feeney also wish to thank their regular customers - many of whom they now consider friends - whose unbridled support and loyalty since day one has been much appreciated," added the statement.

Munier established himself as a restaurateur when he opened the doors to Pichet on Trinity Street, but moved on following a buyout deal in 2014.

Wilsons Auction is handling the contents of Avenue and will take place on May 22.

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