Monday 22 July 2019

Malahide chef has new venture south of the river in Donnybrook

Oliver Dunne at his new venture, The Donnybrook
Oliver Dunne at his new venture, The Donnybrook

The noted chef behind Malahide's famous eaterie, Bon Appetit has launched a new project south of the river.

The Donnybrook is a new venture by chef and restaurateur Oliver Dunne of Bon Appetit, Beef & Lobster, and Cleaver East, which has opened its doors in the heart of Dublin 4. Previously known as O'Connell's, The Donnybrook is fast becoming the go-to pub for locals and filling the void left from the closure of Kiely's earlier this year. It is the first venture Oliver Dunne has had in the pub scene in Ireland and he brings his signature style of flavour-led food along with him.

The Donnybrook is a 'neighbourhood gastropub' where the pub offering is of equal measure to the food service. The gastropub has been divided into a separate bar and restaurant area, with a full bar license, screening major sporting events and live music planned, along with a stylish yet invitingly casual dining space for the locals to kick back for a family Sunday roast or a midweek meal.

Oliver said: 'I am really proud to have opened my first South Dublin venue in such a renowned and prestigious address as Morehampton Road. The main aim for us in creating The Donnybrook Gastropub was to offer a relaxing social space for the Donnybrook community and surrounds to pop in for a drink, coffee, sandwich, or a meal; meet up and hang out with friends and loved ones in a cosy environment with restaurant-standard food at pub prices.'

Fingal Independent