Jack Quann
Jack Quann

10.33 12 Feb 2020


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British chef Jamie Oliver is to open a new restaurant in Dublin, just nine months after his UK chain closed down.

The international arm of his company is to open an eatery on Exchequer Street in the city centre.

'Chequer Lane By Jamie Oliver' will open in April, creating 30 jobs.

Recruitment is underway to fill positions of head chef, sous chefs, managers and hospitality roles.

The company says it will be similar to 'Jamie's Italian' in Dundrum, and will work with independent local food suppliers.

It comes just months after his UK restaurant chain shut 22 sites, resulting in 1,000 redundancies.

Last May, KPMG said attempts to bring fresh investment into the celebrity chef's business - at a time of rising costs and fragile consumer confidence - had failed.

The business was left without enough cash to trade while in administration, meaning that all but three of its 25 outlets were closed.

At the time, the company said that the firm's international restaurant franchise business was unaffected.

Speaking about Chequer Lane, Jamie Oliver said: "Chequer Lane will celebrate some of my favourite comfort food and the menu will be packed with big, hearty flavours and simple, seasonal ingredients.

"The food I really love to cook and diners love to eat. Ireland has some of the greatest produce in the world and we can't wait to show it off."

The new Dublin restaurant is in collaboration with Irish franchise partner Gerry Fitzpatrick.

The Jamie Oliver Group currently operates 74 restaurants across 27 markets.


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