Jamie Oliver Group to open new Dublin restaurant

Jamie Oliver’s international restaurant business is set to open a new restaurant in Dublin as the British chef continues to expand his overseas empire.

Called Chequer Lane by Jamie Oliver, the new restaurant is a collaboration between the Jamie Oliver Group and Irish restaurateur Gerry Fitzpatrick.

The 100-seat restaurant on Dublin’s Exchequer Street is expected to open in April 2020.

The menu is set to feature a selection of Irish produce, from fresh rock oysters from Carlingford Bay, beef cooked on a robata grill, monkfish scampi, wild garlic chicken and a range of seasonal dishes which will change throughout the year.

The restaurant will also serve cocktails, wines and locally-brewed beer and cider. On weekends, it will also offer brunch and roasts.

Oliver is no stranger to the Irish capital, with the city already boasting a branch of Jamie’s Italian in Chequer Lane.

Commenting on the launch, 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.”

Back in November, the celebrity chef announced the launch of a new global restaurant concept called Jamie Oliver Kitchen. The all-day dining initiative will be rolled out globally, beginning in Bali and Bangkok.

The Jamie Oliver Group currently operates 74 restaurants across 27 markets, collaborating with 21 franchise partners.

While Oliver’s international business is growing, his UK business proved less sustainable. In May last year it was announced his UK restaurant business, which included Jamie’s Italian, Fifteen and Barbecoa, was filing for insolvency.

Jamie Oliver Holdings, which operates Jamie Oliver Limited and Jamie Oliver Licensing Limited, continues to trade as normal.

In December, Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant and chef training school in Cornwall, which was owned by the Cornwall Food Foundation, also closed.

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