Jamie Oliver will open a new restaurant on Dublin’s Exchequer Street this year.
The 100-seater Chequer Lane By Jamie Oliver is set to create around 30 jobs and is expected to open in April 2020.
The new comes ten months after the collapse of much of Oliver’s restaurant empire which saw all but three of his UK restaurants close after executives at KPMG were appointed as administrators.
Jamie’s Italian Dundrum in Dublin's Dundrum Town Centre, however, remains open.
Chequer Lane will have a focus on Irish produce, working with local suppliers across food and drink.
Speaking about the new venture, Jamie said: “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 menu will feature rock oysters, beef cooked using a robata grill, monkfish and scampi along with seasonal dishes, and a weekend menu will include brunch dishes and traditional roasts.
It is already hiring for the positions of head chef, sous chefs, managers as well as hospitality roles.
The restaurant will be a departure from the chef's usual pasta dishes and will work with independent food suppliers, including Gilligan's Farm in Co Roscommon, and its fish and oysters will come from Hook Head in Co Wexford and the Dublin-based Kish Fish.
Chequer Lane will also serve David Llewellyn's cider, from north Co Dublin, and Des McSwiggan's Hope Beer, from Kilbarrack, Dublin.
This article was originally published by our sister site, FOOD AND WINE.
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