Donnybrook Fair Food Hall And Restaurant To Open in Dublin Suburb Of Dundrum On December 3

new Donnybrook Fair food hall, restaurant and private dining outlet will open in the Dublin suburb of Dundrum on Friday December 3.

As reported by The Irish Times, the high-end specialist grocer, which is now a part of the Musgrave Group, will open the new outlet in Dundrum Town Centre’s Pembroke Square.

Donnybrook Fair Managing Director Statements

Donnybrook Fair managing director Des O’Mahony reportedly said that the new outlet is going to be “very different” to the brand’s existing stores, and that he sees the offering as a “real food adventure for people”.

O’Mahony reportedly said, “Our ambition for the future is very much based on growth,”, and that online is another area that he hopes to increase over the coming year, enhancing the store’s e-commerce outlet.

O’Mahony reportedly said, “We saw a lot of growth during the pandemic,”, and reportedly noted the popularity of food boxes and gifts such as hampers.

Donnybrook Fair Information

Donnybrook Fair was founded in the Dublin suburb of Donnybrook by Joe Doyle, and was acquired by Irish food wholesaler Musgrave in 2018 in a deal reportedly worth up to €25 million.

The Doyles are reportedly no longer involved in the business, with O’Mahony assuming the top job at the artisan grocer in March of 2020, which he reportedly said was “a strange time to start a new job”.

In 2018, artisan Irish grocer Fallon & Byrne agreed a deal with Dundrum landlord Hammerson to take over the space now occupied by the new Donnybrook Fair outlet in April of 2020 with a flagship food hall, delicatessen and restaurant, but it reportedly pulled the plug on its planned Dundrum outlet in early 2020, leaving a gap for Donnybrook Fair to fill.

O’Mahony reportedly will not disclose if the terms of the lease it struck with Hammerson in the wake of Fallon & Byrne was a particularly favourable one.

The new 900 square metre (9,688 square foot) Dundrum outlet is reportedly the result of a €4.5 million investment, and will reportedly create 70 jobs.

The opening of the new Dundrum outlet will reportedly bring the chain’s footprint in Ireland to six outlets, four in Dublin (Donnybrook, Stillorgan, Malahide and Baggot Street) and one in Wicklow (Greystones).

Additionally, the group has reportedly just spent €3.5 million on an upgrade of its Donnybrook Fair Central Kitchen in the Dublin suburb of Clondalkin, which is a move that will reportedly create 50 further jobs.

 

 

Original article by Dave Simpson on hospitalityireland.com

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