In July 2020, after 31 years, Derry and Sallyanne Clarke will close their l'Ecrivain Restaurant on Dublin's Baggot Street Lower.
They stated, "We are very proud of our time in business and we feel that the time is right to end on a high while the business is still relevant and successful.
"Yes, it has been hard work over the years, but we have loved every minute of it. We are delighted with all the friends we have made over the years. We have had some really fun times and many memorable occasions celebrated in the wonderful l'Erivain Restaurant.
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"We would like to say a very big thank you to all our restaurant and kitchen teams, past and, more importantly, our present team. Without these dedicated professionals we would never have been able to operate and gain, or, indeed, retain our Michelin Star for the past 18 years.
"We would like to thank our wonderful customers for their continued support. Without you we would not have had a business and we are eternally grateful. We would also like to thank all our excellent suppliers for their support and their help over the years."
"Not Gone Yet!"
The Clarkes added, "We are not gone yet! We will be trading until July 2020 to fulfil our obligations with bookings etc., and, more importantly, to give people time to use their gift vouchers.
“We look forward to seeing you all again soon."
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