Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has announced that the award winning Fallon & Byrne has been awarded the tender to run the Tea Rooms in the People’s Park Dún Laoghaire, once renovations have been completed there this summer.
The Tea Rooms are housed in the former Victorian-era pavilion shelter in the park, which was converted into a coffee shop in 1997.
That original pavilion building is currently being revamped, where a lightweight glass structure is being added to provide a generous and sunny dining space while a new kitchen, bar and toilets are also being constructed. The stone terrace is being enlarged for outdoor dining and access to the roof terrace will be reinstated via the original metal staircases.
This will be Fallon & Bryne's second restaurant premises, after their gourmet eatery on Exchequer Street in Dublin City.
Speaking of the announcement, An Cathaoirleach, Cllr Carrie Smyth said: “I am truly delighted with the news that Fallon & Byrne, who have an international reputation as one of the premier culinary destinations of Dublin City Centre will open its first restaurant outside of the City in Dún Laoghaire this summer. I believe the Fallon & Byrne brand will compliment and strengthen the offering of Dún Laoghaire for locals and visitors alike and will provide a significant boost to the town.”
Fiona McHugh, Owner of Fallon & Byrne added: "We are absolutely thrilled to have been awarded the tender to operate the restaurant in the People's Park Pavilion. It's a great honour to become custodians of such a uniquely beautiful and historic building and we very much look forward to creating a restaurant worthy of the setting. We hope to create an elegant but relaxed dining experience centred on fresh seasonal food that will, we believe, be a great fit for both the Pavilion and the local area."