Tuesday, October 08, 2013


Foodies: 1. Audrey and Sarah Fitzpatrick; 2. Geraldine O'Neill and Ruth McGurk; 3. Dovica Ferrari Cesena and Pauric Sweeney. (Pix. KH)

Following the already successful collaboration between Marco Pierre White and restaurateurs Fitzers on Dawson Street, a new 130-seater MPW restaurant has opened in one of the most sought after spaces in the heart of Donnybrook, Dublin 4. 

The new restaurant at No 1 Belmont Avenue is casual yet opulent; lux yet understated, the cloistered courtyard leads into a circular dining room. Both spaces are aesthetically enhanced with warm, rich colours and textures, the place perfectly embodies what Marco calls Affordable Glamour.  While the design of Donnybrook is different to its sister restaurant in Dawson Street (opened in 2009), the food and dining experience is untouchable.

Marco’s familiar signature dishes will grace the menu in Donnybrook and the new restaurant will be managed and operated by Fitzers.  Familiar faces are also central to the welcome and experience with Gina Bokin front of house and Head Chef Philip Boyd leading a team of eight in the kitchen.