Chapter One Profits

New accounts filed by Lindley Ltd, which operates Chapter One on Dublin's Parnell Square, show that the firm's accumulated profits increased by €12,776 to €290,239 in the 12 mo


nths to the end of February this year.
The firm's cash increased by 42pc to €975,717 during the year. 
The restaurant opened in 1992 in the basement of the Dublin Writers' Museum.

RAI Seeks 9% VAT Extension

The Restaurants Association of Ireland has called on the Government to retain the 9% Vat rate until the economic recovery is more sustainable.


The reduction in the Vat rate from 13.5% to 9% for the tourism sector in 2011 has so far created 31,584 jobs and generated huge revenues for the Government, according to the RAI.


A total of 21,633 direct jobs have been created and 9,951 indirect jobs, which has results in €433m in social welfare payments and an increased $103m in payroll taxes.
“The reduction of Vat on food and tourism services from 13.5% to 9% has been a resounding success since its implementation by Government in July 2011. On behalf of the Restaurants Association of Ireland I wholeheartedly welcome the 31,584 new jobs created as a result of the lower rate of Vat, as outlined in the following report,” said RAI chief executive, Adrian Cummins.
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Italian style at 'Forchetta'

A new Italian restautant at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Blanchardstown is proving to be highly popular among guests and local residents.
Located within the busy hotel , 'Forchetta' has built a reputation for genuine Italian cooking and good value. Under the management of Arun Prabhu it offers Early Bird and Evening menu options which 
feature antipasti such as spicy sauté mussels in a tomato sauce with garlic and  fresh chilli, grilled homemade bread topped with king prawns cooked in a garlic butter sauce and air dried beef with lemon and olive oil with rocket and shaved parmesan. Main courses include asparagus and wild mushroom risotto, balsamic and sage jus , veal escalope  with sage, Parma ham, mozzarella and wine sauce sicilian style oven baked seabass  with onion, black olives and cherry tomato sauce.


A choice of pizzas and pasta dishes is also on offer.


Located in the heart of a busy shopping centre and surrounded by offices of major multinationals, the Crowne Plaza enjoys very high levels of occupancy mid-week and has a thriving leisure business at weekends. It is also a popular hotel for business meetings and offers a luxurious Board Room on its corporate floor.

Small Loss at Thorntons

Kevin Thornton's restaurant at the Fitzwilliam posted a small loss in 2013.
Abridged accounts filed with the Companies Office by Conted Ltd, trading as Thornton’s Restaurant, show that the business recorded an after-tax loss of €5,631 in the 12 months to the end of August, after recording a loss of €9,504 in 2012.
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RAW Restaurant for Dublin

The mock-up restaurant in which the hit television drama Raw was shot for RTÉ is to become a reality.


 Circuit Court president Mr Justice Raymond Groarke yesterday granted the proposed Raw restaurant at 5, 6, and 7 Camden St, Dublin, a “declaratory license”.
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