Word on the street is that Jamie Oliver is bringing a new restaurant to Dublin city this April. Chequer Lane by Jamie Oliver is planned to be a 100-seat restaurant, situated three doors down from Fallon & Byrne on Exchequer Street.
Oliver says that Chequer Lane, “will celebrate some of my favourite comfort food and the menu will be packed with big, hearty flavours and simple, seasonal ingredients: the food I really love to cook and diners love to eat”. The eatery will be run by Gerry Fitzpatrick – of the Fitzers restaurant family – who originally teamed up with Oliver to open Jamie’s Italian Dundrum.
The new venue will be a one-off with a very different concept to Dundrum. The menu will focus on “the best of great Irish produce, from fresh rock oysters straight from the bay, beef cooked using a robata grill, and monkfish and scampi”. Chequer Lane’s weekend menus will focus on brunch and roasts.
The restaurant plans to source most of its food from Irish producers, including beef from Gilligan’s Farm in Co. Roscommon and seafood from Dublin-based Kish Fish. We look forward to checking it out!