Mourne Seafood Bar casts its net in Dublin
The restaurateurs behind Mourne Seafood Bar have expanded their operations to the Republic of Ireland with the opening of a restaurant on Dublin’s Grand Canal.
Mourne Seafood Bar Dublin situated in the heart of the capital’s business district at Millennium Tower on Charlotte Quay has created 40 jobs following an investment of £200,000 by the owners.
Bob McCoubrey said, “Ireland is known for its world class seafood, shellfish and large fishing community, so it was a natural step for us to bring Mourne Seafood to Dublin. We have found a perfect location overlooking the water which will only add to the ambiance and we hope the restaurant will become embedded in the neighbourhood for local residents and businesses and a destination for tourists”.
The restaurant’s location is ideal with its close proximity to the International Financial Services Centre (IFSC), the growing legal quarter of Dublin, the burgeoning technology corridor of ‘Silicon Docks’ and the Convention Centre Dublin (CCD). Guests looking for food following entertainment will find Mourne Seafood Bar ideally located to Dublin’s cultural and entertainment venues such as the O2, the Aviva Stadium and the Bord Gais Energy Theatre.
Chef patron Andy Rea said, “The ethos at Mourne Seafood is to offer the freshest of sustainable Irish seafood preferring the simplicity of cooking rather than complexity allowing the ingredients to say it all. Where possible we use artisan suppliers so that we are fully aware of the food chain cycle. The best fish comes from small day boats, which go out fishing for one day and return in the evening. I love the idea that fishermen who supply me will call me when they get back to shore to inform me what they’ve caught. We can get their catch straight away, it’s so fresh”.
Andy Rea and husband and wife team Joanne and Bob McCoubrey partnered to open Mourne Seafood Bar in Belfast in 2007. They are also behind Mourne Seafood Bar Dundrum in Co. Down, Belfast Cookery School, The Eagle at Galgorm Castle and Home, formerly a pop-up restaurant in Belfast City Centre before moving to a permanent home within the city.