07 Jan, 2011
Mermaid and Gruel restaurants close in Dublin
Two of Dublin’s most well-established restaurants closed over the Christmas period. The Mermaid Cafe and Gruel are sister restaurants on Dame St, and according to the Irish Times, staff are still waiting to hear if they will reopen. Gruel will be particularly missed for its excellent lunchtime ‘roast in a roll’ , cosy surroundings and well-priced evening meals.
Newstalk reported today that the chain Luigi Malone’s is also in trouble: the five outlets in Cork, Dublin and Limerick have gone into liquidation.