Donegal celebrity Conrad Gallagher is set to open a new venture in Ireland.
The Letterkenny man, who shot to fame in the 1990s with his Michelin-starred Peacock Alley restaurant, left Ireland after a series of financial roadblocks.
Now Gallagher, 52, from Hawthorn Heights, is weighing up locations in Dublin for a franchise of his new Off the Menu Food Emporium business
Conrad announced plans for the delicatessen, serving tapas-style meals, saying: “Might be seeing our first Off the Menu Food Emporium franchise opening in Dublin 2023.
“Dawson Street, Donnybrook, Ranelagh? Who would like to see this as their local deli, wine bar, cafe, food emporium?”
Gallagher first shot to fame with his Dublin restaurant Peacock Alley — which was awarded a Michelin star between 1998 and 2002.
He then opened up the Ocean seafood bar in Dublin’s Charlotte Quay, as well as Lloyd’s Brasserie, Christopher’s and Conrad Gallagher’s Shaftesbury Avenue restaurant in London — however, all of them failed.
The persistent chef later returned to Dublin to open Salon des Saveurs in the city centre and Conrad’s Kitchen in Sligo.