Beaufield Mews in Stillorgan, Dublin's oldest restaurant, will close at the end of the month, after 70 years in business. First bought as a derelict house in the 1930's, Beaufield has served everyone from sitting presidents to Bono, and hosted the wedding of author Marian Keyes.
Third generation owner Julie Cox said it would be "difficult to step away", but that it was time to give more to her family, and wanted to bow out on a high after a great summer. She paid tribute to Paddy Rice, head waiter at Beaufield Mews for over 50, and head chef Colm Wyse, as well as their "gifted" staff and loyal customers. She described her 20 years in charge as "a great privilege and quite a roller coaster ride", but said that all good things must come to an end.
Beaufield Mews's last day of trading will be Sunday 29th September, so if you'd like to pay them one more visit, we'd advise making a booking as soon as possible.