Mr Kossoff described the troubled history of the Dawson Street business as one of “enormous frustration”. Photograph Brenda Fitzsimons

Italian restaurant and deli chain Carluccio’s is examining sites for a new restaurant close to Dublin’s Grafton Street and is also keen to open in the(...)

Simon Kossoff identifies few differences between his British and Irish customers, apart from perhaps that we are “more up for a good time”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Before the interview can start, Simon Kossoff wants to make sure he is seated with his back to the wall at a table with a good view of his restaurant (...)

Carluccio’s on Dawson Street, Dublin: it has consistently operated successfully but has struggled with high rents, which are understood to have amounted to €680,000 per year when its owners originally leased the premises on a 20-year basis in 2007

Restaurant and food group Carluccio’s has bought back its Irish franchise from a group of investors and is planning to open six new restaurants across(...)