Leading chef Kevin Thornton to close Dublin restaurant

Chef widely regarded as one of country’s best makes ‘sad decision’ to shut business in October

 Chef Kevin Thornton plans to focus on cooking masterclasses from his Rathmines home and is developing a high-end corporate and wedding catering enterprise. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Chef Kevin Thornton plans to focus on cooking masterclasses from his Rathmines home and is developing a high-end corporate and wedding catering enterprise. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Celebrated chef Kevin Thornton is to close his restaurant on Dublin’s St Stephen’s Green at the end of October.

The chef, widely regarded as one of the best in the country, said the shock loss of his Michelin star last September had prompted him to make the “very sad” decision to shut up shop for good.

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