Kildare Street restaurant among those closed over food safety

Health inspectors and veterinary inspectors shut down 10 businesses for breaches in February

A popular restaurant close to Leinster House was among those forced to close for breaches of food safety legislation last month.

Town Bar and Grill on Kildare Street in Dublin was one of 10 food businesses served with closure orders, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) said.

The order was made on February 7th and was lifted on February 8th, according to the FSAI’s records.

Four other businesses were also served with prohibition orders during February.


Thirteen of the orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive and one by local authority veterinary inspectors in Galway County Council.

FSAI chief executive Prof Alan Reilly said it was not acceptable for any food business to potentially put their customers' health at risk.

“Every food business should be striving for the high food safety and hygiene standards that the majority of food businesses are committed to achieving on a daily basis.”

Four closure orders were served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on: Kebabish Original (restaurant), 40 Richmond Street South, Dublin 2; Bu Ali Tandoori (restaurant), 28 Clanbrassil Street Lower, Dublin 8; Town Bar and Grill (restaurant), 21 Kildare Street, Dublin 2 and The Village Inn (public house - closed area: kitchen on first floor and ice machine on ground floor only), Church Street, Finglas, Dublin 11.

Six closure orders were served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on: Limerick Foodstore (grocery) (1st Floor only), 17 Davis Street, Limerick; Santori Indian Restaurant, Chapel Lane, Mill Race, Tuam, Galway; Bei Jing House (restaurant), College Road, Mountbellew, Galway;

Mirchi (restaurant), 9 Townyard Lane, Malahide, Co. Dublin; Rico's (restaurant), 26A Richmond Street South, Dublin 2 and Daybreak (grocery) (all activities carried out in the delicatessen), The Square, Ferns, Wexford.

Separately, a prohibition order was served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on Real Brazil (meat and meat products distributor), No 3 Sliabh Carrow, Ennis Road, Gort, Galway.

Three prohibition orders were served under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 on: Real Brazil (grocery), Unit 6, The Grove, Crowe Street, Gort, Galway; Star Asia (grocery), 22 -23 Moore Street, Dublin 1 and Fitzgerald’s Butchers, Main Street, Ballylanders, Limerick.