Sandy Wyer

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Lotts & Co: new gourmet grocery store in Clontarf

Have you checked out your local restaurant recently? Chances are it has morphed into a grocery shop, or a wine store, or a wet fish counter, or a deli(...)

Gaz Smith outside his restaurant  Michael’s of Mount Merrion. ‘I see the blended use of space being with us for a while.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

“Dublin city centre is an absolute disaster. It’s a tumbleweed situation, especially after 6pm when businesses close. Last night we did 16 people, and(...)

Forest Avenue restaurant in Dublin 4, which has temporarily closed and re-opened as a food shop. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“Are you waiting for the pub to open?” There was a definite note of longing in the voice of the tourist addressing people in the queue outside the Sus(...)

Sandy Wyer (left), of Forest & Marcy and Forest Avenue, with Liz Matthews of Uno Mas and Etto. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

“I said I’d help him out, at the start, until things got better in the construction industry.” Famous last words. More than five years later, Liz Mat(...)

Gareth (Gaz) Smith, centre, new owner of Michael’s Italian in Mount Merrion, with chefs Gul Azam left and Ahmer Ansari

Seasonal Sundays Sundays have become a time to celebrate seasonal, organic Irish vegetables at Forest & Marcy on Leeson Street in Dublin, John a(...)

 John and Sandy Wyer at their home in Ringsend, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

John and Sandy Wyer are restaurateurs who own Forest Avenue and Forest & Marcy, both in Dublin 4. John, a chef, is originally from Glanmire in Cor(...)

So here’s a place that’s been well and truly discovered. They might need some Tokyo style subway pushers to shove us in. We’re outside Forest & M(...)

Photograph: Cyril Byrne

I’m nursing a serious dose of Nordic Envy Syndrome this weather brought on by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Scandimania series. Why can’t we have bri(...)