Much loved restaurant closing its doors this weekend after 70 years

by Rebecca Ryan

Dublin’s oldest restaurant is closing its doors after 70 years.

The Beaufield Mews restaurant in Stillorgan will shut its doors for good this Sunday.

The popular family run restaurant has hosted presidents and many celebrities like Bono, Joe Dolan, Rock Hudson, and Bjorn Borg.

It is also a popular wedding venue, and has held weddings of thousands of Irish couples, including authors Joseph O’Connor and Marian Keyes.

Many have expressed their sadness of the news, with some reminiscing of the wonderful times they spent at the venue, with head waiter, Paddy Rice getting plenty of mentions and well wishes on his retirement.

One wrote: “We had our wedding reception here ten years ago, and it was absolutely brilliant here. We have been going back every year to celebrate our anniversary.

“Such a sad and poignant loss here. I will always remember Paddy… the banter and chats that occurred…thank you for the memories.”

Another wrote: “So sorry to hear that news. Worked as ‘lounge boy all those years ago with Paddy, as did other family members.

“Also, great family gatherings there. Paddy always looking after us all. Great memories. Wishing Paddy, a well-deserved and happy retirement.”

While another said: “So sad to hear this. As a travel agent, I tell my clients about this restaurant and the lovely meal we had there with Paddy, ending with the best Irish Coffee we have had!!!”

Beaufield Mews will close its doors this Sunday, September 29th.

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