Where It Began

We are currently only taking bookings for private dinner parties & events while we settle into our new location. Please email restaurantwildflower@gmail.com

The Story So Far:

Wildflower Restaurant 2.0

In 2020, 7 days before the first ever lockdown I opened Wildflower in London's Camden Market. Opening a new business at the beginning of a global pandemic had been difficult but the lessons learned are invaluable and after 2 year of trials and tribulations the Restaurant became a huge success with many accolades; UK’s Best Newcomer Nomination at the 2021 Catey’s and Harden’s Listing 2021 and features in London’s best new openings in 2020 by the Daily Telegraph, Hot Dinners, The Handbook and featured on The Murphia List 2020 & 2021. The key to this was just 4 of us cooking for 10-12 people every night and having fun.
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Rolling off the success and exhaustion of flying back and forth weekly to London I decided to move the restaurant home to Dublin. This time I found a beautiful Georgian Building in the City centre that needed a lot of work and with a limited budget I had to roll the sleeves up and get to work. With huge help from family and friends
we turned this building that had no bathrooms or plumbing or kitchen, into a beautiful restaurant that I was proud of. The day we launched every reviewer in Ireland landed in on our first week to get a table since we were a new open straight out of lockdown. Some amazing great reviews and some mixed but that’s expected when you soft launch as we are only settling in. The struggles with trying to get enough staff in hospitality to deal with 60-80 people booked in each night made it incredibly difficult. I ended up burning out and I took the difficult decision to close as there’s only so much a body can take.
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What I’ve learned through this whole process is that the hospitality business is incredibly tough. I take my hat off to everyone in this business.

Anyway where am I going with this. I’m bringing Wildflower back, but this time I’m taking what I’ve learned, that it just has to be fun. The reason I got into this wonderful career is for my love of cooking. For the love of creativity, eating and drinking nice wine. So that’s exactly what this will be, a lot of fun. Follow along www.wildflowerrestaurant.ie for the new journey.