New high-end food hall for Limerick city

Nick Rabbitts


Nick Rabbitts


New high-end food hall for Limerick City

Limerick Chamber chief executive Dr James Ring has welcomed the new opening

LIMERICK is to get a retail boost this month with a new boutique food hall set to open in the heart of O’Connell Street.

The first Alex Findlater and Co food and wine hall is set to open at 109 O’Connell Street, in a unit once occupied by the restaurant Chocolat.

The 18,000 square foot development will include an oyster and seafood bar, an upmarket food area, an elegant Bollinger jazz and supper club, complete with 300 wines from across the world.

There will also be a Warbler & Wren coffee house as well as in-house coffee from Lavazza and Robert Roberts, and a full premium food retail experience, making the Alex Findlater and Co food and wine Hall the new go-to destination in Limerick for food and drink shopping, all-day dining and meeting with friends over exceptional coffee, great wines and Champagnes, and delicious dishes from a wide variety of carefully curated menus.

It will be operated by the Savoy group, which currently also runs the five-star Savoy Hotel, the George Boutique Hotel, the Hampton’s Bar and Grill, plus Da Vincenzo, the Italian restaurant.

Dr James Ring, the chief executive of the Limerick Chamber has welcomed the development.

He said: “It’s important. We have a good mix in the city, but I think one thing which is lacking is the high-end offering. We cater well for the fast food type stuff, as well as the mid-range stuff. But I feel our options at the high-end are somewhat limited. This will be a great addition to the city.”

Dr Ring pointed out that apart from Dublin, Limerick has the highest level of disposable income in the country, and this may have been a factor in its opening.