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Nick Munier - 'My ideas were too big for my wallet'

Nick Munier - 'My ideas were too big for my wallet'

Thursday 11 November 2021

"Would you say you have a love/hate relationship with the restaurant industry?" I ask Nick Munier. “I do, how did you know?” he replies, grinning.

Once all over our newspapers and TV screens, Munier has been leading a quieter life over the past couple of years. Besides being one of the best-known restaurant managers in Ireland and Britain, he’s also an artist of considerable repute, and it’s there his focus has been of late.

Munier has gone through well-documented celebrity highs and lows, from being Marco Pierre White’s maître d’ sidekick in ITV’s Hell’s Kitchen; a judge on RTÉ’s MasterChef Ireland; opening Dublin’s very successful Pichet and Le Perroquet restaurants, neither of which he’s involved with now; to the collapse in 2017 of his own ill-fated venture, Avenue in Temple Bar, into which he’d ploughed a hell of a lot of money.

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First Published In The Sunday Independent