Two New Exciting Restaurant Revamps

Glover’s Alley has opened in St Stephen’s Green, located in the building that formerly housed Thornton’s Restaurant at 128 St Stephen’s Green. The building has been empty since Thornton’s closure in 2016 due to a decline in business. 


Glover’s Alley flawless €1.3 million décor was designed by London based design studio Project Orange. The design combines a contemporary art deco style with rich colours and designs. Inside this amazing restaurant you will find blush pinks combined with laurel greens on a mixture of fabrics from leather to velvet. The tables combine marble table tops with brass bases while the walls are decorated in oak panelling, evoking a sense of sophistication and luxury.


Glovers Alley


After over a decade in London, Andy McFadden has returned to Dublin and pulled together a dream team for Glover’s Alley with top chefs and pastry chefs such as Philip Roe, James Brooke and Aoife Noonan and restaurant manager Ed Joliffe. 


The style of food is French-influenced reflecting Andy’s signature style, with the wine list selected to complement the dishes on offer. Glover’s Alley is open Tuesday to Saturday for dinner, and Thursday to Saturday for both lunch and dinner. For lunch, the menu offers a two or three course set lunch, or a six course tasting option. The menu also boasts a Dinner À La Carte menu, tasting menu and a chef’s choice menu surprise. You can check out all of this and more on their website or book a table here!




Bresson is another fantastic restaurant that has opened this year in Monkstown by Temple Garner, chef and co-owner of San Lorenzo’s on Georges Street, and Conor Kavanagh, another dream team. The restaurant is based where Seapoint was formerly located. The name comes from the photographer Henri Cartier Bresson. 


The restaurant boasts a more casual fine dining experience, with the food being French-influenced but not bound by it. You will find three menu’s on offer, a lunch menu, and early bird menu and an À La Carte dinner menu along with an accompanying wine list, the restaurant opens six days per week, Tuesday and Wednesday for dinner only, Thursday to Sunday for lunch and dinner. 


The restaurant has gotten a total revamp, you will find brown leather pin cushion booth style seats along with brown single cushioned seats, contrasted by white linen draped tables and complemented by a selection of modern, French-inspired art. The main dining room contains an open fire place that evokes a homely feel in the restaurant. 




This restaurant is bound to be a welcome addition to Monkstown and will certainly appeal to the clientele in the area. You can check out all of this and more on their website or book a table right here!


We at Hugh Jordan are delighted to have taken part in two iconic and stylish revamps. It was a fantastic opportunity for us to work alongside such stylish and luxurious restaurants that are sure to be some of the most exciting restaurants in Dublin this year. We wish them all the best on their new openings and have no doubts that both restaurants will see huge success.