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04th Dec 2019

Popular Cork restaurant explains November closure order

Darragh Murphy

A closure order was served to Tony's Bistro

Popular Cork restaurant Tony’s Bistro insists there are no concerns about hygiene or the quality of the establishment’s food after being issued a closure order last week.

Best known for its breakfast, Tony’s Bistro on Cork’s North Main Street was served a closure order by the Health Service Executive last Thursday, according to the latest list of orders published by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.

The restaurant was allowed to reopen the next day, when the order was lifted.

And Tony’s Bistro management has since clarified the reason that they had to close for 24 hours, revealing that it was an issue regarding kitchen space which has since been resolved.

A statement on the restaurant’s official Facebook page reads: “Thank You For All Your Concern and Well Wishes. On Thursday 28th November we had to close business for 24hours.

“New Health and safety laws required us to add on additional space to our kitchen area. We have completed this requirement and reopened on Saturday last. Business is as Normal. See you all soon!”

The full list of 21 restaurants served with closure orders in November is available to view on the official FSAI website and the reason for each closure will likely be made public next week.