Lorraine Heskin and Lorraine Byrne decided to open their first cafe while dress shopping and plan to expand their chain of food outlets
Gourmet Food Parlour is a stylish and relaxing cafe & wine bar offering exquisite homemade artisan food, wines, specialty food and an atmosphere suggestive of European cafe culture. The introduction of its live music fun Tapas nights are indicative of this, where customers can opt for the popular Spanish dining experience whilst being serenaded by live music and wined with the best of European wines and beers. GFP also offers a full take out menu and outside catering department along with customized gourmet hampers available for every occasion.
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Currently, they are planning to open two more outlets in Dublin. The first will be in partnership with experienced businessman Alan Clancy, and will be part of his new bar and hotel, called House, on Dublin’s Leeson Street.
The second will be located in the headquarters of one of Ireland’s leading computer games retailers, Gamestop, in Swords. The cafe will service the company’s 100 or so staff as well as being open to members of the public.
Earlier this year, the two spotted a further opportunity for a quality outdoor catering service and so launched the Gourmet Food Parlour Catering Kitchen, catering for private functions, sporting and other events.