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Profits Double for l’Ecrivain

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Profits at l’Ecrivain, one of longest-standing Michelin starred restaurants in the country, more than doubled last year to €114,121.

Newly filed accounts by Sudberry Trading show that trading has been on the up in recent times, a trend reflected in most Dublin city centre restaurants as the tourism boom continues to fuel many aspects of the economy. l’Ecrivain has held a Michelin star since 2003.

The accounts show that Sudberry Trading has reduced its accumulated losses for a third year running, having previously been affected by the economic downturn.

The restaurant first opened in 1989 by Derry and Sallyanne Clarke, and was boosted by the opening of the Samsung Kitchen at l’Ecrivain, a private dining room with a live kitchen, in September 2015. The private dining area has since proved to be profitable for the business.

The accounts show the company’s accumulated losses fell from €611,019 to €496,898. The losses are primarily made up of non-cash depreciation and amounts owed to Derry Clarke.