Irish-American Chef Flynn McGarry flew to Dublin to help launch The Connected Restaurant for 2019, an initiative that allows family and friends on opposite sides of the Atlantic to come together to share Christmas dinner.

Sponsored by Three network and Samsung, this year The Connected Restaurant will link families in Dublin with relatives in New York. Last year, Three launched the world’s first Connected Restaurant – connecting families in Dublin and Sydney.

Opening for just three days from Friday 6th to Sunday 8th December, this unique dining experience will give New York based Irish emigrants unable to return home for Christmas an opportunity to dine with loved ones as if they were sitting at the same table, while over 5,000 kilometres apart.

This specially designed restaurant will be located in As One on Dublin City Quay, with its counterpart, R&D Bar, based in Manhattan, New York City.

Reservations are now open for #TheConnectedRestaurant and can be made online at

Diners will be treated to a specially curated festive menu designed by Flynn McGarry inspired by the flavours of Christmas and Ireland. Chef McGarry made headlines from a young age having appeared on international shows such as Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon and MasterChef Australia. McGarry went on to open his very own Manhattan restaurant aged 19 and in 2015, he was named one of Time magazine’s thirty most influential teens.

Aislinn O’Connor, Head of Brand and Marketing Communications, Three, commented: “We saw an incredibly heart-warming response from families that took part last year and want to give more families the same experience. We’re excited to be bringing #TheConnectedRestaraunt back, this year connecting loved ones between New York and Dublin. We’re really looking forward to opening the doors to this special experience on the 6th of December.”

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