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Temple Bar’s Chameleon Will Close Its Doors For The Last Time This Saturday

By Sarah Finnan

October 3, 2019 at 10:21am


The popular Temple Bar haunt announced that they will be closing their doors after 25 years of business.

Nestled snugly right in the heart of the action in Temple Bar, the restaurant specialises in hearty Indonesian cuisine, set menus and Asian tapas.

Chef Kevin O’Toole made the announcement on Monday, making sure to thank customers for all the "wonderful times" over the years.

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It is with great sadness that we announce the closure of Chameleon restaurant after 25 years. We did everything we could to create a unique restaurant in Dublin, a special place, with heart and soul and we did everything we could to prevent it from closing. Special thanks are due to our wonderful teams, front and back of house, past and present. You’ve been like family. In a quarter century of service at the heart of Temple Bar we’ve had our highs and lows. We have introduced new flavours to Dublin’s dining scene and we’ve made a lot of friends along the way. We’ve always believed that this is what hospitality is all about - showing and sharing - and we would be delighted to share with our patrons for one last time. Kevin will be manning the stoves for one final run of service from Wednesday to Saturday, October 5th.  It’s been quite a journey. Come join us for the last leg…Carol & Kevin [email protected]

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After an impressive quarter of a century in business, the duo have amassed quite the following, and there has been an outpouring of love for the restaurant following the news.

Putting the decision down to VAT increases and staff shortages, it was undoubtedly a tough pill to swallow.

Chameleon will be open for the remainder of the week, with their final service this Saturday.

(Header photo: Chameleon Facebook page)


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