Investement at Clonmel restaurant generates 10 new jobs

Clonmel’s Stonehouse Restaurant has announced the creation of 10 new jobs. The announcement comes off the back of the completion of a 100,000 investment programme to re-fit the restaurant and develop new private facilities for corporate hospitality.

Clonmel’s Stonehouse Restaurant has announced the creation of 10 new jobs. The announcement comes off the back of the completion of a 100,000 investment programme to re-fit the restaurant and develop new private facilities for corporate hospitality.

The new jobs were created in the kitchen, front of house and among the corporate hospitality team. Stonehouse recently announced the appointment of Mark Ahessy as Head Chef. Mark’s CV includes tenures at Mulcahy’s of Kenmare, the Michelin-starred l’Ecrivain, Chapter One and Pichet.

“We believed there was a gap in the market for a fine dining restaurant in Clonmel town. Following a very strong first six months of trading our instincts have proven correct. We’re delighted to be in a position to create these additional full and part time positions, both front and back of house. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank our local and not so local custom and acknowledge the support of the local business and larger corporate communities in Clonmel” said Jim Smith, proprietor of the Stonehouse Restaurant.

Opened last year by brothers Jim and Anthony Smith, Stonehouse Restaurant is a 70 seater fine dining restaurant, with private dining facilities for corporates, set in an old grain store in Thomas Street, Clonmel.

Stonehouse is the latest addition to the brothers’ hospitality portfolio, as they already own Lautrec’s Tapas and Wine Bar in Kilkenny.