From being the youngest ever Irish chef to earn a Michelin star (and hand it back!) to improving hospital food, or even making world headlines with his spat with a restaurant critic, Oliver Dunne is not one to shy away from controversy.  Here’s some facts you probably didn’t know about the man behind two of Dublin’s best loved restaurants, Cleaver East and Bon Appetit;

1/Nuns Beware

“I kicked a nun in the leg and escaped from primary school and ran the two miles home when I was 5.”


2/Not so eggcited

“I was lovingly spoon fed (force fed) hard boiled eggs as a child and to this day one of the few food items I despise ”


3/Talk to the hand

“I believe all sommeliers are spoofers.”


4/Born entrepreneur

“My first business was selling mice to my class mates buying them for €1 and selling for €4 (it’s the most profitable business I have had to date).”



5/More than meets the eye

“I provide and cook bespoke wedding packages in the stunning Tattersalls Country House in Ratoath Co. Meath.”


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