So long, samosa chaat.
One of Cork’s best veggie spots, the southern Indian street food restaurant Iyer’s is closing down its Pope’s Quay kitchen after ten years in business.
“Today, with a mix of emotions, we announce the closure of our beloved family-run restaurant.” award-winning chef and owner Gautham Iyer posted on Facebook.
“It is a bittersweet moment as we bid farewell to an incredible journey that has spanned over a decade. We write this message with a profound sense of gratitude, love, nostalgia, and excitement for the future.
The chef expressed his heartfelt thanks to the people of Cork who visited: “Your unwavering support, loyalty, and patronage have been the driving force behind our success.
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“It has been a remarkable adventure, one filled with late nights, early mornings, and countless hours of hard work. We poured our hearts and souls into each dish we served, handcrafted with love and attention to detail. The joy and satisfaction we derived from seeing your smiles and hearing your compliments made every sleepless night worthwhile.
‘Cherish Cork’s culinary diversity’
As he bid farewell to the restaurant, Iyer encouraged readers to continue supporting local businesses: “Cherish the diversity of culinary experiences Cork City has to offer, and remember that behind every restaurant is a passionate team striving to create unforgettable moments for you and your loved ones.”
It’s not all sad news however, it seems the family behind the popular vegetarian eatery already has plans for a new venture:
“While it saddens us to close this chapter, we choose to focus on the road ahead, where we can put to use our lifelong passion and expertise in healing herbs and Ayurveda to create an even more holistic experience,” Gautham revealed.
“We are excited to imagine the future and all the possibilities it holds.”