The Pichet Story

Meet the Team

Stephen Gibson – Founder

After studying in the highly respected Killybegs Regional College, where I completed the Professional Cookery course I spent the next 9 years travelling around the world. Cooking in kitchens from France,  in the Parisian food store “Fauchon” (brasserie & Michelin Starred restaurant) to Australia, (a spell in Café Otto Sydney). I spent almost a year working with Paul Flynn in La Stampa in Dublin, before taking the opportunity to cook on the QE2 for 12 months in 1998.

In London a spell with Nico Ladenis at 90 Park Lane, was followed by a two year stop in Gothenberg Sweden at Fiskekrogen. One further year cooking in New Zealand & I returned & settled in Ireland. I spent the following 5 years as Head Chef in Dublin’s L’Ecrivain Restaurant, until 2009 when I opened Pichet on Trinity Street Dublin.

Within its first two years on the Irish dining scene, both Pichet and my team have been shortlisted for many awards, and, we're proud to be awarded a Bib Gourmand by the esteemed Michelin Guide within the first six months.

Pichet was awarded the number one spot in The Dubliner Magazine top 100 Restaurants in Dublin 2012.

Stephen Gibson – Founder's Signature
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Jeremy – General Manager

Having more than 27 years worldwide experience working within all aspects of the hospitality industry I have always felt most at home and passionate working in the area of front of house. In terms of job satisfaction there is no comparison to the vibrant energy of a bustling dining room. Having began my career in the kitchen, I endeavoured to successfully work my way up the ranks by striving to master the fundamentals, by learning as much as I could and by being an expert in every job I undertook. Prior to joining the Mercantile group I gained over a decade senior management experience working in London, Sydney and Miami. My return to Dublin in 2013 brought with it the opportunity to join the Mercantile group as restaurant General Manager of Opium where I was instrumental in its successful opening. Here I remained until early 2015 when I undertook the General Manager position in Pichet. I played a key role in it’s 2016 refurbishment which saw it being rebuilt and reinvented to the successful thriving Pichet we see here today. I am passionate about Pichet and take great pride seeing the restaurant grow from strength to strength, continuing to rack up numerous awards and accolades. It’s important to recognise that the fundamental success of any restaurant is dependent upon the warm, hardworking, professional nature of your team, one which I am proud to be a part of.
Jeremy – General Manager's Signature
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Harry Quinn – Head Chef

While studying for my Culinary Arts degree in DIT, I completed a 3 month internship at Le Mas Candille, a stunning Michelin star restaurant and hotel in the gastronomic town of Mougins, Cannes, this is where I got my first experience of fine dining. After a brilliant experience in France, I moved to London where I was offered a trial in Jason Atherton’s flagship Michelin restaurant Pollen Street Social. I spent a year working under Jason’s guidance and was blown away by the standards and precision of the cooking there. After a year, I moved to Galvin at Windows, another Michelin star restaurant on the top floor of the Hilton on Park Lane. Here I spent two years honing my skills alongside head chef Joo Won. After a three year stint in London, I moved back to Dublin and spent another three years working in Ross Lewis’ Chapter One where I continued to develop my culinary skills and fine dining expertise. After Chapter One, I found myself drawn towards something a little different and joined Visham Sumputh and the team at Luna as sous chef. After a short stint in Luna, I settled for a role in the hip Dublin 8 eatery Clanbrassil House alongside head chef Grainne O’Keefe and whose impressive reputation for creating delicious menus, using different cooking styles are what has made it a neighbourhood favourite. I remained here as sous chef until March 2020. After an unscheduled break in the kitchen, I knew I was ready to start cooking my own style of food and when Stephen approached me about a head chef position in Pichet I was immediately interested. My aim is to cook delicious food using the best of Irish produce and seasonal ingredients. Working with the front of house team, I want all our customers to leave Pichet having had a memorable, exciting dining experience.
Harry Quinn – Head Chef's Signature
The story so far

About Pichet

Pichet is a modern take on a classic bistro. Combining both French influence and modern Irish cuisine, it has been on the receiving end of numerous awards and Bib Gourmand’s since it’s inception in 2009.

A modern take on a classic bistro… Inspired locally with a French twist.

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The Dining Experience

Our menus are created with innovation and seasonality using traditional flavours to create unique new dishes. We use top-quality ingredients from local Irish suppliers that we know and trust. The dishes are locally inspired but with a French twist and are prepared with our extraordinary cooking methods.

We change our menus regularly but our food principles remain the same, from baking our own bread fresh every morning to butchering all our own meat, there is an unparalleled level of detail that goes into making our food the best it can be. Simply put, Pichet is Dublin’s best French restaurant.

opentable diners choice 2019 winner

Warm and Welcome

Cocktail Bar

Pichet’s warm and welcoming bar is the perfect place to enjoy a bite and a selection of modern cocktails with a classic twist. Our wines, craft beers and ciders have all been expertly chosen to showcase our fantastic season and Irish produce.