The Restaurant

Roisin Meaney / Fiction

Book cover

UK Publisher

Hachette Ireland

Date Published

June 6th, 2020

The sparkling new novel from the best-selling Irish author Roisin Meaney.

When chef Emily is left at the altar in front of her family and friends, she swears off love and instead throws herself into her new business: a restaurant with a difference. There’s only one communal table, designed with the single diner in mind.

Now it’s two years later, and with her business thriving with regular customers, romance is still the last thing on Emily’s mind – until she receives a letter from her ex who is returning home from Canada with a burning question for her….

Will Emily give up her business for the life she used to want, or will she realise that happiness might be on the menu a little closer to home?


A thoughtful engrossing read. Warm and insightful. Roisin Meaney is a skilful storyteller

- Sheila O'Flanagan

A lovely and absorbing book by a novelist who has a gift for conveying the charm of the ordinary

- Irish Independent

This book is like chatting with a friend over a cup of tea - full of gossip and speculation, and all the things that make life interesting

- Irish Mail on Sunday

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