About Graham Neville

Graham Neville

“I rely on modern saucing techniques to bring a dish together. There are no heavy starch sauces or over reliance on double cream and fats. Vegetables and fruit juices are produced in our kitchen and grown in our own garden. Using the same principles I integrate raw vegetables and cooked vegetables in dishes to maximise taste and texture. I want to create an environment which is surprising and inviting, where my food can create dialogue and discussion” - Graham Neville

Head Chef Graham Neville joined Residence in 2008 and has nurtured Restaurant Forty One to become an award winning fine dining destination. This has been achieved due to his innovative culinary style which manifests as passion for locally sourced, Irish ingredients combined with his classical French training. Following his professional training in the Culinary Arts at DIT Cathal Brugha Street, Neville spent a number of years working in the United States, primarily in Chicago where he designed progressive French cuisine at both Tru and Les Nomades, two of the city's finest restaurants, both valuing an artistic and free thinking approach to food. On his return to Ireland Graham worked for seven years at Thornton's restaurant which holds two Michelin stars.

Graham's talent has resulted in Restaurant FortyOne being recognised as one of Ireland's leading restaurants. Graham's food sourcing ethos has led to his development of Residence's own organic kitchen garden on the hills overlooking the Irish sea just outside the city centre. In the last year alone highly coveted awards include:

  • Food and Wine Magazine 2014 - Best Restaurant in Dublin, Best Chef in Dublin and Best Chef overall in Ireland
  • Listed in 100 Bridgestone Guide 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Food and Wine Magazine 2013 - Best Restaurant and Best Chef
  • Good Food Ireland - Restaurant of The Year 2013
  • Georgina Campbell - Restaurant of The Year 2012
  • Gold Medal Awards - Best Fine Dining
  • National Hospitality Award - Best Dining Experience
  • Restaurant Association of Ireland - Club Restaurant of The Year
  • Restaurant Association of the Year - Finalist Best Chef in Dublin (Head Chef Graham Neville)
  • Food and Wine Magazine - Finalist Best Chef in Dublin