Owner of restaurant 37 West in Newcastle, Co Galway Gill Carroll is starting a new venture in Galway city – she is re-launching Lynch’s Café on Shop Street it as 56 Central once it is revamped.

Lynch’s Café has been in existence for 20 years and it will re-open as 56 Central on 19 May. Carroll previously worked there for two years.

She said: “I knew then I always wanted to return and put my stamp on this restaurant. 37 West is open two years now and is firmly fixed on people’s radar, for bringing healthy and ‘sexy’ food to the table and will continue to do so.

“56 Central is going to be a very different experience and will be about the heartfelt experience with food, people, art and culture.”

The project is being funded by Caroll herself and through private investment.

All the 15 current staff at the new restaurant are being kept on and Caroll intends to hire an additional ten over the next few months.