Dax Restaurant offers unrivalled levels of elegant dining and fine French cuisine in Dublin’s historic Georgian quarter. The impressive mix of professional service and delicious food makes it a premier destination for client entertainment, Pre-theatre or casual dining. The modern Irish cuisine uses the very finest local produce delivering an experience of taste and culture that is renowned throughout the Irish Capital.
Olivier is born in the South West part of France in a town called Dax. 1 h ½ South of Bordeaux and 40mn North of Biarritz. He grow up in the country side so it was all about food, wine and rugby. After his study in the regional catering school, he went and did his 3 years training in a 3 Michelin Star Restaurant called Alain Chapel near Lyon. He learned the skill of the hospitality and moved around in France ( St Tropez, Monaco, Paris ) always worked in a Michelin Star Restaurants before to arrive in Dublin in February 1995. That same month he met Kevin Thornton and will open Thornton’s Restaurant in Portobello and moved the Fitzwilliam Hotel. They worked together for 9 years and were awarded 1 Michelin Star in 1996 and a second Michelin Star in 2000. Dax open in November 2004 and Olivier is still here welcoming his customers and entertain them during lunch and dinner. Dax is all about the welcome, the food experience, the service and the wine list. In Dax the team is there to make you happy. Olivier says “Life is too short to show off so, seat down, relax and enjoy “
A stellar career that has seen Chef Graham Neville reach the top ranks of Irish haute cuisine. Beginning in the humble surrounds of DIT’s Culinary School at Cathal Brugha Street it soon went global via TRU restaurant and Les Nomades in Chicago, Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck in Bray, Le Caprice in London, La Pyramide in Lyon plus seven years with Kevin Thornton in his eponymous Dublin Restaurant.
As Head Chef at Restaurant FortyOne he was celebrated for his innovative style and collected a plethora of accolades including the prestigious Food & Wine 2014 awards for Best Restaurant in Dublin, Best Chef in Dublin and Best Chef overall in Ireland.
Graham Neville held the post of Commissioner General of Euro-Toques Ireland from 2016 to 2019
In 2019, Graham was lauded yet again with the award “Best Chef Ireland” at the Irish Restaurant Awards.