Plates were leaking out of the dining room of a restaurant in a Dublin suburb on Sunday night.
The owner of the restaurant in the city’s west side told The Irish Press that he had never experienced anything like it before and said he was devastated.
A plating tong was found leaking into the dining area of the building in St Patrick’s Park on Dublin’s east side.
The building owner said the plating came off the tongs and was not a simple repair.
“It was not something that I have seen before,” he said.
“It’s not a normal plating job.
It’s something that’s been done many times in the past.”
Plates were found leaking out the dining rooms of the St Patrick Street Greek restaurant in St. Patrick’s Place, Dublin on Sunday evening.
The restaurant owner, who asked not to be named, said the owner had just returned from work when he was contacted by the police.
“I was quite worried,” he told The Independent.
“There was no way I could put it in my head that something like that could happen.”
Then the next day the owner came to me and said, ‘I’ve got to go home, it’s been a really bad night’.
“I said, okay, what are you going to do?”
He said he had been to the police before about the problem but they did not do anything.
“When I got home, I put it on the internet and people were saying, ‘It’s a good sign’, so I just took it at face value.”
As soon as I went to the shop, they came and fixed it up.
“The owner said that he would not be closing the restaurant for some time.”
They said I could close it down as long as I didn’t have any problems and I’m going to be closed,” he explained.
The problem is a new problem for the owner of St Patrick Place Greek restaurant.”
We had a couple of other problems last year that were much more serious,” he added.”
And we were in a period of crisis when it all started to unravel and then we had another one.
“The owners of St. Patricks Greek restaurant have been in the country for more than 50 years and are not new to the problems.
They said they had a problem with the plaques being installed at the front of the house and were not satisfied with the way they were handled.”
One of the owners had an issue with one of the plated plates being missing,” they said.”
That plate was put in the front door, but the other plates were installed outside.
“He had a really good reason for the problem.
He had a young child that was in the dining hall, so the plate was missing from the front and that’s where he put it.”
So the plates were missing and we were getting calls from other customers complaining that they were getting the same thing.
“The manager of the business said, no, that’s not the way it works.
It was a very poor decision, and it has affected us financially and we lost a lot of money.”
The restaurant manager said they would not make any further comment.