Meanwhile other top restaurants could be heading the same way with even cut-price offers failing to keep them afloat.
McGrath’s fellow chefs in the capital said it was a shame to see the talented and committed chef go to the wall.
“It upsets me to see a restaurant of that calibre go, lesser restaurants I wouldn’t mind seeing them close, but not Mint,” said Derry Clarke, executive chef of L’Ecrivain.
“People have their opinions of Dylan, but I’ve always liked him. He’s a brilliant young chef and it’s an awful shame to see him gone.
“I’d definitely say to anyone going out of business, there’s no shame in it,” he told Herald AM.