What happens to reviews if a restaurant closes down, is sold or changes hands?

If this happens or where a restaurant has reopened or is now being run by a different company and/or owner, the old reviews will be taken down, e.g. Brown's Restaurant has now reopened as Bentleys Restaurant on Stephen's Green - so users can no longer see the old reviews for Brown's.

Equally, if a restaurant is sold, keeps its old name but is now genuinely owned by a new owner, company and/or business, we will remove the old reviews, having checked out the claim. Authentication includes checks with the Companies Registration Office.