The Clove Club opened on 4 March featuring a 42-cover dining area and 45-cover bar.
"The crowdfunding was a resounding success," said McHale. "You have got to have a really strong following - it certainly wasn't easy and we weren't handed it on a plate.
"We had to work very hard to answer questions from investors so you need to have a solid business plan and make sure the numbers work. You have to figure that out yourself or get somebody to help you do that. It wasn't just a blind leap of faith from all these people," he said.