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Some Special Restaurants in West Waterford


Tannery Restaurant

10 Quay Street
County Waterford
Tel: 058-45420
Fax: 058-45118

Classification: Excellent

Paul and Marie Flynn have brought a welcome dash of modernity to the West Waterford dining scene with this striking new restaurant. The old Leather Tannery has been imaginatively converted to create a thoroughly stylish contemporary restaurant, with Paul's kitchen open to view as guests go up to the first-floor dining area. The Tannery theme has been used with commendable subtlety throughout, resulting in a clean-lined interior which is light and bright, yet with a sense of history that, along with personal touches such as the dramatic choice of paintings and thoughtful use of fresh flowers, adds greatly to the enjoyment of a visit.

Paul's cooking is very much in step with this essentially minimalist atmosphere: his modish dishes are at home on elegant white plates set against unadorned lightwood tables. Roast Red Pepper Soup with Basil Aoili will perfectly complement a delicious and freshly baked Bread selection; local Seafood features in crispy Cod Cakes, "Nicoise" and grilled Sirloin Steak comes with seared Vegetables, Basil and Chilli Cream, while desserts enjoyed by the assessors included a darkly delicious steamed individual Chocolate Pudding with Candied Orange.

Lunch: 12.30pm-2.30pm
Dinner: 6.30pm-10.00pm (10.30 - Friday and Saturday)
Closed Sunday and Monday
No smoking on request

Richmond House

County Waterford
Tel: 058-54278
Fax: 058-54988

Classification: World Class. Superb!

Set well back in large grounds graced by mature trees, this fine 18th Century Country House and Restaurant is very much a family affair, offering a delightful combination of warm hospitality, a high standard of comfort, excellent service (under the watchful eye of Claire Deevy) and very good food.

Herbs, fruit and vegetables are grown on the premises for use in the kitchen and Paul is an ardent supporter of local produce, buying Seafood from Dunmore East and Dungarvan, Beef, Lamb, Bacon and Sausages from the local butchers and extra organic produce from a local grower. A wide range of local Cheeses also features, including Knockalara Sheep's Cheese and Knockanore Smoked, which won an Irish Food Writers Guild Award.

Menus offer plenty of choice, always including imaginative vegetarian choices, with a balanced selection of traditional country house cooking and more adventurous (occasionally somewhat experimental) dishes influenced by global cuisines. Warm and friendly service begins at the front door, then menus are presented over aperatifs in front of the Drawing Room fire or in a Conservatory overlooking the garden and discreet care continues throughout.

7.00pm-9.30pm daily (Sunday and Monday: Resident's Only)
Closed 23 December - 14 February


Hanora's Cottage

Nire Valley
via Clonmel
County Waterford
Tel: 052-36134
Fax: 052-36540

Classification: Excellent

Already well-known as a base for walking holidays, Seamus and Mary Wall opened Hanora's restaurant when their son Eoin, a keen chef, returned to the family business in 1994. Many changes have taken place since then - growth and improvements continue.

Meanwhile dinner visitors will continue to enjoy choosing from Eoin's imaginative, well-balanced menus, before moving through to the well-appointed dining room overlooking their lovely back garden. An enthusiastic supporter of small suppliers, Eoin uses local produce whenever possible - fresh Fish from Dunmore East, free range Chickens from Stradbally and local Cheeses, for example, all find their way into his menus. The breakfast buffet at Hanora's is legendary too, featuring Crinnaughton Apple Juice from Cappoquin, homemade Preserves and delicious freshly baked Breads, made early each morning by Seamus.
Dinner (Monday-Saturday): Reservations required
(Sunday Dinner: Residents Only)
Open all year except Christmas Week

No Smoking Restaurant

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