All posts tagged: Waterford

O’Brien Chop House, Lismore

I was delighted to be in Waterford for the weekend and get the opportunity to visit O’Brien Chop House in Lismore for dinner.  I had heard only good things about this restaurant and was really looking forward to visiting. You walk in the door to a gorgeous bar area and a lovely welcome!  I love when a restaurant has an area where you can sit, chat and enjoy a pre-dinner drink and the Chop House bar area is one of the best.  The bar area is beautifully restored and you could sit here for hours.  We enjoyed a Rhubarb Bellini and it tasted like more! For starters, we decided to share the Charcuterie Plate which comprises a selection of the restaurant’s own cured meats.   It is clear that the restuarant is extremely proud of the quality of its produce.  The saddleback pigs are reared by the owners and the management and staff are passionate and knowledgeable about the produce, which tasted wonderful. For mains, I chose the fish option of the day which was …

Tannery Restaurant, Dungarvan

The Tannery Restaurant has been on my list of must visits for a long time, the only reason it took so long to fulfill is the long drive from Galway to get there, but a few weeks ago I spent a weekend in lovely Waterford and got my wish to eat in The Tannery. I “know” Paul and Maire Flynn from Twitter – they are always so friendly and welcoming online and in person were no different.  The Tannery is housed in a beautiful building and the decor is really gorgeous.  From the moment we entered the building we felt completely at home.  Maire Flynn is a wonderful host and is thoroughly professional, friendly and welcoming all at the same time. We started with some exquisitely made cocktails – a Lychee Martini and a Cosmopolitan.  I had the Cosmopolitan and I can almost taste it as I write this and would give anything for another one now! For starters, I chose the Artisan Smoked Salmon with potato and spring onion fritters and horse radish cream. …