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Fiacrí Country House Restaurant & Cookery School

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4 euro Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
Fiacrí Country House Restaurant & Cookery School
Boulerea, Knock , Roscrea Co Tipperary
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Enda & Ailish Hennessy’s lovely country house style restaurant and cookery school offers excellent cooking and caring service that makes it a special experience
  • Cookery Classes
  • Location - Scenic
  • Smoking Area Covered
  • Wedding Venue
  • Contemporary Irish
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Organic Produce used (mainly)
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)

Fiacrí Country House Restaurant & Cookery School

Enda and Ailish Hennessy’s lovely country house style restaurant and cookery school is not the easiest place to find (it is sensible to get directions when booking) but, once discovered, what a welcome sight their neat pink-painted farmhouse presents.

Enda will be at hand to welcome guests, offering an aperitif beside the fire in the comfortably furnished bar, where you can look over Ailish’s five-course menus, which are based on carefully sourced ingredients and credit suppliers on the first page.

Menus are balanced, to include fish, poultry and vegetarian choices, but local meats are especially good, and generous portions of seasonal vegetables are served separately. Like the bar, the restaurant has an open fire and, with red walls, white ceiling, mahogany furniture and crisp white linen, it is cosy and pleasingly traditional, making a special yet relaxed setting to enjoy a good meal.

House specialities include lovely breads, a delicious starter salad of baked Clonakilty black pudding & caramelised apple, and fairly traditional main courses like rack of Tipperary lamb, the ever-popular grilled sirloin steak Diane or a speciality dish of panfried medallions of veal with celeriac and Madeira cream sauce.

If a long list of tempting desserts makes decisions difficult, you could try the excellent Assorted Dessert Plate or farmhouse cheeses. Ailish’s cooking is excellent and, under Enda’s supervision, caring service makes it a special experience; and a compact, informative wine list offers good value and includes some half bottles.

Ailish also offers cookery classes throughout the year and aims to teach cooking skills in an atmosphere in which students will also make new friends. This is a very popular restaurant and advance booking is essential.

*Fiacri was selected for our Féile Bia Award in 2004. 

** Evening cookery courses also available, please enquire.

Seats 70. D Wed-Sat, 7-9.15. Value D Wed & Thu €40; set 5 course D €55. House wine €20. Full bar licence. Toilets wheelchair accessible; reservations required; not suitable for children under 12. Closed Sun, Mon, Tue and 25 Dec, Good Fri. *Cookery classes run throughout the year, suitable for individuals, groups and team building packages etc. 1 day courses (c. €100) are also held at other times as Christmas and Easter. abbreviations
Last Updated: 25-05-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell
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