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Rowan Tree Cafe Bar

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Rowan Tree Cafe Bar
Harmony Row, Ennis Co Clare
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Tel: +353 65 686 8669

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The Rowan Tree's menu declares its ethics – local food where possible, properly sourced food, the best ingredients and something for vegetarians and vegans, too.
  • Equestrian (nearby)
  • Fishing (Fly Fishing nearby)
  • Fishing (Sea Angling nearby)
  • Forest / Woodland with trails nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Surfing nearby
  • Broadband WI/FI
  • Broadband WI/FI (No Charge)
  • Budget Accommodation (under €100 for two)
  • Family Friendly
  • Location - By a river
  • Location - Town Centre
  • Open New Year
  • Outdoor Dining Avail. (summer)
  • Private Parties
  • Smoking Area
  • Smoking Area Covered
  • Smoking Area Seated
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Café
  • Italian
  • Mediterrannean
  • Spanish
  • Tapas
  • Al Fresco
  • Atmospheric
  • Budget Meals (€21-35/£14-23 pp 3-courses, not inc. dr
  • Buzzy Atmosphere
  • Café Bar
  • Cocktails
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Daytime/Coffee
  • Early Bird / Value Menu Available
  • Extensive Wine List
  • Informal
  • MSG Free
  • Sunday Dining
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)
  • Wine Bar/Café

Rowan Tree Cafe Bar

Cross over the newest bridge in Ennis town centre, Harmony Bridge, and you’ll find yourself at the Rowan Tree. It is a hostel as well as a café and bar, and has a number of outside tables overlooking the water in this attractive market town.


The Rowan Tree’s premises used to be a club, and while the high ceilings and fine black marble fireplace speak of old-time grandeur, the place is spacious, light, all-welcoming and not at all exclusive.


Open seven days a week, the Rowan Tree offers every class of refreshment, from breakfast/brunch on Sunday, when you can treat yourself to the likes of Eggs Benedict, to afternoon tea - and it is always throbbing at lunchtime, with tables packed with everyone from parents with toddlers to a Golden Years outing for old friends, businessmen and shoppers who feel like a tasty bite to eat in relaxing surroundings. Everyone seems to feel at home.


The menu declares its ethics – local food where possible, properly sourced food, the best ingredients and something for vegetarians and vegans, too.


Whether it is lunchtime and you go for a house pizza, or a warm goat’s cheese salad with pesto and mixed leaves, or a hefty focaccia with mozzarella, parma ham, roast tomato and rocket, you will get a generous plateful of very fresh food.


The evening menu is a little more elaborate, with an emphasis on Italian dishes, but prices remain very fair and the style is still laid-back. Think of a first course of tempura prawns with a sweet chilli mayonnaise at around €6 and a main course of Albondigas – Italian meatballs on a tomato and chilli sauce served on a bed of spaghetti - for about €13.


The wine list is long and interesting, and the good news for many is that a huge number of wines are available by the glass – and a good-sized glass, too.

Seats 100 (outdoors, 20; private room, 25). Open daily, 10am-10pm; L 12-5, D 5-10 & Sun brunch 10-3. Value D €24.50, all night Sun-Thur, also a la carte L&D. Children welcome (high chair, childrens menu, baby changing facilities); wheelchair accessible (public areas & toilets); free broadband wi/fi. House wine €16. Closed 25 & 26 Dec. Amex, MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 03-03-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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