Trax Brasserie



2 euro
Trax Brasserie
Friary Lane, Naas Co Kildare
Contact Trax Brasserie
Dislike Like
2 votes
Tel: +353 45 889 333

Please mention when enquiring.

A charming old world setting, good food cooked simply with flair, smart service and good value all provide good reasons to return

Trax Brasserie

Set in a 130-year old cut stone railway building (formerly The Storehouse restaurant), Trax Brasserie has oodles of character, with stone walls, high ceilings with huge exposed beams and lovely old wide-planked wooden floors contrasting with comfortable high-backed chairs, and shiny bare wooden tables that are set up smartly but simply in contemporary style.

Aside from the charm of the building itself, the tidy and well-lit car park makes an excellent first impression (the Kildare Farmers’ Market is held there on Saturdays), and there’s a very welcoming entrance area with plenty of seating, where friendly and knowledgeable staff meet arriving guests and offer the choice of a drink at the bar or going straight to the table – where menus, iced water and bread are promptly presented.

Menus – which include a 2/3 course early dinner menu that offers extremely good value for money - suggest a good range of modern classics including, of course, the great steaks that are de rigeur in these parts.

Vegetarian dishes are highlighted and there’s a good choice of tempting seafood dishes (perfectly cooked Scallops with black pudding fondue, chive oil and dressed salad leaves, for example, wich attrcats a €7.00 supplement on the early menu) along with plenty of other meat and poultry, possibly including an excellent Pot roast of chicken with celeriac and Madeira jus.

Sides like scallion mash, crumbed onion rings, herbs salad and shoestring fries hit the spot too – but do allow space to enjoy the desserts, which are a real highlight here. If you’re lucky on the day, the choices may include a ‘just right’ Crème brulée with raspberries and raspberry coulis – but don’t miss the ‘best ever’ French apple tart with vanilla ice cream.

There’s a full bar licence, and a small but well chosen wine list offers 20 wines, listed by country and covering all varietals (eight each of red and white, with dessert, champagne and sparkling making up the rest).

Good coffees finish off an enjoyable meal here perfectly, allowing time to reflect on the charming old world setting, good food cooked simply with flair (and – something that is rare these days - perfectly seasoned), smart service and good value. All good reasons to return.

D Mon to Sun 5-10 (Sun to 8), L Sun only 12.30-2.45. Early D 5-6.45 daily, 2/3 course €19/ €23 . abbreviations
Last Updated: 07-04-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

Might also like

Indie Spice Naas

Naas, Co. Kildare
Distance: 0.6km
Indie Spice Naas - Naas County Kildare Ireland
3 votes
2 euro

The original home of a growing chain of highly-regarded Indian restaurants (the others are in Belfast, Indie Spice Swords & Indie Spice Sandymount Dublin), Indie Spice in Naas features the warm and stylish interior that has become their trademark - and promises ...

Maudlins House Hotel

Naas, Co. Kildare
Hotel / Restaurant
Distance: 2.1km
image coming soon
1 votes
2 euro

Formerly home to The O'Gorman family, this restored country house on the outskirts of Naas Town has been operating as an hotel since 2006. Although the atmosphere is now more hotel than country house, some of the charm of the original building remains and with Naas, Pun ...

The Ballymore Inn

Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare
Producers Shop / Pub / Restaurant
Distance: 9.9km
Ballymore Inn, Ballymore Eustace, County Kildare
20 votes
3 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. Pub with good food and atmosphere 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

It’s the fantastic food that draws people to the O’Sullivan family’s pub and it’s wise to book well ahead to get a taste of the wonderful things this fine country kitchen has to offer. The neatly painted cream and navy exterior, the clipped trees ...

The Silver Restaurant

Newbridge, Co. Kildare
Distance: 10.5km
RRP_122 (2000x1362).jpg
1 votes
1 euro 'Best Budget' denotes moderately priced establishment (max. less than €50pps for accommodation or €35 for 3-course meal without drinks)

The Newbridge Siverware Visitor Centre is a must-visit destination for anyone new to the area, whether to browse the extensive range of quality tableware and gifts, visit the fascinating Museum of Style Icons - or enjoy an excellent meal in the bright, stylish surrounds ...

Hanged Mans

Newbridge, Co. Kildare
Pub / Restaurant
Distance: 13.8km
image coming soon
4 votes
2 euro

Right beside the lovely old stone hump-backed canal bridge, Pat Keane’s well known bar and restaurant is full of charm and draws regular customers from a wide area. The cosy bar is welcoming in traditional tones of red and green, with a stove for chilly evenings, ...


Off the main street - behind Lawlors Hotel.

Trip Planning Tools

My Ireland Guide

Local Recommendations


  • By Distance
  • By Category


There are currently no comments

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment
Not a member? Register for your free membership now!
Or leave a comment by logging in with:

Facebook & Twitter Recent Activity

Apps and Books

  • Ireland for Food Lovers by Georgina Campbell


    Everything the food lover in Ireland needs to know... Food tourism in Ireland enters an exciti ...
  • Ireland Blackberry App - Georgina Campbell's Ireland

    Blackberry App

    Quickly and easily find all the very best places to eat, drink & stay across the island of I ...
  • Neven App for iCook

    iCook with Neven

    Join Neven Maguire in the kitchen with 60 of his favourite recipes - old & new - on his very ...